While the Southeastern US was battered by severe Christmas weather, Sitkans enjoyed another day of brief-but-welcome sunshine. This is Mother Earth on Tommy Joseph’s Centennial Totem at Sitka National Historical Park. As photographer Hugh Bevan knows, it’s one of the best places to catch some late-afternoon rays.
Sen. Mark Begich says the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act will not be moving forward without Alaska’s input. He says Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill (introduced on September 16) was intended to lay out language important to the Republican’s home state. It won’t necessarily be the final language in the bill. more