The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin


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When Justin Schneider received a plea deal that allowed him to avoid jail time in a sexually motivated assault case that shocked Alaskans, many were justifiably outraged. The punishment didn't fit the crime, and the leniency of the sentence was...


Board of Fisheries Should Act to Protect Wild Salmon Stocks

When the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets in Anchorage this October, it can act to place the protection of wild stocks of salmon above expansion of hatchery production of pink salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. The issue before the BOF is whether the...


Guest opinion

Some problems aren't measurable in numbers. This isn't to say that there aren't plenty of numbers that tell us how serious a problem suicide is in Alaska: At more than 22 suicides per 100,000 residents, Alaska's suicide rate is almost twice the U.S....


Why women don't report

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear - of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward - if at all. Indeed, about 7...


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