Molly Dischner

  • PILE BAY — It’s noon. Iliamna Lake is calm and half a dozen fishermen are sitting around in the grass outside the bathroom at Pile Bay using free wi-fi. A soon-to-be setnetter makes a Facebook page for another fisherman. His brother (and this reporter) pitch in with photos and suggestions for fr...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04am
  • JUNEAU — A proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has been collecting signatures throughout the state to put the proposed ban on the August 2016 b...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:30pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers say they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said the House Judiciary Committee, which she chairs, will work on a bill that would update state crime laws to reflect marijuana legalization, including a discussion o...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:59pm
  • JUNEAU — Major transportation projects are being put on hold, or remain in limbo, as the state of Alaska deals with the fallout of declining oil prices and the changing priorities of a new administration. But other projects, such as the recent $25 million Brotherhood Bridge replacement project in ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:06pm
  • JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would be good for the health of state residents. The bill, from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, would exempt Alaska from the annual time change beginning in...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:09am
  • JUNEAU — The head of the board currently in charge of writing regulations for the legalized use of recreational pot in Alaska said Tuesday that rules on edibles, advertising and extraction methods should be part of the conversation. Alcoholic Beverage Control board executive director Cindy Frankli...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:17pm
  • From Sitka to Kodiak, small, independent commercial fishermen are taking an increasingly hands-on role in marketing their own fish. Rhonda Hubbard and her husband Jim of Seward started selling and processing their own fish more than two decades ago. Since then, she’s seen more fishermen do the sam...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:26am
  • More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:30am
  • KODIAK — Candidates to represent Alaska in the U.S. House and Senate weighed in on a variety of fisheries issues at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan answered questions from a media panel, the audience and each other d...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:23pm
  • Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting. The council, which began meeting in Anchorage on Wednesday, also will approve crab fishery catches, take final...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:34am

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