Of course, the assorted media wonks christened it "Alaska's stand your ground law".
The article wobbles between a reasonable accounting of what it actually means and oh-my-god-we're-all-gonna-die-in-a-hail-of-bullets. This struck me as a bit strange, given the article's byline is Fairbanks ... until I saw that it's from the Associated Press.
So ... probably not an Alaskan 'reporter'. Never mind, then.
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Anchorage is seeing an upswing in the number of black bears wandering through residential neighborhoods.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska is bear country, so chances are you are going to see one. But what you don't want to see is a bear in your yard or even in your house. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been seeing an uptick in that type of black bear behavior these last few weeks.Read the whole article with a video at the link.
"I saw three just yesterday. I was mowing up on the hill," said Rick Cramer, general manager of the Hilltop Ski Area. "They belong in the woods. We are the visitors so we need to make sure we don't scare them. We don't leave food for them."
... "Our conflicts revolve around black bears and trash that's been stored inappropriately or left out negligently around people's houses or businesses," said Jessy Coltrane, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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Those of you interested in volcanoes and plate tectonics may be interested to see the video, here, on "How Volcanoes Shaped (Alaska)".