Eaten alive by mosquitoes? Here’s why.

I’m a hard-bitten columnist. However, I’m not a hard-bitten journalist like the late tough guy Mike Royko, or the late cigar-chomping Jimmy Breslin, or the late hard-drinking Pete Hamill. No, no, I’m not like that tough-guy trio at all. I’m more the soft, cuddly...

Baseball’s New Rules: Why the Dang Hurry?

First published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, May 14, 2023 by FDNM manging editor Hank Nuwer Once upon a time, a baseball game took its own sweet time from start to finish. A pitcher dawdled with a resin bag on the mound. A batter called time two-three times in a...

The Liquor Store Scammer

First published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner   Recent days have flown by at the News-Miner as we head into the busy spring season. My wife Gosia left our house on the Indiana-Ohio state line and landed at Fairbanks International Airport at 1:30 a.m. on...

Confessions of a mailbox thief

First Published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Contact Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Managing Editor Hank Nuwer at hanknuwer@newsminer.com. A couple weeks ago I put back a neighbor’s mailbox that I stole. Of course, I didn’t really steal the mailbox. How and what...