Alaska Advocate's final issue, featuring a very young Howard Weaver on the over

Marking an Anniversary: the Death of the Alaska Advocate


This month marks the 36th anniversary of the last issue of the Alaska Advocate, a statewide weekly newspaper originally founded by three Anchorage Daily News staffers, Howard Weaver, Mark Weaver, and Andy Williams, and two Associated Press reporters, John Greely and Rodger Painter. The Advocate was about as anti-establishment as an Alaska newspaper has been and, at its peak, claimed…