Editorial: Newsprint prices rise dramatically


Since June 2017 this newspaper has received three price increases totaling $167 metric/ton from our Canadian newsprint supplier.

This newspaper, along with other Alaskan publishers, purchases their newsprint from Canadian manufacturers because there are not enough U.S. paper mills to meet the demands of the newspaper industry.

The Trump administration has levied a 22% tariff on newsprint imported from Canada based upon the complaint of a single paper mill (North Pacific Paper Company) that is accusing Canadian mills of engaging in dumping tactics and relying on government subsidies.

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