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Unnatural changes in nature in Nancy Lord's new novel

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:02:48 GMT

A humpback whale surface feeds in the company of opportunistic kittiwakes at the mouth of Resurrection Bay near Seward. A humpback whale surface feeds in the company of opportunistic kittiwakes at the mouth of Resurrection Bay near Seward.

'Objective' Fox Anchor Swipes At McCain After He Opposed Graham-Cassidy Bill

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:40:40 GMT

Harris Faulkner was supposedly wearing her "objective anchor" hat this afternoon but she was clearly peeved after news broke that Senator John McCain would not support the Graham-Cassidy bill version of Trumpcare. McCain's "no" vote means the bill will not likely pass by the September 30, 2017 deadline .

Galveston, Texas, flooded with rainwater from Hurricane Harvey in late August 2017.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:10:48 GMT

Speaking at a conference in coastal Texas last fall, a researcher from Florida mentioned with relief that her home was 13 feet above sea level. That seemed curious to me, a middle Alaskan living at 500 feet, but then she mentioned the millions of other Floridians whose homes sit less than 10 feet above sea level, and were more vulnerable to storm surge.

With ADN layoffs, a farewell to journalists who helped define an Alaska era

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:00:14 GMT

The site and paper laid off about a third of its newsroom staff over the last week. Some of the names are ones you have been reading for three decades.

Walker introduces payroll tax proposal, special session

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:33:06 GMT

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday a proposed payroll tax of 1.5 percent of wages earned by residents and nonresident workers.

Family and friends honor men slain in Spenard triple homicide

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:49 GMT

Jayne Hartman, wife of Kenneth Hartman, gets a hug from Orainda Beile during a memorial for the men killed in a shooting at The Bullion Brothers store on Spenard Road. Jayne Hartman, wife of Kenneth Hartman, gets a hug from Orainda Beile during a memorial for the men killed in a shooting at The Bullion Brothers store on Spenard Road.

The Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you look

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:32 GMT

Sen. John McCain has announced he will vote "no" on the Republicans' latest health care repeal attempt That appears to sink the bill. But anti-repeal activists aren't taking any chances.

Legislature's mistake may shut down ferry system

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:47:29 GMT

Pat Pitney, director of the Alaska Office of Management and Budget warned legislative leaders of the oversight in a letter dated Sept. 19, and on the following day, Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, revealed the trouble to attendees of the annual Southeast Conference meeting here.

Alaska Gov. Walker proposes head tax to boost state revenue

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:13:45 GMT

Gov. Bill Walker will propose a head tax on Alaskans to partially fill the multi-billion dollar gap between state revenue and spending. The governor, an independent, at special legislative session next month will propose a 1.5 percent flat tax on wages or self-employment income.

Interview of Vice President Pence by Mike Porcaro, KENI-Anchorage

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:31:10 GMT

Q Same here. Before we get into the interview, I'm giving you an official invite: Come on up fishing, anytime.

Saia, Inc. (SAIA) Shares Sold by Brant Point Investment Management LLC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:39 GMT

Brant Point Investment Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of Saia, Inc. by 22.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The institutional investor owned 67,600 shares of the transportation company's stock after selling 19,993 shares during the quarter.

Property crime increased in 2016

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:25:08 GMT

The Alaska Department of Public Safety released its annual Uniform Crime Reporting Program annual report last week, summarizing crime reports from police departments around the state, covering the year 2016. Statewide, crime went up across the board, although the number of homicides stayed exactly the same from 2015-2016.

Museum gallery treats history with disdain

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:19:35 GMT

In a body of work in the 1990s - "Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditations," "A Cabinet of Curiosities, Making Museums Matter" - Stephen F. Weil, a noted art theorist, captured the museum world's attention with the notion that museums, rather than being collections of old stuff, should be centers of entertainment. Their objective should be enlivening the visitor "experience."

Cassidy-Graham bill provision would exempt Alaska, Montana from a cap on Medicaid spending

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:54:26 GMT

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, is trailed by members of the media in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. Murkowski has not said how she will vote on the latest attempt by the Senate GOP to repeal Obamacare.

The Alaska purchase: Graham, Cassidy try to buy Murkowski's health-care vote with extra goodies

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:54:25 GMT

Every congressional attempt to reform national health coverage requires at least one clumsy attempt to bribe a reluctant member of the majority. Everyone remembers the "Cornhusker Kickback" from the last days of the ObamaCare process, yes? That was Harry Reid's bid to get Ben Nelson to back the Senate bill by shoveling an extra $100 million in Medicaid funding at Nebraska.

223,792 Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Purchased by Tiaa Fsb

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:37:58 GMT

Tiaa Fsb bought a new position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund bought 223,792 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $6,343,000.

Drinking water, wastewater programs in Alaska awarded $18M in funding from EPA

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:49:01 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding more than $16 million to Alaska's drinking water and clean water revolving loan program funds to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. EPA has allotted an additional $2.6 million in funds to further support the state's safe drinking water program.