Op-ed: Many sides

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:02

Finally President Donald Trump acknowledged in a statement that “Racism is evil,” and described the “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” as “criminals and thugs.” Put that in the “too little too late” file. It had taken two days before he could denounce the extremist bigots responsible for the deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia. Still, his immediate response was the one that matters, because it reveals what a toxic force he is.

What others say: The return of an old fear

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:02

Ketchikan residents above a certain age can recall the dawn of atomic weaponry, the first nuclear arms race and learning to live under the cloud of potential mutually assured destruction.

Strange bedfellows: The ACLU, free speech and Neo-Nazis

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:02


Bed tax fails, sales tax cap goes to ballot

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:18

Kenai Peninsula voters will consider an increase to the cap on taxable sales in the borough this fall.

For a deceptively simple cabbage and noodle saute, use kelp

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it’s no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Korean-Style Grilled Short Ribs

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

Those who love short ribs LOVE them. Those who haven’t cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let’s bridge that gap.

Pioneer Potluck: A summary of summer

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

Ricks Ranch, North Nikiski

This pizza captures the taste of New England clam chowder

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:53

Fresh shellfish is one of the hallmarks of a good summer vacation, and it is best eaten barefoot with a sea breeze and chilled rose. But life is not always a beach and we are, regrettably, not always on vacation. Luckily, with a few staycation-ready recipes stored away, you can easily transport yourself and all of your friends to the shores of Cape Cod.

Couple opens taekwondo studio in Nikiski

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:24

The theme of the day in the Challenge Martial Arts taekwondo class was self-control, and the students repeated the phrase in chorus while preparing for class to begin.