Op-ed: The mother of all games

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:16

Only a few people know what a “GBU-43/B” is. A bunch more will figure it out if we use the official designation: “Massive Ordnance Air Blast,” or “MOAB.” Now you get it: It’s informally referred to as the “Mother of All Bombs,” and that designation is nothing but great PR for the military.

Tuesday: Kenai soccer sweeps Soldotna

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 23:59

What was supposed to be a tight rivalry game Tuesday afternoon turned into a lopsided win for the Kenai Central girls soccer team over Soldotna at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai.

Brown Bears goalie Goor commits to Gustavus Adolphus College

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 23:59

Robbie Goor toured a ton of schools this season as the goaltender for the Kenai River Brown Bears.

Researchers identify widespread parasite in Alaska scallops

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:21

A lot of Alaska’s scallops are sick, and scientists are trying to figure out why.

Bill looks to fund education with raffle

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:19

The Alaska Senate is recruiting lady luck to help fund education with a raffle that residents can enter using their Permanent Fund Dividends.

Fire season shaping up to have later start

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:45

Alaska’s fire season won’t come in as hot and heavy as it did last year, but there is plenty of time for conditions to change, according to state forestry staff.

Brown Bears reactivated for next season

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:33

The North American Hockey League Board of Governors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to reactivate the Kenai River Brown Bears for the 2017-18 season.

Op-ed: When Jared wins

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:31

Can someone reacquaint President Donald Trump with Steve Bannon, his ideologist whom the president now professes barely to know?

What others say: Maintain transparency with White House logs

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:30

Government-transparency activists sued the Trump administration Monday, demanding the release of records showing who has visited the White House, when and for how long. It’s not clear the activists have the better side of the legal question, which revolves around whether the visitor logs are Secret Service records subject to the Freedom of Information Act or White House records shielded from public transparency standards. But there is no question about how President Trump should respond. Under a 2009 settlement with these activists, the Obama White House disclosed the visitor logs for the rest of President Barack Obama’s time in office; Mr. Trump should disclose his also.

Op-ed: Reform the tax code now!

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:33

Thanks to the beneficence of the federal government (and the calendar), we Americans have until midnight on April 18 to file our income taxes. It’s too bad filing taxes wasn’t an easier process.