Kasilof man pleads not guilty to kidnapping, additional charges

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:42

A Kasilof man entered not-guilty pleas to kidnapping, assault and other charges during a Kenai Superior Court arraignment Tuesday.

Showtime! Young Americans bring arts to Mountain View

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:16

Kenai’s Mountain View Elementary School has been hosting the Young Americans Show Choir since Monday in a three-day event that culminates with a community performance tonight at Kenai Central High School at 6:30 p.m.

What others say: Legislature move unwarranted

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:19

In case you were worried the Legislature might be making too much progress in Juneau on issues of substance such as the state budget and revenue bills, don’t worry — yet another proposal to move the capital is on the table. House Bill 185, sponsored by Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, R-Wasilla, would permanently move the Legislature to Anchorage. Although this wouldn’t be an official capital move, don’t be fooled — it would accomplish the same end while maintaining plausible deniability for its supporters. When it comes to proposed capital moves, whether to Anchorage or any other place, the state has little to gain.

Op-ed: Crashing down to earth

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:18

Let’s dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more exhilarating than participating in mass malice. Rarely do we get such an obvious opportunity for schadenfreude than the Trump-Ryan health care debacle. Maybe Donald Trump should have his ghostwriter create a new book: “The Thwart of the Deal.”

For an elevated banana split, try this nutty panna cotta

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:56

“Dessert” is not French for “butter, sugar, and cream,” but as far as most people are concerned, it could be. For centuries, the word itself conjured images of sweet macarons, decadent custards, buttery cakes, and picture-perfect pies. But there must be a healthier way to make dessert, right?

Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a tasty side dish

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:56

The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip.

Cooking on deadline: Chicken Thighs with Onions, Olives

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:56

Passover comes in the spring, but there is often still a chill in the evening air as families and friends gather in their homes for Seder dinners. A richly flavored and warming meal is still very welcome at this time of year.

About the Northern Lights

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:55

North Nikiski

Op-ed: Personality and policy

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:57

In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues.

What others say: Cleaning up

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:54

When we make a mess, we ought to clean it up.