Fold over Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:45

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1½ cups sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

3 cups ½-inch pieces fresh rhubarb

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half lengthwise

Handful dried strawberries (optional)

1 tablespoon butter

Unbaked All-...

The vegetable that eats like a fruit

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:24

Rhubarb was plentiful in Towanda, Pa., where I enjoyed a way-too-short visit with brother Jim Conforti and wife, Donna. Good neighbors Lee and Bonnie were growing lush rhubarb plants with leaves as big as elephant ears, as were Ken and Nancy, whose well-tended gardens were as beautiful as they...

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:09


A proposed resolution by African-American Pastor Dwight McKissic to eliminate the Confederate battle flag from public life stirred debate and led to at least one call to withdraw it. A final version of the proposal, to be voted on later Tuesday, is not as strongly worded as the original...

Op-ed: Founders and floundering

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:33

As I was watching the Tony presentations last night, where the remarkable musical “Hamilton” was showered with honors, I could not shake the feeling that Alexander Hamilton and our nation’s other founders would be worried that this glorious experiment in democracy was being overwhelmed by hatred...

King salmon lose with catch-and-release

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 09:51

So the hook and release mortality downplayed at 10 percent, however not expressed that the fish that are released do not spawn, and the oxygen deprivation damages the survival of the eggs. So with an uptick in returning kings management continues exploit kings for fun where they spawn. Lincoln...

What others say: When people work, they should be paid for it

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:33

The snapshot view of the US economy is, mostly, a comforting one: Unemployment has steadily fallen, inflation is almost nonexistent, consumer spending in April rose at the fastest rate since 2009, and the housing market remains solid. But the picture is missing something essential: higher wages...

The Longest Day to raise funds for Alzheimer's

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 22:05

Members of Alaska’s nine teams participating in the Alzheimer Associations’ 2016 The Longest Day Fundraiser will some have more time — 19 hours of daylight on the summer solstice — than their Lower 48 counterparts to raise awareness and funds for the nation’s most expensive disease, the only...

Legislature hits final week of special session

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:48

The Alaska Legislature is entering the final week of its 30-day special session with the biggest item of the year still unresolved.

The ball is largely in the court of the Alaska House of Representatives, however, as the Senate has largely adopted a wait-and-see policy to determine what...

Fish on

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:48

Hospital examines plans for OB redesign

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:48

Central Peninsula Hospital is in the preliminary planning stages of a project that could expand its obstetrics department and bring a catheterization lab to the hospital for the first time.

The obstetrics department, housed in the oldest part of the hospital, is now sandwiched between the...