By Will Morrow
President Barack Obama leaves office Friday after eight years as the most consequential Democrat to occupy the White House since Lyndon Johnson. And unlike that Texan, whose presidency was born in tragedy and ended in failure, Obama will not have the ghost of the Vietnam War haunting his days and eating his conscience as LBJ did all the remaining days of his life.
By RACHEL D’ORO
We call them a VIP, “very important person.” That person may be a public servant, a law enforcement officer, a teacher, a medical provider, or a president. They stand out in their position and by their performance.
Since its inception, Seldovia Wild Seafood’s owners have wanted to bring their business back to the little city on Kachemak Bay. This year, their dream will come true.
A grassy spot in Old Town Kenai next to the parking lot of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center may be occupied next summer by gardens, raised plant beds, and a 1,512 square-foot greenhouse full of vegetables and plants that the local Dena’ina Native people traditionally used for food and medicine.
Speaking to the Alaska Legislature Wednesday night, Gov. Bill Walker referenced the words of the director of the Legislative Finance Division and called the state’s current budget trouble the “gravest fiscal crisis in state history.”