Rotary Park reopens after black bear sighting

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:38

The 52-acre Rotary Park on Funny River Road in Soldotna is open again.

Op-ed: McConnell’s health care manipulations

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:05

Beware of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lowballing. That’s good advice for the Democrats and others who are getting cocky about defeating a Republican replacement for Obamacare. Be very suspicious of stories appearing in the papers of record and TV network news that all say the same thing, which is that McConnell’s intentions to sell his partisans in the Senate on some variation of a plan are in deep doo-doo.

What others say: It shouldn’t take a law to ban ‘lunch shaming’

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:05

House Bill 3454, which the Oregon House approved Thursday, is one of those pieces of legislation that’s easy to love and hate at the same time: love because in a political climate where the poor and disenfranchised have a limited voice, HB 3454 defends such people. Hate because it shouldn’t take a state law for school personnel to treat students with basic human respect.

Poet’s Corner: Bender’s Mother

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:58

Bender’s Mother

Reeling it in: The Webslinger comes home

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:58

I can remember a time not too long ago when the concept of a Spider-Man movie seemed completely out of reach. The technology just wasn’t there, and even if it was, what studio was going to put that kind of money into a big budget kiddie movie? Superman and Batman were serious superheroes, but Spider-Man? That’s just goofy. Even James Cameron tried to crack it and couldn’t get it going

Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:58

​NEW YORK — Days before the opening of the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy “The House,” producer Adam McKay could see the writing on the wall. The box-office forecast for the film wasn’t looking good

The Bookworm Sez: A lot of appeal in ‘The Boss’

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:59

Somebody needs to call the shots.

What’s Happening

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:01

First Thursday

Quilted Creations

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:56

Dana Michelle Woodard has been surrounded by fabric her entire life, so it was only a matter of time before she started making her own quilted creations.

Voices of Alaska: Don’t hold a good compromise hostage

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:56

A compromise to end cash payments to oil companies is on thin ice because of the propaganda perpetuated by Anchorage Representative Les Gara and the politics of the House Democrats. The oil and gas industry has always been Gara’s favorite target, and he’s launched a fresh campaign to hold hostage a compromise on cashable credits that will save Alaska a million dollars per day.