What others say: NFL should show commitment to respectful workplace

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:28

Two former National Football League cheerleaders who have filed discrimination complaints against the league have offered to settle their claims. They don’t want a lot of money or even an admission of guilt. All they are asking for is the chance to sit down for a four-hour meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. It’s hard to see how the league could turn down the offer — unless, of course, it’s not really serious when it says its commitment to a fair and respectful work environment includes the women who cheer on the sidelines.

What others say: Those behind 2nd amendment efforts right to feel targeted

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:27

A trio of Redmond residents would like to give voters a chance to establish a sanctuary county for firearm possession. To that end, the three — Jerrad Robison, Verlin Belcher and Bruce Soper II — filed paperwork with the Deschutes County clerk and believe they can gather the 4,144 signatures needed to qualify the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance for the November ballot.

Pioneer Potluck: You know you’re an Alaskan woman …

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:27

Co-authored by daughters, Gail and Susan

Op-ed: Turnout is fair game

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:27

It’s not something he does very often, but this time President Donald Trump was telling the truth when, in his rambles before the National Rifle Association Convention in Dallas — he pointed out that the upcoming midterms will be determined by voter turnout.

Poet’s Corner: Mother

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:11


The Bookworm Sez: ‘Tough Mothers’: The title says it all

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:11

Your mom is tough as nails.

What’s Happening

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:11

Events and Exhibitions

‘All the Money’ doesn’t live up to hype

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:12

During the last Awards Season, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” garnered quite a bit of buzz, including an acting nomination for Christopher Plummer who, at 88, is among the oldest ever to be nominated. I wish all the talk surrounding this film were the result of the gripping, dramatic tour de force the trailer promised, but unfortunately, the film doesn’t deliver on its premise or on its hype. Indeed, the hype is really the most remarkable thing about it.

Voices of Alaska: Decision-makers have failed Alaskans

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:24

When I travel around the state — from Fairbanks to Ketchikan and all places in between — I hear constantly from Alaskans who are tired of the political scene in Alaska — the apathy, lack of direction, and the complete lack of results. I hear from Alaskans who know we can do better.

Op-ed: Tell the truth about Stormy Daniels

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:24

Rudy Giuliani’s account of Donald Trump’s role in the payment to Stormy Daniels has collapsed into near-incoherence.