What others say: GOP health bill must face new realities

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:10

Debate in Congress about the fate of Obamacare should begin with this truth: The Affordable Care Act in its current form is disintegrating, and without a substantive fix Americans across the economic spectrum will either lose their health insurance or be priced out of using their policies.

Analysis: Trump learning that in White House, words matter

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:18

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is learning a harsh lesson: In the White House, words matter.

Winners and losers in Trump’s first budget plan

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:09

By CALVIN WOODWARD

Petersburg may consider letting ATVs on Mitkof Island roads

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:09

PETERSBURG (AP) — Voters in southern Alaska may find a question about whether to allow all-terrain vehicles on the roads of Mitkof island on this year’s ballot.

Fairbanks bus driver shortage making kids late to class

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:09

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Another dog connected to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has died.

Judge denies assembly member’s request for expedited hearing in complaint against borough

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:08

An Alaska Superior Court judge has denied a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s request for an expedited hearing to block the borough from blocking him from publishing an opinion piece in the media.

Garden Club talk seeds, soil and sprouts

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:22

The sights, sounds and temperatures of spring may still be at least a few weeks away, but for those dreaming of freshly sprouted, green plants it’s time to break out the seed packets and start growing indoors.

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. RoadRunners

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:06

The news that the Kenai River Brown Bears will take up inactive status at the end of their 10th season has rocked everyone associated with the organization, and the results have been obvious on the ice.

Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk girls win 1st day of state

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:05

Part of the excitement that is March Madness Alaska is the suspense of early upsets. In their sixth straight appearance at the Class 1A state basketball tournament, the Nikolaevsk girls are familiar with that.

Ninilchik boys win 1st day at state hoops

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:05

In Villanova-esque style, senior Nikit Fefelov drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the Nikolaevsk boys off to the Class 1A state championship bracket Wednesday night at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.