Walker didn't want to delay vote while seeking Exxon pledge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Friday that he didn’t want to hold up a vote to continue work on a major gas... Read more

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 22:04

State stops requiring annual phone books

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska telephone companies will not have to produce annual phone books starting in 2016.

A regulation signed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot... Read more

Op-ed: In Israel, the more things change ...

JERUSALEM — More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed,... Read more

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 19:20

Joint court a good plan to address community's drug problem

A positive story this week from the
justice system: plans are moving forward for a therapeutic-style court on the Kenai Peninsula. According to a Clarion... Read more

Op-ed: The thoughts-and-prayers sham

Loyal readers (both of you) might remember how I rail against meaningless and/or deceptive platitudes: “We wish him well,” for instance, when referring to a... Read more

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 19:20

With more FIFA arrests, sport turns corners for 2016

PARIS (AP) — Another day, another reason to think that professional sports no longer deserve the adoration of their fans.

With police in Switzerland hauling away... Read more

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 17:01

Give John Prine an ear

Shame on you if you don’t know the music of John Prine. Hmmm, perhaps that’s too harsh.

No, I don’t think it is.

The singer-songwriter was born... Read more