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My family and I have celebrated the Fourth of July in many places.

In the past 48 years in Alaska, times have changed and so has celebrating the Fourth of July.


Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:41pm

Now that the Supremes have handed down what President Barack Obama called the “thunderbolt” ruling allowing gay marriage, it is the law of the land, and it’s kinda fun to watch the various Republican candidates try to suck up to their conservative — make that ultra-conservative — base with...

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:08pm

It's time for Alaskans to take a hard look at the state's prison system and who inhabits it. Next fiscal year, the state of Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:08pm

Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued emergency orders to liberalize the Kasilof River personal-use and sport fisheries, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. Aug.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:06pm

How do you celebrate Independence Day?

Soldotna graduate Paige Blackburn competed at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Eugene, Oregon, at historic Hayward Field on Friday. Blackburn threw the javelin 165 feet, 11 inches, to place 14th.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:45pm

It wasn't the perfect league victory to solve all problems, but at this point in the season the American Legion Twins can't afford to be picky.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:45pm

The Peninsula Oilers swept a doubleheader from the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Monday in Alaska Baseball League action at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:45pm


Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:07pm

Management of the Card Street fire will transition back to local crews on Wednesday, said Max Konkright, public information officer with the current incident management team.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:07pm


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