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Empire Editorial: UA's budget strategy is akin to climate change denial

There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.
Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...Wales Island where I lived my formative teenage years. The tragi-comic death of Joe Ben, pinned by a log in the river, was akin to so many of my friends and acquaintances who drowned or were killed falling trees in the woods or died in small plane crashes...
Colorado pot holiday saves growers big bucks public, making it impossible to know if Wednesday set a single-day sales record. Several retailers said the day was akin to a busy holiday weekend.Still, shoppers and marijuana industry workers lauded the tax holiday as a needed break.In a statewide...
Nation and World
Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline polls, used the moment to criticize the Democratic front-runner, saying her late-breaking opposition to Keystone is akin to how she arrived at her positions on gay marriage, offering driver's licenses for people not living in the country legally...
Nation and World
Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

...Illinois Supreme Court case freeing Costley's mother from indentured servitude - a status that historians say would have been akin to enslavement for the black woman and child at that time. That was 22 years before Lincoln, as president, issued the Emancipation...
Not For Web
Sydney Seau honors Hall of Fame father

...about her father's passion for the game and for life, saying he would never admit to retiring because for Seau, that word was akin to quitting."Instead he graduates, and this is the diploma he has always dreamed of," she said.Junior Seau spent 20 seasons...
Not For Web
During Salard trial, jury views child porn

...played since it had been deleted, but because it had a known hash value - a mathematical algorithm that marks a file as unique, akin to a fingerprint or DNA - prosecutors obtained an identical copy from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children...
Living & Growing: Cultural humility can unite

...Tlingit culture than I knew previously, and I have had the privilege of participating in many Native-sponsored events. But akin to my experience at TAAG, I am also learning how little I know about what it means to be Native in Alaska, even as my desire...
Alaska big-game hunting safe from airline trophy bans

...are useless in protecting animals and offensive to hunters."We feel, in a way, very picked on," Stacey said. "It's akin to the person who doesn't want to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples who are getting married."Stacey said animals...
Jury balks at big felony

...from the victim), we may be permitted an opportunity to revisit this," he said.He added, "Serious assault cases are akin to homicide cases. We don't have a victim, unless the person is recovered to the point where they can cooperate. This is...


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