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Pure Sole: What not to do for Christmas

...I was eight... I think I was eight... could have been six... or 26. See how traumatic it was?The situation was akin to this: My father was a member of the Moose Club and my mother was a Lady of The Moose clubber. They had some crazy parties...
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...members of the Tahltan First Nation in Canada, who have organized blockades of the site.Sanderson said any accident at KSM akin to that at Mount Polley would "pretty much put Southern Southeast Alaska into a dead zone."Though it could technically get...
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...five years, stopped growing. Both the population and the number of workers in the region grew by a mere 19 people, which is akin to no growth at all. Total wages grew by just 2 percent, and economic trends statewide were nearly identical.Despite our...
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...area can be a major problem and traffic has increased tremendously, so the Coast Guard mapped a voluntary two-way route - akin to a highway for ships - said agency project officer Lt. Kody Stitz."We see more traffic and envision more traffic to continue...
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...make that my sole purpose in life," he said.Berkey described the impact of his October My Turn published in the Empire as akin to a head-on collision. He said negative reactions have been mostly passive, in the form of glares and online gossip.One...
Yakutat cancels boys basketball season

...long as I have, it was pretty tough to watch them leave." The reason to playSoutheast village, or community, basketball is akin to the lower 48's "Rez-ball" or inner city "street ball" and is the most popular sport among rural youths. Kids grow...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up to AFN, thumbs down to stealing from a church

...massive. We'll know in November, at the next meeting of OPEC, whether these plummeting oil prices are a blip or if they're akin to what happened in the late 1990s, when the state considered imposing an income tax to make up for the shortfall.Thumbs up...
Dog owner fined following 'horrific' attack

...obviously you didn't have enough control over your dog to prevent it."The charges, which are all non-criminal infractions akin to a speeding ticket, stemmed from an incident wherein one of Vick's dogs, a 4-year-old Mastiff-Pit bull mix named...
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...well as a good diagnostic aerial outline. That physique enables them to agilely maneuver through forested and brushy habitats, akin to a whitewater kayaker shooting around boulders in Class IV or V water.Get a sharp-shinned hawk in your binoculars and you...
Man with traffic complaint arrested on outstanding Washington warrant

...2011 by the Washington State Department of Corrections after Whisenant failed to report for community supervision, which is akin to probation, according to Washington DOC spokeswoman Norah West.Whisenant had pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance...


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