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My Turn: If pot law passes, Alaskans will be in control

...putting it into foods. These products have been around for decades and are currently made without regulation all over Alaska. Right now, under marijuana prohibition, some folks use flammable solvents to make concentrates at home, but if concentrates...
My Turn: Obamacare is not an assault

...families could not afford insurance or because they were denied coverage because they were sick. I have a friend in Alaska right now with cancer, and it looks bleak. His career was here, blue-collar, owned his own business, now, in his early...
Food Truck Friday finale

...offer so quickly. Instead of turning around and heading home to Africa, he decided to change his ticket and come to Alaska right away. He has a passion for spreading his music and culture and is excited to share it with those of us who are eager...
Photo: U.S. Secretary of Labor visits Alaska

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, left, speaks as U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, right, listens during a roundtable discussion about employment opportunities for veterans in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, July 21...
Juneau libraries' e-book popularity surges

...the air."It'll take some time for those things to flesh out," he said. "But there is a group of libraries in Alaska right now - two from the state library, the director of the Homer public library, myself and a UAA systems library - and we're...
Photo: Spike comes home

...University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh and Donald Smith, Director of Labor Relations for the University of Alaska, right, on campus Friday. The bronze statue by R.T. "Skip" Wallen will become the centerpiece in a newly designed courtyard...
Senate Dems slam abortion bill as 'offensive'

...said Gardner. "How on earth can we expect them to report to law enforcement?"Matt Johnson, executive director of Alaska Right to Life, called French's characterization of the bill's "promptly report" provision "a little over the top...
Running Fox Books: Publishing independently, together

...most importantly, Vanasse sees in Running Fox a profound opportunity."There's a literary Renaissance happening in Alaska right now," she says. "Writers are developing regional literature with impact on the entire literary world. We want to...
Alaska's road system ranks last in nation

...of deficient bridges and poor conditions on urban interstate pavement.This sounds bad, but we're different in Alaska, right?A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says that the Reason report is imprecise."We all know that...
House panel restricts funding for abortions

...medically necessary instead of using abortion as a form of birth control," said Karen Vosburgh, executive director of Alaska Right to Life. Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton objected that the bill is "substituting political judgment for medical...


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