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Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

...gist of a study released Monday by the Brookings Institution, a center-left research...far-reaching reform, said Philip Wallach, a Brookings fellow in governance studies who's...lead architect of I-502, said the Brookings study shines a spotlight on the most...
Kaer, Steele to wed

Alexandrea Kaer and Matthew Steele will wed Aug. 9, 2013 in Brookings, Ore. The prospective bride is the daughter of Tisha Yates and Sean Kaer of Juneau. The prospective groom is the son of Bill Steele and Carol Garrett of Thorne Bay.
482-pound halibut caught near Glacier Bay

...boneless, skinless fillets.Just a week earlier, Phillips, who played baseball at Western Oregon University and lives in Brookings, Ore. during the winter, got a customer into a 275-pound halibut. Gustavus, located 45 miles west of Juneau, is a...
The Challenge of college affordability: University of Alaska is a bargain

...two-thirds of all new jobs now require some type of postsecondary degree. Another compelling statistic is provided by a recent Brookings Institution study that estimated the investment return on a four-year college degree at 15.2 percent a year, which is...
Dolores Larson Bain

...Charlie's job, the family moved from East Grand Forks to Denver, CO to Fond du Lac, WI to Yankton, SD to Crookston, MN to Brookings, SD to Milwaukee, WI and the finally settled in Juneau in 1969.During her years in Juneau, Dolores worked for the State...
Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

...tend to fondly recall FDR's New Deal and may be more likely to vote Democratic, said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. But as time marches on, they'll be replaced by their younger counterparts."The...
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Black voter turnout passes whites in 2012

...pose long-term challenges for Republicans, given that 80 percent of nonwhites voted for Obama in November.Analyses by Brookings Institution demographer William H. Frey show that Republican Mitt Romney would have barely won the presidency if whites and...
Finally, Obama breaks his silence on drones

...foreign policy history, Obama has his chance, finally, to set the terms of the debate and steer it toward more positive ends.? Peter W. Singer is director of the Center for 21st Century and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution.
Number of US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply

...most nations have given Washington at least tacit agreement to carry out the attacks.Peter Singer of the Washington-based Brookings Institution noted that the drone program in Afghanistan is run by the Pentagon, and therefore is more transparent than the...
Senate education panel takes up voucher issue

...Milwaukee Public School) kids here."Dr. Diane Ravitch, a professor at New York University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said vouchers divide schools based on race, religion and class while drawing away tax dollars from the public...


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