Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...White House.And that could leave Republicans who took control of Congress this year promising to avoid shutdowns and "fiscal cliffs" backed into a very uncomfortable corner."Democrats will unite against them," says Chuck Schumer of New York, the No...
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Off the Beaten Path: Alaska blueberry tales Breeze-In. "This is blueberry heaven!" Adella yelled as she alternated between taking care of Fenrir, jumping off cliffs and splashing in muskeg pools. She fed Fenrir her first blueberry, then painted her and the puppy's face with berry juice...
Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

With all the 'fiscal cliff' drama going on in D.C., I have been thinking about cliffs lately. In fact, the last time I thought...was when Thelma and Louise drove off the cliff in that classic scene of defiance at the...
Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

...Bowl appearances.Wagner joins a list that includes Wilson, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, K.J. Wright, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham all under contract through at least the 2016 season.Wilson and Wagner...
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Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

...The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.He and another diver tallied the grim count on a clipboard he had taken underwater. Only two dozen adult...
On the Trails: Sojourn in Sitka

...than Mount Edgecombe on neighboring Kruzof Island). Basalt cliffs rear up out of the sea, making two summits connected by a lower...pair tends several eggs. Tufted puffins nest at the tops of cliffs, where accumulated soil allows them to dig their burrows...
'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

...which is about half the size of Pluto, its canyons look to be 3 miles to 6 miles deep and are part of a cluster of troughs and cliffs stretching 600 miles, or about twice the length of the Grand Canyon, scientists said.The Charon photo was taken Monday...
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Post 25 earns American Legion honors

...coaches Doug Henie of Chugiak Post 33 and Cliff Butcher of South Post 4, Macaulay diverted...humbling experience to be included with both Cliff and Doug," Macaulay said. "They are...Post 25; Doug Henie, Chugiak Post 33; Cliff Butcher, South Post 4.HONORABLE MENTIONInfield...
9 killed when float plane crashes in Misty Fjords

...circumstances of the crash, including whether the plane flew into the cliff, said Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety...Fjord National Monument in its floatplanes."Towering granite cliffs, 1,000-foot waterfalls, lush and remote valleys and serene...
Recovery effort resumes after deadly plane crash

...planned to land aircraft near the crash site on an 800-foot cliff above Ella Lake then hike to the wreckage. The terrain is steep...Fjord National Monument in its floatplanes."Towering granite cliffs, 1,000-foot waterfalls, lush and remote valleys and serene...


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