Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...running, I was so nervous. I didn't know whether to wipe it on my sleeve or take out a Kleenex," she said. "I said 'Excuse me' and blew my nose."Over time, Lund worked closely with then-U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. When Lund retired from SEARCH...
Israeli man shot dead after being mistaken for attacker

...N. traded blame for the violence.Israel's U.N. ambassador Danny Danon told the Security Council to "stop making excuses for the Palestinians" and hold them accountable for the current wave of violence. He said the U.N. should end its usual...
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Meals with Midgi: Stuffed Poblano Peppers

...haven't walked so that we keep things different. We bought rain gear and ridiculous rain hats that we love and now we have no excuses not get out. It always helps to have a friend.In September, Elizabeth went to England and really kicked up her walking...
Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors

...African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.Justice Stephen Breyer likened the chief prosecutor to his excuse-filled grandson. Justice Elena Kagan said the case seemed as clear a violation "as a court is ever going to see" of rules...
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My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...courageous leadership this legislative session to move forward to fiscal stability. Just because an election is coming up is no excuse to kick the can down the road, stick one's head in a hole and avoid doing something big. Think BIG.I hope to see a robust...
Ambler tosses out election results

...makes the election invalid, the council decided.Tristen Pattee, who won his city council race, told KTVA that's a simple excuse to erase the results of an unfavorable election.The special election do-over has been scheduled for Nov. 3.The Alaska...
Juneau students on mark with state testing

...Hanley said, adding that he understands there were upwards of 160,000 results to process, but that it was "still not an excuse."The education department uses $25 million of allocated funds to pay for the assessment institute's services as part of...
Justices review choice of all-white murder trial jury impose a death sentence in a capital case or personal relationships with people involved in the case.Both sides also can excuse a juror merely because of a suspicion that a particular person would vote against their client. Those are called peremptory...
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Empire Editorial: Meet the Alaska Legislature's new restriction on free speech

...Legislature, and rocking the boat could swamp that contract.We feel an obligation to speak on its behalf and say what it cannot: The Alaska Legislature may have good intentions with this rule, but those intentions do not excuse a serious error.
Prison worker who helped killers escape gets up to 7 years

...District Attorney Andrew Wylie echoed that sentiment outside court afterward, telling reporters that "she once again is making excuses." He called her apology an insult to the searchers and victims.State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, whose office...
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