Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

ANCHORAGE - In 2007, Marcy Merrill decided it was finally time to get some help. She was obese, but wouldn't truly admit it.Then one day, "I looked up and saw myself in the mirror...
Movie guide

...forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.SNOvember Film Series, Wednesday and Saturday...
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey.The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell."We had not...
Nation and World
Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...drilling in Alaska's Arctic federal waters has done the same."Decisions made by oil companies in the Arctic Ocean are finally starting to make sense," said Susan Murray, deputy vice president of Oceana, a group dedicated to the environmental preservation...
More Thanksgiving travelers; don't get stuck at airport

...overseas numbers. You'll pay long-distance rates, but might not have to wait. (Add those numbers to your phone now.) Finally, consider sending a tweet to the airline.- Consider buying a one-day pass to the airline lounge. For one thing, there...
Nation and World
Letter: Save the old Gastineau Hotel

...think, my team could not have come to the city earlier; it was the impending threat of the wrecking ball that enabled us to finally obtain a purchase agreement. We too were frustrated by that process. I empathize with the Juneau Assembly's frustration...
Crimson Bears compete on Stars ice

...lightning-quick save by the pads. Yoder stopped another puck with a pad save barely two minutes later.JDHS sophomore Yosef Monsef finally broke through with a goal for the Crimson Bears with 3:57 to play in the second, taking advantage of a chaotic crease to...
Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...safely. Both groups prioritize roads based on traffic volume. They clear main arteries first, then connecting roads and finally smaller residential streets, according to Foster and DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. DOT even has a map (
Elder Bush unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON - Former President George H. W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son's presidency, faulting George W. Bush for setting an abrasive tone on the world stage...
Nation and World
My Turn: Moving toward a true owner state

Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to transform Alaska's capital structure and the way state budgets are funded has finally focused much needed attention on the "third rail" of Alaska politics - the Permanent Fund. Predictably, controversy surrounding...


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