World Sports Briefs

...a parade and a visit to the major league World Series and the White House, where they met President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.Janes said Wednesday that he doesn't know if the matter is closed permanently, and that the international...
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...Alaska once they are completed. Vigor Alaska expects to deliver the two boats in 2018.At the ceremony, Alaska's first lady Donna Walker ceremoniously welded her initials into the keel of the boat, a maritime tradition that identifies her as...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...than a Michael Bay blockbuster.Thumbs up to progress on the Alaska-class ferries. On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker attended a ceremony in Ketchikan to mark the official start of construction on the two new Alaska-class...
A month in book photos

...Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue earlier that day. (John Bazemore | The Associated Press)Former first lady Laura Bush reads "Pancakes for Breakfast" to 7th grade English Language Arts students at Wilkinson Middle School on...
My Turn: Parnell committed to protecting those in the Alaska National Guard

As an Alaskan, a mother, and First Lady who cares deeply about our families and our future, I was disturbed and with accountable leadership.? Sandy Parnell is Alaska's First Lady.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Oct. 6, 2014

...Pat Williams died. Washburn, 99, was the first woman to climb Mount McKinley and in the 1950s became known as the first lady of the mountain. Williams, 104, was the oldest resident of Seward and the last living Alaskan to have met President...
Lady liberty

...You live with your husband in Anchorage. If elected, do you plan to move to Juneau?A: Of course, and I hope (First Lady) Sandy's done a nice job with the mansion.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or at katherine.moritz...
Davis inspires girls to dream with Little League star-power

...and many more - have reached out to her, amazed by her Girl Power."When girls succeed, we all succeed," the First Lady tweeted."Who said girls can't play baseball?" Magic tweeted."Mo'ne Davis is straight dominating ... fun...
Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

...Alaska's education policies and spending. When I served on the Ready to Read, Ready to Learn task force, chaired by First Lady Nancy Murkowski, we learned that nearly half of the children who enter school are unprepared to read or learn. We can...
Begich weighs in on Hobby Lobby, Iraq

...right with him.A particularly Alaskan story was when First Lady Michelle Obama was pushing for the use of red potatoes...potatoes in rural Alaska - that didn't sit well with the First Lady."Michelle Obama called me because I'm for all potatoes...


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