US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

...this horrible attack. With such constant discrepancies in the U.S. and Afghan accounts of what happened, the need for a full transparent independent investigation is ever more critical."On Saturday, Afghan officials said Taliban fighters were in...
Nation and World
My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...and six times, respectively. But they failed to sample any further downstream than that. Consequently, data delineating the full extent of impacts to water quality and the entire salmon food web simply do not exist.The water quality in and around Tulsequah...
Welling runs strong at state championships

...fourth (16:24), Kodiak's Keith Osowski fifth (16:25), South's Derek Steele sixth (16:29), Wasilla's Quincy Fuller seventh (16:34), Soldotna's Aaron Swedberg eighth (16:35), South's Hamish Wolfe ninth (16:37) and Service's...
Child predator offers apology at sentencing

...he said, tearfully. "What I have done has hurt you, it's hurt all of my family, it's hurt the community. I take full responsibility for it. I don't blame anybody else."An investigation by law enforcement led to charges of first-degree...
Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued deaths have been reported since rains began spreading over the Eastern Seaboard, which appeared to dodge the full brunt of Hurricane Joaquin as it veered out to sea.The latest death reported was a woman killed when her SUV was swept into...
Nation and World
My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

...season's disappointments. Season pass prices have been discounted from 15 to 20 percent for this year's early season sale, and a full adult pass that would have cost $469 last year is available for $399 until the Oct. 11. This will result in less up-front...
The race to the top

...39.Top 4A boys statewideRegion III ? Kodiak's Michael Parnell 16:22 and Keith Osowski 16:23; Wasilla's Quincy Fuller 16:37; Colony's Tracen Knopp 16:42; and Soldotna's Aaron Swedberg 17:02. Region IV ? West's Finn Walker 15...
Court strikes down possible payments to athletes

...players should be compensated with the full cost of attendance. The NCAA in athletic scholarship that covers the full cost of attending college, though officials...achieve that goal by providing athletes with full scholarships for the cost of attending...
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My Turn: Candidate questions to consider

...economic center of Alaska. Southeast Alaska had six legislators - a full 25 percent of the Legislature. None were from Anchorage or Mat-Su...during the same time period without a corresponding change in full-time teacher positions. Budgets are shrinking in the face...
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...Heitkamp's bill is expected to be merged with larger legislation sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, before a vote in the full Senate."Putting an end to (the export ban) is a discussion we need to have by working together, and it shouldn't be a...


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