Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...Peter Hopkirk. He tells the gripping story of the 19th century competition of Imperialist Russia and expansionist Great Britain for domination of Central Asia ? western China, northern India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey. I am entranced by the...
Refugee surge raises concern about militants

...fight against Islamic State reminds us again and again that fighters there come from our countries - from Germany, Great Britain, France, from European countries," she said. "That means we can't just say that there's a problem somewhere...
Nation and World
Alaska Science Forum: Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

...scientist who checked the assertion that British spiders ate more insects by weight than the poundage of all the people in Great Britain. Entomologists made the claim to illustrate that spiders kill and consume "astronomical" numbers of insects. The...
Murkowski talks mines, deficit

...look at the Arctic with interest and anticipation, whether it's China, whether it's Singapore, whether it's Great Britain, I'm looking at my own country, an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and wondering, why aren't we more enthusiastic...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Two hundred years of peace between America and Canada

...newspaper, saying: "Greetings and congratulations on the anniversary of a hundred years peace between America and Great Britain. May it be permanent and the northern neighbors continue to prosper under the two flags."We don't know what the...
Margaret Germain

...traveling. Her first big trip was a trip across the US and Canada and to Cuba during the summer of 1947. She traveled to Great Britain with her parents and saw where her father was born and raised in a small town outside of Liverpool. In later years...
Frances Lee Darnell

...returned to Alaska in June 2014.Known as Franny to some, Fran lived around the world, happily accompanying Frank to Great Britain, Australia, Norway and Greenland, as well as traveling throughout Europe. In addition to her love of books, dogs...
Destinations for 2015 "Frozen" film.ANNIVERSARIESSingapore celebrates its golden Jubilee - 50 years since independence from Great Britain. Vietnam celebrates 70 years since independence from France and 50 years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived...
NATO committee in Alaska to research Arctic issues

...has visited Switzerland and Japan this year. Alaska was a natural choice, said Baroness Meta Ramsay, a member of Great Britain's House of Lords."I see Alaska playing a very important role in the whole development of knowledge of what's...
Southeast Unplugged

...isolated Alaska were by steamship or by telegraph through Canada - unacceptable in the event of war with Canada and Great Britain.In August 1901, Skagway, Haines and Juneau were linked by short undersea cables. In 1904, the SS Burnside - a...
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