Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.Walker knows the months ahead will not be easy, but he said it doesn't...
Many Alaskans unaware of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

...symbolic color. Despite this fact, many Alaskans remain unaware of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, more importantly, our grim statistics that prove Alaska is a very dangerous place to live for women and girls. A University of Alaska Justice Center survey...
Mockingjay' vaguely unsatisfying but still engrossing

...opted to squeeze every last drop from this money-minting rock.That said, "Mockingjay - Part 1" still makes for dark, grim and exciting entertainment. Picking up where "Catching Fire" left off, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson...
My Turn: 'Big Money' is the winner

...about President Obama or the economy rewarded Republicans in state after another. According to Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim from a Nov. 5 article, "Attitudes measured in exit polls were negative in the extreme, with eight in 10 saying they were...
Empire Editorial: Keep Alaska neutral in the airline wars

United Airlines used to encourage Americans to "fly the friendly skies." Those skies have become a bit grim lately.With passengers feuding over reclining seats, legroom and fees, flying has become a contest of endurance - both physical...
Empire Editorial: Weeding out the invasives and gardeners in Europe and beyond have given it fanciful names such as "King Devil," "Devil's Paintbrush" and "Grim the Collier."It can be spotted blooming these days in and around the Egan Drive median, sending up its orange and burnt red...
Arts benefactor donates $100K

...mind."We didn't have much to eat, ever. It was pretty grim," he recalled during an interview last week. "I remember...come to Alaska. And he died all of the sudden - it was kind of grim circumstances - so I got to thinking, 'Geez, if I'm going...
Local | Art
My Turn: Parnell committed to protecting those in the Alaska National Guard

...immediately called the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI). Sean was very frustrated, but I saw grim determination, too. The report he received on the phone that day was in sharp contrast to what he was being told by National...
Analysis: BSA increase would still mean bigger classes, fewer teachers

The grim economic forecast for the Juneau School District grew a touch lighter Friday when Gov. Sean Parnell introduced legislation that...
State | Local | AK legislature
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending

Saddled with a grim revenue forecast, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives passed a budget last week that can be defined with a...
State | AK legislature


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