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High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...execution case. Justice Antonin Scalia, part of the court's majority, read a brief reply to Breyer. "Welcome to Groundhog Day," Scalia said, noting that the court has repeatedly upheld the use of capital punishment.Scalia used Breyer's...
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Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...miraculous bipartisan agreement - like five years ago when everyone reached across the aisle to officially replace Groundhog Day with Marmot Day - the State of Alaska will run out of money and effectively shut down starting July 1. What does this...
Slack Tide: Silver linings to a snowless winter

This past Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter - for the Lower 48.Up here, however, nary a marmot has weighed in with...
Proposed: State utensil shall be bear claw salad tongs

...breed, the malamute; five years ago, it said "thanks, but no thanks" to federal rodents, officially replacing Groundhog Day with Marmot Day. Why not ride that official state momentum? Many others in the U.S. have official foods and beverages...
Killer bears and lemming suicide: Busting myths about Alaska animals inspired this article. In 2009 the Legislature passed a bill calling Feb. 2 Marmot Day in Alaska, instead of Groundhog Day. I'm all for celebrating marmots, but part of the justification was that there are "no groundhogs in Alaska...
Senators push for Tongass timber production

...chief Tom Tidwell's appearance before the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee was like "Groundhog Day.""Because every year you commit to working with me to improve the timber sale program and permitting for other...
Football feast heavy on playoff implications

...Nebraska fans keep asking, is this as good as it gets? Pelini keeps having to defend a top-25 program. It's Groundhog Day in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... NEBRASKA 24-17.PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONSFlorida (plus 7 1/2) at No. 1 Florida StateGators...
Gimme a smile: Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day! Did you get a card in the mail? Me neither. Groundhog Day is a mysterious holiday, virtually...embraced by news media nationwide. Groundhog Day takes place on Feb. 2, roughly halfway...

...Harold Pinter, directed by Bostin Christopher. Details: Day Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 5th and Gold St. With dance caller Susie Kendig, and...
Groundhog Day Barn Dance scheduled for Saturday

A Groundhog Day Barn Dance will be held Saturday Feb. 2, from 7:30-11 pm at St. Ann's Parish Hall, 5th and Gold St. Guest dance caller...


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