Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...grill, take a moment to think about the reason we have this holiday and why our flags are flying at half-staff today.America's...rememeber those who didn't.When you're enjoying your holiday, think about that.Thumbs down to the Alaska Legislature...
Fallen heroes on this federal, state and civil holiday intended to recognize men and women of...military who have died during service. The holiday also honors prisoners of war and those...missing in action.Juneau will observe the holiday with a variety of events:? The Southeast...
Protester leaves Shell ship; one remains

...the professionalism of the U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement in de-escalating this incident - especially on a holiday weekend when it's probable their resources are in high demand."The Coast Guard said it has cited four owners or operators...
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...emptying its pockets into a cash register, I had to use a photo of me and Sarah Palin holding my baby daughter at one of those holiday fudge giveaways at the Governor's Mansion (which also stands to get the axe).Am I seriously suggesting Alaska crowdfund...
Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

...around the state, particularly the Interior region, and forecasters predict similar conditions through the weekend. The holiday weekend traditionally leads to a number of new accidental or negligent wildfire starts from escaped campfires, all-terrain...
State flags at half-staff today

Gov. Bill Walker has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff today to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day.The annual holiday honors law enforcement officers who have died in service to the state.Flags return to full-staff Saturday.
Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist

...embarrassing failure to respond to a midnight alarm at the start of a holiday weekend. That gave the thieves more than 48 hours to in the diamond district that was nearly deserted over the holiday weekend.Security footage showed the men, wearing dust masks...
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My Turn: Celebrating Mother's Day

Today marks one of our nation's most important holidays - the day on which we celebrate our mothers and all they've given us.Just as on other holidays, we're being barraged with reminders to buy things, so much so that we may lose sight...
Rainy Day Reads: Let books take you place. No, really.

...trilogy is mapped out in Appendix B. Why Middle Earth is on the Gregorian calendar, I don't know but it added many secret holidays to my childhood.In all seriousness, what I like about this book proposal is that so often reading is a passive experience...
Slack Tide: Mother's Day: It's more than Capri pants and guilt

...days of the year. A secular national holiday, Mother's Day honors our own mothers...Fourth of July. In America, it's not a holiday without steaming hunks of meat - an alternative to the holiday's bald-faced capitalism, the Soviet...


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