Woosh Kinaadeiyi to host an Open Mic on Friday Nov. 20

...rotating monthly schedule of non-competitive Open Mics, competitive Poetry Slams, and Spoken Word Workshops. The organization hopes this allows more performance and educational opportunities for emerging artists in the community. Woosh Kinaadeiyi is a local...
Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...main concern is that it doesn't occur in any of the three lakes. We're continuing to work with other areas in the state in hopes that they will catch up."The Nikiski lakes are clear for the most part, but the department is still conducting some spot...
Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...disavow same-sex relationships.Biskupski is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and said she hopes the faith reconsiders the policy. She said one of her goals as mayor is to meet with church leaders and discuss the new rules...
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Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...shifted west in the southern Bering Sea to protect endangered right whales. Others call for more study to determine if the lane overlaps with migratory routes of bowhead whales.The Coast Guard hopes to complete its route study by next summer.
In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

...release doctors from civil liability for prescribing Narcan. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, said he hopes the bill will make Narcan more widely available in the state by making it available over the counter.???Original...
Hearthside Holiday event scheduled for Saturday

...and books), Kim Heacox (author of "Jimmy Bluefeather"), Dellene Love (author of "Echo Ranch-50 Years"), Ishmael Hope (author of "Courtesans of Flounder Hill"), Clint Farr (co-author of "Beers of the North"), Ben Huff (author/photographer...
Girls on the Run coordinator named Hometown Hero by Glamour Magazine

...agencies as a violence prevention strategy. So far, 1,157 girls have participated in 15 communities across Alaska, and we hope for hundreds of more girls to participate next year.In program evaluations, Girls on the Run has been found to increase girls...
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

...reduce the stigma and shame still felt by others diagnosed with HIV, as well as by those reluctant to be tested. He voiced hope that "others may come forward and say, 'Thanks, Charlie, for kicking the door open.'"While some may have dismissed what...
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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois urged on the House floor. "And let us maintain America's commitment to being a beacon of hope."Yet few Democrats were so outspoken, and even Republicans sympathetic to their view said they saw a need to act."Even...
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Review: The sad beauty of 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'

...iffy to conflate author and character, it's worth noting that Falcon himself has made good on Wade's dreams. Maybe there's hope for his characters after all.? Contact arts editor Amy Fletcher at


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