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My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig deal. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, who was a member of the House at the time, told Alaska Dispatch reporter Lisa Demer he felt "renter's remorse" after Hawker went forward on his own and signed the extension.The day before Hawker...
Empire designer wins top honors

...and Paula Dobbyn and Bill White teamed up for third in the investigative category. Taking honorable mentions were Lisa Demer (government), Debra McKinney (lifestyles), Doug O'Harra (short feature) and Cinthia Ritchie (long feature...
What to do with the ACLU?

...provide a curious citizen with an alternative viewpoint. A quick Google search on "Veterans Ridge, Anchorage" brings up Lisa Demer's Anchorage Daily News article, "Mountain View homeless camp cleared out," where it clearly states that this previous...
Tourism leader, POW defender Stephens dies

ANCHORAGE - Stan Stephens, an Alaska tourism leader whose passion for Prince William Sound took new form after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, died Saturday, his family said. He was 78.
Chamber seeks support for LGBTQ community

ANCHORAGE - A year and a half after Anchorage rejected a gay rights ballot measure that deeply divided the city, the gay and lesbian community is being not only embraced but promoted from an unexpected quarter: the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

ANCHORAGE - This year on the Kenai Peninsula, hunters killed a record 46 brown bears- more than five times the average - under dramatically liberalized state hunting rules, and federal wildlife managers became so concerned they took the unprecedented step of temporarily shutting down the sport hunt on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Dead killer whale calf to be studied

ANCHORAGE - On Friday evening, after all the human patients were finished for the day at the Alaska Spine Institute's imaging center, a dead killer whale calf underwent a CT scan and an MRI.
USGS releases series of new topographical maps of Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The first batch of new, more accurate Alaska maps that will eventually cover the whole state is out and free to the public as part of a state and federal project to replace old topographic maps that date back 50 years or more. U.S.
Skier recounts avalanche survival

ANCHORAGE - Two longtime friends set out Saturday on a blue-sky afternoon for what they figured would be another unforgettable day of hard skiing in Alaska's backcountry.
Subscription produce business blooming

ANCHORAGE - When Sarah and River Bean cleared old timber to start their farm near Palmer more than two decades ago, one of their first chores was recruiting customers for the coming harvest. It was a way to build a base of buyers and make their love of farming a viable business. Their customers, in turn, got fresh vegetables all summer long.


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