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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...
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.
Homeless defend Anchorage camps

ANCHORAGE - On a chilly, drizzly fall day, the city's new homeless coordinator trudged through mud down a steep trail into the heart of one of Anchorage's biggest - and most established - homeless villages.
State split on coastal issue

ANCHORAGE - A loud campaign over a ballot measure to provide management of coastal projects in Alaska has attracted two former governors on opposite sides -- and big money from industry trying to kill it.
Slushy course hampers Anchorage triathlon

ANCHORAGE - They ran like ducks through slush, leaped over a downed tree, and skied on scary glare ice. But when they finished Alaska's first attempt at a winter triathlon, most of the racers said they had a blast.
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.
Fund aims to keep flowers flourishing

ANCHORAGE - Tourists go wild for them. The mayor calls them a treasure. Now downtown businesses, the municipality and gardening enthusiasts are teaming up to keep the city's flower beds and hanging baskets from being whacked by budget cuts.


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