Peggie Joan Ward

...Wisecarver and his wife Barbara of Virginia, and Bill Garske of California, and nieces Ann Ashburn and her husband Clarence of Ohio, and Terra Garske of California. Peggie's ashes are interred at Alaska Memorial Park in Juneau. Anyone wishing to contact...
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...a thing for the Cuban people being oppressed by this brutal communist dictatorship," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.Republican presidential contenders had their say, too. Sen. Marco Rubio, son of a Cuban immigrant, said Obama was making...
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Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...their health care stories in letters to him.Accompanying the president aboard the Air Force One flight was Natoma Canfield, an Ohio cancer survivor who wrote in 2009 about being forced to drop her health insurance after she could no longer afford the monthly...
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Serena starts slow, Venus wins

...matches and was making her Wimbledon main-draw debut."When I (saw) her before match," Gasparyan said, "I thought, 'Oh, my God. I'm playing Serena.'"Yet the 20-year-old Russian played unafraid at the outset, and her one-handed backhand...
High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...drug, midazolam was used in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma executions in 2014. The executions...midazolam in executions: Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Oklahoma. Also, Alabama, Arkansas...43 minutes.Executions in Arizona and Ohio that used midazolam also went on longer...
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Slack Tide: 49 meditations on a sunny Alaska summer

...explanation is, which is why I chose not to include it.8. D'oh.9. There's a fine line between being a parent and a camp...gets like this, I feel the primal urge to swing a war club. Oh well, a softball bat will have to suffice.46. Or a flyswatter...
Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

...night, another Port Alexander resident offered to fly Smith and the dog to Sitka."This poor animal came in on a stretcher. Oh, he hurt so damn bad he couldn't even stand," said Bauder, the veterinarian.Bauder says Monkey was bitten on the chest...
Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

...Doucette, 59, was a lifelong resident of Lodi. Both had lost longtime spouses in recent years and had found love again."Oh we loved Mary, she was such a beautiful person, just lovely," Whitaker said through tears."My dad lived life to the fullest...
Juneau's Smith giving up soccer for futbol I was five years old playing parks and rec."Smith never puts a ball down now. It is the first item he packs for a trip.Oh yeah, always," Smith said. "I have to travel with my own ball. Just in case."Smith hopes his travels will open doors...
Pure Sole: Sugar daddies (and mommies)

...the added pressure that is building on the economy.Our teams take a lot from the community. It's time to give something back, something like, oh I don't know, maybe a pair of pants for Father's Day - ones with deeper pockets.


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