Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

I hope you didn't miss the excellent article in the July 7 Alaska Dispatch News opinion section ("Read to Your Baby Right From the Start").
In the Stacks: New books for beginning readers

...other well without being overwhelming.???The Summer Reading Program is in full swing; check our calendar for dates, locations...Storytimes with Crafts, and ToddlerTimes. Register now to play the Reading Game and earn books to keep. Teens and adults: drop off book...
Belknap goes after the gap

If you're an Alaska man reading this, imagine your paycheck being 25.8 percent smaller. If you're a woman, you probably don't have to imagine anything...
Today in History

...1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.In 1853, an expedition...
Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards announced

...which produced an interactive reading program.Honoree Lord was...Alaskan writers," hosting readings and other events to highlight...will be followed by a staged reading of Zack Rogow's "Tangled...Renaissance Arts and Sciences Reading Series of UAA's summer low-residency...
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...The less I hear or read about her, the better. So in this regard, I was recently surprised to find myself grateful for reading what she had to say. The topic was oil and gas taxes in Alaska. As you may recall, Palin, riding a wave of corruption clean-up...
A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...have also reportedly looted, desecrated and burned the Christian churches in the city. In accord with their fundamentalist reading of Islamic law, ISIS has imposed the jizya (a head tax signifying the subordination of non-Muslims) on the remaining Christian...
Bird Bits: Tidbits about the great blue heron

...comparison's sake, have a much shorter tenure as parents. They're now starting on their second of multiple broods. Into reading tracks along a saltwater or freshwater shoreline? The length of a typical heron foot is between six or eight inches. Two...
Nadal and Sharapova lose; while Serena leaves with illness

...racket around his back and casually flicked a shot that sailed between his legs and over the net for a winner.He joked about reading that his mother said she didn't think he could beat Nadal."It actually made me a bit angry," Kyrgios said, then noted...
Perseverance brings plays downtown

...local artists. Some of those people will also take part in readings of new work, scheduled for the same time, bringing more offerings...week," Christopher said.By hosting ASTI, Summerfest and readings of new work together around the same time, the theater hopes...


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