Around town Thursday, May 21

...9 p.m., McGivney's Sports Bar and Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall.Open mic night at the Alaskan, hosted by C. Scott Fry, 9 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Sign up for a slot beginning at 8:30 p.m. Details: 586-1000.
My Turn: $1.5 million means much in quest to defeat domestic violence

...million is the funding available to develop and implement programs with young people so that they know how to recognize the danger signs, how to get help, what healthy relationships look like and how to conduct themselves in ways that honors who they are as individuals...
Despite protests, Arctic drill prep continues

...danced at the vehicle gate of Terminal 5. They chanted and held signs saying "Climate Justice For All" and "You Shell Not Pass...Saturday's protest, turned up with her "Love the planet" sign for another day of activism Monday."We've got to wake up...
Firefighters put out Funny River hot spot

...where it adjoins or is adjacent to communities at risk, Funny River, Soldotna and Kasilof," Kent said.Kent said one obvious sign of a hotspot is smoke, but white or grey ash is also an indicator."Usually after rain comes, it turns that grey ash to black...
New England Patriots won't appeal team's fine, draft penalties

...helmet.Bender began sitting outside the hotel around 10 a.m. with hopes of having a word with Kraft, or at least get him to sign the helmet."I don't really think they cheated," he said. "If they did, just say sorry and that you know it was wrong...
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...China, under President Xi Jinping, is also starting an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and has enlisted 57 countries to sign up. Such a venture is designed to broaden China's practice of using its state-owned companies and its workers on foreign...
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Gov. Walker signs four bills into law

On Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker signed four bills approved by the Alaska Legislature into law. The signing was announced in an email Friday from the governor's office.
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Forecast remains warm, dry through Sunday

...showers there may be thunderstorms moving in from Canada.Computer models at the weather service Monday afternoon showed some signs the good weather may break by Saturday in the northern Panhandle, but there remains little certainty this far out.On Monday...
Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists hold 'Shell No' protest

...while lights on the towering rig twinkled in the background.Once out on the water, kayakers gathered in formation and hoisted signs and banners that read: "Climate Justice," "Oil-Free Future," "Shell No, Seattle Draws The Line," and "We can't...
Tall Timbers appeal denied the house since it opened last month."We just had a house meeting out in the sun," Nelson said.There are still some signs up around the neighborhood that say "Haven House: Right Idea, Wrong Place," but everyone has been getting along fine...


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