Becoming Alaskan: The three degrees of an Alaskan

With summer drawn to a close, street traffic is thinning out, apartments are available for rent (for now), and the seasonal masses have...
Dirt Girl: Putting the bed to rest

Summer is over and the clouds have closed in like a blizzard of rain. Now is the time to consider harvesting the last of your vegetables...
Willow ptarmigan

...plumage gradually turns brown (with white in the wings). As summer progresses, the reddish brown of the male spreads over the...will be white when winter comes. Winter plumage is denser than summer plumage and that, together with a seasonally greater metabolic...
Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

...offensive and categorically untrue."In Planned Parenthood's first appearance before Congress since those videos emerged this summer, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee argued that the group needs no taxpayer financing. They...
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Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

...waters "for the foreseeable future" after a well drilled this summer in the Chukchi Sea off the Alaskan coast failed to find natural...spokeswoman for Greenpeace USA in Washington, D.C.Over the summer, Greenpeace protested drilling by boarding a Shell vessel as...
Cards rout Bucs, take division

...down the Pirates for seven innings in a spot start that exemplified the attitude the Cardinals have adopted during a turbulent summer in which they somehow grew stronger even as their stars went down."Obviously we have bigger plans," said Lyons, who has...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...guard after what had appeared to be a stalemate throughout the summer between Taliban forces besieging the city and government troops...heavy presence in the province since launching their annual summer offensive with an assault on the city in April. That marked...
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Recreational pot users score bud at Oregon shops the supply can more easily flow into retail stores than it did in Washington and Colorado.Still, there is concern. Summer has historically been a time of marijuana shortages in Oregon, and most of the outdoor crop is not ready to harvest. Indoor...
My Turn: Candidate questions to consider

...especially downtown, where there is always a critical shortage. This has plagued legislators and their staff as well as summer tourism-related workers. Lack of downtown housing also impacts both of the two issues above.? Why are we building a new...
Brown suspended, SMU gets postseason ban

...chance to repeat.Or NCAA champion golfer Bryson DeChambeau from being able to defend his title as a senior next spring. This summer, he became only the fifth player ever to win the U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual titles in the same year.The basketball...
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