Today in History

...wanted to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as long as there were effective controls to keep marijuana away from kids, the black market and federal property. The NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players...
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...million in 2010. Non-violent offenders outnumber violent offenders in Alaskan jails. Unscrupulous drug cartels control the black market.For all this, what do we get? Is marijuana hard to come by for our youth? No, it is not. Have we lowered...
Book review: The Lightbringer series

I really love Brent Weeks, and so should you. Especially the first two books of his Lightbringer series: 'The Black Prism' and 'The Blinding Knife'. There's nothing better on your Fourth of July weekend than reading a 700-page book and...
A portrait of our community: Local artist creates new map for tourists resource to draw on this summer: a free city map and guide created by local artist and business owner Pat Race.The black and white map, available since June at the Alaska Robotics Gallery on Front Street, features a selection of downtown...
Jans to give book signing for 'A Wolf Called Romeo' Friday

...Public Library. Jans will be discussing his new book, "A Wolf Called Romeo," based on the well-known local story of the black wolf that interacted with Juneau residents, including Jans, who lived in the Mendenhall Valley at the time. Jans presents...
What's in Bloom: Bighead Knapweed

...Canada, it is listed as a noxious weed. This large perennial grows to almost five feet tall with bright yellow flower heads up to four inches across. It is native to the Caucasus Mountains of Eurasia between the Black and Caspian Seas.
The evolution of 'Godzilla': Japanese fans weigh in

...Godzilla, knowing it's a last resort. A tragic victim of its own creation, possessing no apparent conscience throughout the black-and-white masterpiece, Godzilla sinks quietly back into the ocean, allowing Mankind to triumph, but not until the...
Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

...putting a show for our fans."Notes: WNBA President Laurel Richie said before the game that six teams finished in the black last season, up from four the previous year. She also said the Golden State Warriors have strong interest in an expansion...
Haines affair

...many equines as possible, their muscular forearms exerting crushing blows on hot metal extracted from blazing fires, the "black" fire scale of oxides forming until the hammer "smythes" down upon it.Nope, the horseshoe tourney is actually pitching...
Today in Sports History and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera are banned 50 games apiece when Major League Baseball disciplines 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.


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