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Slack Tide: Come with me if you want to live!

Alaskans live here for all sorts of reasons: outstanding seafood, no income tax, relaxed attitudes about personal grooming, they lost the 2008 Vice-Presidential election, their ancestors crossed a land bridge from Asia 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.
J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

...didactic.Her collections included "A Piece of Mine" and "Homemade Love."Reviewing her novel "Family" in The New York Times in 1990, Roy Hoffman called it "the sort of book that ought to be read out loud.""Never mind that the narrator...
Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports

...they can sell their fish.We do not believe this new cool war - it isn't quite "cold" yet - will thaw soon. As the New York Times reported Wednesday, Russia is moving soldiers and weapons into eastern Ukraine, and relations between the United...
The guns of August reach Alaska

Armored cars, automatic rifles, gas masks and grenade launchers. This is not Iraq. This is Ferguson, Missouri. It's also Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Kodiak.
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
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Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

BOGOTA, Colombia - With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin AmericaBut for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most Latin Americans will put aside their disdain for their proud neighbors as they look to Lionel Messi and his teammates to salvage what's left of the region's soccer pride.
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 1

The international border between Little Diomede Island and Big Diomede Island is a strange place. It doesn't just mark the line between the United States and Russia; it also defines the international date line, dividing today from tomorrow.
Juneau stands with Leah

After Leah Sharon Francis was raped, she felt like no one was listening to her. It's only now - six months later - that people are starting to pay attention.
Visualizing 'Unseen Alaska'

Angoon, Elfin Cove, Kake, Pelican and Tenakee Springs aren't the Southeast communities that come to mind when Alaska-bound vacationers begin researching trips. That's about to change - or at least, that's the goal.
State | Local
Klinsmann: Unrealistic for US to expect title

SAO PAULO - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs. Jurgen Klinsmann maintains they shouldn't expect the U.S.


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