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Outside Editorial: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald:The Justice Department took two wise steps to strengthen protection for the news media last week, signaling - dare we hope? - a new and more enlightened view by the Obama administration of the rights of reporters to do their jobs without fear of government prosecution.
'The Mountaintop' opens Friday

...Killers," "Hoodoo Love," "Our Lady of Kibeho," and "Pussy Valley." Hall's journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, UK's The Guardian, Essence and The Commercial Appeal, including contributing reporting for...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...given a pair of examples as a grand jury criminally indicted the operators of a platinum mine in Western Alaska and the New York Times published a damning expose of environmental practices in North Dakota's shale oil fields. Development can be good...
Juneau Jazz & Classics Winter Series announced

...three decades. A debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 launched her career, and a front-page story in the New York Times three years later helped in the formation of a major international career. Performing as Midori - first name only...
For Strayed, writing 'Wild' was just the beginning

...big checks started coming in about nine months after "Wild" hit bookshelves and started its climb to the top of The New York Times best-seller's list. To Oprah's Book Club. And, as of this coming week, to movie theaters nationwide.The...
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

This week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its report on the CIA torture program authorized during President George W. Bush's administration. As expected, it's become a raging partisan dispute.
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

Alaskans once again find themselves having conversations they had 15 years ago, when oil prices plummeted to nine dollars a barrel.
A New York Times review of "A Wolf Called Romeo"

...Nick Jans' latest book "A Wolf Called Romeo," released July 1 with Houghton Mifflin, was recently reviewed by the New York Times.Reviewer Brownen Dickey writes in the review, published Oct. 17: "For Jans, the desire to understand Romeo...
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

...subsidizing the export-oriented Tongass timber program at $20 million per year - $130,000 per Tongass timber job - as the New York Times recently reported. While our taxpayers swallow a net economic loss, our old-growth forests are shipped back to...
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...


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