My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction in Anchorage. Begich was elected to the Anchorage Assembly at age 26. He ran for mayor three times, achieving the post in 2003, then defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in 2008. Begich was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He earned everything...
Engine sounds heard before plane crash

...right side of the plane."He did not see anything else until he was clear of the hangars at the east end of the airport," according to the investigators' record of his statement. "It was at this time he saw the post-impact smoke."
Tails of endearment

...recent post says he and Comet raised more than $600 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair for homeless kids in the community. The post also challenges area organizations and businesses to match their donation. Hansen posts about photo shoots on the Facebook...
Regents rescind president's bonus at his request

...reported the vote Monday was 9-1 to rescind the $320,000 bonus that the board had approved if Gamble remained in the post through 2016.Gamble last week said the timing of the bonus - equal to a year of his salary - was not right. He said...
Fostering 'Kindred' spirits

...and other products sourced locally and from around the country. "I tell people, we serve a global community here at the post office, especially during the tourist season, so our definition of neighborhood is a global neighborhood, because of...
My Turn: Bill Walker is now a target

...elementary years to keep food on the table. His family lost everything in the 1964 earthquake and at age 12, Bill became the post office janitor to help the family ward off bankruptcy. We both are among the first in our families to go to college and...
Today in History

...1923, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was again elected Speaker of Turkey's Grand Assembly.In 1932, Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out "for all or nothing."In 1946, author H.G. Wells...
New Capital Transit plan slows to a halt

...service to low-ridership areas, including Back Loop between Mint Way and the University of Alaska Southeast, past the post office in Douglas and around the downtown Douglas loop.Assemblyman Randy Wanamaker expressed regret that the Assembly...
Volunteers rescue 35 dogs near Soldotna

...situation that had been going on for years via a Facebook post and decided to do something about it. A few days after reading the post, they went to the house and talked to the owners, offering help."It took two people in the community who just cared...
Concerns raised on direction of alcohol board

...Beverage Control Board in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the Anchorage Daily News. She recently stepped down from the post she held for over five years, a decision largely aimed at helping her daughter with her business, she wrote. But she...


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