Booker season: Breaking our hearts, such as "difficult to put down, even in the midst of sobbing," "inspires as much as it devastates" and "there are truths here that are almost too difficult to bear."And it was a hard read. Sobbing did happen. Not the usual damp-eyes I get...
Letter: Stuff doesn't just happen

...Kunduz, Afghanistan. I believe we Americans deserve to know the truth regarding what is occurring in other parts of the world. own up to.I know there are Americans who do not want the truth published about our actions around the world. They will have...
Officer injured at airport awarded Police Purple Heart

...recognized with a Law Enforcement Purple Heart medal."Courage is the mental and moral strength to protect others and promote truth and justice in the face of danger, difficulty, uncertainty or pain without being overcome by fear," JPD Chief Bryce Johnson...
McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

...the House's Benghazi committee was set up to drive down Hillary Rodham Clinton's poll numbers rather than search for the truth about the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans. He was roundly criticized and quickly backtracked, but the flub...
Nation and World
Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story easy to assume she's never experienced misfortune.The truth is that Zaverl is simply in love with life, in the way Seattle. A biopsy of her lymph nodes revealed the awful truth - she had stage two Hodgkin's Lymphoma.Since treatment would...
My Turn: Healing the collective trauma of 9/11

...for opposing viewpoints no matter how offensive they seem. And it includes a willingness to sincerely examine the difficult truths about America's role in creating the turmoil that continues to plague so much of the Middle East. Otherwise, we'll remain...
An interview with Seth Kantner

...fiction."Counterintuitively, it's also easier to get at deeper truths in fiction, he said."Definitely, 'Ordinary Wolves,' I had to tell it as fiction so I could tell the truth," he said.For both genres, what Kantner loves is being outside...
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

...subsistence users, predation by other wolves, old logging roads and a 260-mile "state scenic byway"are named culprits.The truth and solutions:First: The Southeast Alaska Wolf "species" numbers in the thousands. There is no "rare" Alexander Archipelago...
'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned

...juries that convicted our four young men were provided evidence beyond a reasonable doubt," she said. "We know that that is not so. Those convictions were based on a foundation of sand that will wash away when all the truth is presented."
My Turn: Pope Francis' trip delivers a dividend for all immigration, tolerance and equal justice.I am one of those so delighted that Pope Francis spoke with such passion and truth to our deeply divided Congress. I see it as a dividend for all of America. While his performance before Congress may be seen...


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