Scammer solicits cash for $350,000 'prize'

FAIRBANKS - When a man claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House called Barbara Reed and told her she'd won two prizes, she was ready to believe.She's a customer of the business that sponsors a sweepstakes. Being picked as a winner sounded...
Budding entrepreneurs

...James and Giono have been planning and preparing, but the product they hope to provide to Alaskans isn't legal yet.Meet two of Alaska's hopeful "ganjapreneurs."Originally from Minnesota, James started spending summers in Southeast Alaska about...
Alaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

...five years.Former Department of Fish and Game biologist Rick Sinnott (SIN'-it) says spiked fences impale roaming moose two or three times per year. He says the animals instinctively jump over low obstacles.Mayor Dan Sullivan says the number of moose...
War, Murkowski topics in Senate debate

...Sullivan was one of the last before Tuesday's election. The two are scheduled to face off for the final time on Thursday.The...the Islamic State extremists, which Sullivan agrees with.The two went back and forth on what constitutes combat troops. Sullivan...
A new chapter

...discharged from the hospital in June after two-and-a-half years of surgeries and...themselves in similar situations. One or two of the mothers had served in the military...advocate for their children's care."One or two of the moms I know were military and sort...
Musical comedy "How Things Happen in Three!" runs Thursday-Saturday

...7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1."How Things Happen in Three!" is the first of two fall musicals the theater will be presenting this season. The second is "Calamity Jane, directed by Karen Allen. It runs...
Friends of City Museum meeting to feature fish trap history

...efficient fish catching devices the world has ever seen. In a four-month fishing season, a single trap, operated by one or two watchmen, could catch hundreds of thousands or even a million salmon. For more than 70 years, the traps supplied canneries...
Pure Sole: Hey Parnell! Pass it to me!

...matching Democratic sweat bands with Byron Mallot, even though the two differ on abortion rights, gay marriage and Gatorade flavors...and atop mountains, but I have no skills for the game these two are playing.Hmmm, let's talk marijuana.I hate to say it...
New geologic materials library opens in Anchorage

...the collection.The new library is housed in a building formerly used by a Sam's Club warehouse store.It took the state two years and $24.5 million to purchase and renovate the facility.State Department of Natural Resources geologist Dave LaPain...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...dispassionate even when - or especially when - we're passionate about the subject. I seem to have taken up this column with inveighing against, but there's more to say about big words. Next time: "Big Words, Part Two."


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