| May 9, 2010
The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain
The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
Viking: 218 pp., $26.95
Good news! Our middle-aged brains are surprisingly competent and surprisingly talented. We're smarter, calmer, happier and, as...
| May 11, 2010
150,000 more feet of boom will soon be laid in the Gulf to help stop the spread of oil.
If you spent any time outside Tuesday, you could probably hear them in the air
C 17 jumbo jets flying into the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.
Three jets flew in...
| May 12, 2010
Cargo planes from Elmendorf Air Force Base are flying equipment to New Orleans to help clean up crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 250 tons of booms, skimmer boats and other equipment belonging to the Navy and the BP oil...
| May 3, 2010
A pair of Anchorage moms has found a way to improve life for new parents and make some money on the side by cleaning up the diaper business.
Some may cringe when they find out how Angie Shephard and Theresa Perez earn a living.
But keep in mind that...
| May 12, 2010
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Cruise ships from Vancouver and Seattle have set sail for Alaska and will be here in a couple of weeks.
Some tourism businesses are hoping to boost their visitor appeal.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is getting ready for what it hopes will be a busy...
| Apr 15, 2010
Gov. Sean Parnell recently uttered two words which caught a lot of lawmakers off guard: special session.
Parnell says he's prepared to call lawmakers back to work if they don't vote on his scholarship proposal by the end of the legislative session.
| Apr 15, 2010
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan visited lawmakers in Juneau Thursday and says he is pleased the Legislature is showing support for Anchorage.
About $470 million of the proposed capital budget will go to fix up roads, construct buildings and continue work at...
| Apr 14, 2010
The cruise industry is applauding a vote Wednesday by the state Senate.
Lawmakers approved a bill to reduce the cruise head tax in a 17-3 vote. The bill would lower the tax from $46 a person to $34.50 per person, and allow further cuts for ports in...
| Feb 5, 2010
African-Americans make up just 4 percent of Alaska's population -- but that doesn't mean they haven't influenced the state's course. When it comes to documenting history, it takes just one person to prove that passion goes a long way.
"These are people...
| Feb 19, 2010
When Alaska achieved statehood, it did so during the civil-rights movement. Alaska's first black dentist set up shop in 1958, and the state's first African-American was elected to public office in 1964. Between those two events, in 1963 Carrs was the...
| Apr 8, 2010
Our Fund the Future scholarship winner this month comes from a town with a population smaller than her new science class at West High School. She's a typical teen with a lot of angst, but it seems most of that melts away when she thinks about home....