| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:40 AM
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell said on Thursday his state will not apply for federal grants to establish medical insurance exchanges under the newly enacted U.S. healthcare law because a Florida judge has ruled the legislation unconstitutional.
| Aug 2, 2011
| 12:09 PM
If you can judge the worth of a vacation by the number of times you get goose bumps, then my family's Disney cruise to Alaska in June ranks among the best.
My first shiver came our first day at sea, when our ship glided between two large mountains,...
| May 13, 2010
This month's Fund the Future winner is a Juneau seventh-grader who doesn't wait for a lesson plan to teach him about the world.
No one taught Quinn White how to ride a unicycle; he learns things on his own.
"It took me about two weeks to get it down,"...
| Apr 27, 2010
Few companies in Alaska, let alone the country, weathered the recession quite as well as the Alaskan Brewing Co.
Industry analysts say customers will always have a taste for beer, but Alaska's largest brewery has something else going on.
No one enjoys a...
| Apr 16, 2010
The Alaska Republican Party heard from its major gubernatorial candidates for the first time Friday at the state GOP convention in Juneau.
Four candidates addressed the forum, each trying to distinguish himself ahead of the August primary. Some key...
| Apr 20, 2010
Gov. Sean Parnell announced on Tuesday that the State of Alaska would join a lawsuit brought by at least 19 other states challenging the constitutionality of federal health care reform legislation.
Parnell made the long-expected announcement with state...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2008
In his glowing profile of Kenneth Starr, Jim Newton says:
"Starr is neither monster nor prude. ... he speaks most eloquently on the notions of service and compassion. ... Today, he describes himself as 'an encourager and a facilitator,' referring to that...
| Apr 15, 2008
Finally, Chuck Thompson tells the unvarnished truth in "Smile When You're Lying" ( Henry Holt, 336 pages, $15 paper), a collection of stories he couldn't sell to any travel magazine during more than a decade as a globe-trotting writer, photographer and...
| Oct 8, 2008
| 4:30 PM
In an item on Monday, we reported on a conversation with Alaska finance director Kim Garnero, in which she admitted that any other state employee working most of the time away from her "duty station" -- as Palin did when......
| Nov 11, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Laura Olson If you waited to see the election results before booking a hotel room in Washington for the inauguration, you may be too late. Calls have been flooding area hotels over the past few months to reserve rooms,......