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  • Alaska won't seek U.S. health exchange grants

    Alaska won't seek U.S. health exchange grants
    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. Parnell,...
  • Disney cruise captures the wonder of Alaska

    Disney cruise captures the wonder of Alaska
    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,...
  • Starr hasnt changed his stripes

    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...
  • Travel scribe finally tells whole truth

    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...
  • Per diems: Palin may have to pay

     
    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......
  • Inauguration fever: Rooms grow scarce

     
    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,......
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Shore power for cruise ships coming to San Diego

     
    Work crews at the Port of San Diego have begun to install equipment to allow docked cruise ships to plug into electrical power from the shore. The project will mean cruise ships won't need to run their diesel engines to......
  • Social nets wrap: Bush, Whitman, Brown and others celebrate Independence Day weekend

     
    Politicians including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzegger and George Bush bid their social networking followers a happy Independence Day weekend....
  • Eric Zager

    Eric Zager's career in journalism is ripped from the pages of an adventure novel. Upon graduating from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University Eric headed north - about as far as you can travel in the Continental U.S. The...
  • Alaska: Tsunamis on American Shores

    Alaska: Tsunamis on American Shores
    The Lituya Bay tsunami dwarfs the Asian tsunami. It hit in 1958 and was so large, that for a time, the wave would have swamped the sears tower by almost 300 feet! The difference is, it hit in a very remote part of the world. Lituya Bay is located about...