News archive from 8 November 2015

Clemson bolsters Playoff standing in win vs. Florida State

Clemson bolsters Playoff standing in win vs. Florida State

CLEMSON, S.C. — Breaking down No. 5 Clemson's 23-13 win Saturday against No. 15 Florida State: THE BIG PICTURE: They’ve been waiting for a long time in Clemson to recreate the magic of the 1981 national championship. And this might be the team to do...

Usa Today, 19:18 in Sport
 

Alaskans created Permanent Fund for the future, which is where we are now

It’s time to take stock of state finances and recognize what needs to take place in 2016 — nothing short of a complete overhaul will set things right. But I don’t think the message of our precarious financial position is sinking in just yet. Instead,...

 
Brad Keselowski wins at Texas to give Penske Xfinity owners' title

Brad Keselowski wins at Texas to give Penske Xfinity owners' title

FORT WORTH (AP) — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas, leading a race-high 62 of 200 laps and wrapping up a third consecutive owners' championship for Roger Penske. While Penske got a title, the Xfinity drivers' championship is still...

Usa Today, 19:31 in Sport
 
No. 10 Oklahoma State upsets No. 3 TCU to shake up Big 12

No. 10 Oklahoma State upsets No. 3 TCU to shake up Big 12

STILLWATER, Okla. – Breaking down No. 10 Oklahoma State’s 42-29 win Saturday against third-ranked and previously unbeaten TCU:  THE BIG PICTURE: Oklahoma State made its case for College Football Playoff contention by handing TCU its first loss since...

Usa Today, 19:47 in Sport
 

Lawmakers' anti-tax pledge could pose setback for Walker's fiscal plan

JUNEAU — Senior lawmakers have already warned Gov. Bill Walker that they’re unlikely to approve any proposals in their next session to help balance Alaska’s budget by levying new taxes or by spending money from the Permanent Fund. Walker’s bid to...

 
Review: Penn & Teller debunk magic, amaze anyway

Review: Penn & Teller debunk magic, amaze anyway

When you think of a magic show, certain elements come to mind: Illusions, escapes, objects appearing where you least expect. But Penn & Teller’s act is so much more than a magic show. The duo’s act revolves around a central message that appears,...

 
Memorial to Ukrainian famine dedicated in Washington

Memorial to Ukrainian famine dedicated in Washington

WASHINGTON – Russia’s ongoing military incursion in eastern Ukraine was a recurring theme Saturday at the dedication of a memorial to remember the millions of Ukrainians who died of starvation in 1932-33. The memorial, located in downtown...

 
College football's Week 10 winners and losers

College football's Week 10 winners and losers

Clemson started the day at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff committee's first rankings, but were quickly knocked their heels after Dalvin Cook’s 75-yard touchdown run on the game’s second play gave Florida State an early lead in the ACC...

Usa Today, 20:26 in Sport
 

Lawmakers' anti-tax pledge could block Walker's fiscal plan -- if they stand by it

JUNEAU — Senior lawmakers have already warned Gov. Bill Walker that they’re unlikely to approve any proposals in their next session to help balance Alaska’s budget by levying new taxes or by spending money from the Permanent Fund. Walker’s bid to...

 
As Iowa debate nears, Clinton seems inevitable again

As Iowa debate nears, Clinton seems inevitable again

DES MOINES, Iowa —It's hard to foresee a result other than the Hillary Clinton juggernaut winning Iowa unless something major blows up in the presidential race, Democratic activists say. As another pivot point approaches in the form of Saturday's...

 

South gymnasts seize spotlight at Cook Inlet Conference championships

The South Wolverines, sparked by all-around champion Olivia Gorder, captured the Cook Inlet Conference gymnastics championship Saturday with a dominant performance at Dimond High. Gorder won three of the four individual events to take the all-around...

 
Walker's latest stumble on the road to a gas line is his call for transparency

Walker's latest stumble on the road to a gas line is his call for transparency

Here we are again, stuck in yet another muddy pothole on the long, frustrating and increasingly erratic road to construction of a $65 billion gas project to move North Slope gas to Asian markets. This time, we are mired in the insanity of government...

 
Two alternatives to Alaska risking big bucks on more gas line history

Two alternatives to Alaska risking big bucks on more gas line history

Editors' note: The following piece was originally sent as a letter on Nov. 3 to Gov. Bill Walker, House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer. It has been adapted here into commentary form. It is unreasonable to think that the state...

 
Aided and abetted by GOP majority, TransCanada profited at Alaska's expense

Aided and abetted by GOP majority, TransCanada profited at Alaska's expense

The divorce between Alaska and TransCanada became final this week. The Legislature voted to buy TransCanada’s share of a prospective natural gas pipeline from the North Slope. How the state ended up in that shotgun marriage is a lesson in corporate...

 

Seawolves dominate West Region cross country championships

UAA runners broke the tape twice, both times with teammates chasing them, Saturday at the West Region championships. Henry Cheseto and Joyce Chelimo claimed the individual titles at the NCAA Division II region championships in Monmouth, Oregon, where...

 
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