News archive from 21 February 2016

Wildflower ‘super bloom’ transforms barren Death Valley

Wildflower ‘super bloom’ transforms barren Death Valley

Death Valley Exposed is a video podcast series that highlights various snapshots from Death Valley National Park. Credit: Bristlecone Media and the National Park Service. Suddenly, there are wildflowers everywhere. And they're popping up in the most...

 
Wilson would slash up to 1,000 UA jobs with disastrous plan

Wilson would slash up to 1,000 UA jobs with disastrous plan

One thing we could always count on in Fairbanks was that every local legislator, regardless of party affiliation, would support the University of Alaska. Not anymore. Rep. Tammie Wilson, whose North Pole district doesn't extend to the Fairbanks...

 
First Take: Clinton win halts Sanders momentum as battle heads to southern races

First Take: Clinton win halts Sanders momentum as battle heads to southern races

Hillary Clinton’s victory in Nevada halts the momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who trounced her earlier this month in New Hampshire, and the win may begin a streak as the battle heads to a series of southern-voting states that favor her. The...

 
Another disappointment for LSU, which has only itself to blame

Another disappointment for LSU, which has only itself to blame

One of the more ridiculous arguments in sports this winter has centered on LSU's Ben Simmons, the potential No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft. The argument? That the NCAA tournament itself — the greatest three-week sporting event of the year — would...

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Reports: Yovani Gallardo, Orioles agree to 3-year, $35 million deal

Reports: Yovani Gallardo, Orioles agree to 3-year, $35 million deal

The Baltimore Orioles continued their tradition of fortifying their roster after training camp begins, agreeing to terms with right-hander Yovani Gallardo on a three-year, $35 million contract, according to multiple reports. Gallardo, who turns 30...

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Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada

Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Donald Trump claimed a big victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the contest moved into the South. Out West, Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial win in Nevada's...

 

Music video: In Ivan Night's 'Can't Lie,' a mysterious figure out on the town

Each week Alaska Dispatch News is featuring a different music video by an Alaska artist. Want to suggest a video? Contact play@alaskadispatch.com Ivan Night's music video "Can't Lie" features a mannequin meandering around Anchorage, taking...

 
First Take: History is now on Donald Trump's side

First Take: History is now on Donald Trump's side

Donald Trump may be a presidential candidate who is almost without precedent, but history is now on his side. The billionaire businessman who has never sought public office before scored a decisive win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night,...

 
Can Xerox avoid a bankruptcy like Kodak's?

Can Xerox avoid a bankruptcy like Kodak's?

The Xerox split is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Here are some other key figures. ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The announcement last month that Xerox would split into two companies left many questions unanswered. Specific details of the separation...

 

Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada; Bush drops out

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Donald Trump claimed a big victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the contest moved into the South. Out West, Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial win in Nevada's...

 
Too many Alaskans, other Americans cower at the risks of freedom

Too many Alaskans, other Americans cower at the risks of freedom

There is entirely too much loud, mean talk nowadays, too much lunacy, quackery and bold lies from the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump -- not to mention newspapers and television talking heads and Barack Obama. Somebody...

 
Former Eielson star DeLoach wins hurdles at 109th Millrose Games

Former Eielson star DeLoach wins hurdles at 109th Millrose Games

Janay DeLoach, the former Eielson High star who is an Olympic bronze medalist in the long jump, reminded Saturday that she also is an elite hurdler. DeLoach won the women's 60-meter hurdles at the 109th Millrose Games in New York City and barely...

 

Budget reform coalition led by GCI exec releases donor list

JUNEAU — The budget reform coalition spearheaded by the executive of telecommunications company GCI released an initial list of donors this week, showing its backers include heavyweights in the state’s labor and business communities. Alaska’s Future...

 
Police: 3-year-old Mich. boy shoots mom in the head

Police: 3-year-old Mich. boy shoots mom in the head

KENTWOOD, Mich. — A 3-year-old Michigan boy accidentally shot his mother in the head Saturday afternoon, police say. Police and firefighters responded at 2:40 p.m. to a home in the Bailey's Grove area in Kentwood, 10 miles, west of Grand Rapids, after...

 

APU skier from Fairbanks holds off pursuers to win American Birkebeiner

Temperatures hovered near 40 degrees Saturday in Hayward, Wisconsin — a February heat wave if you’re from Fairbanks. Yet David Norris had a case of the shivers when he finished the American Birkebeiner ski race. Skiing in front of a crowd so loud he...

 
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