News archive from 21 September 2015

Former Kodiak setnetter launches U.S. House challenge to Alaska's Don Young

Former Kodiak setnetter launches U.S. House challenge to Alaska's Don Young

A newly minted lawyer and former Kodiak setnetter is challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young in next year’s Republican Party primary. Paul Hannan, who moved back to the Kenai Peninsula town of Homer in June after three years of law school in Alabama, makes up...

 
Exchange rates affect international tourist spending power

Exchange rates affect international tourist spending power

Fluctuating exchange rates are affecting the tourism industry as the American economy strengthens, including how tourists spend their money in Orlando. International tourist spending was flat last year, with a 1.1 percent increase over 2013 - when the...

 
Wolff: Getting elected is so over

Wolff: Getting elected is so over

The British Labor Party has just named as its leader an old-line British Marxist, 66-year-old Jeremy Corbyn, who promises a major left-wing overhaul of a party that had, not long ago, converted itself into the dominant force in British politics by...

 
Delay Social Security till 70? The payoff's nice

Delay Social Security till 70? The payoff's nice

The mechanics of waiting to receive Social Security retirement benefits until after your retirement age are daunting. You can receive a lot more through waiting until age 70. Let's explore how this all works. When you delay filing for your Social...

 

Legislature spent over $90,000 on Seattle conference

The Alaska Legislature spent $91,000 in public funds to send 42 lawmakers and staffers to a conference in Seattle last month, with several participants billing the state for more than $400 in nightly hotel costs. Seventeen legislators and 25 staff...

 
Orlando MetroWest condo complex faces millions in code-violation fines

Orlando MetroWest condo complex faces millions in code-violation fines

Orlando's biggest challenge with building-safety violations isn't in a blighted area. It's a manicured MetroWest condo community where landscapers weed and security guards check guests. The English-themed Hamptons community of 743 condominiums faces...

 

In the face of death, so much love

What follows is the second part in a two-part exploration of mortality, hope and the natural world by Homer author Eva Saulitis. In Part 1, published in last Sunday’s We Alaskans, Saulitis described the unexpected revelations that occurred when “what...

 

Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina on Planned Parenthood

Can you win a political debate if your information isn't accurate? Republican candidate Carly Fiorina was widely seen as the victor last week at CNN's GOP presidential debate. But Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" challenged one of...

 
Florida fishing guides say red snapper rules hurt business

Florida fishing guides say red snapper rules hurt business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida fishing guides say they're being crowded out of their preferred waters by a fish they can't keep. Many commercial and recreational fishermen in northeast Florida and throughout the south Atlantic say they're...

 
Cultural London: Top events and exhibits this fall

Cultural London: Top events and exhibits this fall

Which of the world's museums is the most Googled? It's London's Science Museum. I recently spent an hour in the museum's permanent exhibit of information technology through the ages and I can see why. I don't think a full day would have done it...

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Remembering Alaskans' generous lives

Remembering Alaskans' generous lives

HAINES -- When my editor at the Chilkat Valley News, winner of the Alaska Press Club’s best small newspaper in Alaska award, called to see how I was doing with the last of three recent obituaries, I said I was waiting on some information from the...

 

Mixed results for Holy Rosary, Lumen Christi soccer teams

Anchorage’s two coed soccer teams had a rough day Saturday, with Lumen Christi falling to previously winless Nenana and Holy Rosary winning once and losing once. Lumen Christi sat the majority of its starters because of team infractions, coach Billy...

 
Trump to CNN: You gave Fiorina easy questions

Trump to CNN: You gave Fiorina easy questions

Donald Trump acknowledges that Carly Fiorina did well in last week's debate on CNN, but he also chides CNN for helping her. "You gave her a lot of very easy questions," Trump told Jake Tapper on Sunday's "State of the Union."...

 
Sequester doesn't hurt the poor: Column

Sequester doesn't hurt the poor: Column

Most of our national leaders dislike sequestration, the blunt process that has enforced federal deficit reduction with across-the-board spending cuts. While some fiscally conservative groups will cheer spending cuts any way they can get them,...

 

From school spirit to the Holy Spirit: UCF Athletics' emcee launches a new church

Sure, the UCF football team lost, somehow, to Furman on Saturday night. But the next morning, parishioners gathered in the Doubletree hotel just up the road - emblazoned everywhere with UCF and Knights banners - and heard the UCF Athletics emcee...

 

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