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Jenkins: Palin drama? Small potatoes compared to violence against women, kids

By Paul Jenkins Sitting down to write this column, I had a lead in mind: A funny thing happened on the way to…

Brennan: Party-hopping deal looks sleazy

By Tom Brennan The Ken Jacobus/Steve Strait argument for undoing the Walker/Mallott opportunist ticket sure has the ring of truth. I’m no lawyer,…

Sowell: Mob rule economics

By Thomas Sowell While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined…

Pruden: Obama’s coalition of the unwilling

By Wesley Pruden Effective leaders never blow an uncertain trumpet. It neither inspires nor encourages, and only poisons the air. Better not to…




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Editorial View all

Shades of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail battle which pitted private property owners against those who decided they wanted to use their land – and a government all…

If we did not have Joe Biden, we might have to invent him for chuckles. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake notes, the vice president was at a…

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Louie’s Restaurant: An old-Alaska eatery

47 Spur View Drive Kenai, AK 907-283-3660 or 800-777-3650 Uptownmotel.com By Scott Banks Anchorage Daily Planet Food Writer Louie’s Restaurant is attached to the Uptown Motel in Kenai…

Lahn Pad Thai

Lahn Pad Thai 2101 Abbott Road #7 (907) 272-8424 By Scott Banks Planet Food Guy One theory on restaurant success is that if a restaurant survives in a…

Salmon season is here: Make the most of it

By Scott Banks Planet Food Guy Dipnetters are mending their nets, 8-weight fly rods and heavy-duty spin rods are coming out of the garage and serious fly tiers…

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