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Williams: Will the West defend itself?

By Walter E. Williams The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group…

Pruden: A promise to defend America on the cheap

By Wesley Pruden Maybe President Obama is beginning to understand the Islamist threat against America. Maybe. If he does, we’ll owe a debt…

Jenkins: Sane support for pot initiative gone in a puff of smoke

By Paul Jenkins The dope dudes must be scratching their heads, wondering whether their campaign to persuade Alaska voters to legalize marijuana in…

Brennan: When good news seems bad

By Tom Brennan Silly me. I thought our sea-ice glass was half full; turns out it’s half empty. It’s amazing how some scientists…

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As the nation watches health officials moving to contain the spread of ebola, a deadly virus that now has made its way to our shores, many are wondering…

We see that Sen. Mark Begich is continuing his embarrassing and unseemly drive to somehow morph into Sen. Lisa Murkowski. He has another ad out trying to make…

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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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The locomotive 556 on the Delaney Park Strip.   Follow…

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