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Pruden: The occasion the Democrats asked for

By Wesley Pruden The Democrats set out to teach John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu a lesson. They would boycott the Israeli prime minister’s…

Jenkins: Gas line policy? Walker is either crazy like a fox or crazy as a loon

By Paul Jenkins So, there you are, Big Oil Inc. plugging away, spending hundreds of millions of dollars doing prep work for a…

Brennan: We need longer sessions

By Tom Brennan My old colleague Bill Tobin will be spinning in his urn if he sees me say it, but I think…

Sanchez: FCC’s net neutrality nuclear option

By Julian Sanchez Proponents of network neutrality regulation are cheering the announcement this week that the Federal Communications Commission will seek to reclassify…




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It is always unseemly, unnecessary and unfair when a chief executive resorts to name-calling, or  calls his opposition “un-Alaskan,” but that is where Gov. Bill Walker chose to…

Watching this morning’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress was breath-taking. It was moral, succinct and rang of the truth. The…

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Varsity Sports Grill

Varsity Sports Grill Alaska Airlines Center (907) 786-7835 alaskaairlinescenter.com. By Scott Banks Varsity Sports Grill perches atop the fourth floor of the new Alaska Airlines Center on UAA’s…

In praise of the braise

By Scott Banks January is when food folks research their recipes for cold-weather dishes to thaw your frigid digits. People call it comfort food. Stews, soups, chili, pot…

Holiday food gifts people want under their tree

By Scott Banks Homemade food gifts are a dicey prospect. I have a few that have lingered in the pantry for a year. On the other hand, my…

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The locomotive 556 on the Delaney Park Strip.   Follow…

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