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Jenkins: Who is Bill Walker? Neither party may like the answer

By Paul Jenkins With the frenzy surrounding announcement of a Bill Walker-Byron Mallott gubernatorial ticket – some breathlessly call it “historic” – you…

Editor’s note: Tom Brennan is taking today off. He will return next Sunday. Follow…

Sowell: Cheap politicians

By Thomas Sowell The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly…

Obamacare: Fewer doctors, more demand

By Michael D. Tanner Obamacare, as its advocates increasingly point out, has succeeded in expanding the number of Americans with insurance. Even though…

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The wealthy Koch brothers are evil incarnate to the left, especially in Alaska, where Sen. Mark Begich and Democrats are dying to link them to every problem extant,…

Sen. Mark Begich’s cockamamie constitutional amendment to curb big, outside spending in political campaigns is deader than a skunk in the Senate. This is the same guy, it…

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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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