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Anchorage Daily Planet | October 19, 2018
By Wesley Prudent | Nobody in the West really understands the Arab mind. Killing a political adversary is understandable, though heartily to be disapproved of. But cutting up the corpse with a surgical saw, and doing it without first waiting for the poor guy to die, is beyond the Western, Judeo...
More Matters: Millennials Leading The Way To Increased Vegetable Consumption | | October 18, 2018
(NAPSI)—Much has been written about millennials and their impact on society. It appears their influence extends to diet and nutrition—and may help make fruits and vegetables more accessible and convenient for everyone.
Holiday Entertaining Advice From A Celebrity Chef | | October 18, 2018
(NAPSI)—Celebrity chef and restaurateur Fabio Viviani loves to entertain friends and family during the holidays and he has some tips to consider before planning your next gathering.
Medi-Cal Coverage To Smile About | | October 18, 2018
(NAPSI)—More than a third of Californians receive health care through Medi-Cal, and while most members know that dental coverage is included, many do not use the benefit.
Your Medicare Open Enrollment To-Do List | | October 18, 2018
(NAPSI)—Medicare’s annual enrollment period is now underway, and runs from October 15 to December 7, 2018. You may be happy with your current Medicare coverage, but it pays to shop around. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Creative Seafood Solutions | | October 18, 2018
(Family Features) When it comes to cooking up creative meals for the family, finding inspiration for new flavors while maintaining nutrition is typically a primary goal.
Keep Pets Safe this Halloween | | October 18, 2018
(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the…
3 Tips for a Healthy Baby | | October 18, 2018
(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what?
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 18, 2018
Just when you think the political Left cannot be more deceitful, along comes Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and her staff to raise the bar. The incumbent Democrat – in a tight re-election bid in a state that Trump carried by 20 points in his presidential bid – and her staff, have been ca...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 18, 2018
By Larry Elder | As is often the case in this era of President Donald Trump, the reaction is far more interesting than the action. The action was rapper/entrepreneur, ex-George W. Bush denouncer and Trump supporter Kanye West, whom Trump invited to the White House. The reaction from left-wing b...
The Midnight Sun | October 18, 2018
ANCHORAGE—As if things can’t get any more bizarre in the final days of the Alaska’s race for governor, independent Gov. Bill Walker revealed at a... The post Amid talk of a shake-up, Walker says Republican party members tried to get him to run in their primary appeared first on The Mid...
The Midnight Sun | October 18, 2018
ANCHORAGE—Alaska’s independent Gov. Bill Walker closed his annual remarks to the annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives with a heartfelt apology to Alaska... The post Gov. Walker to AFN: ‘I apologize to you, Alaska’s first people, for the wrongs that you have endured.&...
The Midnight Sun | October 18, 2018
Lt Gov. Mallott's resignation has irreparably changed the race for governor. The post The anti-Dunleavy voters are looking for a winner. That’s no longer the Walker ticket. appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
5 tips for staying calm, cool and collected when you're always on the go | | October 17, 2018
(BPT) - No matter what you’re chasing or up against — goals, bargains, chores, deadlines, your kids, etc. — life can be crazy. There never seems to be enough time to check everything off your to-do list, especially if you’re…
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder | | October 17, 2018
(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.
Oh deer! How to keep hungry herbivores out of your yard all year-round | | October 17, 2018
(BPT) - Few sights make homeowners more furious than an attractive landscape destroyed virtually overnight by hungry deer. Rose bushes and ornamentals? Nipped off every bud. Expensive shrubs? Browsed within an inch of their lives. Trees? Damaged, disfigured and sometimes…
Make your tailgating party the hotspot | | October 17, 2018
(BPT) - Tailgates down! Portable grills are full of mascot-stamped brats ready to be washed down by the contents of ice cold coolers. The scene includes enough family and friends to leave no leftovers behind. Rivalry-fueled rhetoric, bag toss tournaments…
5 tips to plan the perfect game day | | October 17, 2018
(BPT) - You’ve waited all summer for this but now it’s finally here again — the sports season trifecta. That’s right, football season, post-season baseball, the return of hockey and new professional and college basketball seasons on the horizon are…
After Stroke Strikes, What Comes Next? | | October 17, 2018
American Stroke Association highlights importance of rehabilitation after a stroke this World Stroke Day
Storms And Flooding Require A Fast, Effective Mold And Odor Solution | | October 17, 2018
(NAPSI)—Storms and flooding are resulting in widespread occurrences of mold, mildew and associated foul odors. The CDC and FEMA both advise the need to treat flooded structures as soon as possible to help prevent mold development.
The Midnight Sun | October 17, 2018
The latest tracker shows she's down by just 2 percent. The post Tracker poll shows Alyse Galvin narrowing the distance on Don Young appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 17, 2018
By Walter E. Williams | Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. ...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 17, 2018
Welcome to Alaska, land of the mushrooms, where a lieutenant governor can resign in secret, a new one be picked in secret, and the state’s new Number 2 be sworn in – in secret – and where the public is kept in the dark and fed bull. It is as if politicians in this state […]
The Midnight Sun | October 17, 2018
Reports covering the fundraising period between Aug. 12 and Oct. 5 were due to the Alaska Public Offices Commission last week. We downloaded the complete transaction reports for this analysis, dating back to the start of the race. Here's what we found. The post Significant Figures: Total legislativ...
Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car | | October 16, 2018
(StatePoint) When it comes to car travel, families know that keeping baby safe and happy is essential, and understanding the latest expert recommendations is one of the best ways to help keep children as safe as possible.
Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips | | October 16, 2018
(NewsUSA) - As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn't last forever and as the sun sets…
Forget 'wine rules': 4 unconventional wine pairings for guys | | October 16, 2018
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at a wine list and wished it actually told you what the wine tastes like? Have you ever wanted wine connoisseurs to stop swirling and sniffing, and just take a big sip? Well, you’re…
Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids | | October 16, 2018
(NewsUSA) - Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.
Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School | | October 16, 2018
(NewsUSA) - A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.
LASIK: Why it's important to talk with your eye doctor | | October 16, 2018
(BPT) - If you’re thinking about LASIK, or any other vision correction procedure, you’ve probably come across this advice: “Talk to your doctor.”
What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season | | October 16, 2018
(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.
The Midnight Sun | October 16, 2018
The campaigns of independent Gov. Bill Walker and Democrat Mark Begich are in talks of a “path forward,” but those talks reportedly predate and are... The post Walker campaign in talks with Begich on ‘path forward,’ cancels volunteer events after Mallott resignation appeared ... | October 16, 2018
(BPT) - If you're thinking of adding a four-legged friend to your family, adopting is a great way to go. Whether you find a purebreed or a mutt, an older dog or a puppy, you will be saving a life…
The Midnight Sun | October 16, 2018
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has abruptly resigned from his office, just three weeks before he and Independent Gov. Bill Walker are set to appear on... The post Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigns over ‘inappropriate comments.’ DHSS Comm. Davidson sworn in. appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 16, 2018
If you are looking for an example of government doing what it does, you need look no further than the recent short-lived, proposed ordinance that would have made residents and bike shops register their bicycle – or face a fine. Assemblyman Christopher Constant’s says he introduced the measur...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 16, 2018
By Wesley Pruden | There’s no law saying how much Indian blood a body has to have to have to qualify as an Indian, but it’s surely more than Elizabeth Warren’s blood-o-meter registers. Donald Trump is clearly entitled to keep his checkbook in his pocket. He doesn’t want to be an Indian ...
The Midnight Sun | October 16, 2018
Independent congressional candidate Alyse Galvin has more than some positive polling to be happy about in the final run to election day. The independent who’s... The post Alyse Galvin surpasses Rep. Don Young in total fundraising with nearly triple his total in latest report appeared first on ...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 15, 2018
Michael Ramirez is two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartoons.  
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 15, 2018
By Ilya Shapiro | The rule of law is supposed to be different from enforcing policy preferences. Yet attaching partisan labels to judges has become almost inevitable now because methods of legal interpretation largely track with our ideologically sorted parties. If you’re an originalist — i...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 15, 2018
If you can say anything about those on the Left, you safely can say they are unfocused, even strangely so at times. Just ask Jim Messina, one the architects of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election. He vented his frustratration with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in a heated tweet after s...
The Midnight Sun | October 15, 2018
Walker's initial popularity took a nosedive after he vetoed part of the PFD. The post Gov. Walker’s approval rating hits new low in national ranking of governors appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 14, 2018
By Tom Brennan | The notion that Senator Lisa Murkowski may have doomed her re-election chances when she runs four years from now is downright silly. Murkowski actually handled the Brett Kavanaugh issue pretty skillfully. She gave support to the Alaska Native community worried about his stands ...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 14, 2018
At the risk of being accused of beating a dead voter, er, horse, we still wonder what happened in the District 15 GOP primary election, where seven deceased applied for absentee ballots and 26 ballots were nullified because of irregularities. That particular race pitted Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux –...
Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke | | October 13, 2018
(NAPSI)—An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with a condition that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Fortunately, a leading health organization is working to help these individuals reduce their risk of developing such…
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 13, 2018
While Anchorage tries to figure out how to trim department budgets to finally make ends meet for the next fiscal year – while avoiding layoffs – we are left to wonder how the city ended up in this fix. Nobody seems really sure about how deep the city is in the red. That is supposed [R...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 13, 2018
By Michael D. Tanner | There’s less than a month until the midterm elections, and, despite an uptick in Republican enthusiasm following the spectacle of the Kavanaugh nomination, it still seems likely that Democrats will capture control of at least one chamber of Congress. And as Election Day...
The Midnight Sun | October 12, 2018
Democrats appealed to the GOP's few moderates, but only snagged Sen. Susan Collins. The post Murkowski sticks with GOP on Trump’s expansion of discount health plans that Democrats call ‘junk’ appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 12, 2018
While the heated battle over whether Ballot Measure 1 is a boon or bane to Alaska and its natural resources rages on unabated, we find ourselves wondering about the process that put it on the ballot in the first place. The complicated salmon habitat ballot measure began life as an initiative, and, f...
Anchorage Daily Planet | October 12, 2018
By Wesley Pruden | Certain female journalists, dispensing with the ancient newsroom tradition of keeping  cool when the going gets hot, had confessed that listening to Christine Blasey Ford made them want to cry. But not everyone, and not anymore. “I didn’t cry,” confesses the American j...
The Midnight Sun | October 12, 2018
Happy end of the week everyone. Let’s all go celebrate with some now-legal-again distillery cocktails. In the mean time, take everything in here with a... The post Friday in the Sun (Oct. 12): The Race Everyone Wants to Talk About edition appeared first on The Midnight Sun.