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AKLEG Recap, Day 36: Walker’s GOP-approved pick for Senate is not a registered Republican. Whoops. | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Day 36: Walker’s GOP-approved pick for Senate is not a registered Republican. Whoops.
Gov. Bill Walker's appointment of Mike "Dozer" Shower to the vacant Senate District E seemed like a sure-fire dunk yesterday. The post AKLEG Recap, Day 36: Walker’s GOP-approved pick for Senate is not a registered Republican. Whoops. appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 21, 2018
6 other college costs (and opportunities) to consider when the financial aid letter arrives | YourAlaskaLink.com 6 other college costs (and opportunities) to consider when the financial aid letter arrives
(BPT) - The last year of high school is a whirl of activity, and it’s no different when it comes to the final leg of college selection. Once the acceptance notifications arrive, it will soon be time to sit down…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
5 things your doctor may not have told you about heart disease | YourAlaskaLink.com 5 things your doctor may not have told you about heart disease
(BPT) - Every day your heart beats an estimated 100,000 times to move 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. That equates to more than 2.5 billion beats in your lifetime! It's no surprise heart health is a priority for…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Create The Car Of Tomorrow To Win Prizes Today | YourAlaskaLink.com Create The Car Of Tomorrow To Win Prizes Today
(NAPSI)—The car you'll drive 12 years from now may be on the drawing board today. Will it be sleek and speedy? High tech and highly connected? Will it run on gasoline? Batteries? Fusion? Will it work underwater? Will it fly?
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Girl Scout Cookies: A Delicious Way to Help Girls Grow and Learn | YourAlaskaLink.com Girl Scout Cookies: A Delicious Way to Help Girls Grow and Learn
(NAPSI)—The next time you take a bite of sweet Thin Mints® or Girl Scout S'mores® cookies, you'll be doing more than pleasing your palate. Each and every Girl Scout Cookies® purchase powers amazing experiences for girls, and 100 percent of…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Look Your Best For Less | YourAlaskaLink.com Look Your Best For Less
(NAPSI)—You can look like a million while spending much less if you heed these eight hints:
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Six Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Your Meals | YourAlaskaLink.com Six Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Your Meals
(NAPSI)—Although the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared March to be National Nutrition Month®, it's a good idea to eat healthfully all year long. The 2018 campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Understanding Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis | YourAlaskaLink.com Understanding Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, there are a few facts you may find it helpful to know.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Reuniting Long-Lost Loved Ones | YourAlaskaLink.com Reuniting Long-Lost Loved Ones
(NAPSI)—Imagine your family members are caught up in an international disaster or armed conflict and you have no idea where they are or even if they are still alive.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
What You Should Know About Heart Valve Disease | YourAlaskaLink.com What You Should Know About Heart Valve Disease
(NAPSI)—Even serious cases of heart valve disease can occur without symptoms or go unnoticed or be mistaken for other conditions because symptoms develop slowly.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Four Winter Home Projects | YourAlaskaLink.com Four Winter Home Projects
(NAPSI)—Winter is in full swing! The cold weather is not ideal for working on outside home maintenance projects, so focus on sprucing things up indoors. These four winter tune-ups will give your home a pick-me-up just in time for spring.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Happier As A Homeowner | YourAlaskaLink.com Happier As A Homeowner
(NAPSI)—Despite 41 percent of millennials opting for “vacation moves”—relocating somewhere without the intention of staying permanently—reports show that the nomadic life might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Mobility has its perks, but the greatest social advantages are…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 21, 2018
Henry Johnson: The story of an unsung hero | YourAlaskaLink.com Henry Johnson: The story of an unsung hero
(BPT) - As you know, February is recognized as Black History Month. This is an opportunity to reflect on all of the brave African-American men and women throughout our country’s history. As the Purple Heart Foundation is a veteran service…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 20, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Day 35: Legislators file more than two dozen bills before cutoff | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Day 35: Legislators file more than two dozen bills before cutoff
A bill legalizing industrial hemp farming also cleared the Legislature. The post AKLEG Recap, Day 35: Legislators file more than two dozen bills before cutoff appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 20, 2018
Just one hearing is enough for widely panned abortion bill, say Senate Republicans on health committee | The Midnight Sun Just one hearing is enough for widely panned abortion bill, say Senate Republicans on health committee
On a party line vote, the committee advanced the bill without amendments or answers to the many questions raised during the hearing. The post Just one hearing is enough for widely panned abortion bill, say Senate Republicans on health committee appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 20, 2018
Walker appoints U.S. Air Force veteran Mike “Dozer” Shower to Senate District E | The Midnight Sun Walker appoints U.S. Air Force veteran Mike “Dozer” Shower to Senate District E
Hopefully the veteran will bring an end to the appointment drama that has dominated the session. The post Walker appoints U.S. Air Force veteran Mike “Dozer” Shower to Senate District E appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 20, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Week 5: The Legislature won’t be done in 90 days | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Week 5: The Legislature won’t be done in 90 days
There always comes a week when it becomes clear the Legislature won't be able to meet the 90 day deadline. The post AKLEG Recap, Week 5: The Legislature won’t be done in 90 days appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 19, 2018
Business Spotlight: Aviator Hotel | YourAlaskaLink.com Business Spotlight: Aviator Hotel
This week, Randy Comer from the Aviator Hotel talks to Dorene about the events surrounding the Iditarod and Fur Rondy.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 19, 2018
GOP Rep. Eastman intros resolution calling pornography a public health crisis | The Midnight Sun GOP Rep. Eastman intros resolution calling pornography a public health crisis
He says porn is contributing to "the hyper-sexualization of teens and prepubescent children in communities in the state." The post GOP Rep. Eastman intros resolution calling pornography a public health crisis appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 16, 2018
Friday in the Sun (Feb. 16): The mic slide edition | The Midnight Sun Friday in the Sun (Feb. 16): The mic slide edition
There are plenty of APOC reports to peruse once you catch your breath after the wild last two days. The post Friday in the Sun (Feb. 16): The mic slide edition appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 16, 2018
3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort | YourAlaskaLink.com 3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends | YourAlaskaLink.com Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace | YourAlaskaLink.com How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace
(StatePoint) An EPA-certified wood stove, insert or fireplace can offer your home greater comfort and efficiency and add a rustic look and natural ambiance to any room.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Day 30: Rep. Gruenberg remembered | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Day 30: Rep. Gruenberg remembered
The Legislature is officially a third of the way through the regular 90-day session, but in all likelihood there's at least another 90 days left. The post AKLEG Recap, Day 30: Rep. Gruenberg remembered appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 15, 2018
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation | YourAlaskaLink.com Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Eating healthy has never been more delicious | YourAlaskaLink.com Eating healthy has never been more delicious
(BPT) - Yoga mats, kale salads, fitness trackers, standing desks and gym memberships. It seems like everywhere you look, people are taking strides to get healthier. And with good reason.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
An underutilized retirement strategy | YourAlaskaLink.com An underutilized retirement strategy
(BPT) - Across the nation, thousands of seniors have used a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), commonly called a reverse mortgage loan, as a savvy way to access the equity in their homes as part of their retirement strategy.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
5 ways to support your child and address issues at school | YourAlaskaLink.com 5 ways to support your child and address issues at school
(BPT) - Children and teens experience some of the most important moments of their lives at school. It’s where they spend two-thirds of their waking hours. Of course, school can be stressful, too — and not just because of pop…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Add fire safety to your family's routine | YourAlaskaLink.com Add fire safety to your family's routine
(BPT) - Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Mi visión es borrosa pero los anteojos no me ayudan | YourAlaskaLink.com Mi visión es borrosa pero los anteojos no me ayudan
(NAPSM)—Algunas condiciones oculares no se pueden corregir con anteojos, pero hay ayuda. Si tiene cataratas, una condición en la cual la lente de su ojo se nubla y su vista se torna borrosa, como si estuviera viendo través de un…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Por qué—y cómo—cuidarse los riñones, todos los días. | YourAlaskaLink.com Por qué—y cómo—cuidarse los riñones, todos los días.
(NAPSM)—Muchas personas no lo saben, pero si sus riñones dejan de funcionar, usted tampoco funcionará. Los riñones son esenciales para la vida como los son otros órganos vitales como el corazón. Un riñón saludable implica un corazón saludable, por lo…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision | YourAlaskaLink.com Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision
(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you may be glad to see: A healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk of getting vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can damage central vision and currently affects 11 million Americans. If you already…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 15, 2018
Walker stays on list for new Senate appointment, but skips over Rep. Rauscher for hardline abortion opponent | The Midnight Sun Walker stays on list for new Senate appointment, but skips over Rep. Rauscher for hardline abortion opponent
Making light of allegations that a legislator violently attacked a women didn't go over well for Rep. Rauscher. The post Walker stays on list for new Senate appointment, but skips over Rep. Rauscher for hardline abortion opponent appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 15, 2018
That was fast. Walker’s inflammatory appointee for Senate has already withdrawn. | The Midnight Sun That was fast. Walker’s inflammatory appointee for Senate has already withdrawn.
Local Republicans have reportedly advanced Vicki Wallner, the founder of the Facebook group "Stop Valley Thieves," for consideration. The post That was fast. Walker’s inflammatory appointee for Senate has already withdrawn. appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 15, 2018
It’s “silly” for Senate Republicans to act like education budget is unfixable, says Seaton | The Midnight Sun It’s “silly” for Senate Republicans to act like education budget is unfixable, says Seaton
The political squabble over the education budget hasn't done anything to help fund schools early. The post It’s “silly” for Senate Republicans to act like education budget is unfixable, says Seaton appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 15, 2018
Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018 | YourAlaskaLink.com Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018
(BPT) - Whether you're redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 14, 2018
New research calls pistachios superfood for people with desk jobs | YourAlaskaLink.com New research calls pistachios superfood for people with desk jobs
(BPT) - Recent research is giving the 86 percent of Americans who sit all day at their jobs new reasons to reach for a handful of nuts while at work, and in particular, pistachios. Adding to an increasing volume of…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 14, 2018
3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air | YourAlaskaLink.com 3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air
(BPT) - Soybean farmers in Minnesota wear many different hats: small-business owner, agronomist, equipment expert, accountant and environmentalist. Yes, they are the original stewards of the land, continually evolving their practices to keep natural resources healthy for the next generation.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 14, 2018
Varvel | Anchorage Daily Planet Varvel
Gary Varvel is a political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. He has been with The Star since 1994.
Anchorage Daily Planet | February 14, 2018
TMS Editorial: A gift and an opportunity from the Alaska Senate Republicans | The Midnight Sun TMS Editorial: A gift and an opportunity from the Alaska Senate Republicans
Walker has an opportunity to make the Legislature more representative of Alaska as he heads back to the drawing board to fill the Senate District E vacancy. The post TMS Editorial: A gift and an opportunity from the Alaska Senate Republicans appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 14, 2018
Senate Republicans reject Walker’s appointment of Mat-Su Assemblyman Kowalke | The Midnight Sun Senate Republicans reject Walker’s appointment of Mat-Su Assemblyman Kowalke
Walker now has 10 days to come up with a new name. The post Senate Republicans reject Walker’s appointment of Mat-Su Assemblyman Kowalke appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 14, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Day 29: The University of Alaska wants to train more of Alaska’s teachers | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Day 29: The University of Alaska wants to train more of Alaska’s teachers
The education battle continues, and the House Majority takes a hardline position of its own. The post AKLEG Recap, Day 29: The University of Alaska wants to train more of Alaska’s teachers appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 14, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Day 28: Senate Republicans punt on Democrats’ anti-fed, pro-pot motion | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Day 28: Senate Republicans punt on Democrats’ anti-fed, pro-pot motion
Legislators are still fighting over that education budget. The post AKLEG Recap, Day 28: Senate Republicans punt on Democrats’ anti-fed, pro-pot motion appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 13, 2018
America's Retirement Score Hits All-Time High | YourAlaskaLink.com America's Retirement Score Hits All-Time High
(NewsUSA) - American savers are more financially prepared for retirement than they've been since the dawn of YouTube. And Millennials deserve an extra special shout-out for how much money they've been socking away.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 13, 2018
How Consumers Can Make Better Decisions | YourAlaskaLink.com How Consumers Can Make Better Decisions
(StatePoint) With so many new household products brought to market -- each with its own claims -- sorting out the wheat from the chafe can be overwhelming for discerning shoppers.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 13, 2018
Take a pre-cruise vacation and 'live like a local' on Florida's Space Coast | YourAlaskaLink.com Take a pre-cruise vacation and 'live like a local' on Florida's Space Coast
(BPT) - There's something magical about taking a cruise. Is it the open ocean? The indescribable feeling of warm sea air blowing through your hair? The endless access to world-class food, drinks and entertainment? Whatever the reason, each year millions…
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 13, 2018
AKLEG Recap, Week 4: Democrats open applications to replace Fansler | The Midnight Sun AKLEG Recap, Week 4: Democrats open applications to replace Fansler
Rep. Zach Fansler's resignation becomes official today, while Senate Republicans mull what to do with a new appointment. The post AKLEG Recap, Week 4: Democrats open applications to replace Fansler appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 12, 2018
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce joins opposition to Prop 1 | The Midnight Sun Anchorage Chamber of Commerce joins opposition to Prop 1
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce staked out its opposition last week to Prop 1, the bathroom bill initiative on the April 3 ballot. The post Anchorage Chamber of Commerce joins opposition to Prop 1 appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | February 12, 2018
Business Spotlight: Thursday Night At The Fights | YourAlaskaLink.com Business Spotlight: Thursday Night At The Fights
Jim Patton sat with Dorene to talk about Thursday Night at the Fights and how you can become a ring girl.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 12, 2018
How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values | YourAlaskaLink.com How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.
YourAlaskaLink.com | February 12, 2018