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6 Steps to Safer Winter Driving | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 16, 2018
(Family Features) The winter season is typically one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. While millions prepare to hit the road to visit family and see sights they may never have seen before, there’s one essential travel…
5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 16, 2018
(Family Features) Pain can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with your kids. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans, or more than 30…
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 16, 2018
By Tom Brennan Some of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Public Safety appointments are getting a mixed response from experienced people in the various fields. Two that have old-timers worried are the appointment of Nancy Dahlstrom as Corrections commissioner and Amanda Price as commissioner of Public Safety. ...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 16, 2018
When the Left starts complaining about President Donald Trump’s tax cuts costing the federal government revenue and muttering about tax hikes, tell them that even with record tax collections, the feds ended the first two months of fiscal 2019 in the red. That makes it a spending problem –...
The Midnight Sun | December 15, 2018
It won’t be the commissioners—who, while their qualifications vary wildly, at least can call Alaska home—calling the shots. The post Dunleavy pledged to ‘restore the public trust,’ but signed secret order focusing power in Outside budget director appeared first on The Midnight Sun...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 15, 2018
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer has taken a big step in restoring voter faith in the state elections system by appointing  Gail Fenumiai as director of the Alaska Division of Elections. Fenumiai – who has served nearly 17 years as an elections coordinator, information officer and elections program speci...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 15, 2018
By Michael D. Tanner | Recently, The Daily Beast reported that when President Trump was briefed early last year about the future consequences of the federal debt, he replied bluntly, “Yeah, but I won’t be here.” It would be easy to shake our heads at yet another example of the president...
Patient thanks her caregiver after successful transplant | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(BPT) - The holiday season presents the opportunity to pause and express gratitude to those that have touched our lives. For former dialysis patient and recent kidney transplant recipient Ingrid Codrington, her biggest “thank you” is to a woman who…
How to Keep Your Health in Check This Holiday Season | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NewsUSA) - The holidays are known for taking a toll on our bodies . Between the chilly temperatures, onset of flu season and the overabundance of sweet treats at every turn, it's easy for physical health to fall to the…
Ease Gift-Giving Anxiety with This Simple Tip: Ask a Bookseller | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NewsUSA) - Between the planning, gift-buying and parties, the holidays can be a stressful time.
3 steps for your end-of-year financial checkup | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(BPT) - Amidst a frenzy of holiday parties and family gatherings, it can be easy to lose sight of your financial goals. But the end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on your financial plan and review…
5 health evaluations you shouldn't put off | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(BPT) - In the new year, lots of people will make resolutions to get healthier. When it comes down to it, no one is in charge of your health but you. Sure, you can use technology to track some health…
Protein-Packed Breakfast Foods to Energize Your Busy Family During the Holiday Season | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(BPT) - Families trying to navigate through a busy holiday season — whether it’s running to planned activities or hosting out-of-town guests — often engage in unhealthy breakfast habits or skip breakfast altogether. Studies show on-the-go families that eat a…
Cold brew coffee: How to enjoy this top 2019 food trend at home | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(BPT) - Cold brew coffee is popping up everywhere, poised to be a top food trend in the new year. You may have seen it on the menu of your favorite coffeehouse or in the refrigerated section of your local…
No Arms, No Legs, No Worries | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NewsUSA) - One might not think that someone with no arms and no legs could swim, much less scuba dive, but with the help of one non-profit organization based in the Chicagoland area, children, veterans and people of all abilities…
Snow Thrower Usage: Questions To Help You Keep Safety In Mind | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NAPSI)—Clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots of snow is no small job but home and business owners can keep safety in mind.
Reuniendo familias alrededor del mundo | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NAPSM)—Considerando todas las tristes noticias sobre conflictos y desesperación por todo el mundo, es alentador escuchar sobre seres queridos que se han reunido.
Bolsas de aire peligrosas afectan a millones de conductores | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NAPSM)—Aproximadamente 37 millones de vehículos, de todas las marcas y modelos, tienen bolsas de aire peligrosas, ya fueron retiradas del mercado y se deben reemplazar inmediatamente; es más, las nuevas bolsas son GRATUITAS.
The Midnight Sun | December 14, 2018
Time for another edition of Friday in the Sun, the sometimes latest, sometimes greatest collection of wild baseless rumors, gossip and speculation from the Alaska... The post Friday in the Sun (Dec. 14): The Coalition Theory edition appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | December 14, 2018
There’s few changes from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget beyond increasing the PFD and revising the oil revenue forecast, but a promise for big cuts in the future. The post Gov. Dunleavy’s first crack at budget ups PFD to $3,000, puts off back payments for another day appeared first on The Midnight ...
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce brought in representatives from the Anchorage School District and the Alaska Red Cross to address the damage from the 2018 earthquake, how response procedures went, how to prepare and respond in the future, and how…
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 14, 2018
(NAPSI)—The sales associate at Park Place Lexus in Plano, Tex., remembers clearly the look on the woman’s face when she opened the front door. The associate—holding a beautifully wrapped gift box containing a set of keys—visited the woman’s house to…
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 14, 2018
The Anchorage Assembly has scheduled a work sessions this afternoon on the proposed ordinance that would lead to imposition of a flat 5 percent retail sales tax on all alcohol sales in the city. The proposal would, in the case of this particular tax, do away with the city charter’s requirement tha...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 14, 2018
Gary Varvel is a political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. He has been with The Star since 1994.
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 14, 2018
By Wesley Pruden | Theresa May, who has mismanaged Britain’s exit from the European Union, won her vote of confidence in the House of Commons this week, and now she’s in the hard place the country preacher found himself after winning a vote of confidence to unify his congregation, soothe hu...
Security experts explain how to stay safe shopping online | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 13, 2018
(BPT) - More people are doing their holiday shopping online than ever before. Last year consumers spent $453.46 billion on the web for retail purchases, which was a 16 percent increase over 2016. Unfortunately, when it comes to online shopping,…
Inspired gifts for a magical holiday (shhh, you can find them all online!) | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 13, 2018
(BPT) - The holidays are sneaking up on us and, for many people with hectic lives, there are school programs and work holiday parties to attend, trees to decorate, cookies to bake and halls to deck. It seems like there…
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 13, 2018
By Larry Elder | President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/”fixer” Michael Cohen. In both cases, Mueller recommends lengthy sentences, having accused them of c...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 13, 2018
What passes for intelligent discussion on some the talking head shows that appear nonstop daily on cable television boggles the mind. The media hatred for President Donald Trump or anybody associated with him is on full display at all hours. The level of discourse is lower than a snake’s belly...
The Midnight Sun | December 13, 2018
The precise scope of the legal challenge is not immediately clear, but the Dodge legal team has already outlined at least two ballots they believe should be counted. The post Dodge plans appeal of results in pivotal House District 1 race appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | December 13, 2018
Clarkson's been on the losing end of many high-profile lawsuits. The post Dunleavy’s pick for AG is an anti-abortion lawyer who’s fighting to bar trans women from shelter appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
The Midnight Sun | December 13, 2018
The Legislature's only independent legislator to survive the 2018 elections is the first to endorse the proposal to cross party lines. The post Independent Rep. Ortiz is calling on fellow legislators to get on board with Rep. Knopp’s bipartisan coalition appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
5 winter driving tips from the tune-up to the tunes | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" … because it’s time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent…
How to get the most from your cellphone plan | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - Picking a cellphone plan is like picking toppings for a pizza ­— everyone has different preferences. Some people only need a basic plan for making a few phone calls now and then. Others find their cellphones absolutely indispensable,…
Tips and tactics for buying a home in a seller's market | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been…
Make traveling somewhere exciting your New Year's resolution | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution before? If you have, chances are you’ve tried to lose weight, advance your career, learn a new hobby or achieve some other such goal to reinvent yourself. All of these…
A Dozen Great Gifts For The Gearheads On Your List | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(NAPSI)—You can be known for having a gift for giving when you celebrate the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion—and even no occasion at all—by showing you appreciate the recipients’ special interests.
It’s Never Too Late To Achieve A Healthy Weight | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(NAPSI)—People often think of the New Year as a time to set new goals for healthy eating and physical activity. But weight management requires ongoing effort, during the holidays and every day. That’s why the National Institute of Diabetes and…
Planning For A More Successful Year | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(NAPSI)—Your organization can be more profitable—and even more fun to work at—when the board is running well. Yet even the best board can sometimes do with a little improvement. Dysfunctions can range from challenges with different personalities and agendas to…
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - Travel, music festivals, ziplining, touring breweries with friends — Tim Steele always enjoyed a life full of adventure. His health was generally good, but before partially retiring from his career as a computer salesman he decided to schedule…
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 12, 2018
(BPT) - Faced with a tight U.S. housing market, many people are looking to improve the looks, comfort and value of homes they might otherwise sell. Renovating with hardwood is an excellent way of achieving these goals.
The Midnight Sun | December 12, 2018
The collaboration will be on a yet-to-be-announced topic. The post Anchorage Daily News teams up with ProPublica to boost local reporting appeared first on The Midnight Sun.
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 12, 2018
Those on the Left usually are the first to get the vapors about so-called “hate” speech – until, of course, they are the ones doing the hating. Take, for instance, Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi. After a very public, very heated exchange at the White House with President Donald Trump about a...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 12, 2018
By Walter E. Williams | How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fin...
The Midnight Sun | December 12, 2018
The state’s right to argue that House District 1 race will impact the landscape of the House, but it’s not entirely convincing that a week isn’t enough time for the legislators to organize. The post Court denies state’s request to hurry House District 1 lawsuit as LeBon joins suit appeared f...
A Fresh Approach to the Winter Freeze | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 11, 2018
(Family Features) Winter means snowfall, cold days and time spent near a fireplace seeking warmth and comfort.
Decorating A Photo-Worthy Home for the Holidays | YourAlaskaLink.com
YourAlaskaLink.com | December 11, 2018
(Family Features) Seasons change, and so do rental contracts and housing arrangements. If you’re leasing, you can still make your rental feel like home for the holidays with seasonal decor.
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 11, 2018
By Wesley Pruden | Thomas Jefferson collected old books and French wines, Warren Harding collected poker buddies, and FDR collected stamps. Harry S Truman collected sheet music and played the piano. Once he played it at the National Press Club, with Lauren Bacall draped across the upright with ...
Anchorage Daily Planet | December 11, 2018
Rep. Gary Knopp, a guy who ran for office in House District 30 as a Republican, says he is bailing out of the GOP’s thin and somewhat iffy majority caucus because, he says, he does not believe it will hold together. To almost ensure that, he is setting out to built a bipartisan caucus of […]
The Midnight Sun | December 11, 2018
The ordinance was brought forward by Kathy Ottersten, one of Alaska's first openly transgender women to serve in public office. The post Fairbanks City Council delays anti-discrimination ordinance to February amid religious pushback appeared first on The Midnight Sun.