State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development September 18, 2020 No. 20-33 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s August job count was down 10.5 percent from last August, a loss of 37,000 jobs. Pandemic disruptions continued to spur large over-the-year losses in all industries except federal government, which was up...
The U.S. House Debate between Rep. Don Young and Alyse Galvin happened at Alaska Public Media on Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate Debate between Sen. Dan Sullivan and Dr. Al Gross happened at Alaska Public Media on Friday Oct. 23, 2020.
Candidates running to represent Alaska in Washington, D.C. begin their last few rounds of debate. And, the surge of coronavirus cases in Alaska is reaching record highs. Plus, how will Anchorage's new acting mayor lead Alaska's biggest city?
Today's selection -- from Wyoming: A History of the American West by Sam Lightner Jr. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Buffalo Bill Cody was among the most famous people in the world, and his Wild West show was perhaps the most popular theatrical event in the country: "Custer's defeat at the Little Bighorn […]
In today's encore selection -- from The Prize by Daniel Yergin. With the price of oil dropping again, it is worth recalling the beginning of the oil era. It was in 1859 in the obscure town of Titusville in northwestern Pennsylvania, when 'Colonel' E.L. Drake and 'Uncle Billy' Smith successfully drilled the first oil well […]
Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited of all the National Parks. Therefore, I tend to avoid it. The reality is everyone crowds onto 441 and every place worth stopping is packed with cars. The National Park only takes a portion of the Smokies. There’s the Cherokee National Forest and other preserves and parks. […]
Our students have compiled research in three topic areas. Below are the links to their research tables that can be downloaded for searching and viewing. For a state-by-state review of Mandatory Reporter laws, click here. For a state-by-state review of Background Check laws, click...
Our students spent the summer working on the inaugural project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children ave been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
on The Book Designer: As we approach the end of the year, I am receiving almost an email per day from authors who are seeking advice on when to release their next book. Several had projects ready to launch before the pandemic hit and delayed for one reason or another. Others found themselves with unexpected […]
one friend shares her flower with another — as a teacher of young children i am always struck by the natural way that children connect with each other reaching out with genuine kindness and kinship. — “anyone who takes time to be kind is beautiful.” -author unknown
I was going to do this the day before Halloween, but I figured that’s a better time for one of my meme collections. I have my son for the holiday this year, which means I’m going to be busy during … Continue reading →
Another terrific Q & A with D.G. Kaye and her guest this week Valentina Cirasola, author and designer who brings colour and style into our lives. Read an excerpt from her book The Road to Top of the World, and … Continue reading →
We live in the most perfect area to have a staycation. The gulf with its white sand beaches are only five minutes away. We have the best restaurants with fresh seafood and seats with the best views. The charter fishing experience is top notch. Evidently, this is not a best kept secret anymore. The only […]
Jafta and Katriena are not people who take pills - they prefer to rely on nature's medicine. Even when he was a young boy, Jafta would visit the mountains to collect healing herbs. Now aged 84, he still cycles out to the mountains to hunt for herbs. He doesn't sell these herbs, but shares with […]
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
It's been a while since I shared a recipe.Recently, Darling Hubby picked half the lemons from our Meyer Lemon tree.What did we do with the 134 lemons? We gave a half dozen to every neighbor who wanted them.I made lemon meringue pies, lemon pudding, and lemon chiffon cake.After all that, we still have a pile […]
Progressive Rock Through the AgesBy: Stewart BrennanProgressive Rock is one of several experimental genres that evolved out of Rock n Roll in mid 1960’s. It was a purely creative genre that carried at its initial core, reflections of morality, philosophies, political views and the social economic conditions of the times.The genre had a wide range […]
"Jacqueline Cochran was looking for WASP. They told me I would have to be interviewed and they would contact me when they came to the Wichita area. But I didn’t wait for that. I went down to Houston for my interview, to speed things up. And I think that’s one of the smartest things I […]
"My first flight was with a barnstormer at the age of five. I loved it! I also tried to 'fly' out of the barn loft with an umbrella. This was less than successful..." WASP Jean Terrell McCreery, 44-10 The indomitable Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery has "...slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on […]
Today’s lead image and the enlargeable versions below were taken during set-up for the 1959 General Motors Motorama in Vancouver, BC. The show ran between March 6th to the 14th at the Pacific Showmart building. What is interesting to see is the complete GM product line was on display, including Frigidaire refrigerators and stoves. The...
Today marks the first appearance here of a Burger King restaurant and a small 1970s GM economy car rusting away on a Bicentennial year at a state located in the “Rust Belt.” It appears it was a pleasant spring day, and the local gearheads were hanging out at the fast-food burger joint and no doubt...
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but this is an easy one to start and doesn’t require any start up funding. In fact, you can start with your smartphone camera. Ready? You Ready Are You Ready GIF from Youready GIFs What is stock footage and how does it work? Stock footage […]
The first book has a scene where the student almost dies due to a werewolf-like creature and is saved and recruited to a magic school. The school has a sanctuary for animals. The cooks at the school are Bob the … Continue reading →
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London Narrated by Kristen Sieh Standalone Chick-Lit/Romance One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London is one of my top books of 2020 in so many ways. Mixing a reality TV behind-the-scenes expose, a plus-sized public figure, some body positivity and self-confidence issues, and a search for love, One To Watch was […]
"1957 Mercury Commuter at Hialeah Park racetrack, Miami." The rear vent wing in this 1956 photo of a prototype station wagon never made it to production. Color transparency from the Ford Motor Co. media archive. View full size.
1918 circa, Java, Dutch East Indies, a portrait of my father-in-law's parental family. My (late) father-in-law, Marinus Wennekes, is the boy in sailor suit, who is sitting prominently in the middle in front. He was born in 1912 in Magelang, Java, Dutch Indies. He is surrounded by his parents and siblings. The father, my wife's […]
Cars drive on the beach in New York, San Diego or Virginia. The tower on the right does not appear in any other commonly available photos of New York-area beaches, so I could be completely off base. It's from the early 50s, as best I can tell from the makes of the cars depicted, and […]
Online buying should be the norm this year, but there is still a problem concerning the purchase of your much-needed outfits in online boutiques. Unlike brick-and-mortar stores where you can take a dress or two to the fitting room, online doesn't give you that luxury. Instead, it always seems like a risk to take for […]
Question from Mathew Does pu leather pose the same risks as PU foam? Is PET (PE) foam generally safer than PU foam? I work at a preschool where all the mats are 100% Polyurethane foam. I want to find safe and viable alternatives. I’ve just started learning about the unsafe nature of these materials. […]
Question from Madelyn Hi Lisa! I have some questions about the toxicity of burning candles. My husband and I completely revamped our lifestyle a few years ago to a more healthy and non toxic life. We are very careful with what we buy and or bring into our home, especially with 2 young kids. So […]
Sun hemp is a perfect cover crop for building the quality of your soil. And soil is everything when it comes to the garden. Soil provides nutrients for plants to be absorbed via their roots and retains moisture for the plant. Well-aerated soil is important and can be achieved by adding compost to your soil. […]
At last, I have achieved a successful pineapple harvest from my backyard garden. It didn’t require much effort, but it did require patience. Years of patience. Generally pineapples take about two and a half years to harvest. On the advice of a friend, I planted these pineapple four and five years ago. He said it […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2020 is: emissary \EM-uh-sair-ee\ noun 1 : one designated as the agent of another : representative 2 : a secret agent Examples: "America has a long tradition of deploying political emissaries. They can have the authority of a direct line to the president." — The […]
Earlier this summer, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator (and original host) Joel Hodgson reunited with Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo) for some new shorts as part of a fundraiser to help rebuild facilities owned by Minneapolis-based Native American youth organization MIGIZI that were…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The music industry is generally left out of the fun of nostalgia-baiting reboots and revivals, especially these days when big reunion tours are impossible, but that’s because relatively few artists take advantage of the possibilities of a “sequel album.” Lil Wayne does it all the time, Meat Loaf does it whenever he…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Adele didn’t sing in last night’s Saturday Night Live (oh wait, she did a little), but she was more than passable in a number of sketches in her first-ever hosting gig. In one painfully standout piece, she played one of four unsuspecting pals (alongside Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, and Bowen Yang) who, on an innocent…Read […]
Dennis Perkins on News, shared by Dennis Perkins to The A.V. Club
The coziest, most wholesome meal. With golden brown chicken, tender potatoes, white wine, fresh rosemary + thyme. Say hello to the coziest meal of 2020. Perfectly-seared golden brown chicken thighs, tender baby golden potatoes, juicy mushrooms, and an herb-wine sauce that you can basically guzzle down. It’s perfection on a crisp, 55 degree Fall day […]
Seriously SO SO GOOD. Perfect for burritos and/or burrito bowls! And it’s even better than Chipotle, but shhhhh! This recipe has been such a lifesaver. I have been incredibly busy with work/errands/adult chores lately that I have been (shamelessly) ordering delivery a few times a week. And with all the surcharges, tips and fees, I […]
Writing holiday romance is always fun for me. Who doesn’t want to find love and celebrate the holidays with someone? This year, I added Finding Love with Dear Santa to my holiday collection, but it’s also part of the Dear Santa collection with Authors’ Billboard too! About Finding Love with Dear Santa: When Faith McMillian […]
I was delighted to contribute MARRYING MOLLY to DEAR SANTA: A CHRISTMAS WISH, because I had a specific story in mind that fit perfectly with the theme. It was one I wanted to do from the time I created The McKenna Curse series. https://books2read.com/DearSanta June 22, 1919Donal McKenna,Ye might have found happiness with another woman, […]
Picture of the day View of the Red Mosque in Schwetzingen Palace gardens, Germany, built in 1779–1796. It was never actually a working mosque; instead it was aimed to show Europe’s newfound Enlightenment tolerance to other religious traditions.
Picture of the day The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City, USA. It opened in 1887, one of the first American synagogues established by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and underwent a 20-year restoration which finished in 2007.