Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development August 21, 2020 No. 20-30 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s July job count was down 11.2 percent from last July, a loss of 39,900 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 11.6 percent from 12.4 percent in June. The comparable U.S rate...
Under the settlement, Dunleavy personally paid $2,800 to reimburse the state for social media and mailed advertisements from his office that praised his allies in the Legislature -- and which the investigator, Fairbanks attorney John Tiemessen, said broke a law against spending state money for partisan political purposes.
Today's selection -- from Scandinavians by Robert Ferguson. The "Great Power Era" of Sweden: "In many ways, the Swedish Empire that arose over the seventeenth century between 1611 and 1718, a period known as Stormaktstiden or 'Great Power Era', was a long-term result of the military energy unleashed in the process of breaking free from […]
Today's selection -- from The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment by Dan Rottenberg. The dramatic failure of the Bank of United States in 1931 was one of the signature events of the Great Depression: "The Bank of United States, founded in New York in 1913, had grown rapidly through […]
We’ve noticed this summer in Tennessee has been more humid than usual. To the point where working outside is fraught with the danger of heat exhaustion event though the temperature is not extreme, perhaps 90 degrees. My wife and I are talking about moving. But where? Welcome to the future. The Mississippi valley, extending to […]
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 Social Media Just for Writers: Are you in a slump with your Twitter account, unsure about what to tweet? Or maybe you’ve never been entirely sure how to use this platform. Is that it? No worries. Authors often complain to me that they don’t know what to say. The truth is, when you’re starting […]
I haven’t shown much of the other villains within War of Nytefall: Ravenous. Two that I really enjoy showing off are Kenneth Decker and Archillious. One is very serious while the other is insane. They’ve kind of become the Nyte version … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore update with new releases, reviews and offers for authors on the shelves. A new non-fiction guide to book marketing from Lizzie Chantree – Networking for Writers: A Fun Way to Sell More Books on … 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 […]
Mark Redding survived a devastating traumatic brain injury in an auto accident when he was in his early 20s. Almost 30 years later, Mark met Doug Kline through the PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) program at Brain Injury Services, a program that enables clients and community volunteers to connect in a mutually enriching friendship to build […]
It's hard to believe it's been months since I've written a post! This year, for all of us, has been such a strange one. For some, it's been heartbreaking. For others, merely unusual. But, regardless of what's happened in your life, 2020 has been a year of change. Like it or not, 2020's smacked us […]
Today, it rained—a lot—courtesy of Tropical Storm Beta. Since we'd planned to work in the yard this week, the weather derailed our plans. We ended up watching movies instead. One we watched which was worth the time was Doe, directed by Justin Foja.DOETimothy Davis starred as the man who awakes with no memory of anything. Complete […]
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 […]
North Texas State College which was first formed in 1890 is in the City of Denton, TX, that is located approximately forty miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas. Why the gravel parking lot in front of the Administration Building is overfilled is not known, and it appears that for the most part, all of...
Today’s lead image and the enlargeable version below by W. D. Smith contains the Ernest Allen Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealer, located at 615 Commerce St. in Fort Worth, TX. The new car Sales Room and Service Department are located in the large building on the far right of the photo. The Used Car Department...
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 […]
Hi! I'm trying to find a school book from the late '60's or very early 70's. Probably a second grade reader but I'm not certain. It has multiple stories and the one I remember is about a married couple of … Continue reading →
Perfect Wreckage (The Wrecked Series Book 2) by Catherine Cowles Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell Standalone in a Related Series Perfect Wreckage by Catherine Cowles is the second in a series that takes place in the small town of Anchor Island. The three best friends who live there each get a book, but […]
Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creative and exciting amusement park rides of its day. Dad was a milk truck driver for Sheffield Farms Dairy one […]
A sharp-edged bandsaw is what you need for cutting raw purified metal or making straight cuts in a block of wood. There are multiple uses of bandsaw in the industry. However, it is one of the most common tools you find in small shops to ease up the workload. A brandsaw provides perfect settings for […]
The precautionary principle is an approach sometimes used by policy makers in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a decision and conclusive evidence is not yet available. It essentially means better safe than sorry. This is the approach that I use in evaluating the toxicity of products. When I research a […]
Question from B I have not found a fabric i like via any of the natural couch companies. How can I source my own non toxic fabrics? Do you have any suggestions for interior designers who can help me design a non toxic home? I am in MA. thank you. Lisa’s Answer I don’t know […]
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 September 22, 2020 is: operose \AH-puh-rohss\ adjective : tedious, wearisome Examples: "Reading this biography reminded me that Lawrence's prose, though old-fashioned and a bit operose, is full of beautiful things." — Matthew Walther, The Spectator, 11 Oct. 2014 "After several operose months of the tear-out and build-up process, […]
Six months and 200,000 deaths later, our president is still downplaying the coronavirus pandemic at packed rallies where the very concept of wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of a deadly disease is a joke. Now, because the dumbest among us only believe stuff they read on the social media accounts of former…Read […]
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
High-profile criminal cases can often be convoluted and confusing—then there are those that reach a truly elevated level of complexity, appearing to pollute any possibility of achieving true justice. Such is the situation surrounding the sensational story of Jeffrey MacDonald, the army captain who was accused of…Read more...
Anne Easton on TV Club, shared by Anne Easton to The A.V. Club
The Florida Man has many names and many faces, but only one true calling: For where there is chaos, Florida Man is there. Where there are bath salts and unconscionable acts with lawn equipment, Florida Man is there. And where there are cases of Cold Ones, well, partner, you can bet your ass Florida Man […]
Britt Hayes on News, shared by Britt Hayes to The A.V. Club
Though they were already global superstars prior to August 21, the release of BTS’ first all-English track “Dynamite” managed to catapult the K-pop sensation even deeper into the stratosphere of pop stardom. After besting a number of records, performing at this year’s VMAs (though they apparently saved the good stuff…Read more...
Shannon Miller on News, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION. HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]
Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]
Have you ever wanted something so badly that when you finally got it you didn’t know how to react? Well, it’s happening to me now. For weeks, I’ve been wondering what to write in this post, and here I am now, living my big day and not knowing what to say. 2020 is one of […]
CoronaVirus has locked me at home since mid-March–six months to the day. At first I thought it would be a three to four weeks confinement and accepted the situation with resignation. I prepared myself a uniform for grocery shopping, something easy to wash regularly, and I chose a pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt […]
Two U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton were arrested Tuesday by federal agents after being indicted in a drug-dealing conspiracy that included the sale of oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that led to the fatal overdose of another Marine.