Suzanna Caldwell: With board fees about to triple, some midwives worry about future of practice in Alaska

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Fee Increase for Midwives

Board of Certified Direct Entry Midwives

Therefore, the license fee for a midwife licenses is proposed at:
$4,700 per biennium
 $2,700 of this amount is the license fee to cover the biennial expenses
$2,000 is the increase in license fee cover deficit reduction
Public comments are open until 5pm on August 22, 2016
Submit online at:

 

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Anchorage Krispy Kreme

Calorie count for each flavor?

 

Anchorage Krispy Kreme

Grand Opening

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 5:00 a.m.
7710 Grass Creek Road, Anchorage, AK 99504
The first 100 guests receive free doughnuts for one year!*

In – Shop Prizes
*The first guest through the door receives a punch card for one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts each week for one year. The next 99 guests through the door will receive a punch card for one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts each month for one year. First 150 guests in line will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Camping out to ensure your place in line?
Join us for a pre-opening celebration in the Krispy Kreme parking lot on Monday, August 29.
Enjoy music, food, and fun from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We’ll make camping out fun!

*Registration for the line for the prizes above begins at 3 PM on 8/29/16. Registrants must remain in the line and on the Krispy Kreme property from the time of registration until the shop opens at 5 AM on 8/30/16 to claim their prize. Must be 10 years of age or older to receive door prizes. Door prizes exclude drive-thru guests.

 

See the link below for more information

Grand Opening Rules and Regulations

 

August 11, 2016

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh

“Your emotions are meant to fluctuate, just like your blood pressure is meant to fluctuate. It’s a system that’s supposed to move back and forth, between happy and unhappy. That’s how the system guides you through the world.”
Daniel Gilbert

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
Eckhart Tolle

Michael Stokes Photography

Michael Stokes Latest Kickstarter Program

Invictus

Over the past year I have photographed fifteen severely wounded veterans from the Gulf Wars, all of them amputees who lost a limb or multiple limbs from IED attacks while deployed. Of these fifteen veterans, ten served in either the United States Army or Marines.  Five served in either the British Army or The Royal Marines. The format and size of Invictus will be the same as last year’s Always Loyal: hardcover photo book with dust jacket, 96 pages or more and measures 13.5 X 10.4 inches.  Like last year I will include individual bios for each veteran.  All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.  When the book releases, I anticipate a full retail price of $79.

Adonis Blue

For this project I have photographed over twenty male fitness models, non-amputee veterans, and a couple amputee veterans – who will appear in this book as well as Invictus.  Adonis Blue is in the tradition of my previous male, figure study books, and it will be the same size as last year’s book, Exhibition: hardcover photo book with dust jacket, 128 pages and measures 13.5 X 10.4 inches.  All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.  When the book releases, I anticipate a full retail price of $89-$99.

 

I will be purchasing books from Michael and he will donate them to veteran rehab groups.  We did this last year and it was appreciated.

On his Facebook site, a mom posted a picture of her child, a boy who is a double amputee.   She said she shows  him pictures of the amputee vets and it makes him feel better about his situation.

Michael is also thinking about a photography project for terminally ill/hospice children.  He will take a picture of them dressed as their favorite super hero.