Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only Republicans to vote against the bill.
By Travis Khachatoorian: Restrictive bill targeting Planned Parenthood passes, without help from Alaska senator
Twice In A Lifetime: It Must Be Good
Great friends of ours recently bought their first cruising boat.
In the nautical world, this is recognized as a dark and lamentable turning point in anyone’s life.
Kemppel says the foundation’s goal is to give out $10 million over the next 10 years. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at alaskacf.org.
Traffic moved slowly along the inbound Glenn Highway Wednesday morning following significant overnight snowfall. Many parts of the Anchorage area have received 5 to 8 inches of spring snow overnight into Wednesday morning. As of 12 p.m., snow was still coming down across much of the area. One driver, heading into Anchorage on the Glenn …
Wendy Barnes learned as a teenager that you should never take anything for granted. When she was 18 years old, she taught sick kids at a hospital in Chernobyl. She said the experience was an eye opener. Years later, as a kindergarten teacher at Tyson Elementary, that lesson still holds true. “You have no idea …
An east Anchorage neighborhood near Russian Jack Springs Park is plagued with gang-related graffiti. Spray-painted symbols and words related to the Crips, Bloods and other gangs line a number of fences near the intersection of Reka Drive and Bragaw Street. “Graffiti is the first sign that you’ve got an issue in your neighborhood,” said Scott …
Women’s History Month and one woman’s trek in science
Revisiting a moment in Alaska with Rita Colwell, the first woman to serve as NSF director
Congratulations to: 17-year-old Megyn Williams
Fairbanks teen helps stranded drivers through Facebook page
“We all know someone,” said Tami Truett Jerue, executive director of the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center during the briefing. She noted that although Alaska Natives are 16 percent of the population in Alaska, they make up 28 percent of the murder victims. (The statistics refer to all Alaska Natives, including women.)
The briefing corresponded with efforts by congressional representatives to declare May 5 as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Thank you Leeann Brewster and Chism Henry!
By Mike Ross: Saved from death; puppies left at a dumpster get a second chance
Congratulations Heidi Rader!
By Victoria Taylor: UAF educator develops new app for gardening
By Jackie Bartz: APU student seeks public input about popular Anchorage park
The survey is open until March 31, 2017.
The survey can be found at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/TBCXR2F