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...
Senator Murkowski votes "yes" to confirm the president's Supreme Court pick- Amy Coney Barrett. And, trump goes on the stump for Alaska's Republican congressional candidates. Plus, a decision by the state's high court on a legal dispute over Tlingit artifacts.
Heavy rains toppled trees and buried roads on Prince of Wales Island Monday. Local and state transportation crews are responding to at least seven landslides blocking roads on the Southeast Alaska island.
Today's selection -- from The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton. Stephanie Kelton’s new book, The Deficit Myth, is a highly readable overview of modern monetary theory (MMT), an economic theory increasingly embraced by policymakers and politicians: "Cities (Detroit) and states (Kansas) can run into big trouble when they're not bringing in enough money to cover their expenses. […]
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 […]
The White House surrendered; hell, they never even fought. But that doesn’t mean we have to. We are at record numbers with no relief in sight. Compare the above map to what I was posting months ago. Wear a mask. Hell, I wear two. I wear an N-100 which protects me but has a valve, […]
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 Fiction University: What happens when a great plot meets a character readers don’t care about? I’m a huge fan of stories in all formats, from books, to movies, to TV shows and even games. But movies are particularly useful when talking about fiction. They condense a story into 90 minutes (more or less), and […]
Zombie Peeps on the loose. And now, from CNN – More pandemic fallout: No Peeps for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day! This year has given us yet another trick and one less treat. Just Born Confections, the company that produces Peeps, says its holiday-themed marshmallow treats will not be in Halloween candy bags this year […]
This one was tough. War of Nytefall: Eradication is where I start moving deeper into the emotional spectrum. Primarily through Clyde and Mab’s relationship, which is still a subplot here. The main story is about Leo Kandrel and the Fist of Durag … Continue reading →
This week William Price King shares the music of legendary American band Earth, Wind and Fire Earth, Wind & Fire (abbreviated as EW&F or simply EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, … 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 […]
To be offered for sale on The Old Motor in the near future, School Teacher Miss Augusta West’s documented two-owner 34k mile unrestored early 1929 Model “A” Ford she purchased new. Good original plating, top, upholstery, and rumble seat cushions, pre-WWII repaint that appears as original. A rare opportunity for someone who values originality and...
With the US elections coming up in just a little over a week (political comments will not be allowed,) Washington, DC, has been the center of attention all year long. Just recently, this uncirculated photo of parking on the drive at the base of the Capitol’s East Front steps surfaced, which shows that it looks...
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 […]
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 […]
In reply to Home, James: 1910: Frances would have been about six (born 1904) while Frederick (born 1907) would have been about three. The children in the photo are almost exactly opposites of what I expected. [We're not sure who they are or when the photo was taken. But probably 1910 or earlier based on […]
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 27, 2020 is: dexterous \DEK-strus\ adjective 1 : mentally adroit and skillful : clever 2 : done with mental or physical skill, quickness, or grace : done with dexterity : artful 3 : skillful and competent with the hands Examples: As a shortstop, Alex is a […]
No candles were lit. No cake was eaten. But back in April, A Nightmare On Elm Street turned 10. No, not that Nightmare On Elm Street: Were it a person, Wes Craven’s 1984 classic would be old enough to run for president by now. It was the other Elm Street, the 2010 version starring Jackie […]
A.A. Dowd on Film, shared by A.A. Dowd to The A.V. Club
We Are Who We Are is the rare conundrum of a show where the cast is operating on an almost entirely different level than the writing. There isn’t a weak member of this cast; it’s solid across the board. More than solid, it’s a cast that harnesses humor, drama, and complex emotions with depth and […]
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya on TV Club, shared by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya to The A.V. Club
James Cameron’s first Avatar was essentially an advertisement for the thrilling visual possibilities of modern special effects, with some human actors playing alien cat people and other human actors playing human people who had put the brains in alien cat people bodies. There were big robots, people rode dragons by…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Well, sorry Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett is officially a Supreme Court Justice. After much (mostly performative) hemming and hawing by the Democrats, the House Republicans did what we knew they were going to do from the very beginning and followed through on their hypocritical vote to rush in a Supreme Court…Read more...
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez 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 […]
Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of the Dear Santa, A Christmas Wish box set. How many time have you asked the question, what do you want for Christmas? My children are all adults and on their own now, but each year I ask the question anyway–and […]
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 […]