Drivers heading west along Northern Lights Boulevard are asked to find alternate travel routes while crews work to fix a large hole in the road. The post Sinkhole along busy Anchorage road stalls midtown drivers appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
While Gov. Mike Dunleavy has said he wants to have public education compacts with tribes, his administration has yet to spell out the details. The post Experts describe potential benefits from state-tribal education compacts appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
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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...
Picture of the day The Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea), is a magnificent looking frog. In the late 1860s several consignments of these frogs were received from Sydney and released by the Auckland Acclimisation Society. There have been several attempts to establish populations of this species in the South Island.
My 79th title, Walk on the Wild Side is out today. It’s the third book in the Will Kane, Green Beret series, that starts with New York Minute, which is free today only. I’m already into Hell of a Town, the 4th book. There will also be Area 51: Earth Abides later this year, a […]
Most disasters require 7 things to go wrong; my rule of 7. Whether it be a plane crash or a military disaster. Pearl Harbor was no different. It wasn’t one or two or even six things that went wrong: it was seven. Free today through 9 December is Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen II: The Gift […]
In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise chat about 4 features of written language that are often thought to be Americanisms but aren’t! Listen to find out more about … -iz- spellings serial commas em dashes which/that in restrictive relative clauses Continue reading HERE
on Anne R. Allen: I don’t really have to tell you, do I? Success followed by failure. Ups followed by crashes. Sinatra sang it: Flying high in April. Shot down in May. Moodswings. One week you pop the Dom Perignon. The next, you’re knee deep in rotgut vodka empties/rumpled chocolate wrappers. You’ve lost/gained weight. Your […]
my grandson, Jackson (in the green shirt and shorts) who loves people, animals, kindness, dancing, laughing, and tacos has become a part of a new kid congress a group springing from the legacy of ‘kid president’ (who has now grown into a young man) with a mission to show that kids can help to change […]
I was trying to decide if I wanted to do this as a thought piece or a poem. The former won because I didn’t think the latter would work too well. This is actually connected to when I did a … Continue reading →
It is that time of year when we tend to throw caution out of the window along with any slimming books and fitness apps we might have (well some of us anyway). Unfortunately, our pets are also treated to … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever sung in a choir where someone always seemed to be a little off, you’ll appreciate the way Maestro Quasimodo deals with one particularly inept chorister in this performance by the Paris Belharmonic.
What do you do when your husband leaves at 4:30 am to hunt? My first thought is it’s too early to get up because it’s still dark outside. That leaves me one of three choices. Close my eyes and sleep for a few more hours. Bake those three loaves of banana bread I […]
Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and […]
Who among us does not depend on fresh air as the source of our life and well-being? As one Ecuadoran elder said, "It is from the amazon that the breath of the world comes; without the amazon the world would not breathe.". Our rain forests are all that stand between us and catastrophic climate change. […]
HOORAY! The NINTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to […]
Just about everyone knows the Christmas standard, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, but do you know the fiction and the facts regarding this song?I’m the kind of person who likes to dig for facts about things. The origin of a creative work is of great interest to me. I hope it is for you too.In […]
If you like to serve dessert for holiday dinners, here's one that's a time saver because it's a dump cake and so easy to make.Since it's also decadently rich and yummy, it's perfect for a holiday meal.Christmas Cherry PDessertI call this dessert a pie-cake because it’s like a delicious cherry pie, but it's not really […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Another great line up of awesome music to capture the spirit of the day, through a variety of Rock genres including Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock and Alternative rock; featuring new music […]
"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 […]
An oil company knows the quality and octane of a gasoline batch before it leaves the refinery, although the Unita Oil Refinery Company apparently contracted with Dupont to test their regular gas blend out in the field. These photos were taken in 1954 by a Vernal Express Newspaper photographer in Vernal, Utah, for a promotional...
The Schoellkopf Co. of Dallas, Texas certainly pulled out all the stops when they assembled this distinctive rig to promote its sales of “Gas and Kerosene Refrigerators.” The tow vehicle appears to be a streamlined 1933 Reo “Flying Cloud” coupe and the trailer by an unknown maker is decorated with a motif of a house,...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
In the first half of 2002, I got most of the way through a self-contained YA mystery series. I think there were ten books in total, each about 100-120 pages, probably published recently. I was attending a Canadian high school … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies **Updated almost daily** Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? This December I have decided to step back a bit. My new release lists will be shorter, and I may not update every day, so please double check all prices. Now that I am […]
July 1940. "Interior of one-room cabin occupied by migrant fruit pickers and packinghouse workers. Rent one dollar and seventy-five cents a week. The father picks cherries, mother works in a packing plant. Berrien County, Michigan." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.
That's what I like to imagine my future-brother-in-law was telling me as the showdown is about to come in our poker hand here in the living room of our home in Larkspur, California. The "shut up" part was, of course, something I was familiar with hearing often enough from others in non-wagering situations. At my […]
Southern Utah, and my father with our 1971 Toyota Corona. He taught me how to drive stick shift in this car, and several years later, I bought it and drove it for a few more years. Our cabin would be built near this lake. Good memories.
In reply to All in the Farmily: 1940: Looks like Easter presents and baskets! Dads looking at buying some chickens! Plus a drawing of Thanksgiving dinner by Carl. Thanks for these insightful pictures of our past. Edit: and it looks like twins! [For the record, Easter in 1940 fell on March 24. - Dave]
With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to start looking into gifts for your loved ones. For those shopping for classy men in their lives, it can be difficult to figure out what gifts to get with the many options that are available. To get an idea of some classic gifts you can get for […]
This past summer I wrote a post about PFAS chemicals in farm produce. The source of the chemicals was from ground water that had been contaminated from firefighter foam used primarily on military bases. At the time, the contaminated ground water seemed relatively contained to areas in close proximity to military bases. Now, EWG has […]
I know many of you reading this have enjoyed my holiday cookies recipes in the past in my food blogs. This year I don’t have a food blog, but I will be launching a new food blog in January. It’s called Wholefood Cuisine, and all the recipes will be made with whole foods, like this […]
My garden is like a salad bistro from November through April. The weather is perfect and nothing says “al fresco” like a Florida winter. In my garden, I grow a variety of lettuce, brassicas, and roots–all perfect for a healthy salad. However, eating salad every day can get boring. Yes, I said it out loud. […]
Rust is a fungal disease that commonly occurs in Florida where it’s warm and humid. Most beans are susceptible to Rust. The disease generally occurs only during prolonged periods of warm, wet and/or humid weather. Rust refers to a variety of fungus, exists in at least 35 pathotypes and is extremely variable. Symptoms develop on leaves […]
These yummy herbal candy drops are made with lemon and honey to help soothe sore throats and coughs. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 12, 2019 is: belle epoque \BEL-ay-POK\ noun often capitalized Belle Epoque : a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially : such a period in fin de siècle France Examples: "Lest he become pigeonholed in the Belle Époque, [Jason] Jacques expanded his program in 2010 to […]
For the first time in its 19-year history, CBS’s reality competition mainstay Survivor has directly removed one of its players from contention, with contestant Dan Spilo booted from the show over claims of sexual misconduct. Spilo—who was at the center of a controversy earlier this season, in which fellow contestant…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
If you were to compare the tenth and eleventh seasons of Modern Family, you’d probably incorrectly assume that the tenth was the final one. The episodes and plot from last season felt like a final send-off, especially with the season-long story of Haley getting back together with Dylan and then getting pregnant with…Read more...
Kyle Fowle on TV Club, shared by Kyle Fowle to The A.V. Club
We measure TV finales, even those marking the midseason break, by closure and the lack thereof. That can be somewhat confusing on a show like Riverdale, which raises and answers new questions on a week-to-week basis. When every week has a sense of high-drama climax, the actual climax comes off as a bit, well,…Read more...
Charles Bramesco on TV Club, shared by Charles Bramesco to The A.V. Club
The U.S. military will not disintegrate into an undisciplined horde following President Donald Trump's recent intervention in three war crimes cases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley assured lawmakers on Wednesday.Milley was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee when he was pressed by Iraq war veteran Rep. Seth Moulton […]
The United States government has agreed to pay $6.97 million to settle dozens of civil lawsuits filed by military veterans sexually abused during medical exams in Kansas, attorneys for the veterans announced Tuesday.Kansas City, Mo.-based law firm Brown and Curry said in a news release that the money is being shared by 82 victims of […]
Noodles, tender chicken, broccoli, bell pepper and mushrooms with the best and easiest stir fry sauce ever. 30 min. Start to finish. So is it too early to be doing New Year, New You? Because after all the holiday stuffing and pies, I need all the veggies I can get. And this recipe is the […]
Cheeseburger macaroni? YES, PLEASE! Hamburger meat, pasta and an epic cheese sauce. All made in ONE POT. Too easy! It’s been a bit hectic here. With the move, the traveling, the wedding planning, and the holidays, we’ve been constantly on the go-go-go. But even with our super busy schedules, I can still whip up this […]
This is a speedy, easy Christmas Cake that requires no overnight fruit soaking. It’s a fruit cake that’s incredibly easy to make, with a rich, velvety texture that’s full flavoured and so moist it can be eaten plain. But no one turns away a slosh of custard! Terrific made on the day, keeps for ages,... […]
Maple Glazed Ham – this is the ham glaze you use when you want to add a special touch to your festive baked ham! The most incredible sticky glaze with the subtle fragrance of maple and hint of holiday spices, this is THE Christmas Ham recipe I make to gift and take to gatherings year after year. New... […]