April 16, 2021 No. 21-12 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s March employment was down 6.9 percent from March 2020 — a loss of 21,900 jobs — as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. March data marks the last time we can compare a current month to...
Alaska lawmakers take a step toward finalizing the state budget. And, Anchorage developers transform a building with a colorful past. Plus, Skagway locals create an e-commerce website just for Alaska businesses.
Today's selection -- from The Language of Butterflies by Wendy Williams. Monarch caterpillars are killed by -- but also protected by -- latex: "Female monarchs lay eggs about the size of a pinhead on milkweed plants -- and only on milkweed plants. They deposit the eggs on the underside of a leaf, usually one egg to […]
Today's selection -- from Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Death rates have been increasing significantly for white middle-aged Americans as well-paying middle-class jobs have shrunk. This has also led to a decrease in status among this cohort and an increase in dominant-group status threat: "In late 2015, two economists at Princeton […]
We watched the Oscar winner last night and I can verify we both woke up this morning depressed. That’s not to say don’t see it. It’s a very well done movie. A lot of that depression is personal as one story in it, by Bob Wells, had a personal resonance with us. But also, if […]
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...
Authors often get into trouble when they’re writing books for children or adults and end up blending the two in an awkward way. I’m here to clear up confusion around the differences between children’s books and adult books. Particularly when authors write “coming of age” novels or fictionalized versions of their childhood, they sometimes end […]
Happy Tuesday! Here’s a look at what’s happening today: The largest tribe is... The title of the largest tribe in the United States can now be given to the Navajo Nation thanks to the pandemic-related financial assistance that garnered thousands of documents to be sent in, verified and updated. The ...
Not sure how else to explain this one because it doesn’t always come up in a story. You might not have to design anything new for your world. Then again, you might have to come up with something since a … 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 […]
Actor Jeremy Irons narrates this landmark film by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN. In it, we learn how our world has gone from “a vast bedrock of diversity, created over thousands of years," to genetically modified seeds engineered to withstand pesticides refined with […]
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I’ve discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind.… The post Opening Your Mind : A Workbook For Self-Discovery appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
If you're lucky enough to still have your mother, grandmother, or a woman you think of as a mother, be sure and make them know today—and every single day—that you love, respect, and admire them.Takeaway TruthTime passes so quickly that we often don't take the time to let the special people in our lives know […]
UPDATE: April 16th, 2021Playlists on blogger are now working again...---------------------------------------------------------------------Original Message from: Stewart Brennan Last night, google disabled the YouTube playlist functionality outside of YouTube. Therefore, ALL playlists on World United Music and the World United News blogs no longer work. This latest attack by google / YouTube has destroyed years of my own labor […]
"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 […]
Robert D. Cunningham: In 1945, just as Americans began to revert from wartime production to a consumer-driven economy, Michigan labor unions organized a massive strike that soon shut down General Motors. Parallel strikes in the steel and coal mining trades brought the number of striking workers to three million, and an impasse effectively halted the...
The first pair of today’s featured images were taken in the City of Portland, Oregon, in 1965, and the final one appears to date to the late 1920s. The lead photo and the enlargeable version below were taken from above SE 39th Ave (Cesar Chavez Boulevard), looking south to Hawthorne Blvd, which crosses it left-to-right....
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 […]
I don't remember the actual book title but here are some details that I remember: 1) I read it around middle school 2) It has a female protagonist 3) The plot involves a girl or young woman who gets lost … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Hey there! I am baaaaack! My home remodel is taking longer than expected, but they are installing my kitchen as I type, and my floors go in on Thursday! Woohoo! Living with dusty cement floors has sucked. […]
"In my studio Elizabeth was quiet and shy. She struck me as an average teenager, except that she was incredibly beautiful." -- Philippe Halsman "In a décolleté silk evening dress Elizabeth Taylor sits for photographer Philippe Halsman. The former child star will be 17 next week." (Life magazine, February 21, 1949; […]
This photo was taken at the Howard Johnson's in Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1960s. This is the waitresses day crew. My mom is on the far right, the lady to her right went on to own her own successful restaurant in Lake Worth called the TuTu.
In reply to Hibbing: 1941: I'm late to the party; many have noted the misspelling of the name of one of the greatest actors of his or any other generation. Larry Olivier probably would have snorted contemptuously at the gaffe and let it go, but would likely have thought it beyond the pale that his […]
Wish you could shop on a reasonable payment plan for your favorite clothing, handbags, jewelry, and skincare products, but not pay interest? It’s … 4 Reasons AfterPay Is A Game-Changer Read More » The post 4 Reasons AfterPay Is A Game-Changer appeared first on Shopping Kim.
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As any gardener knows, ants are a natural phenomena in the garden. Welcome, too, as according to Almanac.com they are generally considered beneficial in the garden. Most ants nest in the ground, digging a labyrinth of tunnels that aerate the soil and allow moisture to get to the roots of plants. They also till the soil by […]
This year I decided to try growing my potatoes in a potato bag. Many of you are probably scratching your head right now. Potato bag? Is that even possible. The short answer: yes. Next question. Why would you want to do such a thing? Space. Potatoes grow underground and need lots of soil. But what […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 12, 2021 is: veracity \vuh-RASS-uh-tee\ noun 1 : conformity with truth or fact : accuracy 2 : devotion to the truth : truthfulness 3 : power of conveying or perceiving truth 4 : something true Examples: English poet Thomas Gray wrote, "Any fool may write a […]
For the past few seasons, Supergirl’s sunny, team-focused storytelling has been slowly morphing into a superhero take on Star Trek: The Next Generation. And tonight’s midseason finale goes ahead and makes that comparison explicit by revealing that the team’s headquarters is actually a secret spaceship. With Kelly as…Read more...
The O.C. lasted only for four seasons, but left a definite impact on the teen drama genre. Created by Josh Schwartz, the Fox series ended in 2007 but remains a pop-culture phenomenon even today. The show centered on four teens—Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody, Ben McKenzie, and Mischa Barton—navigating friendship and re…Read more...
Perhaps one of the most recognizable (and accidentally triggered) voices in America, Amazon’s Alexa sounds like an A.I. With its broken phrasing, eerie calm, and uncanny approximation of gentle consumerism, Alexa can be heard in households from sea to shining sea, ordering toilet paper, agreeing to play the new Maroon…Read more...
Story tropes—like the ones used in the Hot Hunks collections—are like a shared language among romance writers and readers. They tell you the basic target area of a romance, and it is always fun to see how different authors handle the same story trope. The Hot Hunks Collections are written by a group of eight […]
Parents have experienced Home Learning now, and I hope they will not forsake it. When children come home from school with “homework,” parents are expected to teach it because the teachers couldn’t teach it in their large classrooms that have a vast spectrum of abilities among the students. If you want your kid to survive, […]