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  • Candidate makes stances known

    Candidate makes stances known
    John Colbert said he never considered running for office until he saw the way Congress was killing jobs in California. Colbert was driving through the Central Valley in 2008 when he witnessed farmers clearing trees dying from a lack of water. The trip...
  • Pirates aim to repeat

    Pirates aim to repeat
    While helping the Orange Coast College women's volleyball program to its third state title in five seasons, then-freshman setter Kimya Jafroudi triggered the offense for a team that finished 26-3. This season, as the only sophomore with experience in an...
  • Fish Oil Diet May Help Fight Diabetes, Heart Disease Fred Hutch Study Says

    Fish Oil Diet May Help Fight Diabetes, Heart Disease Fred Hutch Study Says
    A recent medical study showed that eating a lot of fish may help you from developing obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The research involved an Alaskan native tribe known as the Yup’ik Eskimos, who on average...
  • Finding a path through the health insurance 'gobbledygook'

    Finding a path through the health insurance 'gobbledygook'
    My ZIP code is a black hole for individual health insurance. That's what I recently discovered when I tried to find the coverage I want at an affordable price. What hubris I had. My story started in 2009, when my position as a journalism professor at...
  • Indiana soldier held for wife's death

    Indiana soldier held for wife's death
    An Indiana soldier is being held in connection with his wife's death. Specialist Aaron Rentfrow went to Fairbanks, Alaska Police Sunday night to report that his wife, Tonya, was dead in their home. Rentfrow has not been charged and has not appeared in...
  • Betty Jeanne Crawford Pinney

    Betty Jeanne Crawford Pinney was born on September 8, 1920, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Pitzer Miller Crawford and Anna Johnson Crawford.  She died on February 13 in Glendale after spending an enjoyable visit with her family.  Betty graduated...
  • Flag honoring 9-11 victims unexpectedly stops in SD

    Flag honoring 9-11 victims unexpectedly stops in SD
    The large American flag, known as the patriot flag, made an unscheduled stop in San Diego County Tuesday to undergo repair. The flag is traveling to all 50 states to honor the victims of 9-11. It has visited 28 states so far and was in need of some...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: Politics brings change — and stasis

    Did you vote for change, or to maintain the status quo? Elections bring out the best and the worst of mudslinging and spit-hurling. I for one, am grateful that the votes have been cast and I no longer need to listen to endless dispersions of one...
  • Alaska volcano shows signs of impending eruption

    Alaska volcano shows signs of impending eruption
    Recent satellite images of a remote Alaska volcano along a flight route for major airlines show it may be poised for its first big eruption in 10 years, scientists said. The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for the 5,676 foot-...
  • Air Force chief of staff: Military still has a mission in Alaska

    The chief of staff for the Air Force says the military still has an important mission in Alaska. Gen. Norton A. Schwartz appeared Friday at a banquet put on by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. Schwartz says that with trillion-dollar deficits...
  • Burnley selected as new Mat-Su School superintendent

    Burnley selected as new Mat-Su School superintendent
    The Mat-Su Borough School District has selected a new superintendent. The school board says it's sending a contract offer to Dr. Kenneth Burnley, who was selected among four other candidates in a unanimous decision. Burnley has held three...
  • Tourism industries hoping for stability in numbers, spending

    Tourism industries hoping for stability in numbers, spending
    Cruise ships from Vancouver and Seattle have set sail for Alaska and will be here in a couple of weeks. Some tourism businesses are hoping to boost their visitor appeal. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is getting ready for what it hopes will be a busy...