Visitors galore

...April 30, 2014, according to the Alaska Division of Economic Development.The previous record came to 1,961,500 - 5,000 fewer - in 2007-08.This represents the most significant period of growth in a single year since 2005-06. It's also the...


...second year in Chicago, Lollapalooza grew to about 130 acts on nine stages with capacity for 75,000 people. This year promoters expect 100,000 on each day with as many acts on eight stages. The festival has grown over its years in Chicago...

Arts & Entertainment
Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...state planned to evaluate its options for a possible appeal.The state has a history of pushing back - and even suing - over areas of perceived federal overreach. The cost to the state so far in trying to case was about $34,000, Mills said.


...said Jack Kumer, a wildlife specialist based at the park.Scientists agree that North America's horses died out about 11,000 years ago. But before they did, they migrated across a land bridge into Asia and eventually into Europe. The Spanish reintroduced...

Hunting, philanthropy, refinery bills signed

...R-Homer, a sponsor of the bill. He said previously the program required organizations with a budget of more than $250,000 a year to be audited. "Which meant that for those groups that were just above that range, they had to spend more to get the...


Now Playing Synopsis: Liam Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra) for this airborne thriller about an Air Marshal racing to stop the villain who has framed him as a hijacker during a non-stop flight from New York to London. From the moment we first meet Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson), it's apparent his nerves are frayed. After furtively knocking back a stiff drink in the airport parking lot, he enters the crowded terminal to board a plane bound for London. Carefully observing his fellow travelers along the way, Marks eventually ends up seated next to nervous flyer Jen (Julianne Moore), who begins to breathe easier once she's seated near a window. Later, as the plane hits cruising altitude, Marks receives a mysterious text message stating that a passenger on the flight will be killed every 20 minutes unless $150 million is deposited into a secure bank account. But the harder Marks works to identify a suspect, the deeper he implicates himself in what becomes a deadly hostage crisis unfolding at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. When it's revealed that the account for the ransom money is in Marks' name, the FAA revokes his marshal status and the media paints him as a hijacker. As the frightened passengers begin to turn on Marks, he suspects the true culprit may not even be on the plane. And with the help of Jen and perceptive airline hostess Nancy (Michelle Dockery), he attempts to clear his name and protect the passengers by any means possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Nate Parker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Cal Thomas: Rick Perry's bold boder move

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in...safety.Texas' border with Mexico is 1,200 miles long and 1,000 National Guardsmen won't make a significant difference, but...


...supplying enough electricity to Portland General Electric's 830,000 customers, most of whom live far away in Portland. With increasing...starts burning natural gas. The plant still spat out nearly 14,000 tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere in 2013, which places...

On guard: Lifeguards go through rigorous training at Nikiski pool

...friends. In the summer months the Nikiski Pool's lifeguard program doubles training courses to ensure swimmers in the 210,000-gallon basin remain safe and secure. The basics Of the 15 full-time and part-time Nikiski pool lifeguarding staff, each...



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