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Local governments can't wait on climate change

...communities. State and federal lawmakers and agency officials can learn from Alaska's local leaders. The lessons are straight-forward: Stop fighting science, stop the distraction of dueling experts, stop the made-for-TV accusations, and stop...
Opinion: Survey gauges candidates' views on senior issues

...are routine and others require significant introspect and reliance on constituent input. Senior citizen issues are straight forward but many times put on the "back burner."Questions and results are printed below. Comments are in the candidates...
Elizabeth Boucher was the birth of her son Brian in 1974, and watching his growth as a man. Those who knew Beth found her to be straight forward saying directly what she felt, but always with compassion. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by her husband...
What others say: Word as bond

...what you feel is right, that's what you're doing, and I applaud your efforts on that."That sounds pretty straight forward.After being elected, Walker was much less forthcoming on the issue."I have been advised by my attorney general...
Students learn wilderness first response skills

...sort," Atwater said. "So think sprain, strain, dislocation or fracture. It's not simple, but relatively straight-forward to care for. It's not to throw some curveball at them at the last minute; it's to help them apply what they've...
Reeling it in: 'Fury' a grim but effective war film

...come as the Nazi regime refuses to go down without taking the rest of the country with them. "Fury" is a pretty straight-forward war story, and that's not a criticism. The stock characters and familiar situations make it easier to navigate...
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Reeling it in: The bad and the not so bad on the big screen

...they will find the answer to their mystery, but it may not be the one they were looking for. Short and fairly straight-forward, "Ragnarok" could easily have been a straight-to-video, SyFy Channel knock-off, but for some very good...
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A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...Glacier. Preparing a model (see graphic) showing the relations of the glacier/lake/drainage system was pretty straight forward.Unfortunately, I lack the information to date the diversion of Resurrection River reds into the Kenai River drainage...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...recently described in 2003 from specimens collected in Homer (and Haines). But species naming is not always so straight forward. Charles Darwin recognized way back in 1857 that there were "lumpers" and "splitters." Lumpers are taxonomists...
Alaska's only Mud Run is challenging and fun!

...this so I went for it and I was surprised that I did as well as I did today. The mud pits were great and pretty straight forward, but jumping underneath the ribbons and sliding on my stomach was something I'd never done in a race, at least...


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