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Meet the woman in charge of Alaska's elections

...monitor to ensure the state is providing the Native-language translators and documents called for by the settlement. In the coming months, Bahnke will attempt to recruit those translators, then return to the Legislature where she once worked to...
Refuge Notebook: Thousands of feet on the ground are a challenge in Changbai Mountain, China

...with a bit of sunburn on our faces but with over 600 photos in each of our cameras! Many of our photos were a result of our translators' eagerness to capture us at what is to them a once-in-a-lifetime visit to a very special place. A colleague who works...

...don't know what to do and how to vote."The state Department of Law says in a statement that Alaska already provides translators and bilingual outreach and poll workers in both languages. Both are historically unwritten languages, the state says...

...with limited English proficiency, it's not for lack of trying. Officials say the state has been stood up and let down by translators and bilingual poll workers. Officials say that if they win the lawsuit, they would continue to improve language access...

...consensus is: Drink what you like to drink," she said."Wine's subjective," she added. "In some ways, we're translators. If you tell me you like a certain type of wine or grape, it's my job to translate that into the perfect wine for your...
Lowry: The phenomenal incoherence of Donald Trump

...described Mitt Romney as speaking conservatism as if it's a second language. Trump speaks it as if he needs help from a translator. He told Hannity the other night of the glories of health savings accounts, a market-oriented reform, even though he...
Kenai judge gets rare look at another system

...the Iraqi Ministry of Defense military courts. The group also was served by cultural advisor Mohammed Soby and two local translators. In September, the Ministry of Interior Training Team approached Col. Meyer for assistance saying the contractor -- an...
Ninilchik Community News

...heart condition and died when she was a day and a half old. Their oldest son, Wayne, is a linguist with Wycliffe Bible Translators and lives in Spokane, Wash. Their middle son, Loren, is a former legislator and lieutenant governor of Alaska. He is...

...around the clock as representatives of the United States and Alaska, he said."You're not just there as a teacher or a translator," he said. "You're kind of there as a grass-roots ambassador."After briefing them on the responsibilities they...
New guides ready to fish, but focus shifts from kings

...something of a running joke during some of the sessions. Stetts said reading through the Kenai River regulations required a translator - or the ability to pick up a new language. On the Kenai River, Stetts said, seeing Alaska Department of Fish and Game...


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