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Choose respect. Wait, what's respect?

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In an open letter to Alaskans on the Choose Respect site ( Gov. Sean...

It's reunion season! What have your experiences been?

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It managed to sneak up on me. This summer is my 10-year high school reunion and I'll be heading back down to Redmond, Ore. for the occasion.

My time in high school was wholly unremarkable....

Happy Juneau-versary to me

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Six years ago today I disembarked a plane after a milk-run from Seattle and an early morning departure from Portland, Ore., two weeks after graduating from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.,...

Melissa and the mystery of the misplaced signs

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I had a Nancy Drew adventure today. Sort of. 

Does this make me a terrible person?

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You know those movies in which the whole premise is an underdog sports team overcoming the odds and the challenges to take home a win and everything is so heartfelt and you are supposed to feel...

A recipe for disaster in University Building fund

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Today we printed a Ketchikan Daily News editorial suggesting Sen. Pete Kelly's SB74, which would establish a University Building fund, like the Alaska Public Building fund, would be a great way to...

A good story is worth it, don't miss your chance

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In August of 2012 I spent hours listening to Bill Overstreet tell his life story, from birth in a small Oklahoma town to current projects — the man was 86 and still had current projects! Tonight I...

Diary of a wearable artist: Part II

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I wrote this before, but lost it. Here we go again.

This was my second year of participating in the Wearable Art Extravaganza and it was wonderful. I convinced my friend Jess to be my model...

Discovering my maternal instinct

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I think my mom is always waiting for me to develop the nurturing and maternal qualities and skills she possesses. Nobody knew I could cook until I lived on my own, even then, my parents may have...

Diary of a wearable artist

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Something strange has happened — the real deadline for having a Wearable Art project done is 5 minutes before show time, yet I am already done. I even left the article in the possession of the...


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