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Ron Howard teases famous Kessel Run in Han Solo movie

Ron Howard has teased that his Han Solo spin-off film will feature the Millennium Falcon taking on the Kessel Run referenced in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'. The 63-year-old filmmaker took over control of the anthology movie after Christopher Miller and Phil Lord left due to creative differe

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 09:00:00

Remains returned: Igiugig, Smithsonian show how reconciliation is done

Nobel Prize recipient Nelson Mandela says, "Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustices." Often the process of reconciliation is a result of a Commission or a legal dispute but sometimes not. Sometimes reconciliation happens because it's simply the right thing to

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:30:37

Summer Season Ends, Event Train Season Begins

Anchorage, AK - The summer season has come to an end, but for Alaskans, that means all aboard for special event train season. The Halloween Train lets you and your family dress up, all while staying warm, and seeing the sights of Alaska. The festive train is round trip from Anchorage to Indian and b

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-20 04:29:00

Birthday cake and political bucks

EAGLE RIVER - If history does indeed repeat itself, then it might be logical to assume that state Rep. Dan Saddler (R-House District 13) ought to have little challenge in retaining his seat for yet another term come the 2018 election. His only close race came in 2010 when then Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom r

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-09-20 17:42:00

Dimond pitches another flag football shutout

The Dimond Lynx racked up their sixth shutout of the flag football season Tuesday by blanking Eagle River 35-0. Makenna Boring's nine pulls, three for losses, and Seanne Bialo's six pulls led the defensive effort for the Lynx, who improved to 9-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference. Dimond was hot from

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:37:19

Pili powers Dimond volleyball victory

Powered by Alissa Pili's double-double, the Dimond volleyball team tripped Eagle River in a four-set Cook Inlet Conference match Tuesday at Dimond. Pili provided 14 kills and 10 digs in the 25-13, 25-16, 18-25, 25-10 victory. Madde Shockey and Summer Zelinsky supplied seven kills apiece and Hahni

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:36:47

The Iditarod's Iron Lady, DeeDee Jonrowe, says the 2018 race will be her last

DeeDee Jonrowe spent 363 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes and 3 seconds on the Iditarod trail - and that's just counting the races she has finished. Since her first 1,000-mile race to Nome in 1980, the iconic musher and her fleet of sled dogs have returned to the Iditarod starting line nearly every year

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:06:18

Rescuers race to save girl believed alive in Mexico City earthquake rubble

MEXICO CITY - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years. More than 50 survivors have been plucked from sever

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:05:55

Maximize the Joy of Travel

(Family Features) Many facets of travel - the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip - can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and what ma

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims

(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That's why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immedi

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

EDITOR'S NOTE: Paging Dr. Herbesto

If you're anything like me, then you've always had a very complicated relationship with marijuana, pot, weed, cannabis, grass - it goes by so many names. People who'd either never or hardly ever partaken of its effects, as well as those who did so with concerning regularity always talked about how i

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 16:47:00

Council members waive confidentiality on ethics complaint

The first rule in filing an ethics complaint with the city of Homer is that you don't talk about filing an ethics complaint. The second rule, however, is if the respondents choose to waive confidentiality, anyone can talk about it. That's what three Homer City Council members did last Friday when th

HOMER NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:43:37

ADN begins employee layoffs following bankruptcy, new owners

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Following the financial problems and subsequent bankruptcy of Alaska's largest newspaper, new owners obtained the company with the highest bid, the only bid, of $1 million. The sale, approved by a federal court judge in order to avoid a total shutdown of the paper, came on Sept.

KTUU - 2017-09-21 16:04:00

PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: The war we didn't talk about

Last Thursday evening at the Glenn Massay Theater, Alaska Public Media hosted a preview of the new documentary series 'The Vietnam War' by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The preview extracted scenes from the 10-episode, 18-hour series. Judging from the preview, Ken Burns and team delivers again. Burns r

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:59:00

It's still Cyrano's

The new location of Cyrano's Theatre Company on Debarr road was alive with energy on Saturday afternoon. Outside in the parking lot people were sweeping debris, laying out drop cloths for painting, and as I walked in to the building, there was even more activity. I met up with Teresa K. Pond, Produc

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:54:00

Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill

(Family Features) For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards. This October, children, families and schools across the country will join in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a month-long celebration of

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

'Thousand Towns' looks at what some cities do right

On her visits to Alaska over the past 20 years, like a lot of visitors to Homer, singer-songwriter Dar Williams said she came to really, really love the town. She has been here several times, in 1997, 2000 and 2003. "When I was playing at Alice's once, I looked at the audience and said, 'I'm single,

HOMER NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:30:39

Narwhal tusk-smuggling case ends in prison for former Canadian police officer

A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to five years and two months in prison, after he pleaded guilty to 10 money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle Arctic narwhal tusks. Gregory Logan, 59, of St. John, New Brunswick, had been accu

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:34:24

Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN on Wednesday night. The entire system is down, the governor said. No one on the island has power from utilities. Puerto Rico, which has been t

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 08:24:16

Brandon Flowers 'idolises' Morrissey

The Killers' Brandon Flowers "idolises" Morrissey. The 36-year-old rocker has admitted he has previously embarrassed himself in front of the former Smiths frontman when he was working as a waiter in a Las Vegas restaurant aged 18, and the memory has haunted him ever since as he's grown up holding th

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00