Pamplin Media Group – A busy life is the best life for Diaz-Nicolaidis ” Alaska

The married mother and flight attendant, project manager and union representative for Alaska Airlines takes on a new role at the Rose Festival. A few years away from attending St. Mary’s Academy and while attending the University of Oregon, Contesa Diaz-Nicolaidis spent much of her time flying to and from Russia. She had started out … Read more

Helping Hands Foodbank officially closed on Friday ” Alaska

Photo courtesy of the Helping Hands Foodbank Facebook page JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) – After nearly 40 years of service to the community, the Helping Hands Foodbank closed its doors Friday. Helping Hands Foodbank at 6590 Glacier Highway closed its doors on Friday. Karen Fortwengler is the director of Helping Hands. She said what went into … Read more

Republicans take the majority in the Alaska House after two candidates benefit from the precedence vote ” Alaska

(Alaska Beacon) — Republicans hold 21 of the 40 seats in the Alaska House of Representatives after the first full run of Alaska’s new nominated voting system, but their ability to form a governing majority is uncertain. The total of 21 includes two candidates who were behind before Wednesday night’s vote count. Incumbent Republican Rep. … Read more

Reuters US domestic news summary > Massachusetts

Following is a summary of breaking US domestic news. Trump is again being sued by a writer for defamation and assault over alleged rape Donald Trump was sued for a second time on Thursday for defamation by a writer who accused the former US president of lying by denying he raped her 27 years ago. … Read more

Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challenger ” Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — US Senator Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions in her party; More than a decade ago, she launched a historic write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won re-election after inflaming the ire of former President Donald Trump. On … Read more

Palin’s next act unclear after Alaska House losses ” Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin has re-emerged in Alaskan politics more than a decade after stepping down as governor in hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot to offer: an unbeatable notoriety, endorsement of former President Donald Trump in a condition he wore twice, and an unrivaled ability … Read more

New research would make clearing roads in Iowa safer during a snowstorm

New research and technology could help guide Iowa snowplow drivers in white-out conditions and warn them of obstacles, improve driver safety, and keep roads open in low visibility conditions. The Iowa Department of Transportation is working with Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation to develop a system that will allow its employees to “see” better … Read more

Alaskan firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a house ” Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan firefighters received an unusual request for help from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers this past weekend, but it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill cat-in-a-tree situation. “They were looking for help getting a moose out of a basement,” said Captain Josh Thompson of the Kenai Peninsula Central Emergency Services. The moose, estimated to be … Read more