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Anchorage declares emergency in response to budget cuts ANCHORAGE — The Municipality of Anchorage has announced an emergency declaration in response to state budget cuts, a report said. City officials say the declaration comes during an “unprecedented housing, public health and safety crisis,” KTUU-TV reported Wednesday. “Often times when we deal with emergencies, we deal with things we don’t see coming,” said Democratic Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “The crisis upon us is something we can see coming our way.” The emergency declaration is only the second in the city’s history. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy last month vetoed line items equaling $444 million in cuts to the state operating budget, including an 85% reduction in support for homeless programs, from $14.1 million to $2.6 million. A special Anchorage Assembly meeting is scheduled Friday to determine if the emergency order must be extended, said assembly Chairman Felix Rivera. “This isn’t just something the city takes responsibility for, it’s something everyone in Anchorage must take responsibility for,” Rivera said. Berkowitz and Rivera were joined at the announcement by assembly homeless committee co-chairs Meg Zaletel and Kameron Perez-Verdia. Berkowitz expects 800 or more people will lose housing due to budget-related circumstances, including reduced capacity at the Brother Francis shelter, he said. “The consequence of those individuals landing on the street is different from the population currently on the street,” Berkowitz said. “There will be unprecedented demand on first responders on the street as well as things occurring in hospitals.” Assembly members intend to gather public input about the housing shortage. “This is a time to be creative and resilient,” Perez-Verdia said. “But between now and Friday, we need to hear the public’s thoughts.” See news, Page A3

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Sounding off By Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

As the second special legislative session nears its end and deadlines for federal funds loom over Juneau, lawmakers continue to have their flags firmly planted on one side or the other in the debates surrounding the capital budget and the Alaska Permanent

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Kenai residents, lawmakers weigh in on the state budget and permanent fund as the end second special session looms

Fund dividend. Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, said the House Minority caucus is struggling to find a way forward. Carpenter is not in Juneau, but has been speaking from the peninsula with the House Minority. “My advice to everybody — especially in minority caucus — is to let the majority do what the majority is going to do,” Carpenter said. “They

have more than 21 votes. They can pass a capital budget and they don’t need the minority to do so.” The House of Representatives Wednesday passed an appropriations bill, HB 2001, that essentially reverses many of the line-item vetoes included in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget and is now awaiting a vote in the Senate. That vote was made along caucus lines, 21 to 10, with several members of both

caucuses excused from Juneau. That bill did not include a decision on the amount for this year’s permanent fund dividend. Including Carpenter, 10 representatives were absent from the capitol Thursday. Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/ Soldotna, said the absence is making the legislative process more difficult. See weighing in, Page A3

education week

Unforgettable experiences

On the snowy tundra, Alaska students bridge differences ... and eat moose snout

Erin Irwin / Education Week

The East Anchorage High and Scammon Bay students gather at a home in the Native Village to learn how to comb fur from a musk ox hide using special combs and common forks. The fur can later be spun into yarn.

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Outside of Alaska’s few urban pockets, a constellation of tiny communities, scattered across a rugged landscape, is home to more than half of the state’s residents. Alaska is among the nation’s most rural states—99 percent of its land mass is considered so. Resource extraction, transportation, food insecurity, and climate change have strained

and complicated relationships between the state’s first inhabitants—members of 229 Alaska Native Villages—and non-Natives who, for the last three centuries, have come from all over the world to seek opportunity on one of the continent’s last frontiers. Many familiar with that history see education as a powerful means for defusing tensions among the geographic and cultural groups. That’s what programs

like Alaska’s Sister School Exchange aim to do, enlisting middle and high school students to build bridges, by offering them the chance to visit one another’s communities. Founded in 2001 by the Alaska Humanities Forum, the program was initially funded through Congress and a private foundation. Since 2007, the U.S. Department of Education Alaska See education, Page A15

This is the first in a series of articles from “Letters to Alaska,” a project exploring how cultural and geographic barriers, teacher shortages, history, the natural environment, and other factors have shaped schooling in Alaska. The project is funded by the Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, which supports enterprising or investigative work each year in pre-K-12 education. The fellowship honors the now-retired Gregory M. Chronister, a longtime executive editor, managing editor, associate editor, and Commentary editor at Education Week.

PFD, capital budget bills proceed; veto threat looms By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

The House of Representatives is working to move a number of bills through the Legislature in an effort to pass a capital budget and bring a close to the ongoing special session. The are currently three bills working their way toward the governor’s desk which, if all of them are passed, will provide significant funding to many government programs, provide funds for federal matching dollars and allocate an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend of $1,600. House Bill 2001 designates funds for the state’s operating budget. This is the bill that reverses many, but not all, of

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item vetoes from the state budget. On Wednesday on the floor of the House, Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, said that HB 2001 reversed about 75 percent of the governor’s vetoes, and “represents a great compromise on the part of the Legislature.” In that same session the House voted to remove language allocating a permanent fund dividend from HB 2001, in an attempt Foster said, “to bifurcate” the issues of the PFD and the state budget. In that same session the House voted for another amendment, introduced by Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, that would add $5 million dollars to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, introduced a bill to add $3,000 PFD language to the bill, but that amendment failed. Dunleavy and several members of the House minority caucus have made a $3,000 PFD a top priority. In the past, members of the minority caucus have voted against funding bills because they did not allocate what they say is a legally mandated $3,000 for the dividend. House Bill 2002 allocates money for the capital budget, and effectively reverses “the sweep,” the accounting law that empties many state savings accounts tied to various programs at the end of each fiscal year. These funds are normally restored

almost immediately but this year the Legislature failed to obtain the vote necessary to reverse the action. Furthermore, the Dunleavy administration this year added a number of accounts to the list of sweepable funds that were not previously included. Among these were the accounts funding the Alaska Performance Scholarship fund, which provides money for Alaskans to attend university in the state, and the Power Cost Equalization fund, which subsidizes power costs for people in rural areas. House Bill 2003 is the result of the removal of PFD language from HB 2001. The House Finance Committee See budget, Page A3


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Ferry strike continues; state says it’s ‘illegal’ By Michael Lockett Juneau Empire

Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka announced in a teleconference Thursday the state was working to bring the Inlandboatman’s Union of the Pacific back to the negotiating table after IBU workers went on strike, mooring the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System to their piers, engines cold. Ferry workers picketed the Auke Bay Terminal in Juneau Thursday morning after the IBU declared that negotiations with the administration had run aground. Many cars and trucks passing the picketers could be heard honking their horns as they passed, possibly in solidarity with the workers. Picketers seemed unfazed by dreary weather and disappointed with the administration’s failure to negotiate in earnest. “One of the provisions they are striking is illegal, which means the strike is illegal and unprotected,” said Tshibaka. She said this threat had been communicated to the IBU via letter at 12.30 p.m. on July 25. “There are different consequences for that,” Tshibaka said, mentioning that taking this affair to court would be the next level of escalation. Her claim that the strike is illegal is tied to the IBU’s request pertaining to a cost of living differential. When this was communicated to the IBU, they amended their statement to bring it within the boundaries of protected strikes, but the state refused to recognize this and still holds the position that the strike is illegal. “What they’re offering doesn’t cover our health care,” said Rob Arnold, vice chairman with the IBU. Ferry workers don’t receive an automatic yearly increase on their wages to deal with health insurance cost increases like other state employees, said Arnold, forcing them to negotiate for the small increase every year. “I hope the governor puts

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration.

his heart in it and thinks about the people, not about his agenda,” said Jerry Slackey, a member of the picket line. “This isn’t just about our jobs, this is about our communities. This is their lifelines to hospitals and grocery stores. This is what gets them back and forth.” Both the IBU and the state seem to agree that the incident is halting a crucial service in keeping the communities in Southeast Alaska functioning and viable. “I think for our coastal communities this is a really

significant incident,” said Tshibaka. “I think whether we call it crisis depends on how much someone depends on the AMHS. For our coastal communities, this is a major crisis.” The governor’s budget proposals would slash winter service schedules, fail to improve the wages of ferry workers to keep up with rising cost of living, and eliminate funding to other programs supporting community health and public safety. “Our union has been trying to work with the state for a

couple years, but the state is not taking us seriously,” said Roel Mangaccat, a member of the IBU picketing the terminal. “All of us see this as a last resort but we’re out of options. They seem like they’re against us.” Another organized labor groups support the IBU’s cause. “We are standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the IBU in their struggle for fair treatment and we will do everything in our power to help them,” said Dennis Young, president of Juneau’s local chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The longshoreman are not able to walk out on strike at this time. “I want our IBU employees back to work,” said Tshibaka. “I want them back on their ships.” The disruption, she said, has disrupted a large number of travellers. Tshibaka said the state has refunded more than $500,000 in fares for trips affected by the strikes, though the Department of Transportation was still compiling those numbers at press time. Travellers affected by the strikes may call the Alaska Department of Transportation for assistance at 465-3941.

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Roland L Cusson

March 9, 1939 - January 26, 2019 Roland is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna, his three daughtgers and their husbands, Cheryl-Ann and Greg Wika, Kimberly and Michael Lengenfelder, Karen and Ray Gross. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Trey and Chelsea Young, Kianna, Quinlyn-Skye and Jenevia Wika, Cole, Avari, and Asia Gross and Jillian and Annaliese Lengenfelder. He was born in Manchester, N.H. After high school he served his country for 4 years in the Air Force. Upon returning home, he raced motorcycles in the exert class for 3 years. In 1963 he married Donna, the girl next door. In 1965 ge started Roland’s Mobile lunch truck which he owned and operated for 10 years. In 1975, he fulfilled his dream and moved his family to Alaska. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He owned and operated Roland’s Sports Den. After returing he spent many enjoyable summers fishing on the Kenai River, but his greatest enhjoyment was teaching his grandchildren and friends how to land a King Salmon. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2pm, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna with a reception following.

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Wildfires spread ANCHORAGE — Wildfires in mostly remote parts of Alaska this summer have burned more than 3,400 square miles under dry and warm conditions. KTUU reports one lightning-sparked fire in southwest Alaska prompted the evacuation of the Donlin Gold mine Tuesday. Another led to the evacuation of a remote hunting lodge that serves as a checkpoint in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. As of Thursday morning, there were 246 active fires burning, with 27 actively fought and the rest monitored. Spotty rain fell over some areas Wednesday, and showers and thunderstorms were expected Thursday. Fire officials say the rain could provide temporary relief, but they also could spark more fires. A record of more than 10,300 square miles burned in Alaska in 2004, and nearly 7,970 square miles burned in 2015.

Officials report first 2019 shellfish poisoning case ANCHORAGE — Alaska health officials are reporting the year’s first case of paralytic shellfish poisoning.

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held an early morning meeting Thursday to discuss the amount that would be allocated for this year’s dividend. There are conflicting statutes on the books about how much should be allocated for the PFD. On the one hand, there is a 1982 law that designates $3,000 for the yearly payment. This is the law cited by the Dunleavy administration and some members of the Legislature as the only valid law and the rule that must be followed.

The Department of Health and Social Services reports a person experienced PSP symptoms after eating a clam harvested near Perryville on the Alaska Peninsula. The symptoms can include tingling of the lips and tongue within minutes of eating a toxic shellfish. Symptoms may progress to tingling of fingers and toes and the loss of muscle control in the arms and legs followed by difficulty breathing. The department says some people experience a sense of floating or nausea. If chest and abdomen muscles become paralyzed, death can occur within hours. In the past month, high PSP toxin levels have been detected in shellfish collected from Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Bay, King Cove and Sand Point.

Searchers seek man missing in Southwest village ANCHORAGE — A search is underway for a man missing in a southwest Alaska village. Alaska State Troopers say 19-year-old Clyde Edmund Jr. was seen jumping into a slough in front of the village of Alakanuk. He has not been seen since. Troopers in Emmonak took received a call that Edmund was missing Wednesday morning. — Associated Press

However, other members of the Legislature, including House Finance Co-Chair Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, says that PFD is to be allocated as a percent of market value of the permanent fund. House Finance voted down a proposed amendment from Rep. Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla, to raise the PFD amount to $3,000 using funds from the earnings reserve account. Later Thursday morning, on the floor of the House, Eastman attempted to enter an amendment into HB 2003 that would raise the amount of the PFD, but that was also

around the peninsula

website, For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center at 335-7260.

Head Start applications The Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for our Early Head Start and Head Start preschool programs for the upcoming school year. Early Head Start is a no-fee, home-based program serving pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Early Head Start staff schedule weekday home visits year-round. Head Start/Alaska Native Education Preschool is a no-fee, classroom program for children age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. Head Start preschool classes run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Early Childhood Center during the school year. We are proud to serve families from many different backgrounds. Early Head Start and Head Start services are open to Native and non-Native children, regardless of household income. We are always available for school tours and to answer any questions you may have about enrolling your child in our program. Applications are available at many community locations, as well as our Early Childhood Center, 130 North Willow Street in Kenai, and on the tribe’s

Family Caregiver Support Program Picnic Lunch The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program Picnic Lunch will take place Tuesday, July 30 from 12-2 p.m. at 36515 Kendanemken Road, Soldotna (off Mackey Lake). We have set aside a special time to connect with our caregivers since we will not be having regular meetings in July. Please plan to join us for a time of fellowship and picnic food at the home of Sharon Christopher. Hot dogs, paper products, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Sharon or Judy at 262-1280 by July 29.

KCHS physicals

Physicals for student athletes at Kenai Central High School will take place Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m. It is $20 per athlete.

Senior Center breakfast

The Sterling Senior Center is serving breakfast on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-noon. Menu includes bacon,

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“It’s been a challenge to get people here,” Knopp said. “I get it. Everyone has a life. Both sides have members excused. But the capital budget needs a three-fourths majority vote.” Knopp said he thinks the House has secured the votes needed to pass the capital budget, which is scheduled for Monday. The matter of the permanent fund — another sticking point among the sharply divided legislators — is being addressed in another bill, HB 2003. The measure made it through the House Finance committee on Thursday and is set for a vote on the House floor Friday. Discussions on the House floor Thursday focused on the unresolved debate about which statutory formula to use to determine the amount of this year’s PFD. There’s been talk among legislators to discuss adopting a new statutory formula for the permanent fund dividend during the special session. Knopp said he doesn’t see it as a possibility at this time. “There could be a fall session where we discuss that,” Knopp said. “We’ve put out a compromise on the PFD that would give people $1,600 now and the other $1,400 after we’ve adjusted the statutory formula.” Knopp said the big question is whether or not the governor will agree to that. “If we have to debate this formula for the next three years, so be it,” Knopp said.

“But it needs to be changed. Even those that want to use the old formula this time realize that it needs to be addressed. So this time around, whether we use the old formula or the PMV (percent of market value) formula from SB 26, we’re going to be violating one statute or another. We might as well make the fiscally responsible decision.” Carpenter said the statutes and constitution in place need to be followed. “Pay it or change it,” he said. The Clarion reached out to Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, for comment on Thursday but received no response. If the Legislature can’t work together to complete their work before the special session ends July 31, Dunleavy said in a media conference call Thursday he would have to seriously consider calling another session. “If the work isn’t complete we have to,” Dunleavy said. “We’ve been hoping for months that we get our work done. I’ve modified our call. I’ve compromised on the call. I’m open to negotiations but the Legislature has to be able to work with itself. That’s the part of the story that’s not being told. I think once we get more folks working together on that end, I think we’ll see some movement.” Carpenter said another special session would be a travesty. The Clarion spoke to

voted down. At about 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a press release from the House Majority said that the House will vote Monday, July 29, to rescind the vote on Senate Bill 2002 that occurred Monday July 22, when the House failed by one vote to pass the bill. After the failed Monday vote, Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, put out a press release saying the house would vote to rescind and would get the crucial thirtieth vote either from absent members, or from members who previously voted against SB 2002. If the House does vote to

rescind the previous vote, it will give the Legislature its final opportunity to pass a capital budget. “Now is the time to act and prove that Alaska is truly open for business,” Edgmon said in a press release. “This capital budget provides our private sector the resources needed to build our state, gives an incentive to keep our most qualified students from pursuing opportunities outside, and equalizes power costs so individuals and small businesses can survive whether they operate in large urban centers or rural communities.” If the House is able to

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Kenai Fine Art Center August Art Show, “Panta Rhei” by Joel Isaak. Opening reception will take place Thursday, Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m., the 1st Thursday Opening. See the artwork, meet Joel Isaak and hear what he has to say about this experiential installation that uses waxed paper and embedded quills and the idea of a funeral potlatch to move us collectively through the various losses experienced in Alaska. Joel speaks to the effects on Alaskans, both Alaska Native and nonindigenous, of the educational programs started in 1885 by Sheldon Jackson. Locally, Joel’s impressive bronze, lifesize sculptures, are featured on the installed sand dunes near the entrance of the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The 1st Thursday Reception includes refreshments, music and is free and open to the public. This is a “Don’t Miss Show” by one of Alaska’s leading young artists. Location: across from Oiler’s Bingo Hall, next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040. Summer hours 12-5 p.m.

members of the peninsula community Thursday about their thoughts on the state budget and this year’s legislative process. Petria Falkenberg has been living in Kenai since 1957. She said she’s very disappointed with peninsula representatives. “I don’t think they are representing the people in this state,” Falkenberg said. She said she was sad to see some representatives go to Juneau after Dunleavy called the special session in Wasilla. “I was very saddened that some of the other representatives went to Juneau and not where the governor was or where people could get there and state what they thought,” Falkenberg said. “I wasn’t happy with one of our representatives who held up our session for a month before it could even get going. That was a waste of taxpayer dollars.” S e ve ra l c o m mu n i t y members the Clarion spoke with were concerned about Dunleavy’s cuts to education. Raven Patterson, a recent graduate from Nikiski Middle/ High who lives in Kenai now, said she did not support cuts to education. “I think it’s stupid they’re taking away from education of all things, and took away all of those scholarships for the kids who relied on it. Now they have nothing. I don’t know how they expect students to get a good education if they keep taking away all the money?” In Soldotna, Chris Towne is a teacher at Soldotna High School and a graduate of University of Alaska

get to 30 votes, that would give the Legislature enough votes to withstand the governor’s veto, assuming the all members vote the same way in the override. The House is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26 to discuss HB 2003, the payment of the PFD.

Anchorage. He said he’s not happy about cuts from the governor’s budget. “For them to cut funding for education, and then UAF, and then the arts council, just to promise everybody that dividend is absolutely ludicrous, I think,” Towne said. Towne said he thinks the Legislature is being childish, and local lawmakers are not doing their jobs. “I mean, I guess (Knopp’s) doing OK,” Towne said. “But, I’m not impressed with him either, I mean at all, at any level. I think he’s trying. I’m not a fan (of Micciche). I think he’ll tell you anything and then he just does the opposite. I think he’s your typical politician. I don’t like him.” Patsy Clifford, a Kenai resident, said she supported legislators standing against the governor. “I think he’s cutting everything way too quickly,” Clifford said. “He’s stripping everything — education, retirement, senior centers, hospitals — I mean really, too much.” Soldotna High School incoming senior Eve Downing contributed to this article.

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Warming China-Russia ties pose threat O

ne of the striking warnings in a recent Pentagon white paper on the growing strategic threat from Russia is that its president, Vladimir Putin, could pull a “reverse Nixon” and play his own version of the “China card” with the United States, a reference to the former president’s strategy of playing those two adversaries against each other. Until recently, any relationship between Russia and China could largely be dismissed as a marriage of convenience with limited impact on American interests. But since Western nations imposed sanctions on Russia after it invaded Ukraine in 2014, Chinese and Russian authorities have increasingly found common cause, disparaging Westernstyle democracy and offering themselves as alternatives to America’s postwar leadership. Now China and Russia are growing even closer, suggesting a more permanent arrangement that could pose a complex challenge to the United States. “The world system, and American influence in it, would be completely upended if Moscow and Beijing aligned more closely,” John Arquilla, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, wrote in the report, to which Defense Department officials and other analysts contributed. The latest evidence of warming ties was a meeting last month in Moscow at which Mr. Putin thanked the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, for enabling the two countries to do more than $100 billion worth of trade in 2018, up 30 percent from the previous year, and an implicit rebuke to America’s trade standoff with China. The two countries also signed more than two dozen agreements. That meeting came shortly after Mr. Xi called Mr. Putin his “best and bosom friend.” The leaders have met almost 30 times since 2013. Russia recently agreed to sell China its latest military technology, including S400 surface-to-air missiles and SU-35 fighter jets. While China and Russia have conducted joint military exercises intermittently for more than a decade, they began naval maneuvers in the Mediterranean in 2012 and last fall, staged what Russia called their biggest war games in decades in eastern Siberia. They plan to hold joint exercises on a regular basis in the future. With melting ice opening new opportunities for oil and gas exploration, researchers from the two nations recently agreed to open a joint Arctic research center. They often vote alike at the United Nations and have similar positions on Iran and North Korea. Both have become much more active in the Middle East, where Russia is trying to regain its standing as a major power and China is trying to cultivate relations with energy suppliers like Iran. The Pentagon white paper, and a separate report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, warn that the United States and its allies are not moving fast enough to counter efforts by Russia and China to foment instability with “gray zone” tactics that fall short of military involvement — the use of proxy forces, political and economic coercion, disinformation, cyberoperations, and jamming technologies against American satellites. In his State of the Nation address in February, Mr. Putin expressed confidence that ties with China would enhance Russian security and prosperity, especially as he aligns his Eurasian Economic Union plan with China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, a colossal infrastructure program designed to link China with Asia, Africa and Europe. Given its economic, military and technological trajectory, together with its authoritarian model, China, not Russia, represents by far the greater challenge to American objectives over the long term. That means President Trump is correct to try to establish a sounder relationship with Russia and peel it away from China. But his approach has been ham-handed and at times even counter to American interests and values. America can’t seek warmer relations with a rival power at the price of ignoring its interference in American democracy. Yet even during the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union often made progress in one facet of their relationship while they remained in conflict over other aspects. The United States and Russia could expand their cooperation in space. The United States is already dependent on Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station. They could also continue to work closely in the Arctic, as members of the Arctic Council that has negotiated legally binding agreements governing search and rescue operations and responses to oil spills. And they could revive cooperation on arms control, especially by extending the New Start Treaty. It was encouraging that top State Department officials met their Russian counterparts twice in recent weeks, including in Geneva on Wednesday, although there was no immediate sign that the two sides made any progress on arms control or other major issues. Given their history, China and Russia may never reach a formal alliance. The two have been divided by war and ideological rivalries and even now compete for influence in East Asia, Central Asia and the Arctic. Their contrasting trajectories would also make an alliance difficult. China is a rising power and the dominant partner; Russia is declining. China has the world’s second largest economy; Russia’s is not even in the top 10. Still, their shared objectives could increase, further threatening Western interests. America needs to rally its democratic allies, rather than berate them, and project a more confident vision of its own political and economic model. — The New York Times, July 21



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Dichotomies of a false narrative

’ve gleaned much from working in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in Alaska. The narrative being grassed by the current administration is a false one reliant on pitting the private and public sectors against one another. During the global housing market crash in 2008, I was positioned to make difficult decisions at a private corporation. Our management team started with cutting private business contracts, such as landscaping and janitorial services. While such calls were painful to make, the ensuing layoffs were excruciating. I received requests from former employees needing proof of termination for various assistance applications. They were Alaskans … and they were suffering. We were a small branch located in the Big Lake area — a community driven by recreational commerce. Folks simply were not fixing up weekend cabins and purchasing groceries with gas prices surpassing $4 per gallon. I resigned just two months before the doors closed to pursue nonprofit work. Herein lies the biggest false narrative of all. I’ve read many comments suggesting that the public sector has grown at the demise of the private sector. Government does not participate in the type of competition underlying this argument. In fact, when the private sector experiences downturns, the demand for government services (not goods and manufacturing) increases to provide critical safety nets. Families turn to temporary assistance like unemployment insurance benefits, supplemental nutrition, housing, health care, vocational and technical training, childcare, and many other supports that prepare Alaskans to re-enter the workforce. Essentially, the public sector serves the private sector. Inefficiency is often regarded as sound reasoning for cutting vital services. Government and nonprofit entities operate under a level of accountability that is unfelt in much of the private sector. Service outcomes are but one of many checks and balances that are labor intensive to demonstrate. We must consider the time and research that goes into accomplishing this task — as well as

the education required to carry it out. There are so many intervening variables on the topic of university administration costs. Our institutions of higher education do not simply provide for the traditional classroom experience. They encompass libraries, bookstores, online learning environments, cafeterias, athletic departments, housing, and research labs. They must comply with regulations pertaining to accreditation, state and federal financial aid, Internal Review Boards, employment laws for vast departments, campus security, and many more. Universities also generate something we can all appreciate — employment opportunities at every rung of the ladder. College communities consume local goods and services and are significant contributors to our economy. I was on campus when UA President Jim Johnsen introduced Strategic Pathways (SP), a budget reducing plan to cut and consolidate education programs. You may be unaware of the protests held in classrooms. Johnsen was not popular among faculty, staff and the student body. We were faced with tuition increases overnight. My graduate acceptance letter was received shortly before notification that the program was being terminated. My seat was safe, as SP sought to complete admitted students over a five-year period. These savings haven’t yet been realized. Faculty continue to teach out these degree programs with dwindling enrollment rates. When Jim Johnsen sat before the Senate Finance Committee and stated that he was in advocacy mode without a contingency plan, our legislators looked annoyed. But I got it. There was a backstory in which he had been cast as the enemy. Truthfully, his support was a bit relieving. Education is essential to every state economy. Not only because it generates business activity, but because it develops human capital. This applies to all forms of “education” — imagine a bookkeeper running a backhoe. Specialized industry knowledge provides for the very efficiencies that counter the anti-government/ anti-education position. Those who toil in so-called “unskilled” jobs are cheaper to hire but rely more

heavily on government assistance to make ends meet. There is a script for getting around the cost of education and providing for living wages. It’s not appealing to 99 percent of the population. One way to accomplish this is through privatization of government services — not to be confused with the private sector as we typically regard it. This model is tantamount to unregulated government with centralized power. It is exclusive from local corporations and small businesses. By dismantling the system of public education, consolidating buying power, cutting off media, drawing down savings, and buying legislative power, Alaskans are at risk of becoming underpaid workforce slaves. Doctor Mouhcine Guettabi, Associate Professor of Economics at the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research, reported that Alaska did not feel the depth of the recession we’re currently climbing out of. This is attributed to 30 percent of laid off workers living out of state while collecting off Alaska’s natural resources. In the government privatization model, it is merely financially prudent to hire skilled employees for which other states bear the burden of training. I think one glaring sign of a fouled plan is the label “special interest” used to discredit even ordinary citizens. If you are a teacher, government or nonprofit employee, parent of a child enrolled in the public school system, college student, construction worker, senior, harvester, private business owner hoping for a PFD stimulus, or even someone who wants a PFD — you are now a special interest. All are Alaskans participating in commerce … keeping the business of Alaska flowing. These are few examples of the many false dichotomies dividing Alaskans. We have been fed the poison of fallacies: public sector v. private sector, PFD v. government services, UAA v. UAF, Republican v. Democrat, caucus minority v. caucus majority. To the public employees immediately impacted, who are so discouraged from using their voices — I’m very sorry. Thanks for your service to the great state of Alaska. – Rus’sel Sampson, Wasilla

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Donald who? Pelosi, Democrats vow to ‘own August’ on issues By Laurie Kellman Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Thursday pivoted away from questions of impeachment by saying they are going to “own” the upcoming August recess on issues like health care and prescription drug costs. Not emphasized was the testimony a day earlier by former special counsel Robert Mueller, which dulled some Democratic hopes of moving closer to formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. In private, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advised members of her caucus to talk about impeachment if they must to advance their prospects of winning re-election next year — but not in a way that challenged other members’ views. A majority of Democrats, like most Americans, do not support launching a House indictment against Trump despite Mueller’s statement that he could not “exculpate” Trump on potential obstruction of justice.

“We will own August, make it too hot to handle for the Senate” to ignore Democratic legislative goals to streamline government and lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs, Pelosi said. Other Democrats gathered on the House steps under brilliant sunshine echoed that phrasing in a likely preview of the party’s message during the many town halls they’ve scheduled over the next six weeks. Pelosi has long resisted calls for Trump’s impeachment from more than 90 members of her caucus, prioritizing the re-election bids of a large group of freshmen Democrats who won election in 2018 in districts that Trump carried two years earlier. Lawmakers from those closely divided districts consistently say their constituents ask about local issues, health care, the cost of prescription drugs and fixing roads and bridges far more often than they mention Trump, the Mueller report and impeachment. Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony on Wednesday seems unlikely

to galvanize the party or the nation behind formal impeachment hearings and may have pushed that prospect further from happening. After a shaky start, Mueller stuck resolutely to what’s in the 448-page report, refused to speculate and would not read aloud his conclusions. What he did say was notable: that his report did not exonerate Trump as the president insists. That it was not a witch hunt. And that Russians are interfering in the next election, even now. Trump and his Republican allies said the testimony made clear it is time to move on. Democrats did not emphasize Mueller’s testimony despite weeks of build-up to the hearings. “Our job was not to entertain, our job was to educate,” said New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the House leadership. “It was my expectation that his testimony would be a building block as it relates to the American people understanding the need to deal with an out of control administration that believes it’s above the law.”

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Election security divides Congress after Mueller’s testimony By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s warning that Russian interference is still happening “as we sit” is putting pressure on Republican leaders in Congress to join Democrats in passing additional election security legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, halted a bipartisan effort to beef up state election systems ahead of the 2018 election and on Thursday blocked Democrats from pushing forward a House-passed bill to authorize funding for the states. McConnell said President Donald Trump’s administration has already made great strides to enhance election security and he called the House bill “not a serious effort,” coming from the same side that he said spent the past two years “hyping” Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Obviously it’s very important that we maintain the integrity and security of our elections,” McConnell said Thursday. The Senate already unanimously

approved one bipartisan measure, which makes interference in elections a violation of immigration law. But Democrats say Congress must do more. The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, called inaction a “disgrace” and is pledging to keep putting forward requests for votes on bills. Mueller’s testimony “should be a wake-up call,” Schumer said. “Leader McConnell let me read you that sentence,” Schumer said from the Senate floor, citing Mueller’s testimony Wednesday about Russian interference. “‘It wasn’t a single attempt. They’re doing it as we sit here and they expect to do it in the next campaign.’” On Thursday, Schumer tried to push forward consideration of the House-passed bill that would authorize $775 million in grants over the next two years to help states secure their voting systems. It also would prohibit voting systems from being connected to the internet or wireless technologies and tighten standards for private companies that provide election infrastructure. Republicans said Thursday money has already been allocated from an earlier spending bill and no new

funding is needed immediately. Giving a nod to longtime concerns from some states, including those in the South, about maintaining control over election systems, McConnell said any efforts must be done with “extreme care and on a thoroughly bipartisan basis.” Mueller’s 448-page report said the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election in “sweeping and systematic fashion.” The Russian influence campaign produced fake Facebook and other social media postings that were viewed by millions of Americans. Hackers gained access to some voter databases in Florida. As action in Congress has stalled, federal agencies have moved to address the problem on their ends. The director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, established a new elections threats executive position last week. Meanwhile, the National Security Association director and Cyber Command chief, Gen. Paul Nakasone, created a new cybersecurity directorate focused on election security. But time may be running out to address concerns in the states before the next election. The most pressing issue is

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to speak with reporters following the weekly policy lunches Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

replacing electronic voting machines that do not produce a paper record of each ballot cast that is verified by the voter and can later be audited. In 2018, 10 states had more than half of their jurisdictions using such machines, which cybersecurity experts have warned are vulnerable to hacking and must be replaced. Even if Congress were immediately to send funds to states to

replace voting equipment, it would be extremely difficult to make substantial upgrades in time for the 2020 elections. It can take months to decide on replacement machines, develop security protocols, train workers and test the equipment. Some states have opted to move ahead with replacing these machines by the 2020 elections, but others have not.

U.S. government will execute inmates for first time since 2003 By Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will execute federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003, the Justice Department announced Thursday, bringing back a seldom-used punishment pushed by President Donald Trump and escalating another divisive issue ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December — all within a six-week period. By comparison, there have been

only three executions since the federal death penalty was restored in 1988 and only 37 overall from 1927 to 2003. In 2014, following a botched state execution in Oklahoma, then-President Barack Obama directed the department to conduct a review of capital punishment and issues surrounding lethal injection drugs. That review has been completed, the department said, and it has cleared the way for executions to resume. In a statement, Attorney General William Barr said the “Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the

sentence imposed by our justice system.” Barr approved a new procedure for lethal injections that replaces the three-drug cocktail previously used in federal execution with a single drug, pentobarbital. This is similar to the procedure used in several states, including Georgia, Missouri and Texas. Though there hasn’t been a federal execution since 2003, the Justice Department has continued to approve death penalty prosecutions and federal courts have sentenced defendants to death. There are 61 people on the federal death row, according to Death Row USA,

a quarterly report of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Some of the highest-profile inmates on federal death row include Dylann Roof, who killed nine black church members during a Bible study session in 2015 at a South Carolina church, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off bombs near the Boston Marathon’s finish line in 2013, killing three people and wounding more than 260. The decision to resume carrying out the death penalty is likely to magnify an issue already debated in the Democratic primary and create a flashpoint between that party’s nominee and Trump

in the general election. Most Democrats oppose capital punishment. Former Vice President Joe Biden this week shifted to call for the elimination of the federal death penalty after years of supporting it. The lone Democratic White House hopeful who has publicly supported preserving capital punishment in certain circumstances is Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who has said he would leave it open as an option for major crimes such as terrorism. By contrast, Trump has spoken often — and sometimes wistfully — about capital punishment and his belief that executions serve as both

an effective deterrent and appropriate punishment for some crimes, including mass shootings and the killings of police officers. All five scheduled to be executed starting in December were convicted of killing children. “I think they should very much bring the death penalty into vogue,” Trump said last year after 11 people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue. He’s suggested repeatedly that the U.S. might be better off it adopted the kind of harsh drug laws embraced by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, under whom thousands of drug suspects have been killed by police.

‘It’s historic:’ Puerto Rico governor’s resignation met with cheers By DÁnica Coto Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Anger turned to jubilation in the streets in a flash as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation overnight, ceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of insulting chat messages. A crowd of thousands outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted in cheers and song over his announcement on Facebook, made just before midnight on Wednesday. “Despite expecting to serve the term that the people democratically elected me to, today I feel that continuing in this position represents a threat to the success we have achieved,” a shaken-looking Rosselló said in an address

in which he listed his accomplishments before making clear he will step down Aug. 2. The 40-year-old Democrat and son of a governor, Rosselló became the first governor to resign in the modern history of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of more than 3 million American citizens. He is more than halfway through his four-year term. He said Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez will take over, becoming Puerto Rico’s second female governor. “It’s historic, but we have to be cautious. What will happen beyond this? There are concerns, but there is also hope,” designer Jalil Serrano said. Gesturing to the young crowd outside the mansion, he said, “This belongs to them.” Daniel López, a businessman also in the protest, wiped tears from his eyes as people

leaped into the air, beat drums, waved flags, hugged and cried, “We did it!” “This is for the future of my family,” López said. “It’s big, what’s happened.” Rosselló’s announcement — made amid threats of impeachment from lawmakers — came after a bizarre standoff unfolded in Old San Juan. The governor pledged to deliver a message to the people of Puerto Rico, but hour after hour passed in unexplained silence while thousands of protesters chanted demands for his resignation. An announcement was first expected at 5 p.m., then finally came less than a half-hour before midnight. Puerto Rico Rep. Gabriel Rodríguez, a member of Rosselló’s pro-statehood party, said legislators had agreed to set aside the

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impeachment process and give the governor until 5 p.m. to announce that he was going to resign. At one point, dozens of officers in full riot gear marched out of the governor’s mansion toward protesters. “We want peace, and they want war!” the crowd yelled. The obscenity-laced online messages involving the governor and 11 other men infuriated Puerto Ricans already

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The chat participants discussed the awarding of government contracts in ways that some observers called potentially illegal. They also insulted women and mocked constituents, including victims of Hurricane Maria. Rosselló called a female politician a “whore,” referred to another as a “daughter of a bitch,” and made fun of an obese man with whom he posed in a photo.

Today in History Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2019. There are 158 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On this date: In 1775, the Continental Congress established a Post Office and appointed Benjamin Franklin its PostmasterGeneral. In 1863, Sam Houston, former president of the Republic of Texas, died in Huntsville at age 70. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of special agents that was a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1925, five days after the end of the Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, prosecutor William Jennings Bryan died at age 65. (Although Bryan had won a conviction against John T. Scopes for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the verdict was later overturned.) In 1953, Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista (fool-HEN’-see-oh bah-TEES’-tah) with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. (Castro ousted Batista in 1959.) In 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm; at least 51 people died. In 1986, Islamic radicals in Lebanon released the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco, an American hostage held for nearly 19 months. American statesman W. Averell Harriman died in Yorktown Heights, New York, at age 94. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2002, the Republican-led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department in the biggest government reorganization in decades. In 2006, in a dramatic turnaround from her first murder trial, Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity by a Houston jury in the bathtub drownings of her five children; she was committed to a state mental hospital. (Yates had initially been found guilty of murder, but had her conviction overturned.) In 2013, Ariel Castro, the man who’d imprisoned three women in his Cleveland home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. (Castro later committed suicide in prison.) In 2017, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would not “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. (After a legal battle, the Defense Department approved a new policy requiring most individuals to serve in their birth gender.) A thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing an 18-year-old high school student and injuring seven others. Ten years ago: Sarah Palin stepped down as governor of Alaska to write a book and build a right-of-center coalition, but left her long-term political plans unclear. Alberto Contador won the Tour de France for the second time in three years; Lance Armstrong placed third. Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with the late Joe Gordon. Choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham died in New York at age 90. Five years ago: Hamas resumed rocket fire on Israel after rejecting its offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Dr. Samuel Brisbane, one of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors, died of Ebola; an American physician in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, was reported to have caught the disease, but recovered. One year ago: As a deadline set by a federal judge arrived, the Trump administration said more than 1,800 children who were separated from their families at the U.S-Mexico border had been reunited with parents and sponsors; hundreds more remained apart. Shares in Facebook plunged 19 percent, wiping out $119 billion of the company’s Wall Street value; the plunge followed Facebook’s warning that its revenue growth would slow significantly. The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed for a series of crimes in the 1990s, including a gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Colbert is 88. Actress-singer Darlene Love is 78. Singer Brenton Wood is 78. Rock star Mick Jagger is 76. Movie director Peter Hyams is 76. Actress Helen Mirren is 74. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Queen) is 70. Actress Susan George is 69. Olympic gold medal figure skater Dorothy Hamill is 63. Actress Nana Visitor is 62. Actor Kevin Spacey is 60. Rock singer Gary Cherone is 58. Actress Sandra Bullock is 55. Actorcomedian Danny Woodburn is 55. Rock singer Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) is 54. Actor Jeremy Piven is 54. Rapperreggae singer Wayne Wonder is 53. Actor Jason Statham (STAY’-thum) is 52. Actor Cress Williams is 49. TV host Chris Harrison is 48. Actress Kate Beckinsale is 46. Actor Gary Owen is 46. Rock musician Dan Konopka (OK Go) is 45. Gospel/Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 42. Actress Eve Myles is 41. Actress Juliet Rylance is 40. Actress Monica Raymund is 33. Actress Caitlin Gerard is 31. Actress Francia Raisa is 31. Christian rock musician Jamie Sharpe (Rush of Fools) is 30. Actress Bianca Santos is 29. Actress-singer Taylor Momsen is 26. Actress Elizabeth Gillies is 26. Thought for Today: “Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” -- Aldous Huxley, English author (born this date in 1894, died in 1963).

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Showdown looms: New British PM wants to redo Brexit deal By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press

LONDON — On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a twin-track collision course — with the bloc and his own lawmakers — over his vow to leave the EU by Oct. 31. Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit and a “broader and bolder future,” as he addressed a rowdy session of Parliament. He was heckled loudly by an opposition determined to thwart him, with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn dismissing Johnson’s “arm-waving bluster.” The EU’s Brexit chief called Johnson’s speech “combative” and his demands unacceptable. Johnson, who took office on Wednesday after winning a Conservative Party leadership contest, has less than 100 days to make good on his promise to deliver Brexit by Oct. 31. And Thursday’s session of Parliament was the last before a six-week summer break. Rejecting the Brexit withdrawal agreement negotiated by his

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Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to make a speech Wednesday outside 10 Downing Street in London.

predecessor Theresa May, Johnson insisted that while he wanted a deal, it could only happen if the EU budged, especially on an insurance policy for the Irish border that has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers. “I hope that the EU will be equally ready and that they will rethink their current refusal to make any changes to the Withdrawal Agreement,” he told Parliament during the 2½-hour session. “If they do not, we will, of course, have to leave — the U.K.

— without an agreement.” Johnson later spoke by phone to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who once again repeated the bloc’s insistence that it will not renegotiate the agreement on departure terms that it struck with May. Juncker told Johnson that “the withdrawal agreement is the best and only agreement possible” but the EU was ready “to analyze any ideas put forward by the United Kingdom,

providing they are compatible with the withdrawal agreement.” The exchange was disclosed by an EU official who asked not to be identified because of the confidentiality of the phone call. Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Johnson’s “rather combative” speech was part of the British leader’s attempt “to heap pressure on the unity” of the bloc. In a message to the 27 remaining member states, he said the EU must “be ready for all scenarios.” Without a divorce deal, Britain faces a chaotic Brexit that economists warn would disrupt trade by imposing tariffs and customs checks between Britain and the bloc. They say that could send the value of the pound plummeting and plunge the U.K. into recession. Nonetheless Johnson has vowed to complete Brexit and silence “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters” who believe it can’t be done. But details remain scarce about how Johnson’s government would alleviate the economic shock if Britain crashed out of the EU’s huge free-trading bloc, ripping up decades of agreements regulating everything from aviation to drugs to telecommunications.

He said he was ready to talk to EU leaders “whenever they are ready to do so,” and also promised to “turbocharge” planning for a no-deal exit, with millions more allocated to a public information campaign for citizens and businesses. He also repeated his threat to withhold the exit payment of 39 billion pounds ($49 billion) that May agreed to if there is no deal. Since taking office Wednesday, Johnson has replaced many of May’s ministers with his own hand-picked Cabinet of loyal Brexiteers, and it met for the first time on Thursday. Many of them worked with Johnson in the 2016 referendum campaign to leave the EU, as did much of Johnson’s new backroom staff. Despite the new lineup, Johnson faces the same problems that bedeviled May: heading a government without a parliamentary majority and with most lawmakers opposed to leaving the EU without a divorce deal. Lawmakers who oppose a no-deal Brexit — including some of the Conservative ministers in May’s government who were swept away by Johnson — are vowing to put up a fight when Parliament returns from its break in September.

Tunisian leader Essebsi, 1st democratic leader, dies at 92 By Bouazza Ben Bouazza Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader and a symbol of the generation of Tunisians who shook off French rule in the 1950s, has died. He was 92. In a hasty ceremony hours after Essebsi died, the leader of parliament took over Thursday as interim president pending new elections. However, Essebsi’s death while still in office could lead

to new power struggles in the only country to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings with a functioning democracy and relative stability. Essebsi died Thursday at the Tunis military hospital, and a funeral is planned Saturday. The government declared seven days of mourning, as condolences poured in from several Arab countries. Heir to Tunisia’s founding father, Essebsi emerged from retirement at age 88 to win office in 2014 in the wake of the country’s Arab Spring

revolt. He presented his centrist Nida Tounes movement as a bulwark against rising Islamic fundamentalism and against the political chaos that rocked Tunisia after the “jasmine revolution” overthrew a longtime dictator and unleashed similar protests for democracy throughout the region. Essebsi was seen as a unifying figure, but was ultimately unable to bring prosperity or lasting calm to a country beset by economic crises and fending off sporadic deadly terror attacks.


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Under Tunisia’s constitution, the president of the parliament, Mohamed Ennaceur, should assume the presidency for 45 to 90 days while a new election is organized. First, the Constitutional Court was supposed to confirm that the presidency is vacant. However, the court itself doesn’t exist yet, because lawmakers disagree over who its members should be. That could raise questions about the legitimacy of Ennaceur’s leadership. In a brief speech, Ennaceur called on Tunisians “to strengthen your unity and solidarity so that the country can pursue its march toward progress.” Most of Essebsi’s political career came well before the Arab Spring uprisings, and he outlived most of his peers in Tunisia’s independence generation. Born Nov. 29, 1926, when Tunisia was a French protectorate, Essebsi entered politics in the 1940s and trained as a lawyer in Paris. But his name is most associated with Tunisia’s first president, Habib Bourguiba, who built up the country and educated its people yet brooked little opposition. Essebsi proudly claimed to be Bourguiba’s disciple, and from 1965 to 1986, he held several senior roles including defense minister, foreign minister and interior minister. As a supporter of openness

toward more political pluralism, Essebsi occasionally clashed with Bourguiba, who was known as Tunisia’s “supreme fighter.” After Bourguiba was overthrown in a bloodless coup by Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 1987, Essebsi left politics to be a lawyer and author, including writing a biography of Bourguiba. He was little heard from but never fully renounced his political ambitions. Ben Ali’s fall in the Arab Spring of 2011 led to a difficult democratic transition for Tunisians. By the time Essebsi founded his own party in 2012 — already deep into his 80s — many were ready for a familiar face. Essebsi often claimed with pride that it was the overwhelming support of Tunisian women that propelled him to power in 2014. Women in Tunisia won relatively broad rights under Bourguiba decades ago and many feared an Islamist wave would threaten those freedoms. However, not having a majority in parliament, Essebsi had to make an alliance with Islamist party Ennahdha, which caused discontent in his party and cost him a good part of his electorate. Essebsi also angered many of those who labored to build Tunisia’s democracy by seeking to increase presidential power, despite a landmark 2014 constitution that created

a strong parliament to keep the president’s authority in check. And he remained ever loyal to his mentor, restoring Bourguiba’s statue to the central Tunis avenue that bears his name. Tunisia remains a haven of political openness and relative peace compared to the strongmen elsewhere in the Arab world and the chaos reigning in neighboring Libya. As Lebanon’s prime minister and Jordan’s royal court declared multiple days of mourning over Essebsi’s death, Syria’s government was notably silent. Demonstrations that broke out in Syria in 2011, in part inspired by Tunisia, have turned into a bloody civil war. Tunisia, meanwhile, has gone through nine governments since its 2011 uprising, and each one has failed to resolve widespread poverty and unemployment, leading some to lose hope in the new democratic system. Attacks by Islamic extremists, including some trained in neighboring Libya, have killed dozens and sent foreign tourists fleeing, damaging Tunisia’s key tourism industry. Threatened this year with a general strike, Essebsi acknowledged Tunisia’s problems. “A democracy cannot be built in eight years,” he said in January. “Tangible results need time.”

French air-board inventor makes it more than halfway across English Channel By Jeffrey Schaeffer Associated Press

SANGATTE, France — Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday. Unharmed and undeterred, 40-year-old Franky Zapata said he plans to try again. Perhaps within days. The inventor collided with a refueling boat just a few hours into his flight, destroying his transportation, a homemade version of the Flyboard his company sells commercially. After being rescued from the Channel’s choppy waters, Zapata smiled and said, “We won’t give up until we succeed.” Zapata took off to cross the Channel from the French coastal town of Sangatte. From afar, it looked like he was skateboarding on the sky. He hoped to travel 36 kilometers (22.4 miles) to the Dover area in southeast England. Propelled by a power pack full of kerosene, he planned to refuel from a boat partway across. “I felt really great. It’s just fantastic,” Zapata told reporters later of the experience. “I was flying. It was like a dream.” Reaching speeds up to 177 kilometers per hour (110 mph), he traveled some 20 kilometers (12 miles), more than halfway to the English shore. That’s farther than he had ever

traveled on his air-board. But as he descended for a refueling stop on a boat, the platform he was meant to land on was moving too much from waves. He wasn’t able to grab onto it, and he plunged into the sea. Zapata winced as he described the “disaster.” He said his helmet filled with water and he struggled for breath. But he came away from the rescue by French divers with just a scratch on his arm. “It’s hard to swallow,” he acknowledged. But as a former jet ski champion, Zapata said he knows how to “learn from your mistakes.” He plans to go back to his workshop as soon as Friday to build a new board and prepare a new trip, possibly within days. Zapata wowed crowds in Paris on Bastille Day, whirling over European leaders on his flying hoverboard. But crossing the windy, ship-filled Channel was a much bigger challenge. He scheduled Thursday’s flight to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the first flight across the Channel, by French aviator Louis Bleriot on July 25, 1909 — who also left from Sangatte. The beach where Zapata took off Thursday bears Bleriot’s name. Noting that Bleriot also had several failed flying attempts, Zapata said, “Aviation is made by people who suffer failures, and advance by rising again.”

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Pompeo takes aim at China at religious freedom conference By Matthew Lee Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the “stain of the century” of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities. Pompeo denounced China for its large-scale detentions in the western Xinjiang region , where an estimated 1 million Muslim Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are believed to be held in internment camps. China is “home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time,” Pompeo said at an international religious freedom conference that he hosted. He also accused China of intimidating countries into staying away from the gathering. Chinese officials describe the Xinjiang camps as vocational training centers and say they are necessary to curb religious extremism. Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, has made promoting religious freedom a priority since becoming America’s top diplomat. But critics of the Trump administration have questioned the commitment, noting that its restrictive migration policies threaten religious minorities.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. State Department in Washington.

The conference was held just days after the International Rescue Committee and the U.N. refugee agency warned that the

administration’s sharp reductions in admissions of refugees and asylumseekers put many, including religious minorities, at risk.

In a report released on the eve of the conference, the IRC said that so far this year the administration has slashed admissions of Iranian

Christians by 97%, Iraqi Christians by 96%, Iraqi and Syrian Yezidis by 97% and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar by 77%, compared with the last government spending year of the Obama administration. “The Trump administration cannot cheer on the world to protect religious minorities in one breath, while substantively cutting its own protections for these groups in the next,” said Nazanin Ash, the group’s vice president of Global Policy & Advocacy. The Trump administration has also been criticized for not taking a tougher line on China’s religious record by imposing sanctions. Some believe that administration officials have not taken that step for fear of endangering trade talks with China. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the same conference, said U.S. trade talks with China would not get in the way of America’s commitment to religious freedom. “Whatever becomes of our negotiations with Beijing, you can be assured the American people will stand in solidarity of the people of all faiths in the People’s Republic of China and we will pray for the day that they can live out their faith freely without fear of persecution,” he said.

church briefs Celebrate Life! 5K Run & Walk ABC Life Choices will host a 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Soldotna Bible Chapel at 300 W. Marydale Ave. Registration time 8:30 a.m. Start time 10 a.m. Registration is free. T-shirts and brunch provided. Donations appreciated. Mens, womens, kids divisions. All ages welcome. Questions contact Kris at 907-283-9062 or kharris@

KP Young Adult Ministry KP Young Adult Ministry is available at Ammo Can Coffee Thursday nights at 7 p.m. KP Young Adult Ministry is geared toward fostering the healthy Christian Community for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. For more

information contact us through our Facebook Page KP Young Adult Ministry.

Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry starts Wednesday, June 5 and every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The pantry is located in the church office building next to the Kasilof Mercantile, about mile 109

on the Sterling Highway. All are welcome. Non-perishable food items may be dropped at this same location Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact the church office for more information at 262-7512.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

United Methodist Church Food Pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from 12:30-3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church at 907-283-7868.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal

is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Nazarene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542. Submit announcements to news@peninsulaclarion. com. Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For more information, call 907-283-7551.

Religious Services Assembly of God

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Soldotna Church Of Christ

Mile 1/4 Funny River Road, Soldotna

209 Princess St., Kenai 283-7752 Pastor Stephen Brown Sunday..9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.................6:30 p.m.

Peninsula Christian Center

161 Farnsworth Blvd (Behind the Salvation Army) Soldotna, AK 99669 Pastor Jon Watson 262-7416 Sunday ....................... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday..................6:30 p.m. Nursery is provided

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

Dr. Roger E. Holl, Pastor 907-862-0330 Meeting at the Sterling Senior Center, 34453 Sterling Highway Sunday Morning ........10:30 a.m.

262-2202 / 262-4316 Minister - Nathan Morrison Sunday Worship ........10:00 a.m. Bible Study..................11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ........ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible .................... 7:00 p.m.

Kenai Fellowship Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Church 283-7682

Classes All Ages ........10:00 a.m. Worship Service.........11:15 a.m. Wed. Service ................ 7:00 p.m.


50750 Kenai Spur Hwy (mile 24.5) 776-7660 Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Fellowship Meal....... 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship ... 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m


Connecting Community to Christ (907) 262-4660 229 E. Beluga Ave. Pastor: Dave Dial Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Dinner & Discipleship 6:00 p.m.

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

North Star United Methodist Church

Andy Carlson, Pastor Missouri Synod 35575 Rabbit Run Road off Funny River Rd. Phone 262-7434 Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m.

St. Francis By The Sea

110 S. Spruce St. at Spur Hwy. - Kenai • 283-6040 Sunday Services Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Services on the 1st & 4th Sundays


Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Mile ¼ Kenai Spur Box 568, Soldotna, AK 99669 262-4757 Pastor Meredith Harber Worship ............11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Sterling Lutheran Church LCMS 35100 McCall Rd. Behind Sterling Elementary School Worship: Sunday .... 11:00 a.m. Bill Hilgendorf, Pastor 907-740-3060

Non Denominational

Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Hwy, Nikiski “Whoever is thirsty, let him come”

776-8732 Sunday Worship ..........9:30 a.m.

300 W. Marydale • Soldotna 262-4865 John Rysdyk - Pastor/Teacher Sunday: Morning Worship ................9:30 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..6:00 p.m.

Star Of The North Lutheran Church L.C.M.S.

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Dustin Atkinson, Pastor Sponsor of the Lutheran Hour 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai 283-4153 SUMMER SCHEDULE Worship Service.........10:00 a.m.

Nikiski Church Of Christ

Catholic 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna Oblates of Mary Immaculate 262-4749 Daily Mass Tues.-Fri. .................... 12:05 p.m. Saturday Vigil ........... 5:00 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday................4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Sunday Mass ............ 10:00 a.m.

Mile 91.7 Sterling Hwy. 262-5577 Minister Tony Cloud Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m


Southern Baptist Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

Mile 17 K-Beach Rd. 283-9452 Pastor Steve Toliver Pastor Charles Pribbenow Sunday Worship .......10:30 a.m. Youth Group Wed. ..... 7:00 p.m. Passion for Jesus Compassion for Others

Kenai Bible Church

604 Main St. 283-7821 Pastor Vance Wonser Sunday School..............9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service .... 6:30 p.m.

North Kenai Chapel Pastor Wayne Coggins 776-8797 Mile 29 Kenai Spur Hwy

Sunday Worship...................10:30 am Wed. Share-a-Dish/Video.....6:30 pm

College Heights Baptist Church

44440 K-Beach Road Pastor: Scott Coffman Associate Pastor: Jonah Huckaby 262-3220

Sunday School .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Morn. Worship .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening - Home Groups. Nursery provided

First Baptist Church of Kenai

12815 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai 283-7672 Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:30 p.m.


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Red Sox blow out Yankees BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in Boston’s seven-run first inning, and the Red Sox pounded the AL Eastleading New York Yankees 19-3 on Thursday night in the opener of their four-game series. The 19 runs were the most scored by the Red Sox against the Yankees in the 117-year history of the rivalry. Bogaerts finished with four hits, including a solo shot in the eighth. Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits apiece. New York right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (7-6) allowed 12 runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings. It was

the most earned runs ever allowed by a Yankees pitcher against Boston since the earned run became an official stat in 1913. Rick Porcello (9-7) pitched six innings of three-run ball for Boston.

TWINS 10, WHITE SOX 3 CHICAGO — Nelson Cruz hit three of Minnesota’s five homers and finished with five RBIs, powering the Twins to the rout. It was the first three-homer game for the six-time All-Star, who has 385 home runs in his career. He became

the 10th player in big league history with a three-homer game after turning 39, according to Baseball Prospectus, joining a list that includes Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas and Álex Rodríguez. Max Kepler and Miguel Sanó also connected as Minnesota (62-40) totaled at least five homers for a major league-record ninth time this season, according to STATS. José Berríos (9-5) pitched seven effective innings for his first win since June 6. The White Sox (45-55) dropped 10 games below .500 for the first time this season. Yoán Moncada hit his

19th homer, but Lucas Giolito (11-5) was hit hard by Cruz and company.

CARDINALS 6, PIRATES 3 PITTSBURGH — Paul Goldschmidt homered in his careerhigh fourth straight game, helping the Cardinals finish a four-game sweep of the Pirates. St. Louis (55-47) won for the eighth time in nine games to move into a tie with the idle Chicago Cubs atop the NL Central. Goldschmidt drove in nine runs See mlb, Page A9

Peninsula Oilers’ Skyler Messinger slides under the tag of Anchorage Bucs third baseman Justin Cook on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers move into tie with Chinooks Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Peninsula Oilers moved into a tie with the ChugiakEagle River Chinooks on Thursday for the final spot in the Alaska Baseball League Top of the World Playoffs. The Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 11-2 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, while the Chinooks lost to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 5-0 at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Oilers are now 14-27 with three home games left to play — today and Friday at 6 p.m. against the Bucs, and Sunday at 2 p.m. against the Bucs. The Chinooks are 13-26. The Bucs continue to lead

the league with a 27-13 record, while the Mat-Su Miners and Anchorage Glacier Pilots are tied for second at 22-16 — four games back. The Oilers fell behind early Thursday but then exploded on offense to turn it into a feelgood laugher. The Oilers ended up banging out 17 hits, with Skyler Messinger going 5 for 5 with four runs and two RBIs. Messinger hit his first home run of the season and also turned three double plays. Also for the Oilers, Travis Bohall was 2 for 5, Connor McCord was 2 for 4 with two runs, Jaden Fein was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Jonathan Villa had three RBIs. Eric Reardon picked up the

win with another solid start. He went six innings and gave up two runs on six hits. Reardon lasted at least six innings for a fourth consecutive start. Giancarlos Servin and Heath Olive finished up by combining for three innings of scoreless relief. Olive also provided the feelgood moment of the game when the Oilers were scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to stretch the lead to 10-2. Olive, in his first at-bat of the season, tripled to score Villa. Bucs starter Ian Mejia pitched 4 1-3 innings and gave up six runs — five earned — on nine hits before leaving with an injury. Justin Cook was 4 for 4 for the Bucs.

Peninsula Oilers’ Jaden Fein slides under the tag of Anchorage Bucs first baseman Ryan Sullivan on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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accidentally ripped my fingernail out just as I was about to meet a large group of people. They all extended their hands toward me, looking for a shake, and although I greeted them with a smile my right hand was clenched tightly in a bloody fist around my thumb. It wasn’t until I was back in my car 20 minutes later and saw my thumbnail hanging on by a thread, that I started to freak out. I used my nondominant hand to scrape out a text to my nurse friends laden with expletives and dripping in worry. They told me that, “Yes, it would grow back,” but, “No, you don’t need to go to the hospital.” I spent the rest of the afternoon bemoaning my lost nail, wallowing in the pain and annoying my roommate to no end. I held small ice cubes on my thumb, hoping the pain would subside. I Googled several different variations of, “How long does it take for a thumbnail to grow back?” but never found the right combination of words to give me the response I wanted: “Immediately.” The human thumb is an exceedingly useful thing. It sets us apart from everything else in the animal kingdom and mine was out of commission. In the time since I lost the nail, I’ve been repeatedly told that detailing the incident and the subsequent healing process is not fun for others so I’ll just say, “Ouch.” I would forget the tragedy that had befallen my right hand, moving about my day as if my thumb was intact, but really there was a ticking time bomb attached to the end of my most used appendage, waiting for me to flip the switch during some mundane daily activity. I ran a particularly hard mountain race where rocks fell on my newly bare thumb. Untying my shoes afterward was a unique level of torture. I struggled with every text, every undone button. Cutting onions made my eyes swell with tears for a bevy of reasons. Eventually, though, I adapted. Without realizing it, I was running around with my fist clenched tightly around my thumb, hiding it from handshakes or rocks or a particularly cold burst of wind. During a long run, I noticed my left hand was open and free while my right was clenched tight. My body didn’t want to be in pain anymore, so I started protecting myself. As humans, our mind sets us apart from all living creatures but See BLUE, Page A9

Rising estuary still provides great bird habitats


Sandhill cranes fly over salt-tolerant vegetation that is expanding on a slightly tilting but rising Chickaloon Flats decades after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. (Photo by John Morton/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

hat happens when the largest estuary on the Kenai Peninsula suddenly drops 2.3 meters in elevation and then rises slowly over the next half century? This scenario played out exactly like that when the Good Friday Earthquake caused the Chickaloon Flats on the northern Kenai Peninsula to subside (sink!) dramatically in 1964. Chickaloon Flats is a 25,000-acre tidal estuary in Turnagain Arm, the only part of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge that touches saltwater. Over the next four decades after this 9.2 magnitude earthquake, the western end of Chickaloon Flats rose 30 centimeters while the eastern end rose 75 to 80 centimeters due to tectonic uplift. This, coupled with glacial rebound and sediment accretion, has resulted in a net elevational change today of minus 21 centimeters in the west to minus 47 to 52 centimeters in the east. When you look eastward from Point Possession, it really does look like the land slopes downward toward the Chickaloon River and base of the Kenai Mountains. Roland Quimby, a graduate student at the University of Alaska, studied waterfowl and shorebird use of Chickaloon Flats during 1970‒71. Conveniently, he used aerial photographs to map the vegetation communities

Refuge Notebook John Morton as these are the habitats used by birds for nesting, and loafing and feeding during migration. At that time, six years after the earthquake, over half of Chickaloon Flats was classified as mud or mostly mud with creeping alkali grass, mostly along the salty interface with Turnagain Arm. Farther landward, less than half of the flats was vegetated by mostly salt-tolerant plants such as Ramenski sedge, large alkali grass and seaside arrowgrass. Near the tree line that runs along the southern edge, there were (and are) mostly freshwater pools with floating marshes of various sedges, including Lyngbye’s sedge. Fast forward 40 years. Sadie Ulman, a graduate student at the University of Delaware, returned to Chickaloon Flats in 2009‒2010 to assess how both bird use and their habitats have changed since Quimby. Using newer analytical tools, Sadie was able to show how the vegetation communities have changed by comparing satellite imagery from 1970 and 2005. Not surprisingly, over this 35-year post-earthquake period, Chickaloon Flats was recolonized by early successional vegetation. Exposed mud on

the flats declined from 52 percent to 31 percent, even as large alkali grass, creeping alkali grass and seaside arrowgrass almost doubled their coverage on the flats. These results were published as a journal article in Northwest Science this year. Sadie and her co-authors conclude that increasing vegetation on the estuary is likely decreasing use by staging and migrating shorebirds. Nonetheless, the overall value of the Chickaloon Flats is still regionally significant, representing 7 percent of the estuarine tidal area from Cook Inlet to Prince William Sound. Sadie documented 95 bird species during her time there, 26 of which breed on Chickaloon Flats. Estimated maximum daily shorebird numbers were 5,600 during spring migration and 20,300 during fall migration! That’s not chump change. As is most of the Kenai Peninsula, Chickaloon Flats is continuing to rise in elevation faster than current rates of sea level rise. So it should be around for a while despite a warming climate. Dr. John Morton is the supervisory biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999–present) at https://www. refuge_notebook.html.

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and had four of the Cardinals’ 12 home runs during the sweep. Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler also connected for St. Louis. Miles Mikolas (7-10) allowed three runs in six innings. Pittsburgh has dropped 11 of 13. Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove (7-9) was charged with five earned runs in five innings.


France’s Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, and France’s Thibaut Pinot climb the Galibier pass during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 130 miles with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

Alaphilippe clings to yellow SAINT-MICHEL-DEMAURIENNE, France — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking deathdefying risks. Because the French rider is no normal person. A n d d o w n w a rd h e plunged, flying through hairpin bends on tires barely wider than his thumb. The lunar-like landscape of giant slopes of barren scree became a blur as he hit top speeds of nearly 90 kph (around 55 mph). “It was a day of folly,” Alaphilippe said. “I unplugged my brain and I was on the limit on each bend,” he said. “I did a crazy descent, where I took risks. I wanted to save my jersey.” Job done. With one big Alpine stage completed and just two more to go, Alaphilippe is still in yellow and one step closer to delivering a first Tour de France title since 1985 to his country, crossing fingers, toes and everything else that he makes it through the mountains to Paris on Sunday still in the lead. “We’re all dreaming of that. Even I’m starting to

imagine it,” he said. Continuing to contribute more than anyone to making this the most exciting Tour in decades, the French rider recovered from a mini-wilt on a lung-burning ascent to 2,642 meters (8,668 feet) above sea level on the Galibier pass and then rode like a fury downhill on the other side as if his jersey depended on it. Which it did. With a decisive, wellplaced attack on the slopes of the Galibier — the last of three climbs to above 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) on Stage 18 — Colombian rider Egan Bernal got away from Alaphilippe and ate into his lead. A slow descent or, worse, a fall from Alaphilippe on the treacherous bends could have seen Bernal do even greater damage to his lead or perhaps erase it entirely. But Alaphilippe is like a dog with a bone when it comes to that iconic shirt. He has now worn it for 13 stages at this Tour, the most by any French rider at a single edition since Bernard Hinault held it for 17 days in winning the race for a fifth time in 1985. The upside for rivals trying to wrench it from his jaws is that the last two Alpine stages to the ski stations of Tignes and Val

Thorens both finish with punishing ascents, meaning there’ll be no downhill for Alaphilippe to recover on, as he did Thursday, if he again cracks going uphill. Bernal and others are banking on it. Bernal’s reward for s p e e d i n g aw ay f ro m Alaphilippe on the grind to the top of the Galibier was a jump from fifth to second in the overall standings. Having started the day 2 minutes, 2 seconds behind Alaphilippe, Bernal is now just 90 seconds behind him, breathing down his neck and making an already thrilling Tour only more uncertain in its outcome after more than 3,000 kilometers (1,850 miles) of racing through Belgium and France. “It’s very good for the morale. But Julian demonstrated once again that he is very strong,” Bernal said. “Everything is possible. I’m in the mix but to win the Tour is difficult.” Bernal’s Ineos teammate, defending champion Geraint Thomas, tried to make it a one-two punch on the Galibier by also attacking on the last hairpins leading to the top, lined by thick, cheering crowds. But Thomas couldn’t make his offensive stick. Alaphilippe caught him again on the downhill to

Twins set to open play at state Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The American Legion Twins will open up play in their 33rd straight state appearance today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Twins, who won state

titles in 1991, 1995, 2012 and 2016, play South at 12:30 p.m. Post 20 finished 13-5 in the league this year to take the American Division title. However, in the seeding for the state tournament, records

were used regardless of division so the Twins got the No. 4 seed. The Twins defeated South on Sunday to clinch the division. South also was 13-5, but lost twice to the Twins to lose the tiebreaker.

Walters, Youngren capture SRS By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Bradley Walters and Megan Youngren won Week 3 of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails. Walters finished the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 47 seconds, for the victory, while Youngren led all women, and was second overall, at 18:37. Joe Hamilton was second for men at 19:22, while Summer Foster was second for women at 24:20.

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still has the basic, animal instinct to protect ourselves. It builds barriers, creates habits, to help us avoid pain. I had never thought to scream wildly into the forest as I run or bike or walk, but fear has been instilled in me. Now, I see a turn in the trail and, not knowing what may lie on the other side,

The fourth run of the series will be Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails, with the 1-kilometer kids race at 6 p.m. and the adult 5K to follow. Salmon Run Series Week 3 1. Bradley Walters, 17 minutes, 47 seconds; 2. Megan Youngren, 18:37; 3. Joe Hamilton, 19:22; 4. Samuel Roberts, 19:28; 5. Anchor Musgrave, 19:57; 6. Ben McGarry, 20:37; 7. Sean Babitt, 20:46; 8. Tyler Hippchen, 20:52; 9. Alex Young, 21:07; 10. Avery Willets, 21:08; 11. Mitchell Andrew, 21:36; 12. Jeffrey Helminiak, 23:02; 13. Summer Foster, 24:20; 14. Logan Satathite, 24:01; 15. Megan Anderson, 24:17; 16. Joshua Foster, 24:20; 17. Dominic Alioto, 24:21; 18. Ryan Marquis, 24:28; 19. Peter Solberg, 24:45; 20. Kellie Arthur, 24:47; 21. Tanis Lorring, 24:47; 22. Shari BeDunnah, 25:02; 23. Quinn Brown, 25:08; 24. Larry Tews, 25:09; 25. David Lorring, 25:16. 26. Kaytlin McAnelly, 25:20; 27. Sondra Stonecipher, 25:23; 28. Tony Mika, 25:29; 29. Ian McGarry, 25:53; 30. Zach Armstrong, 25:54; 31. Katie Delker, 25:59; 32. Emerson Lorring, 26:24; 33. Kevin

I’ll instinctually yell, “HEY BEAR!” I didn’t even know what pushki looked like until I was covered in its burns, but now I always look 4 or 5 feet ahead of me, on the lookout to avoid the painful plant. Exactly one time in my life, I was so open with my emotions that I jumped headfirst into someone. It felt like love, and for a few, lovely years it was. Then, it was gone and that hurt.

Lauver, 26:29; 34. Krista Arthur, 26:46; 35. Jamie Nelson, 27:12; 36. Gabbie Tews, 27:32; 37. Hannah Delker, 27:33; 38. Alek McGarry, 27:49; 39. Raylie Allemann, 27:50; 40. Rachel Babitt, 27:51; 41. Clinton Walsh, 28:53; 42. Matt Brown, 28:59; 43. Joel Moss, 29:26; 44. Annett Meyer, 30:35; 45. Ruben Foster, 30:40; 46. Koen Pace, 30:47; 47. Lanie Hughes, 31:32; 48. Tim Weekley, 33:01; 49. Tiffany Allemann, 33:21; 50. Malakai BeDunnah, 33:55. 51. Nolan Turner, 34:49; 52. Daniel Turner, 34:39; 53. Rebecca Rampton, 34:53; 54. Chelsea McGarry, 34:59; 55. Patti Berkhan, 35:17; 56. Tina Hensley, 35:46; 57. Micah Allemann, 35:50; 58. Brett Allemann, 35:51; 59. Terri Cowart, 36:47; 60. Emily Moss, 37:32; 61. Katie Nye, 37:38; 62. Eden Alioto, 37:53; 63. Frank Alioto, 37:53; 64. Ben Boersma, 38:21; 65. Pedro Meganack, 38:22; 66. Kandi Barcus, 38:32; 67. Maria Sweppy, 38:34; 68. Denali Tucker, 38:38; 69. Piper Bundy, 39:07; 70. Sara Bundy, 39:08; 71. Suzanne Alioto, 49:54; 72. Dwayne Meganack, 50:59; 73. Kimberly McMilin, 51:42; 74. Chelsea Witchen, 51:43; 75. Alyssa Witchen, 51:44. 76. Lance Spindler, 52:44; 77. Khloey BeDunnah, 55:03.

I spent months afterward searching for something or someone to tell me the cure, the immediate kind. But there’s no such thing and instead, now, I wade in the waters around this type of clarity. Even now, as I take breaks in between typing, my fingers wrap around my nearly fully regrown thumbnail instinctually and I wonder what habits will stick with me, long after they’re useful.

the finish. Thomas is still 1:35 behind Alaphilippe, as he was at the start of Stage 18, but slipped back to third overall behind Bernal. Thomas suggested the stage simply hadn’t been ridden hard enough to make Alaphilippe crack. “We wanted it to be hard but the pace wasn’t there,” he said. “The call was made for Egan to go and hopefully that would kick it off a bit, but it didn’t. That’s when I went as well, just to test. But at least Egan gained some time on everyone else.” Colombian rider Nairo Quintana won his first stage of this Tour, and third of his career, flying away from everyone on the Galibier and putting some color back into what so far had been an underwhelming Tour for the former twotime runner-up. Quintana vaulted from 12th overall to seventh, now 3:54 behind Alaphilippe. With Quintana and Spanish riders Mikel Landa and Alejandro Valverde, Movistar now has three riders in the top 10, a possible launching pad for the team to launch more offensives. “If we find a favorable ground over the next two days, we will keep attacking,” Quintana said. With attacking opportunities running out for rivals, Alaphilippe knew he’d be in for a torrid time. “It was a big mouthful,” Alaphilippe said. “I had imagined the worst.” But he continues to confound even his own expectations. Although his lead has shrunk, with the duo of Bernal and Thomas applying pressure from both sides, Alaphilippe continues to make converts to what is now a legion of hopeful believers with each step closer to the Champs-Elysees. “No matter where I finish in Paris, this Tour will have left a mark on French people,” he said. “And I’ll have learned a lot about myself.”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Ramirez homered in the 14th inning, and the Indians edged the Royals in a game that lasted almost five hours and finished after midnight. Jake Bauers singled home Jason Kipnis in the 14th off Brian Flynn (2-2) to add an insurance run — and Cleveland needed it. A.J. Cole earned his first save since May 15, 2015, in his second major league appearance. After allowing the first three batters to reach, Cole retired the next three in order, striking out Bubba Starling to end the game. Kansas City got one run in the 14th on Jorge Soler’s sacrifice fly. Francisco Lindor homered for the Indians, who remained two games behind AL Central-leading Minnesota. Nick Goody (2-0) threw two scoreless innings for the win.

ROCKIES 8, NATIONALS 7 WASHINGTON — Washington ace Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, and the Rockies beat the Nationals in a battle of wornout bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off 42-year-old Fernando Rodney (0-4), who pitched in both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Rodney then walked Charlie Blackmon, who advanced on a wild pitch and a single by David Dahl, and Daniel Murphy drove in Blackmon with a groundout. Murphy homered and scored three times for the Rockies, who won for just the fourth time in their past 20 games. Jairo Diaz (3-2) got the win, and Wade Davis

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earned his 15th save. Anthony Rendon hit a three-run drive for Washington, which wasted a chance to gain ground on first-place Atlanta in the NL East. Scherzer had been sidelined by inflammation under his right shoulder. He struggled with his command at times in his first start since July 6.

RANGERS 11, ATHLETICS 3 OAKLAND, Calif. — Danny Santana hit a grand slam and drove in a careerhigh six runs as slumping Texas won on the road. Asdrúbal Cabrera had three hits and scored twice during the Rangers’ highest-scoring game in nearly seven weeks. Texas won after placing outfielder Joey Gallo on the injured list following wrist surgery earlier in the day. The All-Star slugger will miss at least a month. Ramón Laureano singled in two runs for Oakland. The A’s have lost four of five and hold a half-game lead for the second AL wild card. Ariel Jurado (6-6) allowed three runs in seven innings in his first win since June 27. Oakland’s Brett Anderson (9-6) gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

MARINERS 10, TIGERS 2 SEATTLE — Tim Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading Seattle to the victory. J.P. Crawford added two hits and scored three times as Seattle won two in a row for the first time in a month. Daniel Vogelbach drove in three runs, and Wade LeBlanc (6-3) pitched six effective innings. Last-place Detroit lost for the ninth time in 10 games, continuing years of trouble against the AL West. The Tigers finished with just five hits.

METS 4, PADRES 0 NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, sending the Mets to the win. Todd Frazier hit a two-run double as New York built a four-run lead against Eric Lauer, the most runs the Mets have scored in the first inning during deGrom’s 160 starts.

Australians set record in 800 freestyle relay GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn’t overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg, but it wasn’t enough to defend the title from 2017. Australia won in 7 minutes, 41.50 seconds at the world championships on Thursday.

Ariarne Titmus, Madison Wilson, Brianna Throssell and Emma McKeon took down the old mark of 7:42.08 set by China at the 2009 worlds in Rome during the height of the rubber suit era. The United States took silver in 7:41.87, also going under China’s old mark. Canada earned bronze. It was still a big night at the pool for the U.S. team. The Americans medaled in all five finals, with Caeleb Dressel and Olivia Smoliga winning golds.


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Rahm opens with 62 in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Travelling from Northern Ireland to Tennessee has left everyone who played four rounds at the British Open fighting jet lag. Jon Rahm’s putter helped him recover pretty quickly. Rahm matched the lowest round of his PGA Tour career with an 8-under 62 on Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, taking advantage of nearly perfect greens to open a three-stroke lead in the World Golf Championships event. “I was pretty exhausted Monday and Tuesday, and that’s why I decided not to do much on the golf course and just make sure mentally I was going to be ready to compete,” Rahm said. He spent about an hour on the putting green Wednesday. He didn’t step foot on the front nine, his back nine, until he made the turn, and he had five birdies on that side. Rahm rolled in five putts of at least 16 feet for birdies in the bogey-free opening round at TPC Southwind. The Spaniard finished with a 7-footer to save par. He also opened with 62s last year in his CareerBuilder Challenge victory and in January in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. “That’s what made it so comforting because I knew, especially with the greens being this pure, if I started a ball online I was going to have a chance,” Rahm said. Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith and Shugo Imahira shot 65. Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter were among six players at 66 on a day featuring near perfect conditions with temperatures in the mid-80s lacking the humidity Memphis usually melts through in late July. Justin Thomas, the winner

of the WGC event last year in its final time at Firestone in Ohio, had a 68. Dustin Johnson, the St. Jude Classic winner on this course last year, and Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut by a stroke last week in the British Open, each shot 69. Johnson was 3 over at the turn, and the only man in the field to win on this course — with victories in 2012 and 2018 — switched up his putting grip while over the ball on No. 1. He moved his left hand below his right and worked his way back under par with birdies on five birdies and one bogey. “It couldn’t get any worse, so I figured I had to try something ...,” Johnson said. “I hit great shots, I was always in good positions. I should have shot 3 or 4 under on the front, I shoot 3 over. It was, yeah, not very good.”

Evian Championship EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogeyfree 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship. When Creamer last topped a major leaderboard, she won the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes to get her ninth title on the LPGA tour. At the Evian Resort Golf Club, where she had a signature win as a teenager, the 32-year-old American moved one shot clear after making her seventh birdie on the par-5 18th. “I feel really just in control,” said Creamer, now ranked No. 156 and whose last top-10 finish in a major and last tournament win were both in 2014. “It’s been several years where I felt like just all-in-all good in my shoes.”

scoreboard Baseball AL Standings East Division New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Division Minnesota Cleveland Chicago Kansas City Detroit West Division Houston Oakland Los Angeles Texas Seattle

W 66 58 57 39 32

L 36 47 47 65 69

Pct GB .647 — .552 9½ .548 10 .375 28 .317 33½

62 40 60 42 45 55 39 65 30 68

.608 — .588 2 .450 16 .375 24 .306 30

66 38 58 46 54 49 52 51 43 63

.635 — .558 8 .524 11½ .505 13½ .406 24

Thursday’s Games Boston 19, N.Y. Yankees 3 Minnesota 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4, 14 innings Texas 11, Oakland 3 Seattle 10, Detroit 2 Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Friday’s Games Tampa Bay (Castillo 1-6) at Toronto (Waguespack 1-0), 3:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Paxton 5-5) at Boston (Cashner 9-5), 3:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pineda 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Cease 1-2), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Plesac 4-3) at Kansas City (Junis 6-8), 4:15 p.m. Houston (Urquidy 1-0) at St. Louis (Flaherty 4-6), 4:15 p.m. Baltimore (Wojciechowski 1-3) at L.A. Angels (Canning 3-5), 6:07 p.m. Texas (Lynn 12-6) at Oakland (Mengden 5-1), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Norris 2-8) at Seattle (Kikuchi 4-7), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 3:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:15 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 5:07 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 5:07 p.m.

4:15 p.m. San Francisco (Samardzija 7-8) at San Diego (Lucchesi 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Arizona at Miami, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 3:10 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. Red Sox 19, Yankees 3 New York Boston

020 010 000—3 7 0 700 531 03x—19 23 0

Tanaka, Tarpley (4), Cessa (6), Romine (8) and Higashioka; Porcello, Hernandez (7), Brewer (8), Eovaldi (9) and C.Vazquez, Leon. W_Porcello 9-7. L_Tanaka 7-6. HRs_New York, Higashioka (1). Boston, Leon (4), Bogaerts 2 (23), Devers (21). Twins 10, White Sox 3 Minnesota Chicago

102 043 000—10 12 4 010 011 000—3 7 0

Berrios, Poppen (8) and Garver; Giolito, Cordero (6), Ruiz (8), Osich (9) and McCann, Castillo. W_ Berrios 9-5. L_Giolito 11-5. HRs_Minnesota, Cruz 3 (25), Kepler (26), Sano (17). Chicago, Moncada (19). Rangers 11, Athletics 3 Texas Oakland

Jurado, Guerrieri (8) and Federowicz; Anderson, Petit (5), Trivino (6), Wang (6), Schlitter (8) and Phegley. W_Jurado 6-6. L_Anderson 9-6. HRs_Texas, Santana (14). Mariners 10, Tigers 2 Detroit Seattle

Indians 5, Royals 4 Cleveland 100 002 000 000 02—5 14 0 Kansas City 200 001 000 000 01—4 11 2 Plutko, O.Perez (6), Cimber (6), Clippard (8), Wittgren (9), Hand (10), Goody (12), Cole (14) and R.Perez; Montgomery, Lopez (6), McCarthy (6), Newberry (8), Hill (8), Barlow (9), Staumont (11), Flynn (13) and Viloria. W_Goody 2-0. L_Flynn 2-2. Sv_Cole (1). HRs_Cleveland, Ramirez (11), Lindor (17). Kansas City, Dozier (16). Mets 4, Padres 0

Pct GB .583 — .539 4½ .529 5½ .461 12½ .380 20½

San Diego New York

55 47 55 47 54 50 46 54 46 56

.539 — .539 — .519 2 .460 8 .451 9

St. Louis Pittsburgh

67 52 52 48 48

.644 — .505 14½ .505 14½ .471 18 .466 18½

W 60 55 54 47 38

001 010 000—2 5 1 005 210 02x—10 9 2

VerHagen, Hardy (5), Farmer (7), Rosenthal (8) and J.Hicks; Swanson, LeBlanc (3), Tuivailala (9) and Narvaez. W_LeBlanc 6-3. L_VerHagen 1-1. HRs_Detroit, Hicks (6). Seattle, Seager (8), Beckham (15).

NL Standings East Division Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami Central Division Chicago St. Louis Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Division Los Angeles Arizona San Francisco San Diego Colorado

000 055 100—11 13 1 300 000 000—3 3 0

L 43 47 48 55 62

37 51 51 54 55

Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, San Diego 0 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 8, Washington 7 Friday’s Games Colorado (Marquez 9-5) at Cincinnati (Castillo 9-3), 2:40 p.m. Atlanta (Soroka 10-2) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 8-7), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 11-2) at Washington (Sanchez 6-6), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 10-4) at Miami (Alcantara 4-9), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Agrazal 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 6-6), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 7-8) at Milwaukee (Gonzalez 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Urquidy 1-0) at St. Louis (Flaherty 4-6),

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Lauer, Perdomo (3), Morejon (5), L.Allen (6), Baez (8) and Mejia; deGrom, Lugo (8), Ed.Diaz (9), Avilan (9) and Ramos. W_deGrom 6-7. L_Lauer 5-8. Cardinals 6, Pirates 3 200 220 000—6 8 0 001 002 000—3 7 1

Mikolas, Gant (7), Miller (8), C.Martinez (9) and Wieters; Musgrove, McRae (6), Rodriguez (7), Liriano (8), F.Vazquez (9) and Stallings. W_Mikolas 7-10. L_Musgrove 7-9. HRs_St. Louis, Wong (8), Goldschmidt (22), Fowler (11). Rockies 8, Nationals 7 Colorado Washington

000 302 012—8 11 0 000 033 100—7 7 0

Hoffman, Shaw (6), Estevez (6), Howard (7), Diaz (8), W.Davis (9) and Wolters; Scherzer, Grace (6), Rainey (7), Sipp (7), Suero (8), Rodney (9) and Suzuki. W_Diaz 3-2. L_Rodney 0-4. Sv_W.Davis (15). HRs_Colorado, McMahon (11), Hampson (2), Murphy (10), Desmond (13). Washington, Adams (16), Rendon (22).

Basketball WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Connecticut 13 6 Washington 12 6 Chicago 11 8 New York 8 11 Indiana 6 15 Atlanta 5 15

Pct GB .684 — .667 ½ .579 2 .421 5 .286 8 .250 8½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Las Vegas 13 6 Los Angeles 11 8 Seattle 12 9 Phoenix 10 8 Minnesota 10 10 Dallas 5 14

.684 — .579 2 .571 2 .556 2½ .500 3½ .263 8

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Team Delle Donne at Team Wilson, 11:30 a.m.

Soccer MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 11 6 6 39 41 32 Atlanta 11 8 3 36 35 25 D.C. United 9 6 8 35 31 26 New York 10 8 4 34 37 31 New York City FC 8 3 8 32 33 23 Montreal 9 11 3 30 27 38 New England 8 8 6 30 30 38 Toronto FC 8 9 5 29 36 37 Orlando City 7 10 5 26 29 29 Chicago 5 10 8 23 34 35 Columbus 6 14 3 21 21 34 Cincinnati 5 15 2 17 21 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles FC 14 3 4 46 55 20 LA Galaxy 12 8 1 37 30 27 Seattle 10 6 5 35 32 28 Minnesota United 10 7 4 34 38 30 San Jose 10 7 4 34 36 32 FC Dallas 9 8 5 32 31 26 Real Salt Lake 9 9 3 30 30 30 Houston 9 9 3 30 32 34 Portland 8 8 4 28 31 32 Sporting Kansas City 6 8 7 25 32 36 Colorado 5 11 5 20 32 42 Vancouver 4 11 8 20 23 41 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday, July 26 Sporting Kansas City at New York City FC, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles FC, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27 Orlando City at New England, 3 p.m. Columbus at New York, 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. D.C. United at Chicago, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 4 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota United, 4 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 6 p.m. LA Galaxy at Portland, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT


BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Selected the contract of INF Jace Peterson from Norfolk (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired RHP Andre Scrubb from the Los Angeles Dodgers for INF Tyler White. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF-OF Taylor Ward to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled LHP Jose Suarez from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS — Reinstated OF Byron Buxton from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Sean Poppen from Rochester (IL). Optioned LHP Devin Smeltzer and OF Jake Cave to Rochester. NEW YORK YANKEES — Announced the retirement SS Troy Tulowitzki. Placed OF Brett Gardner on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 22. Recalled LHP Stephen Tarpley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Placed OF Bret Gardner on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 22. Recalled LHP Stephen Tarpley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Reinstated LHP Brett Anderson from the paternity list. Optioned RHP Tanner Anderson to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated C Nick Hundley from the 10-day IL and designated him for assignment. TAMPA RAYS — Placed LHP Blake Snell on the 10-day IL. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed OF Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 24. Recalled OF Willie Calhoun from Nashville (PCL). Acquired RHP Shane Carle from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Optioned RHP Shane Carle to Nashville (PCL). National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled RHP Alex

McRae from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Luis Escobar to Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Acquired D Andreas Borgman from Toronto for D Jordan Schmaltz. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated RHP Max Scherzer from the 10-day IL. Optioned C Raudy Read to Fresno (PCL). American Association CLEBURNE RAILROADERS — Signed OF Angel Reyes. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed RHPs Reese Gregory and Brad Thoutt. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Luke Wilkins. TEXAS AIRHOGS — Removed RHP Liu Gouqing and INF Chen Jiaji from the active roster. Activated INF Cao Jie. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Signed G Kyle Korver. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Waived F Donte Grantham. TORONTO RAPTORS — Signed G Cameron Payne. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Activated RB Frank Gore. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed OT Andre Smith and LS Dan Godsil. Waived WR Kermit Whitfield. DETROIT LIONS — Placed DTs Damon Harrison Sr. and Darius Kilgo and CB Darius Slay on NFI list. HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed DE J.J. Watt on the PUP list. Activated LB Jamal Davis II from the NFI list. NEW YORK JETS — Agreed to terms with DT Quinnen Williams on a four-year contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Agreed to terms with coach Mike Tomlin on a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived DB Alex Brown. Signed DL Nick Bosa and WR Deebo Samuel to four-year contracts. Waived-injured OL Erik Magnuson. TENNESSEE TITANS — Released S Damon Webb. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed RB Shaun Wilson. Waived-injured OT Brian Wallace. HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with Rapid City (ECHL) for the 2019-20 season. ECHL READING ROYALS — Agreed to terms with D Joe Masonius. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Fined Los Angeles FC an undisclosed amount for a violation of the mass confrontation policy during the 73rd minute of their July 19 match. Fined LA Galaxy F Zlatan Ibrahimovi an undisclosed amount for simulation/embellishment during a July 19 match. Fined the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC undisclosed amount for a violation of the mass confrontation policy during the post-match phase of their July 21 match. Fined Portland coach Giovanni Savarese and Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer undisclosed amounts for their actions and Seattle D Roman Torres an undisclosed amount for inciting the mass confrontation incident. Fined Houston M Juan David Cabezas an undisclosed amount for violating the league’s policy regarding entering the field of play during a July 20 match. Fined New York City FC M Alexander Ring an undisclosed amount for comments regarding officiating on July 19. FC CINCINNATI — Loaned D Forrest Lasso to Nashville SC (USLC). MONTREAL IMPACT — Acquired M Lassi Lappalainen from a loan agreement with Bologna FC 1909 (Italy), using targeted allocation money. United Soccer League ORLANDO CITY B — Agreed to part ways with coach Fernando Jose De Argila Irurita. Named Roberto Sibaja interim coach. COLLEGE MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE — Announced Bethel (Tenn.), Freed-Hardeman and Martin Methodist will join the conference beginning with the 2020-21 season. CHARLOTTE — Named Toby Bicknell assistant baseball coach. CHATTANOOGA — Announced the addition of beach volleyball as a varsity sport starting in the 2020-21 school year. FORDHAM — Promoted Erin Cameron to athletic trainer. FURMAN — Named Jason Donnelly athletic director. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Dino Porcic women’s assistant basketball coach. VANDERBILT — Named Chelsea Bailey assistant swimming coach.

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Community Needs Assessment for Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance The Kenaitze Indian Tribe is seeking a vendor to provide a Community Needs Assessment for the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program to identify, clarify and bring forth appropriate strategic opportunities for capacity building, program development, regional partnerships and sustainability in regards to Tribal criminal justice and public safety needs. Findings will drive the development of a nationally recognized best-practice model and toolbox resource to implement more client-centered, culturally sensitive programming, resources and measurable outcomes for Alaska Native and American Indian children and families. This process will occur in conjunction with the DOJ Training and Technical Assistance Division within the 2016 CTAS approaches. For additional information and submission instructions, please download the full Request for Proposal from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe website at Pub: July 19,21,24,26,28, 31 Aug 2, 4 & 7, 2019 865027

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In Matter of the Estate of BRENA EILEEN RYDEEN, Deceased. Case No. 3KN-19-00116PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed domiciliary foreign personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to BETHANY S MOORE, Domiciliary Foreign Personal Representative of the estate, 750 Brookmere Dr, Edmonds, WA 98020 or be filed with the Court at 125 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 100, Kenai AK 99611-7717. DATED this 24th day of July, 2019, at Edmonds, WA. /s/ BETHANY S MOORE Domiciliary Foreign Personal Representative Pub: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2019



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Small wedding at courthouse makes big waves among family DEAR ABBY: I we didn’t announce recently got married at it and did it at the the courthouse. We had courthouse. been considering it for I’m a private person months. (A courthouse and don’t feel the need to wedding doesn’t take tell everyone everything a lot of planning.) We that’s going on in my decided it was best for life. My grandmother is us and went for it. We currently not speaking didn’t want to spend to me. Should I tell her thousands of dollars I know she was talking Dear Abby on a wedding, and I’m to our family behind my Jeanne Phillips not one for tradition. back? How do I tell her We invited immediate how much she hurt my family and two of our friends. feelings by staying away, assuming My grandmother made excuses something and spreading rumors? not to come, saying, “Not enough What should I say to my family space,” and, “I’m taking care of my who are hurt because I didn’t invite grandchildren.” It hurt my feelings them? What should I tell people who that she didn’t want to be there. think I’m pregnant? Should I just Both my parents have passed away, leave it alone, and in nine months and I wanted what family I have left they’ll realize how stupid they were around me. However, I now know for assuming? that my grandmother didn’t want — NOT PREGNANT IN TEXAS to come because she’s “traditional.” She assumed I’m pregnant. (I’m DEAR NOT PREGNANT: Not not.) Many other people are also every couple wants a large, formal assuming that I’m pregnant because wedding. Many people — like you

and your husband — prefer to put the money toward a down payment on a house, paying off credit card debt or travel. If your grandmother thought you might be pregnant, she should have ASKED you. If you would like to tell her you were hurt that she wasn’t with you when you pledged your vows, feel free to do so. And while you’re at it, point out that you have “heard through the grapevine” that she has been telling people you are pregnant, which you’re not. (She should be ashamed of herself.) And explain to anyone who feels hurt not to have been invited that you kept your wedding small for financial reasons, not because you had to rush into anything.

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we tell him good night, even though it is morning or early afternoon for him? — DIFFERENT TIME ZONES DEAR DIFFERENT TIME ZONES: Because you are in a zone in which it is night, it’s only natural that you would say good night before signing off. If it bothers your son, which I doubt, ask him what he would prefer that you say. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling

DEAR ABBY: I have an etiquette question about differences in time zones. My son is currently serving in the military overseas, and there is a 14-hour time difference. My question is: When we talk to him on the phone before we go to bed, do

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Try not to become too serious in a discussion. Share an exciting idea you might want to pursue. Expect some reactions and controversy. Relax. All will land well. Tonight: Invite others to join you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might feel as if you cannot move as freely as you might like. Stay centered, knowing what you want. A matter involving real es-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Lie back and absorb as much as you can when dealing with a person who does not open up easily. Your sense of what is going on might not be as clear as you would like. You could decide to say little and flow with others. Tonight: Not to be found.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Zero in on what you want. Share what might seem like a dream, but could actually be an excellent idea. Allow another person to shift his or her position without making a big deal out of the change. Tonight: Where your friends are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Your high energy cannot be diminished no matter what others do. You seem ready to pitch in and help an associate get his or her work done. You want to celebrate the weekend with this person and friends. Tonight: Start at TGIF.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance. You also might invite a friend or loved one to split town for the weekend. A new setting

will help you gain perspective. You might be suppressing strong feelings that could come up. Tonight: Take off ASAP.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Defer to a partner if you’re not sure which way to go with a situation. Although this person’s response might not be perfect, you find it unusually adequate. Friends support you in your choices. Tonight: Getting into weekend mode with friends.

Dear Heloise: There’s no shortage of CREDIT CARD companies offering rewards if you sign up for their card. I know it can be confusing, but if you plan to travel, chances are you’ll need a credit card or two. Pick one that offers you free points for airfare, hotels or car rentals, or just plain cash. Please remember that there is no “perfect card,” but there might be a card that’s perfect for what YOU need. Many cards offer a point for every dollar spent, but some offer two or three times the points for travel, dining at restaurants or booking with certain airlines. Some cards offer a “sign-up bonus,” but only after you’ve reached a spending minimum. Look for cards that have a low annual fee and NO foreign transaction fees. Do not sign up for a bunch of credit cards — just a couple that suit your needs. Otherwise you might damage your credit rating. — Sydney M. in New York


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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might want to settle in and work from home. You push yourself very hard to complete what you must. As a result, you might be happiest staying close to home. A friend could become testy. Tonight: Do only what you consider relaxing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Defer to others. You might be prone to be more reclusive than usual. Give yourself the space to be isolated if need be, yet also make sure you have the opportunity to join friends. Tonight: Others are strong-willed. Defer to them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You cannot help but state what is on your mind. You could find others changeable and might need a break from the set of people around you. Make a point of making plans with a friend you hardly ever spend time with. Tonight: Recharge while catching up on news.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) HHH Pace yourself and do not push too hard. Look at the long term if you feel you must make a decision. Your sensitivity comes out with a family member or loved one. Listen and understand where he or she is coming from. Tonight: TGIF first. Relax with friends.

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HEAR THIS OUT Dear Heloise: For over 20 years, I’ve been a marriage and family counselor, and the problem that I see most often in couples is the inability to properly communicate with each other. When talking or arguing, things can get heated. The best solution is to stop talking, take time out and cool off. Set a time to resume the discussion, but make sure you’re listening — really listening — to your partner when the discussion starts again. If you keep arguing over and over about the same thing but never reach a resolution, seek professional help. Uncross your arms, don’t raise your voice and listen to what the other person has to say. — A Reader in Indiana


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HHHHH A dear friend or loved one puts considerable pressure on you. You need to make a choice for yourself first. A discussion could be animated, but a creative idea or appropriate plan pops up as a result. Tonight: Let the fun happen.

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This year, you open up many possibilities for yourself and others. You appear to be a natural leader, be it at work or around your community. If single, others find you interesting and want to get to know you better. You might have difficulty making a choice about dating anyone. Do not worry. You will know when the time is right. If attached, you need to plan more private time together as a couple. Otherwise, your popularity could interfere with your bond. Another LEO could be envious of your popularity. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

tate or your domestic life emerges. You have the wherewithal to handle it. Tonight: Close to home.

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Native Education program has fully funded the exchange. As of this year, more than 2,000 students have traveled to 88 communities across the state to participate in the free, weeklong exchanges. Seven years ago, I was one of those students who left her comfortable, urban home in Anchorage to fly 300 miles to New Stuyahok to participate in the exchange. I was a shy high school junior and fourth-generation Alaskan with my own set of misconceptions about my rural neighbors. The exchange gave me the chance to understand the challenges of life in rural Alaska—like the feeling of being completely isolated and the pressures of subsistence living in an everchanging natural environment— while also showing me what it’s like to be part of a tight-knit, culturally rich community where I made friends for life. This April, I made the trip again, this time with an Education Week photographer and four Anchorage students and their teacher to get a sense of the kinds of academic and cultural lessons the program might offer to communities across the country with different needs and lifestyles.

Prepping for the Adventure The program begins each year long before the travel takes place. To participate, teachers must apply and then spend several months with their students, preparing for the visit. The exchange program provides a cross-cultural learning curriculum designed by educators, both Native and non-Native, where students study their own community and family histories as a step toward understanding their exchange-program peers. The curriculum becomes primarily experiential once the students and their teacher arrive at their sister schools in early spring when students shadow their peers from class to class. Our two-hour trip this year covered more than 500 miles. Two planes and several snowmobiles were required to reach the destination: Scammon Bay—an isolated Native Village of 500 people, nestled on a mountain a mile or so from the Bering Sea Coast in the southwestern part of the state. The East Anchorage High School students—Genavieve Beans, Starlyn Phillips, Jonathan Gates, and Nuulau Alaelua—and their math teacher, Ellen Piekarski, each had their own reasons for wanting to make the trip. Genavieve and Starlyn, who are both sophomores, are Alaska Native and wanted to see what life would’ve been like if they had grown up in a Native Village. Jonathan, also a sophomore, was looking to escape the bustle of Anchorage and connect with his foster and adoptive brothers at home who are of Native heritage. Twelfth grader Nuulau, whose parents are from a rural part of the Independent State of Samoa, sought a way to connect to her own background. “My parents, they came [to Alaska] and kind of really did struggle, and it’s like they had to fit into society. So I really didn’t learn much about my own culture,” she said. “This program gives me an opportunity to learn about my

Photos by Erin Irwin/Education Week

Kristian Nattinger, center, a former chemistry teacher at Scammon Bay School, helps tie off an inflated seal intestine as visiting math teacher Ellen Piekarski grimaces. Seal intestines are inflated, dried, and made into a traditional Yup’ik raincoat.

roots and other people’s roots, too.” Their teacher, Piekarski, grew up in a military family before settling in Texas and eventually moving to Alaska. She wanted the opportunity not only to visit rural Alaska, but to see what teaching in a rural classroom would be like.

World of White On the gravel strip that is Scammon Bay Airport, we climbed out of the nine-passenger airplane. Outside, everything was white, except a handful of colorful buildings and the navy-blue squiggle of the nearby Kun River. A thick, white fog hovered overhead, making it nearly impossible to tell where the snowy tundra dissolved into bleached sky. The whoosh of the wind and the buzz of the snowmobiles—the local mode of transportation—replaced the familiar sounds of Anchorage’s busy streets. We were greeted by a handful of students from Scammon Bay School. The only school in the village, it serves about 200 K-12 students, all of whom are Alaska Natives. The temperature was about 20 degrees, and our student hosts wore their school sweatshirts, sweatpants, and sneakers—puffy weather gear and heavy boots covered us. Jeremy Brink, a charismatic high school senior who plans to pursue a career in teaching, led the tour through his village. Despite his ease and connection with the community, Jeremy hasn’t lived in Scammon Bay long. He left his hometown of Bethel, a nearby hub, last year to seek a change of scenery and a deeper connection to his Yup’ik culture. As we trudged through the snow, Jeremy took us inside the health clinic where he explained, to the surprise of the Anchorage students, how the village doesn’t have doctors or nurses. Health aides, whose only medical training is a 12-to-16-week program, are the community’s only source of health care. He explained how a storm last winter prevented planes from

Jeremy Brink, a senior at Scammon Bay School, crouches to fill a water bottle for one of the student visitors at a stream where village residents collect their drinking water.

“When you think about people in the bush you think, ‘Oh, they just hunt, they might not know much,’ but in reality, they know a lot more than we do, and they can do a lot more than we can. It made me realize how I need to value things more.” Nuulau Alaelua, East Anchorage High School senior

landing for a week, endangering patients in need of advanced medical attention—a stark contrast to Anchorage, where the big hospitals serve patients from across the state. Scammon Bay also has no police force. The community’s sole crime deterrents are village public safety officers—who receive 18 weeks of

training and are hired by a consortium of tribal leaders from 56 Native Villages with oversight from Alaska State Troopers. At the only general store, the students were shocked by high prices. They oohed and aahed at a small bottle of ranch dressing, no more than 12 ounces, which

cost nearly $6. This, despite having learned about the high cost of rural living in their pre-visit prep— perhaps further proof that there is no substitute for first-hand experience. (In 2012, I felt the same shock when we spent $80 on ingredients for chocolate chip cookies on my exchange trip to New Stuyahok.) Jeremy’s 45-minute tour ended in the center of the village, at the local stream or carvaq, as it is called in the locals’ native Yup’ik. He invited us to pack our water there, just as the community does. (For residents of the Lower 48, that means to haul water for home use.) That’s something none of us would dare try at Ship Creek, the stream that cuts through downtown Anchorage. Jonathan stayed with Scammon Bay Principal Melissa Rivers and her family in district-owned housing adjacent to the school. The rest of us, including Genavieve and Starlyn, Nuulau, and Piekarski, occupied a district-owned apartment.

Hands-on Learning In science teacher Mary Cox’s class, the students got a hands-on lesson from two visiting scientists— Lauren Bien and Chris Iannazzone from the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, about 650 miles southeast of Scammon Bay. The scientists used an inflatable pool, several mystery liquids, some animal furs and feathers, and a handful of cleaning supplies to show the students how oil leaks from tankers and pipelines affect marine ecosystems. Then they let students experiment with potential clean up methods. “Things that educate that aren’t really book or paper — we try to do as much hands-on as we have available or invite people in,” said Cox, an Arkansas transplant who’s been teaching at Scammon Bay for five years. She said she incorporates hands-on lessons herself by incubating salmon eggs in the classroom to teach about the life cycles of salmon. Over the next few days, the Anchorage students engaged in other activities reflective of life in the bush. They learned to comb Students from East Anchorage High School get a tour of the village from their Scammon Bay School peers.

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On the final day of the Scammon Bay trip, several students from Anchorage said their perceptions had changed. “I learned to not judge and assume a lot of things,” said sophomore Genavieve Beans.

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a musk ox pelt for wool or qiviut, skin an otter, and clean, inflate, dry, and cut seal intestines into sheets to sew together into a traditional Yup’ik raincoat. For the final task, students held opposite ends of a pale, slimy strip of seal gut, while blowing into it to inflate the pink, rubbery tube for drying. At a potluck organized by principal Rivers and members of the community, the students sampled local foods like beluga, seal, herring eggs, smelt fish, and smoked salmon. Moose snout, a local delicacy, was prepared by the school’s chemistry teacher, Kristian Nattinger, who was in his last semester with the school after two years. Together, the students held up their oily, cream-colored, pieces of moose snout cartilage. In unison, they each bit a piece of the meat off the thin layer of hairy snout skin. “It tasted like chicken,” Starlyn reported. The locals’ deep knowledge of subsistence food-gathering practices impressed the Anchorage students. “When you think about people in the bush you think, ‘Oh, they just hunt, they might not know much,’ but in reality, they know a lot more than we do, and they can do a lot more than we can,” Nuulau said. “It made me realize how I need to value things more.” Macy Rivers, a softspoken 11th grader from Scammon Bay, appreciated the chance to share her life with her urban peers. “It is important for them to see how we live out here because they could know who we are and how we live and just to see how we grow up and see how different it is living in a village than a city,” she said. “There are no cars, no highways. You know everyone.”

One-Way Exchange The Anchorage and Scammon Bay students were already sharing Snapchat usernames and bonding over similar music tastes when they learned the rural students wouldn’t be visiting their homes in Anchorage this year. The reason: Conflicting activities prevented the Scammon Bay students from completing the required preparatory curriculum. The news disappointed students from both communities. “They are frustrated now that they’ve met the students in the community. They’re like, ‘Can’t they just come?’” Piekarski said of her Anchorage students. But she and other participating educators later said the curriculum is essential to a smooth experience for students, with its emphasis on first understanding one’s own culture, learning different communication styles and how to share cultural differences without offending, and developing an openness to new foods and experiences. “I wasn’t worried about my students feeling comfortable in the

East Anchorage High School senior Nuulau Alaelua samples the stream water from her water bottle.

community,” Piekarski said. “Now I see it helped them be prepared.” “I would absolutely love it if every high school student could do these activities,” she said. “I think it would be an amazing way to improve relations with people from different communities.” On her last day in the village, Genavieve said four days wasn’t enough. The Good Friday holiday cut their weeklong visit to four days. “I feel like I got cheated out of the experience.” Nuulau said her time in Scammon Bay has motivated her to visit villages in her parents’ Samoan homeland. “I learned to not judge and assume a lot of things because even I thought I knew everything before coming [to Scammon Bay],” she said. “When I heard about the trip, I thought, ‘Is it really worth coming here?’ Now, I wish we had more time because it’s just so great. I know why people are here and stay here.” When I returned to my Anchorage high school in 2012 from my visit to New Stuyahok, I felt both more connected and knowledgeable about my home and neighbors, while also more aware that I had barely scratched the surface of what Alaska has to offer—which only propelled me to discover more of my state.

Leaving Old Perceptions Behind And I shed some misconceptions about life in Alaska’s rural Native Villages. Like many of my peers, I had believed Alaska Natives were to blame for the state’s high rate of drug and alcohol abuse and violent crimes. Alcohol-induced mortality

Nuulau Alaelua, a senior at East Anchorage High School, carries her bags into a district-owned apartment in Scammon Bay where she and some of her fellow students and teacher will stay for four days.

rates are more than double in Alaska than for the United States as a whole, with 23 people per 100,000 citizens in Alaska compared to a nationwide average of 9.5, according to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control. For Alaska Natives, that rate is more than seven times the national average, with 81.7 people dying per 100,000 residents. What I didn’t understand then was that resources for health care, mental-health services, and addiction treatment are scarce beyond Alaska’s urban areas. These mindset changes are not

uncommon. Program statistics show that 90 percent of participants showed a change in perception following their travels, said Kari Lovett, the SSE coordinator. For Piekarski, the added benefit was that she got to try her hand at substitute teaching in a math class at Scammon Bay. She found that while the technology and instructional resources there were more limited than in Anchorage, “you can still teach and impart wisdom.” East High, which draws students from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, is already one of the

nation’s most culturally diverse high schools. But Piekarski said her experience in Scammon Bay further honed her sensitivity to students’ different cultural backgrounds back in Anchorage. “This experience is definitely going to change how I teach, particularly with my students that are Native Alaskan, and I’ll have some of them that, you know, grew up in a village and then came to Anchorage,” she said. “A lot of the things that students do that used to bug me, I realize, hey, that’s part of their culture.”

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