As a teacher, and as a single mother of three girls in the Anchorage School District, I have some very serious concerns about Alaska Senate Joint Resolution 9.
Lots of voices claiming the gospel of oil taxes. By August voter decisions are likely to boil down to whose gospel voters trust. Has Rick Mystrom forgotten that five legislators were found guilty of bribery charges related to the VECO scandal and their “yes” votes on a bill quite similar to the legislation he is defending today?
In the news is the “ Campus gun bill before committee.” There is nothing more important in the world for a student to get an A in their class. An armed student is in a much better position to negotiate with the teacher to get an A in class than an unarmed student.
I would like to thank everyone who donated warm items to Project Homeless Connect last year. This year we had over 2000 warm items to give away. We appreciate The Tangled Skein and Far North Yarn Co. for allowing us to place a collection bin in their place of business.
To offer another angle on all the posturing and passion regarding the current debate about school funding, consider these results of the legislature’s three year “get fit” funding diet on the school I teach at, Eagle River High.
Life is full of opportunities and challenges. Where we go and what we seek can give us courage, strength, and endurance or defeat if we allow. A young man in our community was faced with a big challenge and a hero in our town stepped up and made a 3-point basket.
Eagle River High School has hired a new football coach who teaches in the building that, in my opinion, is a number one prerequisite to a successful football program.
WOW, what a fantastic community. As I am just getting started working with the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry, I am very impressed by the outpouring of contributions that make our community a better place.
The Eagle River Lions would like to thank the schools, organizations, volunteers and the community for their generosity during the Christmas season. They are the Eagle River Parks and Recreation, students and staff at Alpenglow and Ravenwood Elementary schools, Carrs-Safeway, Boy Scout Troop 230, Lydia Henderson and various other individuals.