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Sen. Dyson pleased with oil tax outcome April Issue 3 2013

Sen. Dyson pleased with oil tax outcome

The 2012 elections brought new representation to the Alaska Senate, along with new leadership which made the First Session of the 28th Alaska Legislature far more productive than the last six years, a trend we want to see continue.

Boston tragedy April Issue 3 2013

Boston tragedy

Chugiak’s Jacob Bera, 35, was far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions rocked the annual footrace Monday, April 15.

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case April Issue 3 2013

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case

An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling secrets to an FBI undercover agent who he believed was a Russian spy, a panel of eight military members has decided.

Building skills April Issue 3 2013

Building skills

How many people can say they know how to safely operate an electric saw? How about install shingles? Or build a shed? A handful of Chugiak and Eagle River high-schoolers can.

April Issue 3 2013

CVFD to host open house

Members of the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department are losing their hair. It’s not the stress of fighting fires and rescuing injured motorists, but a good cause that has the department about to undergo some serious ear-raising.

April Issue 3 2013

Final count gives Demboski 377-vote victory

The votes are in. Amy Demboski is Chugiak-Eagle River’s next Anchorage Assembly member. The municipal election was certified by the Assembly at its Tuesday, April 16 meeting, and Demboski was sworn in immediately after.

Star seeking summer events! April Issue 2 2013

Star seeking summer events!

Info must be submitted by April 19, 2013

Construction starts on Eklutna Generation Station April Issue 2 2013

Construction starts on Eklutna Generation Station

Mantanuska Electric Association started construction on its Eklutna Generation Station when the first truckload of concrete was poured for the power block building’s foundation April 2.

April Issue 2 2013

Four charged with rape, kidnapping

Four men have been charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a 17-year-old homeless girl at an apartment in Eagle River. According to APD, the four allegedly forced the girl to drink alcohol and took turns assaulting her at an apartment above the Eagle River Liquor Store in March.

A different approach April Issue 2 2013

A different approach

It’s that time of the week again. So this week, I would like to share about the education system in Malaysia and what I found really different when I entered an American school. In Malaysia, students start preschool at around 3 to 4 years old. Elementary school is known as primary school in Malaysia and students start school at the age of 7 and move on to secondary school or high schools at the age of 13. Students start a new year, or move up a grade in January of every year, and this would continue until middle of November before a 1.5 month break ‘til the start of a new school year.