It has become clear that big money spending by corporations in elections is a problem. Since the outcome of Citizens United campaign spending has reached an all time high. The top 32 Super PAC donors in the 2012 election gave as much as President Obama and Mitt Romney raised from all of their small donors combined—that’s at least 3.7 million people giving less than $200 whose voices were overpowered by just 32 megadonors.
What a great community we live in where we have the candy parade on the Fourth of July every year. We have a big bash at our place right on the Old Glenn every year and the kids all compete on who will get the most candy. This year the parade had a new participating group in the parade in the classic cars with many old military vehicles.
In October, I stumbled upon a new business in Eagle River and it just keeps getting better. Some of you may have known the spot as Harry’s Auto many years ago, or as Napa Auto or the Eagle River Candy Store. Now it is a lovely antique and vintage business called “The Possibilities Shop.”
This is in regarding the ‘No Trespassing’ sign posted on the gate of the path that leads to the Wallace Brothers LLC property. What I am saying is I and many others have been using this path for over 10 years and have never seen a No Trespassing sign posted on this path before.
The Special Olympic Bowling group of Eagle River would like to thank the Elks Club of Eagle River. Thank you for providing the use of your banquet room so that we could hold our awards dinner and ceremony.
Editor’s note: The following are letters to the editor received at the Star from students at Gruening Middle School as part of their Project Citizen assignment. While all information contained within these letters can’t be substantiated, we’re running them as a testament to how young minds and voices can make a difference.
My name is Sharon Gibbons and I am running for the Municipal Assembly District 2 Seat C to bring new energy and advocacy on behalf of the constituents living in Birchwood, Chugiak, Eagle River and Eagle River Valley, Eklutna, JBER, northeast Muldoon and Peters Creek.
Every year Americans negotiate 74,000 pages of costly and complex tax codes and spend roughly $265 billion and 6.1 billion hours filling out tax forms. This amount of time and money can be better spent on growing the economy and creating jobs.