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‘You fight for love’ May Issue 4 2015

‘You fight for love’

Bill Martin shouldered an army surplus rucksack, walked out the door of the Brooklyn home he shared with his father, and set out for anywhere. At 16, he’d thumbed the pages of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” more times than he could remember.

May Issue 4 2015

Man charged with sign vandalism in mayoral race enters ‘not guilty’ plea

Joshua Whittaker, 54 of Anchorage, was arraigned May 8 for a charge of criminal mischief property destruction related to his alleged defacing of former mayoral candidate Amy Demboski’s political signs.

A Chugiak legend May Issue 3 2015

A Chugiak legend

She wore a yellow scarf. Ella, slender, beautiful brown-haired Ella, riding a bicycle through Chugiak’s main street with two friends, riding all the way from Canada because ever since she was a school girl in Sweden, she had wanted to go to Alaska.

May Issue 3 2015

Living in a neurotypical world

Melodie Radcliffe spent the past week updating the Individual Education Plans for her special education students, writing meticulous notes for this fall’s incoming teacher, documenting the idiosyncrasies of each of her students.

May Issue 2 2015

EDITORIAL: Advice to graduates: know yourself

Before the first Russian missionary, St. Juvenaly, arrived to the Knik area in 1796, the Dena’ina Athabascan people lived, loved and learned about their world and themselves in the Chugiak-Eagle River area for millennia, making observations and developing a unique culture and set of life philosophies.

JBER sends humanitarian aid to Nepal May Issue 2 2015

JBER sends humanitarian aid to Nepal

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson sent the installation’s first round of humanitarian support to the people of Nepal affected by a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the form of a C-17 Globemaster III and support personnel May 1.

Gruening hosts WACKO games May Issue 2 2015

Gruening hosts WACKO games

Gruening Middle School held its annual WACKO events on Friday, May 8.

ERHS receives top honors May Issue 2 2015

ERHS receives top honors

The students and staff in the Structured Learning classroom at Eagle River High School received top honors in the school division from the Alaskans for Litter Prevention & Recycling at its annual awards banquet April 29 in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

May Issue 2 2015

Murkowski announces first session of summer interns

On May 8, Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office announced the names of her first session of summer interns who will work with her in her Washington, D.C. office starting in June.

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