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July Issue 4 2012

Is our political system a model of the human brain? (Part 1)

College professors are increasingly crossing disciplines in their exams. For example, what if one of them combined the fields of psychology, neurology and political science to create this final exam question: Compare and contrast the two-hemisphere human brain with the American two-party political system.

Brown bear attacks ER man July Issue 4 2012

Brown bear attacks ER man

A brown bear mauled and seriously injured a hiker in the woods above Eagle River Road on Sunday afternoon.

Arctic Thunder arrives July Issue 4 2012

Arctic Thunder arrives

Arctic Thunder Open House 2012 is coming July 28 and 29 at JBER, and numerous units will have aircraft participating.

Ohio woman to set novels in Eagle River July Issue 4 2012

Ohio woman to set novels in Eagle River

Literary-minded Eagle River residents will recognize a piece of home in a spooky new series planned by indie Ohio author Bryna Butler, who chose Eagle River as the setting for her upcoming werewolf trilogy.

Eat and play July Issue 3 2012

Eat and play

Seeking a low calorie frozen treat?

Thieves flee with Fuji trees July Issue 3 2012

Thieves flee with Fuji trees

Some Chugiak thieves marked this year’s summer solstice by stealing from two old men and a bunch of wounded veterans.

Soldier dies in combat July Issue 3 2012

Soldier dies in combat

A 24-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed on July 14 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.

A helping hand July Issue 3 2012

A helping hand

Eagle River wants to be the kind of place where physical and mental challenges shouldn’t keep kids from having fun.

Anchorage runners sweep Bear Paw 5K July Issue 3 2012

Anchorage runners sweep Bear Paw 5K

A pair of Anchorage runners were separated by less than a second at the 2012 Bear Paw 5K on Saturday, July 14 in downtown Eagle River.

Estrada, Blue Knights ride to end hunger July Issue 3 2012

Estrada, Blue Knights ride to end hunger

Actor Erik Estrada led a band of 76 motorcycle riders on Saturday, July 14 from Anchorage to Alyeska and back to Chugiak in the “Riding to End Childhood Hunger” event to support Eagle River-based non-profit organization Dare to Care. The motorcycle riders raised $7,000 for the school lunch program, which benefits students in the Matanuska-Susitna and Anchorage School Districts.

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