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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.

Rockin’ out for a good cause April Issue 2 2013

Rockin’ out for a good cause

When Maria Pepperworth wanted to host a concert featuring local metal bands to benefit autism, skeptics weren’t shy about telling her how it would fail. Then she raised $3,000.

Talents on display April Issue 2 2013

Talents on display

Eagle River High’s most creative students put their talents on display during the school’s Fine Arts Cabaret on Friday, April 5. The annual event brings together visual and performing arts to help raise funds for the program.

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.

Election controversy April Issue 2 2013

Election controversy

Election Day started out poorly for Anchorage Assembly candidate Pete Mulcahy. Early on the morning of April 2, Mulcahy was notified that some his signs around the Eagle River area had been vandalized. Someone attached signs that read “vote democratic” with screws to the corners of seven pro-Mulcahy signs, he said in an interview Monday, April 8.

April Issue 1 2013

Power costs going up

MEA customers to pay an average $9 more per month.

Overcoming obstacles April Issue 1 2013

Overcoming obstacles

After getting shot in Afghanistan, the combat engineer spent six months at a military hospital in Germany, where he underwent the transformation from a “10-foot tall and bulletproof” paratrooper into someone with a new appreciation for the daily battles fought far from the front lines of war.

Murder, mystery, drama, comedy April Issue 1 2013

Murder, mystery, drama, comedy

Mike Barsalou took his time selecting the right script for his directorial debut. He started with about 15, then narrowed the list down to three. Ultimately, Barsalou chose “Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead.”

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock April Issue 1 2013

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock

According to Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the American people are right to be fed up with their representation in Washington, D.C.

Erasing ink April Issue 1 2013

Erasing ink

When researching tattoo removal, Heidi Midyett heard countless horror stories involving scarring, blisters and extreme pain. Then she found the Quanta Q Plus laser.

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