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April Issue 4 2013

28th Alaska Legislature Posts Big Accomplishments in First Session

The Alaska Legislature adjourned on time Sunday after finishing a tremendous amount of work on some of the state’s most important issues, including reforming oil taxes, advancing a natural gas pipeline, providing energy and air quality relief to Interior Alaska, and holding the line on state spending.

ERHS scene of mock car crash April Issue 3 2013

ERHS scene of mock car crash

"Every 15 Minutes" aims to send strong message about drunk driving

Fire destroys Birchwood home April Issue 3 2013

Fire destroys Birchwood home

Owner escapes, cat dies in Monday morning blaze

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.

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.

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up April Issue 3 2013

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up

The continuous 24-hour operational readiness exercise, Polar Force 13-3, came to a close Monday after a week of evaluating Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Air Forces deployment capabilities, despite weather complications.

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.

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.

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.

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