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Mother’s Day is more than flowers May Issue 2 2014

Mother’s Day is more than flowers

For Eagle River hair dresser Joan Weinberger, Mother’s Day this year isn’t marked with the traditional trappings: A box of sampler candy, the chocolate covered strawberries, a bountiful bouquet of flowers and the afternoon yummy buffet. Hers is more aligned with life’s nitty gritty. It is a celebration of milestones and victories that at times only she can see as she battles to keep her 23-year-old son from further legal troubles and on the healing path from a traumatic brain injury. It is an acceptance of things she never dreamed when she first held him. It is taking steps at his side that she never thought she’d have to take.

May Issue 1 2014

Treatment reduces recidivism among sex offenders

Treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders reduces the risk of recidivism, according to experts and research, but a lot of offenders’ success in the programs comes down to a major attitude adjustment.

The Three Musketeers, legislator-style May Issue 1 2014

The Three Musketeers, legislator-style

It’s been 40 years since Eagle River’s Sam Cotten first won a seat in the Alaska state Legislature. Back in 1974, he’d decided to run for the House of Representatives on the spur of the moment, after the filing deadline for legislative candidates was extended from June to July.

A little seed goes a long way May Issue 1 2014

A little seed goes a long way

A local business hit the big time last month. The Mustard Seed, a chic and colorful little salon tucked away at the end of Hanson Road, was featured in the April edition of “American Salon.”

Sen. Murkowski speaks at local luncheon May Issue 1 2014

Sen. Murkowski speaks at local luncheon

It was a warm and sunny spring day, and the Eagle River Ale House was bustling with luncheon goers, most of them there to hear Senator Lisa Murkowski speak. Murkowski, in a tweed-colored sweater and slacks, made her way around the room, shaking hands and calling people by name.

April Issue 4 2014

Bear attacks JBER woman

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