Archive of: Weekly Ed Opinions



May Issue 2 2013

Begich beaten up for an independent vote

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich has been trashed in the most vicious way during the past week for his vote against expanding background checks on gun purchases. Agree or disagree with his vote, he doesn’t deserve the abuse.

May Issue 1 2013

No laughing matter

It was a horrific scene. Behind Eagle River High on April 24, two vehicles had collided. Bloody bodies were strewn about the wreckage. As one student lay dying, another was being questioned by a police officer about her involvement in the crash. Emergency personnel rushed to and fro, doing what they could for the injured.

April Issue 4 2013

Summer is on its way!

Punxsutawney Phil was a bit off. On Feb. 2, the world’s most famous groundhog emerged from his winter den and didn’t see his shadow, foretelling a quick spring and early summer. Yeah, right.

April Issue 3 2013

Terror too close

Terror hit too close to home Monday, when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. More than 40 Alaskans — including three from Chugiak-Eagle River — signed up for this year’s event, arguably the world’s most famous footrace. In the minutes after the attack, people around the world and right here at home were gripped with fear for their friends, family and loved ones potentially in harm’s way.

April Issue 2 2013

Vandalism un-American

Someone in Eagle River vandalized several political signs on Election Day, a cowardly and un-American act if there ever was one. Who committed the vandalism is still unknown, although there are several disturbing facts about the incident that leave us wondering about the campaign of an Anchorage Assembly candidate and her supporters.

April Issue 1 2013

An apology

In our March 28 edition, the Star ran a column that painted an unfavorable picture of a local restaurant’s vegetarian eating options (“No Meat, No Problem,” Page 13).

March Issue 4 2013

Let it snow!

Ok, so the big snowfall we got recently might have come as a springtime surprise, but let’s think positive.

March Issue 3 2013

Say anything

Sometimes the struggles of life can seem unbearable. In just 24 short hours, we’ve got to figure out how to manage work or school, exercise, family, friends, relationships, entertainment, social media…the list goes on and on! Simply getting up in the morning can be a real chore when what we’d really like to do is stay under the covers and hide from the world all day.

March Issue 2 2013

What a race!

Sterling’s Mitch Seavey won the 2013 Iditarod Tuesday night, outracing Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle to the finish line by a little more than a half hour.

March Issue 1 2013

Our hometown hero

We were thrilled — and more than a bit awed — to see Chugiak’s own Jim Lanier was once again donning his signature hockey pads at the start of this year’s Iditarod March 3 on Willow Lake. If there’s someone who embodies the independent Chugiak-Eagle River spirit, it’s Lanier.

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