Archive of: Weekly Ed Opinions



July Issue 3 2012

GUEST OPINION: Plenty of room for election improvements

Retired Judge Daniel Hensley found no evidence of fraud or corruption in the 2012 Anchorage municipal election. That’s good, because what he did find — or rather confirm — was bad enough.

July Issue 2 2012

Players’ language in foul ground

Going to an Alaska Baseball League game at Chugiak’s Loretta French is a uniquely-Alaskan experience that shouldn’t be missed. From the field’s mountain-ringed scenery to the free admission to the signature hill beyond left field, our local diamond has proven itself as a welcome addition to the historic collegiate summer league.

July Issue 1 2012

Welcome to the jungle ...

Whew, what a busy time in our community! In just the past week, Eagle River has hosted a pair of huge events, including a sun-drenched Highland Games and an explosive fireworks show and July 3 celebration. Then just yesterday, Chugiak hosted its 42nd annual Fourth of July parade, an annual American tradition that proves there isn’t a more patriotic town anywhere.

June Issue 4 2012

Need a lift?

If you’re lucky enough to live in some parts of Anchorage, getting a ride somewhere isn’t that big of a deal. Taxi service is timely and efficient, and whether you live on Dimond or Debarr, it usually takes just a couple minutes to get a cabbie to pick you up at your doorstep and take you anywhere you need to go.

June Issue 4 2012

No Meat, No Problem

If you think giving up meat to become vegan or vegetarian will destroy your chances of eating out — think again!

June Issue 3 2012

Cook Inlet producers must strike a balance

Hilcorp’s recent announcement that it plans to reopen the Drift River oil storage facility comes with concerns about operating a tank farm in an environmentally sensitive area that also happens to be at the foot of an active volcano.

June Issue 2 2012

A day for dad

A dad’s job isn’t always fun. Sometimes, fathers are the ones who end up doing a lot of the “dirty work” of raising children — things like putting together cribs and running to the store for baby formula — that moms don’t always have time to take care of. Other times, dads have to mete out discipline, laying down the law or stepping in when roughhousing escalates or tomfoolery proliferates.

June Issue 2 2012

Tonight’s the night...

Well, there’s one big silver lining to the June 12 postponment of the planned home opening for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks Alaska Baseball League team: We get another chance to experience history!

June Issue 1 2012

There’s a new game in town

A landmark event for this community will occur the evening of Tuesday, June 12, when the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks sprint onto their new home field at Loretta French Park in Chugiak.

A day to remember May Issue 5 2012

A day to remember

It was great to see the large turnout on Memorial Day at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, and heartwarming to see young children placing flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. That we live in a country where honoring those veterans who gave their lives for others is truly a blessing.