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‘Brake light hill’ getting a makeover

The moniker “brake light hill” should begin fading from the vernacular of Glenn Highway travelers in about a year. That’s the goal of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Eagle River bridge project.
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To Pot, or not to pot (that is the question)

Should marijuana be legalized in Alaska? It’s a thorny issue. And the complications and emotions attributed to both sides were evident when opponents and supporters of Ballot Measure 2 presented their views at the Chugiak-Eagle River luncheon Oct. 1.
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Eagle River Panthers rule

Saving the best for last, more than one division of the Eagle River Panthers Association Pop Warner football program avenged earlier season losses to claim a state title.
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An appetite for an app

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Hiland inmates to receive tips for success outside prison

About 100 inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center will gather Saturday to learn about life after they leave the center, with tips including planning meals, interviewing for jobs and successfully navigating probation.

‘Brake light hill’ getting a makeover

The moniker “brake light hill” should begin fading from the vernacular of Glenn Highway travelers in about a year. That’s the goal of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Eagle River bridge project.

Newest Alaska Nurses Hall of Fame inductees

The Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) inducted Patricia Senner and the late Kathleen Gettys, of Eagle River, into the Alaska Nurses Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

To Pot, or not to pot (that is the question)

Should marijuana be legalized in Alaska? It’s a thorny issue. And the complications and emotions attributed to both sides were evident when opponents and supporters of Ballot Measure 2 presented their views at the Chugiak-Eagle River luncheon Oct. 1.

Eagle River Panthers rule

Saving the best for last, more than one division of the Eagle River Panthers Association Pop Warner football program avenged earlier season losses to claim a state title.

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Eagle River man with girlfriend’s body surrenders to police

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.

Archive » OpEds

Vote no on Proposition No. 1 and repeal AO 37

Anchorage voters have the opportunity to repeal AO 37 during the Nov. 4 election by voting no on Municipal Proposition No. 1. As Anchorage’s former police and fire chiefs, we strongly urge you to vote no.

Let the madness be done

Less than two weeks and the torture can end. I am so over political campaign ads. I have had to give up watching the news broadcasts because I cannot take the political ads. If only I could give up talk radio as easily. Even my Facebook feed is sprinkled with ads telling me how my vote should go on November 4.

Marijuana doesn’t cause problems—substance abuse does

I grew up in rural Alaska, surrounded by drugs and alcohol. I didn’t come from a troubled home or a broken community. Still, growing up in Eagle and Cordova, I encountered drugs and alcohol like many Alaskans do — frequently.

Marijuana legalization would cause destruction of lives

Let’s hear it for Legos

My family loves Legos. This is noticeable as soon as you walk through the front door of our house. Our sunroom has been dubbed the Lego room. When we first moved in the house the Legos fit nicely in a corner. That was before I decided that Legos were the perfect toy. Instead of buying lots of different toys to clutter up our home I concentrated on just adding to the Lego collection.

Archive » Letters to the Editor

The return of statesmen

Senate Seat F candidate

“Building your trust one handshake at a time!” Pat Chesbro, candidate for Senate Seat F, believes this is what is missing between the current legislature and those they represent.

Thanks for the love

The family of Linda Anne-Martz Bower would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the sudden loss of our precious daughter.

Thanks for the food donations

As I read the Star the last couple of months, it is obvious that this is a special community. From all of the volunteers at the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry, we would like to thank the community for the large out pouring of kindness in helping us feed those who need a little extra.

A very enthusiastic thank you

Wow! Thank you, MEA, for your donation to Love INC of Eagle River so that we can serve our local ‘neighbors in need’— whether it be the 308 low-income families that we provided with Thanksgiving meals, the 310 children provided school supplies in our ‘Backpack Giveaway,’ the homeless people for whom we help find housing or the families needing help with rent and other crises.

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