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MAD, SCARY FUN (and Kermit and Miss Piggy, too)

Monsters, action figures, princesses and pirates were out in full force at Fire Lake Elementary School’s Halloween Carnival on Oct. 24. The parking lot was packed and it was almost impossible to make it down the hallway without getting jabbed by someone’s elbow or hat or, in the case of one man’s costume choice, a very large nose.
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Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across the walls and large windows overlook a tree-filled courtyard.
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Picnics and playgrounds for an alma mater

When it came time for Ben Talotta to select his Eagle Scout project, the former Eagle Academy Charter School student thought of his elementary alma mater.
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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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Picnics and playgrounds for an alma mater

When it came time for Ben Talotta to select his Eagle Scout project, the former Eagle Academy Charter School student thought of his elementary alma mater.

Halloween tips to keep youngsters warm and safe

With partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of precipitation in the forecast for Friday night’s trick or treating, local mothers plan to employ standard child-warming tactics to keep their goblins, ghosts and monsters from catching too much cold while filling their buckets with candy.

Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across the walls and large windows overlook a tree-filled courtyard.

MAD, SCARY FUN (and Kermit and Miss Piggy, too)

Monsters, action figures, princesses and pirates were out in full force at Fire Lake Elementary School’s Halloween Carnival on Oct. 24. The parking lot was packed and it was almost impossible to make it down the hallway without getting jabbed by someone’s elbow or hat or, in the case of one man’s costume choice, a very large nose.

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.

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Alaska Native vote could impact election

ANCHORAGE (AP) — When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top. Alaska Natives make up 17 percent of Alaska’s voting-age population, the highest percentage of any state, said Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center director. Villegas gave a presentation on the Native vote at the joint Alaska Federation of Natives and NCAI conference Wednesday in Anchorage.

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.

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.

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

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The return of statesmen

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.

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.

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