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The Alaskan Way to Repay Service

Battle Dawgs take Combat Veteran Care to the Next Level (2019© The Battle Dawgs base camp near Talkeetna. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.                                                        –William T. Sherman In 1836 the Pilgrims …

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The Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse

(2019© The romantic notion of owning an historic Alaska Roadhouse became a reality for young Trisha Costello in 1996 with the help of a personal loan from her dad. Over the decades since she has kept the Talkeetna Roadhouse open year-round, paid her father back, provided jobs for a community of some 800 people, and learned a …

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Alaska Earthquake Awareness

The Big One Sensitized Me! Update on story first appearing in ECHO Magazine, January 10, 2019  Living in a part of the world where earthquakes are a frequent occurrence requires an understanding of what causes them and how to deal with what results when the earth starts shaking violently. Much has been learned about earthquakes …

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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood, Part 1

First published October 11, 2018, ECHO Magazine  Portrait of Secretary of State William H. Seward, officer of the United States Government. Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), photographer. [Between 1860 and 1865]. Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04948 As we approach statewide elections for public offices in Alaska, this might be a good …

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How to Right Good

How to Think about Writing September 6, 2018 by Donn Liston (first published in Ship of State. Statehood group travels to Washington, D.C. in 1950 on board a DC4. Senator Gunnard Enebreth and Bob Atwood sit behind two unidentified women. B1990.014.5.StateBattle.2.21 Steve McCutcheon Collection, Atwood Resource Center, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Ak. …

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Pitching in for power to Hope Willow Ranch

BY DONN LISTON (2019© May 20, 2018 Must Read Alaska: CONGRESSMAN YOUNG TO ATTEND SATURDAY FUNDRAISER BY DONN LISTON SPECIAL TO MUST READ ALASKA A dream for many who have developmental disabilities is to do things most people take for granted. Too often they’re parked in “assisted living” venues to mark their days on a calendar. …

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