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Alaska’s Private Education Legacy; The Unfortunate Demise of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools

  (2021©donnliston.co) The writer and Margret Green award diplomas to one member of the last graduating class of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools, A previous reduced version of this story was published August 9, 2018 in ECHO Magazine Many Alaskan baby boomers experienced a remarkable 40-year Anchorage private education option at a school system I was …

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Alaska’s Economy Now

 Quality of Life in the MatSu Valley (2021©donnliston.co)     Edna DeVries was elected mayor of the MatSu Borough November 2 and will take over as chief executive of the most economically vibrant region of Alaska.     Edna DeVries, Mayor of MatSu Borough .As a precursor to the election on October 20 Alaska Department of Labor …

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Arrogance of Entitlement

When the Flash Mob Wants your Land Local Landmine Blog buffoon, Jeff Landfield and an elected member of the Anchorage Assembly, are joined in this game camera shot by other trespassers, on the private property of Frank Pugh near Paradise Valley Subdivision above Potter Marsh. Pugh owns a home in a nearby subdivision. Imagine you …

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Meeting Economic Challenges

Bridging Businesses and Customers  with New Payment Options (2021©donnliston.co) Zofinancial.com At some point the Southcentral Alaska economy damaged by Covid-19 will recover for businesses impacted by Anchorage Emergency Orders. Loss of both business and customer confidence may require new options to allow commerce between customers who cannot obtain financing due to deflated credit scores and …

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A Vision For Chugiak Eagle River: What kind of future do we want?

Members of the EaglExit Board of Directors may have different visions for what they believe is best for the area now known as Assembly District 2 (AD2) but Joseph Wright looks at what is happening in today’s world and believes responsible residents should strive for the same values as were important to the founding fathers …

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Our ASD Public Education Challenge: Parents in Eagle River/Chugiak Deserve Local Control

The Anchorage School District is too big, with a top-down Command-and-Control system accountable to a school board governed by members elected at-large, but ultimately accountable to no one to assure Local Control, according to former ASD teacher and principal, Sean Murphy. This is the dimension of the Anchorage School District: 46,115 students, of which more …

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Challenges from Anchorage

Matanuska Brewing Company Innovates  (2021©donnliston.co) Dining in our own bubble; Waneta Borden, Bill Borden, Brenda Borden and this writer, recently had a wonderful meal at Matanuska Brewing Company in Eagle River. Matanuska Brewing Company owner Matt Tomter believes his business absorbed the pandemic shutdown better than some other area businesses because of innovation to safely …

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The Big Picture of EaglExit

 Looking Back, And A Vision for the Future (2021©donnliston.co) Anyone who has lived here any length of time knows the region of the state that includes Eagle River/Chugiak/Peters Creek is a unique part of Alaska. Dan Kendall once represented this area on the Anchorage Municipal Assembly and has experienced the effort to preserve the qualities …

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Alaska Chalet Bed & Breakfast: What Happened to Anchorage Hospitality?

  It has often been said that the best thing about being in Anchorage is that it isn’t too far from Alaska. Anchorage hasthe largest airport, the most used dock, the most medical providers, the tallest buildings, the most traffic, and unfortunately attracts more social problems than anyplace in the state. As Alaska’s transportation hub …

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