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Psych Crisis At North Star Youth Treatment Center

OCS Child Trafficing Facility The Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS) is beyond the law and out of control. Parents who foolishly think they can get help from this agency may instead expect their kids to be taken into custody and damaged in ways unimaginable–perhaps at a private lock-down vendor like North Star Behavioral Hospital. …

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Regular Guy and Haul Road Trucker for Legislative Senate District C

Longtime Kodiak Senator, Gary Stevens, is a good guy. He and his wife Rita are pillars of Alaska and among The Beautiful People. This writer met both Stevens’ when working as a legislative aide on the 4th floor of the Alaska Capitol during the 2018 Session of the Alaska Legislature. On one occasion, when getting …

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Parents Have Rights!

Choosing what Hill to Die On Former Anchorage Education Association (NEA) President, Andy Holleman walks through a group of protesters for a work session prior to the August 3 meeting at the Anchorage School District central office. Every Alaskan should know you don’t get between a mama bear and her cubs. The same is true for Alaskan …

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Visions of EaglExit:  What Kind of Local Government DO We Want?

  EaglExit Vice Chair, Sean Murray talks about pros and cons of detaching Assembly District 2 from the Municipality of Anchorage. His previous interview can be seen here: https://donnliston.co/2021/03/our-asd-public-education-challenge.html   As a student in Mr. Jean McLane’s class at East Anchorage High School I remember learning about how government operates under the founding documents in …

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#AncVotes by Mail

Muni Election Hopes and Fears (2020©donnliston.com) The Municipality of Anchorage is going to have another election on April 7, 2020 which will be determined by a mail-in ballot. This is depressing on many levels; 1) the low caliber of people currently holding a majority of Muni Assembly seats, 2) the need to again hold the …

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Willow Carnival success!

Willow Winter Carnival Emphasizes Community Two- and Three-dog sleds were raced by young people destined to be future Iditarod finishers. (2020©donnliston.com) Most small Alaskan communities must struggle to survive and each community heart beats to the rhythm of the school. The annual state Willow Winter Carnival demonstrates this vital link. Held during the last week …

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Recall for Dummies:

Alaska Recall Madness (2020©donnliston.com) Mike Dunleavy spoke to Alaskans in Eagle River during his campaign for governor. Children often must be taught the disgrace of a sore loser. I have done it on the playground, helping the crying child know that losing is part of the fun of playing competitive sports. In most games somebody …

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