Symposium Against Income Taxes

Symposium Against Income Taxes (2017©donnliston.com) November 16, 2017 ECHO Magazine Imagine what might happen if every elected official attempted to inform constituents of the most significant current issues being addressed by policy makers. What if said elected officials provided expert overviews with suggested options for solving problems? Would Alaskans arrive at better results without the

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Crime Spree Abatement

Investing in our Community: Cliff Cook takes no chances with Eagle River  (2017©donnliston.com) October 20, 2017 ECHO Magazine:https://www.echoak.com/2017/12/community-patrol/ More than 80 people sat, stood and lined the walls of Room 170 of the 12001 Business Boulevard building December 14 to show support, at the Eagle River Community Council meeting there, for Cliff Cook in his mission

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School Board Member Elisa Snelling Urges Parents to be a Part of the Process

Elsa Snelling October 5, 2017 ECHO Magazine: https://www.echoak.com/2017/10/elisa-snelli Discussions about closing any Eagle River/ Schools are no longer being conducted in the Anchorage School District although local parents may need to be active in consideration of ASD boundary changes, according to Elisa Snelling, School Board Treasurer. “We can take a look at our enrollment out here

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Open Discussion Concerning Chugiak-Eagle River Growth

(2017©donnliston.com) October 5, 2017 ECHO Magazine: https://www.echoak.com/2017/10/community-council-cer-growth/ “Los Anchorage,” Alaska, has a problem. Like Los Angeles, California, Anchorage is located in a geological bowl surrounded by mountains and ocean. Los Angeles County is in a large bowl of sand with sandy hills–the largest flat basin opening onto the Pacific Ocean. Anchorage is in a smaller

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Suicide Warning Signs

Warning Signs (2017©donnliston.com)   September 27, 2017Echo Magazine https://www.echoak.com/2017/09/warning-signs/ It has been said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Like a lot of Alaska superlatives, the high rate of Alaska suicides was impressed upon some of us growing up in high-risk social circumstances. We were told by teachers and counselors that many people in

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Roy Peratrovich: Gruening Civil Rights Fight Recalled

REPRINT FROM:  http://www.alaskool.org/projects/ancsa/articles/ADN/Gruening_Rights_Fight.htm by Donn Liston, Daily News Staff Writer Anchorage Daily News, June 28, 1974 Long before civil rights confrontations of the last decade, Ernest Gruening fought for equality among people. And with the death of Alaska’s “grandfather figure” Wednesday, Native people are remembering what he did to ensure their human rights at a

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