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Iditarod Teaches Lessons in Georgia

Iditarod Teaches Lessons in Georgia BY DONN LISTON March 7, 2019 (2019©donnliston.com) https://www.echoak.com/2019/03/iditarod-teaches-lessons-in-georgia/ The mystique of Alaska’s annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is worldwide, but one deep-south Outside venue celebrates it year-round in a particularly public manner. In the Atlanta, Georgia suburb of Kennesaw, a large community park celebrates dog mushing, the intrepid souls who …

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Joy of a New Puppy

BY DONN LISTON (2018©DonnListon.com) November 22, 2018 ECHO Magazne:  https://www.echoak.com/2018/11/joy-of-a-new-puppy/ I have known a lot of guys with dogs and no women in their lives. Dogs are easy to love and don’t have high expectations, except to be fed regularly. One fellow I knew had a beautiful black Labrador retriever, which a mutual friend had trained …

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No 4-Year Degree Required for Some Smart Alaskans

 BY DONNLISTON  2018 © DonnListon.com [This story was originally written as a submission in response to a request by a publisher who ultimately did not use it.  I regret it was not available for discussion during the election.] Autumn is the season when deciding whether to attend school is an important consideration for people with low skills …

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What You Need to Know about how the Alaska Legislature Works

BY DONN LISTON (2018 @DonnListon.com) July  19, 2018 ECHO Magazine After returning home from working for a legislator during the second half of the 30th Alaska Legislature, I have had some time to think about what happened between January and May of this year–and what readers should know about the process. Few Alaskans ever really …

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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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Too Bold? Rep Lora Reinbold speaks out on SB 91, Education, and the Budgetntitled Post

(2017©donnliston.co) November 1, 2017 ECHO News: https://www.echoak.com/2017/11/reinbold-speaks-sb-91/ Trying to catch Rep. Lora Reinbold to interview for a story is a challenge. But pinning her down on the issues is a snap. She is outspoken on many issues, voting on principle, while some other elected officials play it safe. Reinbold is currently an Alternate member of …

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Rep Dan Sadler Speaks Out

Dan Saddler on How House Republicans were Rolled on the Budget (2017©donnliston.com) October 26, 2017 ECHO Magazine title: Dan Saddler on Kicking Crime in the District Legislative attempts to address increasing crime rates, the State budget, and voting to cap the Permanent Fund Dividend payment to Alaskans for the second time, were some of 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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