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Higher-density housing can be both an affordable and attractive part of Anchorage.
With regard to Bruce C. Switzer's piece about Red Dog and Pebble mines ("Red Dog Mine problems offer small preview of Pebble," April 20), most of Cominco's early problems with water quality issues stemmed from inadequate pre-mine environmental studies. The studies done for an evolving permitting system, and in the light of present permitting, were inadequate.Charles C. Hawley
I got mugged the other day. Well, OK, maybe not literally. The mugger is Premera Blue Cross of Alaska. The mugging was their latest "rate adjustment." You know, we don't like to use the nasty word "increase."Connie Faipeas
No more empty promises of development at Point Thomson.
Don't you just love it when the media get all whipped up into a frenzy?Dan Fagan
Next January, the state of Alaska will celebrate its 50th birthday, and the event is already generating some great introspection about who we are, how we got here, and where we go from here. Central to all of this is the question of how we are doing at present.Rick Steiner
Anchorage's Stevens International Airport plans to expand, and those plans are causing understandable concerns among fans of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Kincaid Park.
Beer drinkers in Alaska require no particular reason to enjoy a frosty mug, but they may nonetheless wish to raise a glass this month in honor of the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the Bone Dry Law. Prohibition in Alaska ended April 11, 1933, making legal, for the first time in 15 years, the sale and consumption of alcohol.Ross Coen
Both men proclaim a reverence to God. Both avow that faith is their guiding principle and stress the duty to follow the tenets of religion.Mary Sanchez

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