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Are you shivering through our long, dark nights and moaning about the bitter below-zero temperatures, wearily reciting Robert W. Service lines like "it's the cursed cold and it's caught right hold 'till I'm chilled clean through to the bone ..."?Frank Baker
There are no bigger heroes of Alaska transportation than Michael J. Heney and Col. Frederick Mears. Without these men, Alaska's history might have been vastly different. After all, Alaska's history is a story of transportation -- the transportation of people to the state, the movement of goods and people within it, as well as the natural resources out of it.Kenneth M. Mandel
Foster Wear effort is a great thing for Alaska's foster children.
High cost of fuel straps village Alaskans; state should look harder for ways to help.
Hugh G. (Jerry) Wade grew up in Juneau, pre-statehood. His father was elected Territorial Treasurer in 1954 and was elected as Alaska’s first secretary of state (the office now known as lieutenant governor) on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Bill Egan. Son Jerry offers this reflection on the campaign for statehood and his father’s role in Alaska’s first year as a state.Hugh G. (jerry) Wade
Cleaning up a neighborhood takes time. City should stick with it in Fairview.
I had a great experience in 12 years in the Anchorage public school system. I think of Mr. Dutton, chemistry; Mr. Gruhn, physics; and Mr. McKelvey, my debate teacher at West High. They helped prepare me for college. Academic teachers. They gave me my A's and my letters of recommendation.Dave Cuddy
Oil wealth has made Alaska a prosperous state, but some still chafe at Outside influences that restrict development.
Alaska politics and political hijinks
Mayor Begich could be a tough act to follow.

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