Blue Star Museum

Contributed by Nancy Hall -
Eighteen-year-old British citizen, Oliver Plunket went on a quest to raise funds for the UK Fisher House. As an inexperienced motorcycle rider, he bought a Yamaha XT60Z. Starting in Ushuaia, Argentina, he rode 24,000 miles to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. It took him eight months with his goal of raising 100,000 pounds.

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A Special kind of Copper

Contributed by Charice Chambers -
Though law and order was his passion, Boatright also had a softer side: he loved the arts. For many years he dabbled in painting, acrylic work being one of his favorite mediums. He also began making jewelry in concert with several police colleagues.

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Gun Ownership Should Not Be the VA's Focus

Contributed by Mike Dryden -
So, just to be fair, I have researched the available databases for some area in which the VA excels and have found one. The VA leads the nation in reporting names (veterans) to the ATF’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) which brands a veteran as a criminal for owning, buying or transporting a firearm to include ammo.

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Mamma Mia

Contributed by Garry Forrester -
Over forty talented local vocalists, artists and musicians will bring this acclaimed musical to the Glenn Massay Theater on the Mat‐Su College Campus. With wonderful scenic designs, including digital backdrops, and colorful costumes galore, you’ll believe that you’ve been transported to the Greek Isles to enjoy some fun in the sun.

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Curious Business

Contributed by Taylor Jordan -
Alaska authors have a special spot in our hearts, and we host them exclusively. We even have a wall of fame in the hallway to commemorate them! Our wall showcases 18 authors since opening May 5th, 2018.

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Stir your Soup

Contributed by Debra McGhan -
“People think that fitness equals health,” says Reynolds. “They think that if you can swim, lift weights or run, that you’re healthy. But fitness doesn’t mean health. It only means that your body is ready for duty. What that duty is depends on the person and the regiment of fitness they have been pursuing.”

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Windows to the Soul

Contributed by Vic Kohring -
When first sizing up someone and looking into their eyes, I seem to have an uncanny ability to determine within seconds if they are genuine and credible. I often sense an aura through a combination of tone of voice, body language, and overall attitude.

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Religious Privacy

Contributed by Wes Keller -
American Constitutionalism presumes religion as Webster defines. While this explains the passion of some a-religious believers in a “living constitution” (adaptable morals) to resist originalism, it is also the explanation of why our laws endorse our national motto: In God we Trust.

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A Silver Miracle

Contributed by Charice Chambers -
Since the inception of Silvers for Seniors, Copper River Seafoods has also done much to make the event a success. Each year the company has provided a tote with ice to haul fish from the Port of Anchorage to the Center in Palmer. They have donated fish as well.

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PFD and The Golden Goose

Contributed by Jessica Wright -
Some argue if they don’t give in and let the legislature take their 50% PFD share, they might not be able to keep their current benefits. In this case, I would advise you to think in the long term. Do you want to keep the goose and have a golden egg daily or do you just want to kill the goose?

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Budget Woes

Contributed by Joe Ford -
I've read there's one bush plane for every 60 people populating this state. From my camp on the Matanuska River I've endured the noise of about 100,000 citizens worth of planes so far this summer. My friend Wayne informs me those bush planes aren't licensed.

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