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Commentary: It would be unwise to allow oil, gas exploration in Gulf of Alaska

The state should deny Cassandra Energy Corporation's request to explore for oil and gas in Katalla and Controller Bay, writes Carol Hoover, executive director for the Eyak Preservation Council.
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Commentary: A call to action for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

"Alaska has many secrets and scars and many wounded women, men, and children," writes Alaska State Trooper Col. Barry Wilson. "Alaskans are being deprived of beauty in their lives and are being harmed. Our children are growing up in homes where violence is a daily occurrence."
Halloween decorations on display at the Powder House bar and grill. (Oct. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Students share a little Halloween insight

In the spirit of Halloween, students in Mrs. Jones’ fourth grade classroom at Mt. Eccles Elementary School shared Halloween costume ideas and things that scare them.
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Commentary: Domestic violence will not be tolerated

The community must unite in opposition to domestic violence, writes Amanda Price.

Commentary: Stable hatchery production supports harvesters

Together, Alaska’s salmon fisheries are a model for those in the Lower 48, write Steve Reifenstuhl, Casey Campbell, Mike Wells, Tina Fairbanks, Eric Prestegard, Dean Day, David Landis and Bart Watson.
"The Wealth of the Nation" by Seymour Fogel. Image courtesy of Voice of America

Commentary: Unite in support of organized labor

Labor unions should be a natural fit for conservatives as well as those on the left, writes Todd Peplow.
Lena Saska Nacktan was one of the last fluent speakers of dAXunhyuuga’, or Eyak language. She played a pivotal role in helping linguist Michael Krauss learn and document the language for generations to come. Photo courtesy of Jen Rose Smith

Eyak Elders and linguist built together Eyak language archive

Lena Saska Nacktan was one of the last fluent Eyak speakers. She played a pivotal role in helping linguist Michael Krauss learn and document the language for generations to come.

Commentary: NVE, city assess Cordova’s healthcare needs

"In the coming weeks and months, NVE and the Cordova Community Medical Center Health Board will be developing an assessment team to look at health care options for Cordova, including the feasibility of operating the hospital," writes Native Village of Eyak Tribal Council Chairman Darrel Olsen.
The Alaska state flag flies aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: Public input drives political action

Residents have a duty to educate legislators about the needs of local schools, writes Association of Alaska School Boards Executive Director Norm Wooten.
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Commentary: CR/PWSMA opposes oil and gas exploration in Gulf of Alaska

Proposed offshore drilling would interfere with fishing and with oil spill response activities, writes Christa Hoover.

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