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Commentary: Speak out by Dec. 17 to protect our forests from logging

The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC) is urging citizens to speak up for the Chugach and the Tongass by submitting comments to akroadlessrule@fs.fed.us.
Prerunning Mojo, Zeke Brown driving and Ryan Sellmeyer navigating. (Nov. 20, 2019) Photo courtesy of Jen Morell

Locals compete in Baja 100 off-road race

For Bart Aspen and Alex Hagmuller, entering the Baja 1000 was a dream race often discussed during former adventures out the road.
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Better Business Tips: Military donations during the holidays

The Better Business Bureau recommends these tips to avoid military donations scams this holiday season.
The observation deck of the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith.

Commentary: Let’s pull together to support basic transportation infrastructure in Alaska

The M/V Aurora is currently out of service, with no plans to do necessary repairs. This raises questions about when, or if, Cordova's ferry service will resume, writes Scott McMurren.

As holiday shopping revs up, so do scammers

While you might feel like Halloween just closed its haunted doors and it’s too early to hang the lights for Christmas, you’re mistaken. At least according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2019 holiday shopping trends.
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Commentary: Pebble’s permitting process is broken

Pebble Limited Partnership misled the public by using Tribal logos, write George Alexie and Thomas Tilden.
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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.

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