Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...going to recommend that the state continue ownership of the plant, with a possible lease option to an entity of either a co-op or a small group of people who are willing to take it on and invest in it and run it privately," said Scott Mugrage, director...
Schools in jeopardy

...R-Kodiak; Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel; Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, penned an op-ed to the Alaska Dispatch News titled, "If we cut Alaska rural schools we'll lose so much for so little saved." The letter...
State | Local | AK legislature
New conductor Quinn to lead Juneau Symphony in fall concert Oct. 24 and 25

...Meditation from Thais," featuring Luanne Homzy on violin, and will conclude with Antonin Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, also known as the New World Symphony.Quinn was the first of three finalists who traveled to Juneau during the symphony's...
Dems welcome the gun debate to the campaign

...the 2004 nominee, memorably emerged from the cornfields of eastern Ohio carrying a shotgun after hunting geese.The photo op was aimed at rural, white voters, who have become less critical for Democrats' path to the White House. Democrats are no longer...
Nation and World
What's happening this week, Nov. 4-10

...McGivney's. Zipadeedoodah Family Concert, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Northern Light United Church. Juenau Co-op Preschool's annual kids concert - an hour of stories, dance and music with storytellers Lily Hudson-Hope and Carol Race...
A truth-challenged view of land trust

I recently published an op-ed decrying the uninformed fear-mongering being smeared around Alaska by opponents of tribal trust land. Then I saw the blog...
Fairbanks co-op gets national industry award

...national recognition.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( the Co-Op Market Grocery and Deli was named the co-op startup of year in 2013.General manager Mary Christensen accepted the award at the Consumer Cooperative...
Native craft co-op opens in Senate Building

...meditating, doing yoga and opening a co-op for Alaska Native arts in is. Morgan said the idea for the co-op has been germinating for quite a while...something back to them, too."The co-op is located in the Senate Building in downtown...
Letter: In support of Greg Fisk for mayor

...weeks, the group had bylaws, 40 investors who pooled more than $20,000, plus an $11,000 grant from a national food co-op foundation. I became one of those investors and a board member. Although the crisis was resolved when IGA leased the former...
My Turn: Time to connect to the President's issue - climate change

...He connected to Alaska while making a compelling case for action. In case you missed it, here are excerpts from his departing op-ed published in the Alaska Dispatch News: "Alaska's glaciers are receding. Sea levels are rising. I met Alaskans who are...


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