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 Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In reference to your photo in the March 20 edition showing a water main repair on St. Michael’s Street: Where’s the steel cage to protect the worker from a cave in? Do they use them? Mel Bailey...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week twelve of Peggy’s Corner of the House. I am pleased to report that the House Resources Committee, of which I am vice-chair, unanimously moved SB 138 onto the next committee. SB 138 is the Governor’s bill that will...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have 3 questions to the public, and don’t know who to ask, so here goes. #1 Why is the legislature going after the Marine Highway system? When these same legislatures break state law and transport their personal vehicles without dr...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

By Representative Peggy Wilson Hello and welcome to week eleven of Peggy’s Corner of the House. If you are following the legislature at any level right now you will see that bills are moving rapidly as much of the behind the scenes work and...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week ten of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Every year I look forward to the House Majority poll on issues pertinent to Alaskans. I was personally very pleased to see that the majority of the public opinion indicates that both...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 27, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week nine of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Although the deadline has passed for all personal legislation to be introduced, committees still have the ability to introduce legislation that is specific to a committee. This has...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello everyone! Welcome to week eight of our Legislative Session. We have entered the downside of the session so, as in past years, the pace has quickened and night meetings will continue to happen more and more in order for us to get all of the...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 13, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

The past couple of weeks we have had alternating views of what is happening in Washington DC – House leadership spent time with Senator Murkowski. She spoke of one of the primary issues we continue to fight as a state – federal over-reach on our...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 6, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

By Representative Peggy Wilson Hello and welcome to Peggy’s Corner of the House. It was great to be able to get to Ketchikan to meet with folks. It did my heart good! The sunshine that Ketchikan enjoyed followed me to Juneau and now I’m enjoying...

 
 Opinion    March 6, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I want to tell the people of this community that I absolutely loved the time I was here in Wrangell. I have met so many wonderful and friendly folks here. Where else could one take a walk on the dock and end up in conversation with...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    February 27, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to Peggy’s Corner of the House. This week I’d like to review a few of the many education bills that are making their way through the Legislature. In the House Education Committee we are continuing an in-depth review of the...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Reflections

Wrangell Ministerial Reflection Last year my father died and left us with a wonderful gift. During the last years of his life he became a writer. He wrote stories from his childhood. He wrote about our mother, his love for her, and the things he...

 
 Opinion    January 30, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: It is my understanding that the city is considering changing Brueger Street to a one-way street.  Brueger Street, located right in front of city hall, begins at the north end of Campbell Drive (formally known as Outer Drive) and ends...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

The Christmas Shoe Box

Excitement was high that day as we prepared our first Christmas program for the indigenous tribe we had been sent to evangelize. They knew that the lowlanders celebrated Christmas by giving gifts and partying, but they had no idea why. This was our...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think the recent cutting of trees on the Volunteer Park nature trail, apparently just to take the tops for Christmas trees, deserves some consideration. This is a heavily used recreational walk, with interpretive signs and doggy bag...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Imagine!

Christmas! What images come to your mind when you think about it? Christmas trees, mistletoe, gifts, snow, shopping, or family? Maybe you think of shepherds, an angel choir, wise men, a stable, or a pregnant mother on a donkey? We all enjoy the...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

The Season of Great Differences

The focus of Christmas these days seems to be the debates…whether it’s Christmas or Holidays, if X takes Christ out of Christmas, if we spend this much or that much, and what if they bring this or make that, how am I going to beat that, to travel...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Holiday Favorite

Mandarin Orange Salad 60 Ritz Crackers crushed 1/2 lb butter or margarine melted 1/4 cup sugar Combine the above ingredients and press firmly into 9x13 baking dish. Reserve some of mixture for garnish. 1 6oz can frozen orange juice 1 can Eagle brand...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Charitable traditions

They say it’s better to give than to receive. But try explaining that concept to your child during the holiday, and they’re likely to look at you as if they just found coal in their stocking. Nonetheless, teaching children about charitable acts...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Words of Advent

Prepare! Watch! Wait! Rejoice! Hope! Love! These are the words of Advent. The four Sundays before Christmas help us prepare for the coming Messiah. Yes, the baby in the manger that we adore and for whom we sing our lullaby carols, but we also...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Family Gathering Traditions

There’s no question that the holidays are a time of gathering with loved ones to share each other’s company, celebrate over a big meal, and catch up with relatives we haven’t seen in awhile. Nonetheless, the anxiety of a family gathering can...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Shekinah Glory of God

Many generations later the descendants of captives taken from Israel by King Nebuchadnezzar were anticipating the coming Messiah as prophesied by Daniel. They were watching the western night sky for a sign. In their distant and ancient homeland of...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

The best gift we could ever receive

Recently, a well known world figure passed away. His passing was honored by countries and leaders around the world. Flags were lowered to half-staff. Even right here on our small, remote island our flags were lowered. What made this public figure so...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Give your sins to Jesus

As I was doing my other Christmas shopping, I got the hint from the Holy Spirit that God wanted something from me that was unique. I was reflecting on what was uniquely mine and I had difficulty discerning what it might be. I was looking for that...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

It's more than a message, it's peace

Wow, it’s already Christmas 2013!! It seems like just months ago our family of three was decorating The Mouse House for Christmas and we were thinking how different it would be, this year, just two of us decorating. Little did we know exactly how...

 

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