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State House organization 'at a stalemate' in evenly divided chamber

After last month’s elections, the Alaska Capitol, so far, is split. Voters re-elected conservative Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, and a centrist, bipartisan coalition is set to take control of the state Senate. The makeup of the House governing... Full story

 

Congress directs Coast Guard to buy used icebreaker until new ones are built

Federal legislation sent to the president for his signature directs the U.S. Coast Guard to spend $150 million to purchase a used, privately owned ice-breaking vessel to help cover operational needs until a fleet of new Coast Guard icebreakers can...

 

Christmas is a good time to find peace from God

In Luke 2:14, which is part of the Christmas story, we find the three simple words of promise, “peace on earth.” In a world filled with chaos, confusion, war, violence, pandemics, disasters, and the list goes on, surely the message was not for...

 

A time to collect and reflect on our thoughts

Each Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church we say, as part of our service, a “collect” for the day. Collect, with the accent on the first syllable, is a prayer to collect a particular thought for the day, one that often echoes the scripture...

 

Christmas songs can bring special memories

One day I asked my dad what his favorite hymn was. It was a gentle prodding at a time when it became important to talk about funeral plans without specifically saying we were talking about funeral plans even though we both knew we were talking about...

 

Wrangell shows its Christmas spirit year-round

We have noticed and cherished day by day: The generosity of spirit shown by many in fundraising to provide meals for families, music for all at the park, at the pavilion and at the Fourth of July. The thoughtfully designed Mariners’ Memorial,...

 

God loves each of us as we are

So how do you sum up what Christmas means in less than 200 words? I think you only need one: Jesus. Simple, sure but profound as well. Jesus is the embodiment of God’s love. Jesus’ arrival was so unique, different and weird, that it shows us how...

 

Letters to Santa

Letters from long-term substitute Holly Padilla’s kindergarten class I would like a trampoline for Christmas. Rooney I would like a Sophia Doll for Christmas. Gavia I would like a fone for Christmas. Kiera I would like a Dino Island skull for...

 

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