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Alaska license plate takes top spot in enthusiasts' poll


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Former Rep. Peggy Wilson bears a pair of license plates which she helped to reintroduce last year. The grizzly bear plates were recently named the best in the nation by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, whose connoisseurs annually pick out the most eye-catching plates.

Wrangell resident and former legislator Peggy Wilson last month learned the license plate she had shepherded through was named as the country's best for 2015 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.

The design consists of a standing grizzly bear in the plate's center, and is modeled after the 1976 bicentennial design, which had been discontinued in the late 1970s. It was added as an alternative to the state's plain blue-on-gold standard issue.

During her time as the Majority Whip in 2014, Wilson sponsored House Bill 293 to bring back the bicentennial bear design. The rereleas...

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