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Feedback from the issue of 2.10.2011

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:48
It’s about the red strip Scott Christiansen did a short story on the I.D required referendum for carryout alcohol purchases that is coming up on April 5 in the last Press (“ID battle looms,” February 3). He unfortunately did not mention why I.D. checks are an issue now. Please take a look at HB 90 from the 25th Alaska Legislature in 2008. Here I quote, “requiring driver’s licenses and identification cards to be marked if a person is restricted from consuming alcoholic beverages as a result of conviction or condition of probation or parole…” This is what is sometimes called the red strip law since the state sometimes marks the I.D. of those convicted of alcohol related crimes with a red strip to prevent sales. What everyone needs to understand is that the mandatory I.D. checks are about preventing people who have already shown they are dangerous when drunk from legally purchasing it at carryout liquor stores. The fact that some in the hospitality industry have fought this every step of the way is proof that we are dealing with individuals that want to maximize profits at the expense of the community. Most chains have mandatory checks.
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Overkill - Our correspondent is blown away at the largest gun show in the U.S.

Anchorage Press - News - Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:54
LAS VEGAS—My nametag revealed I was a journalist from Alaska, so I said I was researching an article on firearms for bear protection in the Last Frontier backcountry. Century International Arms salesman Steve Sanko reached into a glass display case and came up with a bulky, tricked-out handgun.
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Feedback from the issue of 2.3.2011

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:14
News shouldn’t resemble a horror flick
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Overkill - Our correspondent is blown away at the largest gun show in the U.S.

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
LAS VEGAS—My nametag revealed I was a journalist from Alaska, so I said I was researching an article on firearms for bear protection in the Last Frontier backcountry. Century International Arms salesman Steve Sanko reached into a glass display case and came up with a bulky, tricked-out handgun.
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Arena contract mired in assembly scrutiny - Longtime Sullivan Arena operator SMG has some competition

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
The owners of the Alaska Aces, led by businessman Terry Parks and former assemblyman Dan Coffey, are well-known for buying the minor league hockey team out of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the hottest tickets in Anchorage, even winning an ECHL championship just a few seasons after taking over. Now Parks and Coffey want to put another team together, one that would run the city-owned George Sullivan Sports Arena, the 6,000 seat hockey barn where the Aces play home games.
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The Moore Report: Defining “consent”

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
I arrived in Alaska on February 24, 1988. As we flew in on our approach, it was dark, and I remember being struck by the ice in the inlet below. I'd been on Bondi Beach just 36 hours earlier, and was wondering to myself whether I'd completely lost my mind.
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ID battle looms - The Anchorage Assembly is asking voters whether liquor stores ought to have to check IDs for every sale

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
Anchorage voters will be asked in April if they want a universal ID check rule at every liquor store in town, after the Anchorage Assembly’s conservative bloc lined up in favor of putting the question on the upcoming city ballot. The vote would be advisory; it would be up to elected officials to pass an ID check law.
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Schools and prisons - Which do we want the state of Alaska investing in?

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
It was French novelist Victor Hugo who once quipped, “He who opens a school, closes a prison.” Words to ponder as the Alaska State Legislature considers the pleas from Alaska’s school districts for more money.
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No endless breadsticks - The chain restaurant invasion hurts both locally owned eateries and Anchorage’s culture

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
Last week Bill Popp, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), presented the 2011 Economic Forecast and Business Confidence Index in Anchorage. During his report he mentioned various retailers, and, as a side note, he mentioned that Olive Garden would be coming to Anchorage. Despite a much more positive report than expected and a very optimistic outlook for the current year, the one part of the report that made the most noise in the news was that Olive Garden may be coming to Anchorage.
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Feedback from the issue of 2.3.2011

Anchorage Press - News - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:45
News shouldn’t resemble a horror flick
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