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In my perfect world, when a person threatens suicide and/or homicide, that person would be banned from (legally) buying or possessing any gun. If we see something, then we most certainly must say something. If our own child is acting in a self-destructive or violent manner, then we must get them the needed help, not guns.

Pioneer History Nugget
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Eielson Air Force Base is home to the Air National Guard’s 168th Refueling Wing, which plays a major role in our National Security in the Pacific region. Part of their job is to provide aerial refueling services to military aircraft over Alaska. They use KC-135R Stratotankers to do this incr…

Pioneer History Nugget

In 1976 Fairbanks was riding the crest of the Pipeline Boom, with overcrowding by outsiders who came up to work, taking their money back to homes and families in the Lower 48. The resulting friction between Alaskan residents and these outsider pipeline workers came to a head in a series of “…

Pioneer History Nugget

Fairbanks in 1908, was a new city full of promise. Things were so good that a special edition of the Fairbanks Daily News was produced that was dedicated to the commercial success of the Fairbanks Mining District, that was titled the “Alaska Day” Edition, timed with the 41st anniversary of t…

At the Library

Wong’s article reminded me of “Season of Life ,” a book by Pulitzer winner Jeffrey Marx about what’s wrong with American boys and how to change that situation, which Olympic champion Carl Lewis said “should be required reading for every high school student in America and every parent as well.”