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Alaska should have a better approach to industrial development

...yet there is no strategic plan, board or community liaison between the cities and the borough; one that presents a united front and vision to the companies seeking to develop the area. The residents of the Kenai Peninsula borough deserve to know...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-29/alaska-should-have-a-better-appro
Opinion
Residents should present united front

I invite all Peninsula residents and especially all residents and property owners north of the refinery to attend the Nikiski Council Meeting scheduled for 9 Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center (just 1 mile off the Spur on Island Lake Road). You are the people in the toxic "plume" that is emerging from years of waste dumping and the immediate emergency that AIMM Technogies intends when they dump 10 million gallons of toxic waste in Nikiski. You alone have the power to stop this!

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-06/residents-should-present-
Letters
Area lawmakers present united front on issues

Three area lawmakers told a crowd gathered Friday they were encouraged about the prospects of solving some of the state's biggest questions - tweaking oil taxes, shrinking the state's operating and capital budget and getting gas from the North Slope to Alaskans.House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said what's needed is hope. Coincidentally, Chenault recently acquired the small town of Hope in his district during the most recent round of redistricting.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-16/area-lawmakers-present-united-front-
News
Redemption

Opens Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Synopsis: Jamie Foxx once again brilliantly demonstrates his acting chops as Stan "Tookie" Williams, the South Central Los Angeles native who, at the age of 17, co-founded the infamous Crips street gang. If one is to believe the script of this made-for-cable film, Williams hadn't intended the Crips to wallow in crime and violence; instead, he'd hoped that the gang would form a united front to protect his 'hood from other gangbangers. Needless to say, it didn't turn out that way, and within a few years of its 1971 formation, the Crips was the biggest and most powerful gang in the country, with branches in virtually every state. Ultimately, Williams is charged with murder and sentenced to San Quentin's death row in 1987. There he experiences an epiphany and becomes an advocate for peace, harmony, and tolerance, writing children's books that preach against the lure of street gangs. As the years roll by and the date of his execution draws closer, Williams manages to negotiate a peace between the Crips and their chief rivals, the Bloods, and even manages to receive three Nobel Prize nominations. Lynn Whitfield co-stars as Barbara Becnel, the crusading journalist who helped Williams see the light -- not so much to save his soul, but to prevent a similar fate from befalling her own son. Although considerable liberties are taken with the facts, Redemption: The Stan "Tookie" Williams Story neither glamorizes nor excuses its title character, nor the "gangsta" culture that he so enthusiastically embraced in his youth. After a showing at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie made its FX network debut on March 3, 2004. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson, Brenda Bazinet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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