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Five decades on, a Sitkan takes lessons from the 1968 DNC Riots

Sitkan Jerry Dzugan was a college student in Chicago in 1968, and witnessed firsthand the riots in the streets during the Democratic National Convention in late August. A bystander, he was nevertheless beaten and arrested during widespread efforts by Chicago police to clear the streets and restore order. Now 70 years old, Dzugan believes it’s important to share the powerful lesson he learned that day. Read More

Despite challenges, oil exec says Alaska’s prospects are looking up

Contrary to projections from as recently as five years ago, oil production on Alaska’s North Slope is trending up. Scott Jepsen, a vice-president with ConocoPhillips based in Anchorage, told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (9-5-18) that improvements in drilling technology, new discoveries, and a favorable tax structure had all combined to steadily increase oil production. Read More
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