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Eagle River’s Yellow Rock gets a new political paint job

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Yellow Rock, which is usually a place for Eagle River resident to paint fun sentiments, has once again become a political billboard.

Earlier this year, residents of the suburb of Anchorage were enraged that someone had politicized the rock that resembles a pig, by painting Black Lives Matter where it sits at the corner of Eagle River Road and Wren Lane.

Until the Black Lives Matter paint job, the rock had never been a political landmark. It was always for lighthearted announcements. Maybe times have changed.

Or maybe someone will come along and paint over the Trump 2020 that is scrawled on the formerly nonpartisan rock.

The Yellow Rock isn’t the only MAGA message popping up around Anchorage. At Service High School in Anchorage, someone had painted MAGA on the sledding hill behind the school. The Municipality burned the grass to get rid of the message.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I drive by the yellow rock every day. A month or so ago a satanic sign was painted on it. A few days later a cross covered it up. I’m all for free speech and if someone wants to paint a political message fine….as long as the rules apply to everyone. I didn’t like the satanic sign but it is free speech. When we limit freedoms even if we don’t like the narrative then we end up exactly where this country is heading. And we may never get back our personal freedoms.

  • Hate to tell ya, but “Trump” is gone.

  • I will donate paint and volunteer to repaint

  • should be painted “Trump 2024”

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