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Credit union members who live in the picturesque and remote Alaskan city of Sitka have become embroiled in a controversy over how their credit should be run.

The way the board of directors of the ALPS Federal Credit Union handled the 2009 termination of the credit union’s popular CEO sparked the controversy. But it has since grown into a fight over how board members have resisted attempts by some of the CU’s members to recall them and over whether longtime board members are willing to see the credit union adopt 21st century best practices.

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