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Five Good Reads for 2014

...reminded of it when I resolved to read the best 67 Alaska history books (as listed by the Alaska Historical Society...there's a reason Berton's book was named the No. 1 Alaska history book in that list, even though it was a half-century...
Kenai's Ostrander wins Nike Cross Nationals

...turned pro.In the past year, Ostrander has convincingly stated her case as the top girls prep distance runner in Alaska history by setting state-meet records in the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and five-kilometer cross country.Her story...
Commentary: Turnout doesn't measure up to ballot options

...that given the smorgasbord of issues and diverse candidates on the ballot that it should be the highest turnout in Alaska history (of course that was before I looked up the numbers, which I'll discuss below).After all, if you couldn't...
Alaska Senate race may help reset balance of power

...must pick up six seats to regain control, and saw Begich as vulnerable. The race has been the most expensive in Alaska history, with tens of millions of dollars expected to have been spent.The number of early votes cast has surpassed 2010...
96 years later, small ceremony still recalls Alaska's worst maritime disaster

...Harper and Frances Wells, newlyweds who were among the 343 victims of the disaster, the worst maritime accident in Alaska history.Those in attendance at Saturday's event included Mary Lou Spartz, a local writer whose play based on the Sophia...
Brown Bag presentation on "A Dangerous Idea" to be held at KTOO a discussion about the book, which focuses on a decades-long civil rights battle that changed the course of Alaska history. Questions from the audience will be welcome. The book is dedicated to Hope's father, Andy Hope III, who had...
Bringing Native history to the fore

...than the comic book version of Alaska history, which is the Gold Rush, Wickersham...dominated by a skewed view of Alaska history."I was a kid in Kodiak in an important contribution to Alaska history by AFN president Julie Kitka and ANB...
Alaska Sports Briefs

...Currently a coach with the Alaska Pacific University ski program, he has become one of the greatest mountain runners in Alaska history, winning three Mount Marathon and two Crow Pass Crossing titles, and becoming the first person to break the 3-hour...
On Ballot Measure 1, how much does money really matter?

...during the Aug. 19 election.Ballot Measure 1 is at the center of one of the most expensive political campaigns in Alaska history.Oil companies are dumping tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of groups that want people to vote 'No...
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Alaska State Museums seeks candidates for Collections Committee

...spring and fall. Candidates should have knowledge and significant experience in at least one of the following areas: Alaska history, fine arts, natural history, archaeology, anthropology or museology. Interested individuals should email or send...


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