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Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...Juneauite Marie Darlin was inducted March 6 in Anchorage, recognized for her senior citizen advocacy and dedication to Alaska history. "I had no idea," Darlin said, holding a publication bearing her picture alongside 12 others. "It was a surprise...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...Fame. Darlin is known for her advocacy on behalf of senior citizens and for her dedication to the preservation of Alaska History. Alice "Dove" Kull died in 1991 but had a long history as an advocate, volunteer and social worker. She is the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/five-good-reads-2014
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-11/kenais-ostrander-wins-nike-cross-natio
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-10/commentary-turnout-doesnt-measure-bal
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-04/alaska-senate-race-may-help-reset-balan
State
Brown Bag presentation on "A Dangerous Idea" to be held at KTOO

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/brown-bag-presentation-dangerous-idea-b
Local
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 1956...as an important contribution to Alaska history by AFN president Julie Kitka and ANB...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/bringing-native-history-fore
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-27/96-years-later-small-ceremony-still-rec
Local
School association honors Southeast's Archie Young

...team finished third or better.Steve Simmons (Chugiak, Soccer). One of the most accomplished soccer players in Alaska history, Simmons led the region in scoring as a sophomore and senior and powered Chugiak to three straight region titles...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-06/school-association-honors-southeasts-a
Sports

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