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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...
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...
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...
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...
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

...the study and understanding of Alaska history. Lifetime Juneau resident Marie...significant long-term contributions to Alaska history." Former Juneau resident Larry...received the Contributions to Alaska History Award for his work at the Alaska...
Juneau's Mark Whitman awarded Certificates of Excellence from AHS

...visit, who recently retired from the Alaska State Archives after 25 years of service, was...


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