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Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...loved Juneau."Hewitt worked with John on his many Alaska history projects through the years. In 2008, he put on a...About a month ago, John Venables was able to get his Alaska history book, "Journey to Statehood," published as an ebook...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-02/beloved-historical-re-enactor-john-vena
Local
Balloon bomb expert to present talk Tuesday

...bombs in an attempt to terrorize the West Coast of the United States.Coen, who has written about other aspects of Alaska history, will discuss this largely forgotten portion of World War II.For more details about this talk, call Anastasia...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-22/balloon-bomb-expert-present-talk-tuesda
Local
Tlingit Dagger Points to Hidden History

...one can inform and illuminate the other.For those lucky enough to visit or reside in Juneau, the future study of Alaska history burns bright as a meteor through the night sky. SOURCES? Vincent Soboleff Photograph Collection, ca. 1866-1920...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/tlingit-dagger-points-hidden-history
Art
Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul Sr. remembered

...recognition to Paul's contributions to Alaska history.Though not yet a household name...with dramatic ramifications for Alaska history and Native rights."I think...is one of the great figures in Alaska history, so I'm really happy to see...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/breathing-life-history-locals-gather-reme
Art
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
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