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Walter Soboleff retrospective

...grandparents, Albert and Martha Kookesh. Kookesh, a former state legislator, said after legislative efforts to get Alaska history taught in the schools failed, "sometimes, we have to tell the history ourselves." "You're not going to find...
Justice Dana Fabe puts down gavel

...appointed to the court by former Gov. Tony Knowles in January 1996, is the third longest-serving justice in Alaska history and has the most seniority on the current court. The next most-senior justice is Daniel Winfree, who was appointed...
Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

...first rare and used bookstore in Southeast Alaska; the shop later moved to Juneau. Longenbaugh's fascination with Alaska history led her to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and she has presented papers at international conferences...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015 age 75. Venables will long be remembered for the way he contributed to the understanding and commemoration of Alaska history. Venables frequently dressed as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate visitors and Alaskans...
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...
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...
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 one of the great figures in Alaska history, so I'm really happy to see...
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...


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