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Elizabeth Peratrovich Day observed

It has been 70 years since Elizabeth Peratrovich testified before the Alaska Territorial Legislature as it debated the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Her speech helped pass the act into law almost 20 years before the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-16/elizabeth-peratrovich-day-observed
Local
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...civil rights. Her impassioned testimony was considered decisive when the Anti-Discrimination Act passed the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1945, nearly 20 years before Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Sen. Lisa Murkowski is the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-alaskas-women-pioneers-past-a
Opinion
Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...ethical for us to continue to arrest and jail people for an offense that doesn't offend?In 1957, the Alaska Territorial Legislature abolished the death penalty in Alaska. The danger was too great, legislators thought, that an innocent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-04/commentary-yes-smart-vote-ballot-meas
Opinion
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...that was used for the cover continues to hang in the Stepovich home.Stepovich served three terms in the Alaska Territorial Legislature in the 1950s before Eisenhower appointed him territorial governor in 1957 at the age of 38.Stepovich resigned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/former-alaska-territorial-governor-dies
State
3-day celebration planned for Legislature's centennial

...at the restaurant, which is located in the former Elks Lodge building - the primary meeting place for the Alaska Territorial Legislature from its inception on March 3, 1913, until the completion of the Alaska State Capitol building in 1931...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-20/3-day-celebration-planned-legislatures-
State
Legislative centennial celebrations kick off

In the room where the First Alaska Territorial Legislature first convened, 100 years to the day after its opening session, current and former legislators, their staff, and members of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-04/legislative-centennial-celebrations-kic
State
Architect presents 'A History of the Capitol Building'

...History" was Monday's lunch program. A reception program on "Members and Accomplishments of the First Alaska Territorial Legislature," presented by historian Beverly Beeton, and a reenactment by local actors and legislative staff of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-04/architect-presents-history-capitol-buil
State
Legislative centennial celebration concludes

...downtown Juneau restaurant.The three days of events at Rockwell, the former Elks Lodge that housed the Alaska Territorial Legislature when it first convened on March 3, 1913, were planned by the Alaska Legislative Centennial Commission and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-05/legislative-centennial-celebration-conc
State
Legislative centennial deemed a success

...former Elks Lodge, starting Sunday morning and ending Tuesday night. That building was the site of the First Alaska Territorial Legislature's opening session in 1913. Planning for the celebration rested heavily on the work of Kodiak Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-07/legislative-centennial-deemed-success
State
Journalist 'Stroller' White liked a good joke - in print

...partner, The Stroller's Weekly. In 1918 White was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the Alaska Territorial Legislature. He later became speaker of the house. He was appointed the first director of the Alaska Bureau of Publicity...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060204/nei_stroller.shtml
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