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Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

...Juneau amid a two-hour time difference.Juneau in particular has struggled with time troubles. In 1979, Mayor Bill Overstreet and the CBJ Assembly tried to move Juneau from Pacific Time to Yukon Time in order to reduce the two-hour difference...
My Turn: Begich Negative Ads Divide and Defame Alaskans

...don't remember the opposition in that campaign referring to him as "Minnesota Nick."We moved to Juneau in 1968. Bill Overstreet hired me. Marilyn Freymueller, Roy Box, Hugh Macauley, Marie Darlin and Judy Franklet were on the school board...
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...grace our downtown waterfront.A longtime undertaking by a group of local resident, including our late former Mayor Bill Overstreet, this large-scale arts project has the potential to be an iconic feature of our community. We congratulate the...
Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

...of $460,000, prompting Whale Project president Kathy Kolkhurst Ruddy to declare, "The dream of former Mayor Bill Overstreet to place a full-sized humpback whale on the waterfront in Juneau is about to be realized."The donation announced...
Caught in the act

...but in Neighbors, it's overwhelmingly positive news. I have gotten to interview local celebrities like the late Bill Overstreet, the most adorable award-winning baker Denali Schijvens, inspirationally hard-working and positive youth like...
Overstreet leaves a legacy as Juneau champion

Ask anyone in town, Bill Overstreet was beloved and admired by all, even those he argued with. The Empire once named him one of 25 people who had the most impact...
Former mayor Overstreet dies Monday

Former Juneau mayor and advocate for keeping the Capitol in Juneau Bill Overstreet died Monday at around 4 p.m., six weeks after suffering a stroke, Laraine Derr told the Empire Monday evening. Born in 1926...
One of his many legacies

Mayor Bill Overstreet was always on the lookout for ways...donation. The first donors were Bill Overstreet and Jeff Wilson, publisher of the...soon followed. This is but one of Bill Overstreet's contributions to his community...
Juneau's whale awarded grant the park still needs to be planned and the park where it will sit has not yet reached completion. Former Mayor Bill Overstreet championed its construction for 17 years.In a celebration of life, Overstreet will be remembered on July 8 at Centennial...
Overstreet remembered for perennial service

...What more could be said about Bill Overstreet, the man who will be"Everyone knows that Bill Overstreet had a wonderful sense of humor...Schools."Less than 20 words from Bill Overstreet changed our lives forever...


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