Arts benefactor donates $100K

Retired businessman and active musician Ron Maas celebrated the double occasion of his 87th birthday and Alaska Day this week by giving Juneau a present...
Local | Art
Empire Editorial: Restoring history requires many small steps

In 1899, a group of Seattle businessmen wanted a centerpiece for Pioneer Square. They took a steamship...In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tourists and businessmen treated Alaska Native culture as another resource to be extracted...
Today in history

...1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was killed by the Bolivian army a day after he was captured.In 1974, businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, died in Frankfurt, West Germany. (At...
Secondhand shops get stricter rules

...different city. If it had not been for similar laws in that city, he wouldn't have seen those items again, he said. As a businessman, however, he said he feels for the business owners that will be impacted by the ordinance."From a victim's side...
On Ballot Measure 1, how much does money really matter?

...more spending money, it's anyone's race, he said."I would expect with Barney Gottstein's (a retired Anchorage businessman who donated $200,000 to Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway group recently) involvement and the 'Yes' side now having money...
State | SB21
My Turn: Alaskans can't afford not to elect Mead Treadwell to the US Senate

...magistrate Joe Miller.I met Treadwell my first year by Juneau and have gotten to know him. I learned he was a successful businessman before he got into politics. He isn't consumed in himself and is a balanced individual as demonstrated by the fact that...
Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress

...catalyzed by a documentary highlighting downtown Juneau's problems, created by local filmmaker Pat Race and commissioned by businessman Bruce Denton.Though those who live and work in downtown Juneau acknowledge the area faces big problems, city officials...
Mayor, lawmakers show support for guardsmen, reservists

...on employers, especially if it's a mom-and-pop operation with only one or two employees, he said."Having been a businessman, I understand their situation," Smith said.The organization asks businesses and lawmakers to sign statements of support...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...We finished the race. We kept Alaska strong. We kept the faith and put Alaska First. God bless you, and God bless Alaska."? Bill Walker is a lifelong Alaskan, businessman, attorney and independent candidate for governor.
My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...interests?We need to hear more from our quiet governor. Silence is not leadership. ? Bill Walker is a life-long Alaskan, businessman and owner of an Anchorage law firm practicing primarily municipal and oil and gas law. He is an independent candidate for...


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