Last week, the White House named a new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, a welcome development considering this position had been vacant for more than a year.
The Grand Camp of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and two of its nonprofits were dissolved in June, but not because of recent felony embezzlement charges against the organizations' chairman, according to the State of Alaska's Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.Robert Loescher, former chairman of the Alaska Subsistence Defense Fund and the Alaska Traditional Foods Security Council, is accused of withdrawing $21,515 without authorization, the Juneau Empire reported Sunday.
Every year since 1969, the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has collaborated with the governor to seek out Alaskans who have contributed significantly to artistic and cultural life on the Last Frontier, and to ensure these Alaskans are recognized and honored. This process of recognition and public praise constitutes the Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities.
JUNEAU - The chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party plans to run for governor next year. J.R. Myers filed a letter of intent on Monday.
The week after Alaska's 90 day legislative session comes to a close, its capital seems to slow down and take a huge sigh of relief. Juneau's streets are quieter, its restaurants are emptier; hotels are ghost towns.
Forty years ago a very exciting thing happened in Alaska's capital city when some forward-thinking people saw fit to found the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC), an organization that has done a tremendous amount to improve the quality of life for all who call Juneau home. JAHC went on to be formally designated by the City & Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Assembly as the Capital City's arts and culture agency.
This summer a very special birthday is occurring in Southeast Alaska. The party turning 40 is over on Baranof Island, in the lovely town of Sitka.
Earlier this month I was fortunate to be part of an exciting gathering at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC) which brought together young Alaskans from across the Last Frontier to participate in a celebration of the art of poetry.
FAIRBANKS - The director of the Alaska Miners Association says coastal zone management as proposed by a citizens initiative would wreak havoc on the industry.
There are few politicians in this state, or any other, who have become giants in history like the two men who represented the people of Alaska as it worked toward statehood.
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