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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...In 1864, the two-day Battle of Nashville began during the Civil War as Union forces commanded by Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas...Franklin D. Roosevelt taking part in the ceremony.In 1939, the Civil War motion picture epic "Gone with the Wind," starring Vivien...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/today-history-monday-dec-15-2014
Local
Dog owner demands answers after pug is electrocuted

...handcuffed?', the officer said for threatening an officer," Buchanan said. "And I can be a real smart mouth, but I know my civil rights."Buchanan, a longtime Juneau resident, said she was upset her dog just died but not hysterical or a threat. She...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/dog-owner-demands-answers-after-pug-ele
Local
Made in Alaska: Greg Chaney's "Empty Chair"

...the stage at the graduation ceremony when there were no Japanese Americans left in Juneau, was in that setting, an act of civil disobedience that was pretty strong," Chaney said."The Juneau community stood up, at least the school district did, and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/empty-chair-traces-multiple-interweaving-
Art
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...with a clear conscience, then we need to know what our government is doing, and has done, in our name.? Rich Moniak is a Juneau resident and retired civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience working in the public sector.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-torture-american-conscience
Opinion
Convicted felon killed prosecutor in jealous rage

...Sullivan on Nov. 21. She was under the impression, she said, that Fischer was comfortable with her relationship and was being civil for their children.One Monday, she met Sullivan to work out at Barrow High School. Fischer also was there. He looked upset...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/convicted-felon-killed-prosecutor-jealo
State
Hope releases his first book of poetry

...all around the country. (For more, see alaskanativestoryteller.com/)Currently Hope is working on a play about Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul, and is part of a team working on a book of Raven stories gathered and transcribed by Richard and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/hope-releases-his-first-book-poetry
Art
My Turn: Gratitude

...Thanksgiving Proclamation, our first president gave thanks for "the civil and religious liberty", God's "kind care" and "His Providence...didn't become an official Federal holiday until 1863, during the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/my-turn-gratitude
Opinion
Hearthside Books: "Dangerous Idea" booksigning

...define and protect their rights.Decades before the marches and victories of the 1960s, a group of Alaska Natives were making civil rights history. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought for citizenship, voting rights...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-01/hearthside-books-dangerous-idea-booksigni
Art
Brown Bag presentation on "A Dangerous Idea" to be held at KTOO

...will be joined by Kathy Ruddy, Ishmael Hope and Marie Olson in a discussion about the book, which focuses on a decades-long civil rights battle that changed the course of Alaska history. Questions from the audience will be welcome. The book is dedicated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/brown-bag-presentation-dangerous-idea-b
Local
Bringing Native history to the fore

...1912."A Dangerous Idea" tells a complex story about early civil rights efforts in Alaska, focusing on the years leading up to...point that it wasn't, say, Elizabeth Peratrovich leading the civil rights thing, it was her and her husband, for one thing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/bringing-native-history-fore
Art

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