My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...will not happen in every home. Therefore, I join the sea of Alaskans urging the immediate passage of HB 44.? As First lady, Donna Walker serves as the honorary chair of the Alaska Children's Trust. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney...
Building a bridge to a better Juneau

First lady Donna Walker wants to build bridges across the state - no infrastructure mega-projects here, just community groups bringing...
Becoming Alaskan: The first time I met the governor, I trapped myself in the basement

...shelf.Just as I was withdrawing my hand, the swinging door behind me opened wide and in marched Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker.Quickly regaining my balance and what composure I could come up with, I turned around as they reached to...
Inaugural proceeds donated to nonprofits

...Inaugural Ball Committee, money left after expenses for the inaugural balls was contributed to the First Lady's Charitable Contributions Fund.First lady Donna Walker worked with local inaugural committees to select organizations to receive the excess...
Nigerian army rescues 293 women

...BringBackOurGirls campaign.Their kidnapping brought Boko Haram to the attention of the world, arousing outrage and even U.S. first lady Michelle Obama got engaged, tweeting a photograph of herself with the campaign sign.The Nigerian army announced two...
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...girls for detained insurgents.The girls became the focus of a global campaign soon after their abduction. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama had said she was "outraged and heartbroken" about the kidnapping and also posted a picture of herself...
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My turn: Anchorage: A community of friends

...continues to be that Anchorage will become a city without prejudice, a "community of friends." One of my initiatives as First Lady is to expand the Bridge Builders concept statewide, and in Juneau, we are off to a galloping start. I have met with...
My Turn: Help first lady Donna Walker put the "unity" in community

...serve with great honor and deep gratitude as Alaska's first lady.As the honorary chairwoman of the Alaska Children', but also with our time and talents. Since the First Lady Volunteer Awards were founded by Bella Hammond a quarter-century...
Dancing, rising for revolution

...who were wearing pink and red.Politicians were among the crowd, including Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, Alaska first lady Donna Walker and Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage."I'm here in solidarity," Gardner said. "I've been to...
Nominations sought for Volunteer Awards

ANCHORAGE ? First Lady Donna Walker has invited Alaskans to...extraordinary volunteer service for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards.Started by First Lady Bella Hammond in 1974, the program...


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