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Under what pretense? aggressive group of pro-developers; the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Attorney James Clark, and First Things First President Neil MacKinnon, who together would attempt to overturn Federal District Court Judge Sedwick's most recent decision...
My Turn: Gratitude

...recognized several noble reasons for expressing collective gratitude.In his 1789 National Thanksgiving Proclamation, our first president gave thanks for "the civil and religious liberty", God's "kind care" and "His Providence." But it didn't...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...the United States at an official ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Kennedy was the first president to spare the live turkey and Reagan the first to grant it a presidential pardon, which George H.W. Bush made a...
Tuning in to the music of 'The Rivals'

...jumping across the pond to captivate Americans such as George Washington; according to Elmore, "The Rivals" was the first president's favorite play."Washington probably didn't see anything like the original production, but some years later...
The path to prosperity or bankruptcy?

...the national debt has increased by an average of more than $64,000 per taxpayer. In fact, Obama will become the first president to run deficits of more than a trillion dollars during each of his first four years in office. Last summer, the...
Reaffirm the right to amend constitution

Our country's first president, George Washington, in his Farewell Address on Sept. 17, 1796, said: "The basis of our political system is the right of...
This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1895, Frank Peratrovich, a Tlingit leader and the first president of the Alaska Senate, was born in Klawock. In 1906, Wilford B. Hoggatt took office as the sixth governor of the territory of...
A strong Navy leaguer

...founding member, of the Juneau Navy League, but she is also its only life member. What is more, she was the first president of the Juneau Council and was later treasurer as well. Sound off on the important issues at My comments quoted in...
Questioning patriotism is silly that someone disrespected our President. I, too, am a life-long resident of Juneau and an American. First, President Bush's military record is in question. We have the right to know the truth. Asking questions is a way to find...
On Independence Day, George Washington's warning

...National Mall in Washington, D.C. is named after the first president of the United States, read a good book on George...Washington was unanimously elected the country's first president. He took the oath of office in New York on April...


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