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Economic development plan should include finance plan

...convenience of the majority, decides to meet in Anchorage. There won't be much Southeast can do about it. In the first state Legislature in 1959, when the ferry system was authorized, 23 percent of the lawmakers were from Southeast and only 20 percent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080805/opi_20050808002.shtml
Opinion
All the stars are aligned for Alaska

...Gruening and E. L. Bartlett, and Congressman Ralph Rivers, all statehood advocates and all Democrats. The First state Legislature consisted of 52 Democrats, compared with the Republican majority of only 38 of 60 today. All took office in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110804/opi_20041108001.shtml
Opinion
1959 - Alaska's first state Legislature

Forty-four years ago today, on Jan. 26, 1959, the first Alaska state Legislature convened in Juneau. This photograph was taken of the 40-member House of Representatives, who were elected from 24 districts.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012603/loc_legphoto.shtml
News
My Turn: Restarting the case for open meetings

...freedom of public information laws." "Alaska was one of the leading states on opening public meetings. The first state legislature enacted the Alaska Open Meeting in 1959. Alaska law contains some pointed language as a guide to those who would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020102/opE_myturn.shtml
Opinion
History trumps rhetoric

...Ketchikan from the continental highway system, Southeast will fall further behind the rest of the state. In the First State Legislature, when Southeast lawmakers sponsored legislation creating the ferry system, they represented 24 percent of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022705/opi_20050227019.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Color: Watching 91 years of our history

...Shaw's financial training behind the San Francisco Bakery's counter came to her aid when she applied to the first state Legislature in 1958. She rose from a clerk's position into the Department of Revenue, where she worked for 15 years...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031601/Loc_NinetyOneYears.html
Local
You have a right to know and be heard

...unfair to an individual person or company. Alaska was one of the leading states on opening public meetings. The first state legislature enacted the Alaska Open Meeting in 1959. Alaska law contains some pointed language as a guide to those who would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120500/Ope_Turn1.html
Opinion
State's landscape has seen some changes

...1958: Congress passes statehood act; Alaska holds first general election. 1959: Alaska becomes 49th state; First state Legislature convenes in Juneau. 1964: Good Friday earthquake measuring 9.2 kills 131 people, causes widespread damage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010200/Ins_changes.html
Inside
State briefs

...Palmer. In 1955, Hurley was elected as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention. He was elected to the first state Legislature in 1958. Board OKs teachers contract FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board on Tuesday night...

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News
Wrangell fortunate to have a couple as caring as the Nolans

...Constitutional Convention in 1955-56 and as president of the territorial senate in 1955. He was elected to the First State Legislature in 1958 and served until 1966 when reapportionment eliminated a Southeast senate seat. He and Senator Howard...

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