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Around town for Monday, Feb. 16

SEARHC clinic closed in honor of Elizabeth Pertrovich day. SEARHC will have on-call staff available to provide emergency care. Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m., at the Filipino Community Hall.
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

The slow evolution of liberty and justice for all in our American history is obvious. Liberty and justice has been and is a work in progress for many Alaskans.
Around town for Tuesday, Feb. 17

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day observed

It has been 70 years since Elizabeth Peratrovich testified before the Alaska Territorial Legislature as it debated the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Her speech helped pass the act into law almost 20 years before the U.S.
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

On a recent conference call with all the priests of the Diocese of Juneau, we were discussing the need to readjust the salaries of the priests depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices.
League of Women Voters nominated for national award

The League of Women Voters of Juneau was selected as a finalist for the "Community Connection Award" by the League of Women Voters of the United States at the organizations 51st national convention in Dallas, Texas in Juneau.
The Elizabeth Peratrovich Project: The tools to talk about civil rights

Elizabeth Peratrovich's most famous quote is likely, "I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights.
Sen. Murkowski supports gay marriage

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday said she supports gay marriage, making her the third Senate Republican to do so.
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Arts & Culture event calendar

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY Celebration 2012: Native Artist Market, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sealaska Plaza. Featuring more than 40 booths with authentic Native arts and crafts for sale. Free. Details: 463-4844.
Local lectures, dances, artist market scheduled for Native American Heritage Month

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a noon lecture series, dance performances, and a Native art market to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November.


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