My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

...long ago; all people are created equal and all are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.? Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has served in the Alaska Senate since 2003 and holds the position of minority leader.
Song recital scheduled for Saturday

...of song in the Egan Lecture Hall of the university library building. The program, which will include art songs in Italian, French, German, and English, will feature eight songs by George Gershwin. The singers are Christina Apathy, Jebadiah Bodine...
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...building really, truly believes that we should pass laws just because there's an initiative on the ballot," said Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage and the minority leader. "We see this as an election year ploy, and we're not going to fall for it...
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Paths of Glory

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Adapting Humphrey Cobb's novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men. Mireau demands that three soldiers be selected by lot to be executed as an example to rest of the troops. Acting as defense attorney, Colonel Dax pleads eloquently for the lives of the unfortunate three, but their fate is a done deal. Even an eleventh-hour piece of evidence proving Mireau's incompetence is ignored by the smirking Broulard, who is only interested in putting on a show of bravado. A failure when first released (it was banned outright in France for several years), Paths of Glory has since taken its place in the pantheon of classic war movies, its message growing only more pertinent and potent with each passing year (it was especially popular during the Vietnam era). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...anymore for the plant and that this is a significant need that he did not think could be avoided.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, called it a big project to swallow nonetheless. He and Ellis voted against, but that bill, too, could...
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'Ernest & Celestine' a delightful film with a painterly touch

"Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium animated film and Oscar contender...a novice discovered at the respected French animation graduate school, La of its own. Originally voiced in French, it's been recast for the U.S. release...
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot for it this year," said Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage."I saw this play out 12 years ago, and I...make the most money they can," Chenault said. Meanwhile, French said lawmakers "aren't going to fall for" the same trick...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Picture picture

Professional photographer Ron Klein mugs for a picture taken by Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, with his cell phone in the Senate Chambers on Tuesday. Klein was taking the annual panoramic pictures of the legislators in both the House and Senate.
It's in a bar, baby

...pause," Senate minority leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, said. "If it the centerpiece of your campaign."French added that he would support putting pregnancy...with ready access to contraception," French said. Though the state is facing a...
State | AK legislature
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...vaccines in bulk and sell them to clinics, hospitals and others who administer vaccinations.Sens. Cathy Giessel and Hollis French should be commended for their sponsorship of this bill, which will benefit all Alaskans.Patients benefit - they receive vaccines...


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