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How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...the state of Alaska doesn't appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms.Since statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/how-do-you-count-alaskas-governors-it-d
State
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical

...would take back control of fish and wildlife on federal land, having relinquished its authority when Alaska became a state in 1959.Polls indicated that Alaskans, by a margin of 3 to 1, supported voting on the measure. Alaska's constitutional amendment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-somervilles-opinion-hypocritica
Opinion
Khaach.adi clan hat returns home

...shop owner named Fred Carlyon and his sister, Anna Vaughn. It was later donated to the museum by Vaughn's daughter in 1959.Sealaska Heritage Institute Director Rosita Worl previously told the Empire about the importance of clan hats. "It...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/khaach%C3%A1di-clan-hat-returns-home
Local
My Turn: Time for Alaska to rise as one

...have much left to do and both the opportunities and challenges are immense.There are those of us who remember the day in 1959 when the eight stars on the Alaska flag became the 49th star on the American flag. There are those of us who have been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-23/my-turn-time-alaska-rise-one
Opinion
My Turn: The Unity Ticket and American exceptionalism

...the United States was written; only Americans.? Geron Bruce has lived in Juneau since moving here with his family in 1959. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School, and recently retired after a 42-year career in fisheries, half in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/unity-ticket-and-american-exceptionalis
Opinion
My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

...our building on July 4, 2009. It was a triumph to bring so many of the folks back who were at the original flag raising in 1959, so we could remember and add new community members to the celebration so we could look forward together: The Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/my-turn-why-historic-preservation-mat
Opinion
Bravo Juneau, but literacy also takes work

...Alaska, I was most anxious to visit. I am old enough to have been in elementary school when Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. Since then, I have always imagined the beautiful and rugged frontier. Your state lived up to my highest expectations...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-21/bravo-juneau-literacy-also-takes-work
Letters
Today in history

...later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).In 1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.In 1959, the NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was christened by first lady Mamie Eisenhower at Camden...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
Local
George Vernon Hardin Jr.

...They all spent a lot of time together at family events. He graduated High School with his sister DeAnn in Stites, Idaho in 1959.While serving in the Army he started his career in electrical work. He worked in South Idaho for a short time before...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171846574

...in 1950, where her father served as minister for Chapel by the Lake. She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1959 and attended the University of Oregon. She wed high school sweetheart Herbert Swick on June 29, 1963. She was a mother...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-01-07
Death Notices

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