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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
Empire Editorial: No more second chances: Build the gas pipeline

...build an 800-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Nikiski.We've heard this before - Gubik in 1959, Yukon-Pacific in the 1990s and the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act in 2007. This time is different. There are no more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-25/no-more-second-chances-build-gas-pipe
Opinion
Pure Sole: Looking down, looking up

...unless it is you looking up as the lift passes by.I never talked to Robert Janes or Ronald Dippold.When I was born in 1959, the two already had more than 40 years of service.And I guess that is a good thing for me as a skier, but it is a...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-11/looking-down-looking
Sports
Edna Elizabeth Spickler

...1949 in Tacoma, Washington. They began their married life in Chehalis, WA, later moving to Seattle and then to Juneau in 1959. Betty & Les moved to Olympia in 2003. Betty worked for the State of Alaska Departments of Education & Corrections...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171376398
LeRoy H. Coon

...California to their new home in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, he had the privilege of voting for Alaska Statehood. In 1959 their first child. Daniel was born. The three of them moved the following year to Long Beach, California so LeRoy could...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171163409
My Turn: Bristol Bay Salmon - Alaska's chance for an enduring resolution

...and watershed. Every governor - Republican, Democrat and Independent - fought and worked for this goal from statehood in 1959 until 2002. This all worked until 2005 when a new state management plan for the state land located at the very heart of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-11/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-alaskas-ch
Opinion

...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
Homer News celebrates 50 years

...paper's name to the Kenai Peninsula Pioneer in 1955. Also published in the 1950s was the Cook Inlet Courier, founded in 1959 by Jim McDowell, with the motto "the only newspaper in the world that gives a damn about Homer, Alaska." Robert Norman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/homer-news-celebrates-50-years
State

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