It was Alaska's best reality TV series. With the benefit of a week of hindsight and contemplation, that's our conclusion of the recent visit of the 44th President of the United States to the 49th state.
ANCHORAGE - The crowds were there - diplomat, media and bystander alike. As President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska for his first prolonged visit to the 49th state, there were plenty of cheers and no boos on the streets of Anchorage.
Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount McKinley.
This month, Gov. Bill Walker will make one of the most important decisions of his term of office.
In Washington, D.C., attorneys for the state of Alaska are arguing the most important Indian Law case to hit the justice system from Alaska this century. Back in Alaska, few believe the state will win.
When Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott joined forces last year, they created the Unity Ticket. A legal action filed Monday by the state is straining that image.
As a child I lived in terror of the BOOGIE MAN. The Boogie Man was a monster in my imagination who victimized children by frightening them into good behavior. If we misbehaved, we feared the Boogie Man would "get us".
Carmen Katasse made an important point in last Monday's Juneau Empire.
Native peoples throughout the world experience disproportionate levels of violence, the list includes suicide, homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
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