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Legislative centennial celebrations kick off

In the room where the First Alaska Territorial Legislature first convened, 100 years to the day, in this building, where the First (Territorial) Legislature met 100 years ago," Stevens said. "Think...
My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...College and School of Mines, but it wasn't without opposition. The week of the actual signing, Alaska's territorial legislature and governor stood up for what later became the University of Alaska. They provided a crucial endorsement...
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

...Military served and died during World War II. Although the Anti-Discrimination Bill was introduced in the Territorial Legislature in 1943, it was defeated. There was much yet to be done.The persistent and ongoing work of Elizabeth and...
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...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

In 1917, the territorial legislature formally incorporated Alaska's first public higher education institution: the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...has been so great that the first act of the territorial legislature was to give women the right to vote, seven...Anti-Discrimination Act passed the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1945, nearly 20 years before Congress passed...
Juneau archives facility to be named for Tlingit hero

...of regional corporations and advocated for their incorporation under the IRA.In 1923, he was elected to the Territorial Legislature as the first Alaskan Native legislator. He first introduced the resolution of land claims at the 1920 ANB Convention...
Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...ethical for us to continue to arrest and jail people for an offense that doesn't offend?In 1957, the Alaska Territorial Legislature abolished the death penalty in Alaska. The danger was too great, legislators thought, that an innocent person...
Commission: Filed complaints increased 33 percent in 2012

...Dream Theater," Haley said.Alberta Schenk's refusal to leave her theater seat was cited during the 1945 Territorial Legislature's hearings that led to the passage of Alaska's anti-discrimination law. Eighteen years later, the Alaska...
Foodie culture in the capital

...Street. The building has had many incarnations over the past decades, and was even the site of Alaska's first territorial legislature. Rockwell, a bar and restaurant owned by Deb Barry and Erik Emert, has daily breakfast, lunch and dinner...


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