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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...
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...
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...
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...
Expert says Alaska has history of discrimination

...exceptions pushed by a few political leaders.After Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924, Alaska's territorial legislature passed a literacy test that kept most Natives from voting, according to McCool. The state did not drop its...
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...that was used for the cover continues to hang in the Stepovich home.Stepovich served three terms in the Alaska Territorial Legislature in the 1950s before Eisenhower appointed him territorial governor in 1957 at the age of 38.Stepovich resigned...
Juneau businessman, statesman passes

...him, and he listened as well."His parents, Thelma and Elton Sr., both served as public servants in the territorial legislature back in the 1950s, and his father also served in the state Senate from 1961 to 1963.Engstrom's daughter is...
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...


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