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    Alaska and the 4th of July

    This is a reprise from a 2013 post on this blog. Happy Independence Day! Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day.…

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    Pride Month 2020

    So nice to have something to celebrate in this terrible year: on June 15, 2020, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and identity  are covered under the sex discrimination employment law. We’re a step closer to justice…

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    The Anchorage Times

    On June 5, 1915, The Anchorage Times published its first issue. The newspaper was founded by Ted Needham and L. Frank Shaw as the Pioneer-News. The first headline story was “Status of the New Townsite.” (At the time, the town…