Thursday June 30th is Anniversary of Alaska Statehood Act

June 30, 1958 – Date of Senate passage of Alaska Statehood Act July 7, 1958 – FDR signs Statehood Act Jan. 3, 1959 – Alaska becomes 49th state This  “We’re In” photo was taken on June 30, 1958 the day the U.S. Senate passed The Alaska Statehood Act. The famous photo, above, was taken the […]

Alaska Statehood Act Anniversary on Monday 30th

June 30, 1958 – Date of Senate passage of Alaska Statehood Act July 7, 1958 – FDR signs Statehood Act Jan. 3, 1959 – Alaska becomes 49th state   This  “We’re In” photo was taken on June 30, 1958 the day the U.S. Senate passed The Alaska Statehood Act. The famous photo, above, was taken […]

Houses passes bill to allow VPSO to carry guns

HB 199 would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry guns while on duty Supporters say it’s a vital safety issue Opponents say VPSOs are not Alaska State Troopers, and don’t go through same tough hiring and training process   A measure to allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of […]

Flags lowered to honor Alaska’s last territorial governor, services Friday in Fairbanks

Flags lowered to honor Alaska’s last territorial governor, services Friday in Fairbanks

Michael “Mike” Stepovich dies at 94. Was Alaska Territorial Governor 1957-58.   Photo & Video: Courtesy of Fairbanks Daily News Miner Alaska flags are flying at half-staff this week to honor the last living territorial governor, Mike Stepovich. Stepovich died last week at the age of 94. He was in a California hospital after suffering […]

All 10 die in Soldotna plane crash

From the Peninsula Clarion website (peninsulaclarion.com) Ten souls perish in Soldotna plane crash Rashah McChesney Investigators look at the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday July 7, 2013 at the Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska. Authorities said that 10, including the pilot, died in the crash. By SARA J HARDAN […]