Wednesday is Constitution Day

Wednesday is Constitution Day

Photo courtesy Constitution Week USA.com

 

How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution?

 

Here’s a great resource: Lesson Plans and Activities for Constitution Week from the Constitution Center.

The LegHead Report for Wed. Sept. 17 Constitution Day — School House Rock

The LegHead Report for Thurs. Sept. 18 –  We the People

The LegHead Report for Fri. Sept. 19 — Constitution Facts

 

Can you pass the U.S.  Naturalization Test?

 

 

National Guard Report Released

National Guard Report Released

Graph Above: Percentage of Alaska National Guard survey participants who perceive three or more barriers to reporting sexual assaults within the guard.

 

The top officer of the Alaska National Guard was forced out by Governor Sean Parnell following last week’s release of the finding of an investigation of misconduct and sexual assault of Alaska Guard members.

Governor Sean Parnell released the findings Sept. 4, and took the resignation of the adjutant general, Major General Thomas H. Katkus.

 

The LegHead Report for Mon. Sept. 8 Gov. Parnell releases findings of special report.  1 of 5 Parts

The LegHead Report for Tues. Sept. 9 Gov. Special report find most National Guard members see barriers to reporting sexual assaults.  2 of 5 Parts

 

Link to Governor’s Press Release on Alaska National Guard

Link to Video of Press Conference

Link to Special Investigator’s Report

What would your family do if…

What would your family do if…

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Are you and your family prepared?

What if you had 20 minutes to get your family out and away from danger? Do you know what you would need to bring? Where to go? What about the kids? Where are they? Are they safe?

State of Alaska Emergency Prep site – This site is the “umbrella site” for everything from family safety to hazardous materials spills.

State’s Page for General Emergency Prep including Prep Activities for Children

7-Day Emergency Preparedness Kit – How to and what to include

Emergency Kit Info in Yupik

NOAA Website on Safety

Ready.Gov is the best site for general Emergency Prep Info

Red Cross Mobile Aps for eveything from dog first aid to earthquakes

First Woman to Run For Alaska Governor

 

More info on Victoria Woodhull, First Woman to Run for President of U.S.

Wikipedia

 

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

 

We're In Alaska Statehood passed by U.S. Senate

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 next day after the paper was flown to Washington, D.C.

The Statehood Act didn’t go into effect immediately–Alaska actually became a state in January 1959.

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Today (June 30) is the anniversary of the day in 1958 when the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska Statehood Act which brought Alaska into the Union. The measure was signed by President Eisenhower on July 7, 1958 and Alaska became the 49th state on Jan. 3, 1959.

You’ve probably seen the famous statehood photo. The one of the big two-word headline: “We’re In.” That headline was printed on the cover of the Anchorage paper of that day.

Well, here’s an interesting tidbit you may not know about that photo—the one with the officials holding the newspaper.

While the headline was printed on June 30th, the photo itself was taken on July 1st—in Washington, D.C.

That could be arranged in this day of high speed jets and special courier services. But back in 1958, that was some feat.

Special editions of the historic paper were flown to Washington, D.C. by jet bomber for distribution to Washington officials.

There’s a photo in the Alaska Digital Archives of President Eisenhower and Alaska Territorial Governor Mike Stepovich holding a copy of that paper in Washington, D.C. on July 1st. The day after it was printed in Anchorage.

This week on The LegHead Report we’ll be remembering the signing of the Alaska Statehood Act with stories from our archives about statehood.

And speaking of Archives, the Alaska Digital Archives has a copy of the “We’re In” photo as well as thousands of others. The digital archives also has audio and video covering all periods of Alaska history.

Plan to spend a lot of time there if you go. There is so much to look at and enjoy.

 

Alaska Digital Archives