Captain Mike Healy Had Faith in Ship and Self

Even the US Coast Guard, the successor to the Revenue Cutter Service, proudly recognizes Healy as the first black captain of one of its ships.

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Pioneer ‘Rusty’ Dow Claimed Many Firsts

With six years of trucking experience under her belt in California, Rusty Dow, who was 40 years old, went into the trucking business.

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Ignoring past, we’ll try to peek at the future

This writer enjoys writing about Alaska’s intriguing past, but he decided to try his hand at prognosticating on the new year of 2019.

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Christmas is time for sharing, gathering

Christmas, though, is the season to be merry, not mired in pity. Helping the needy through a donation of time and money is good for the soul.

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Dec. 7, 1941, “Day that will live in infamy”

Having used the Dutch Harbor bombing as a diversion, the imperial army of Japan a few days later captured the islands of Attu and Kiska.

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November 30, 2018 Earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska

Just as they did in the aftermath of the 1964 earthquake, Alaskans pulled together, checked on their neighbors, and helped each other.

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Giving thanks is a long-time tradition

Thanksgiving was made a federal holiday in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln saw it as a pathway toward reconciliation between North and South.

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Officials Struggle With Solution to Crimes

The question as to what can be done to reduce crime is a tough one. If this writer had the answer, he would shout it from the rooftops.

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Nation Survives Despite Negative Politics

The 2018 elections are over. As Will Rogers said, “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”

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Armistice put halt to World War I fighting 100 years ago

Sunday, Nov. 11, marks the day exactly 100 years ago when the Armistice ending the Great War, World War I, was signed.

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