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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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We Lost The Wonderful HistoricLee

HistoricLee, Lee Jordan, passed quite suddenly New Year's Eve. Lee was a wonderful friend to the ECHO. It's with great sadness we share this.

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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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Office Stretches for Health and Energy

Stretching during a day in the office isn’t just to help reduce stress and strain. It can also help you maintain your energy levels

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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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Alaska Women in the Mountains

What follows are female mountaineers, primarily Alaskans, who have and are continuing to make extraordinary achievements in the mountains.

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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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Mother Trucker

As Michelle reflected on her career as a truck driver and heavy equipment driver, it's very apparent that she loves her job.

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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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Hike on Hope Point Trail Offers a Respite from the Political Season

I’ve always loved the quietness of Hope, which I can guess is the exact opposite of what it was like back in the early 1900s

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Connecting with the past: My discovery

I later re-named it Mount Kennybaker, but my formal application did not receive enough Seward support to be approved by the State of Alaska.

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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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