The 1915 Nome All-Alaska Dog Sled Sweepstakes

In 1907, the idea of a long-distance race was broached. The race, to be known as the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, became a popular event.

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Sen. Ted Stevens was revered, maligned

From convict to martyr, the story of Theodore Fulton “Ted” Stevens is solidly woven into the tapestry of Alaska’s history.

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Alaska Cutthroats Played Heroic Part in WWII

The “Cutthroats” were good men, tough as nails, strong in spirit, and loved the place they defended.

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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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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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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood Part 2

Hearings had been held in Congress on statehood, and a statehood measure had been approved unanimously by a committee of Congress.

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The Alaska Highway Project

Lael Morgan was asked by National Geographic to write a story about the construction of the Alcan Highway. The article was never published.

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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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