Alaska Statehood

Taking stock of ‘great’ Alaskans

Our last 1955 delegate to the Constitutional Convention just died. Vic Fisher was a born-and-bred Leftist, even as his parentage escaped Stalinist Russia. Like Ted Stevens, yet another lauded “great” Alaskan, men of their educational pedigrees could not

Lawsuit demands federal recognition of Alaska-owned lands

A new lawsuit is asking the federal courts to recognize Alaska’s ownership of submerged lands within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, land granted to the state at statehood but never fully recognized by the federal government. Gov. Mike Dunleavy also

Denied options at statehood continue to haunt Alaska

Editor’s note: This is the final part of a three part series on the history of secession in the United States. Part one is here and part two is here. In 1980 a referendum was placed before Alaskan voters: “Shall the Alaska Statehood Commission be