Brenda Campen wrote the viewers’ guide, just released, for the 2009 film “For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska.” The film tells the story of the effort to end legal discrimination against Alaska Natives, which culminated in the Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act — and preceded more widely-known national civil rights legislation.
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Brenda Campen: The fight for civil rights in Alaska
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more