Retrospective: September 19, 2021 | Looking back


September 19, 2011 – When Victor Joseph walks through the future home of Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center, he sees past steel beams and concrete slabs on the dusty construction site.

Joseph, the director of health for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, envisions a day when hallways meander like rivers through a sparkling new clinic. Southern sunlight will flow into the building, where the welcoming reception, built from trees harvested from the site, will welcome guests.


September 19, 1996 – WASHINGTON – Senator Ted Stevens on Wednesday encouraged Alaskans to risk arrest for acts of civil disobedience rather than allowing “arrogant” federal bureaucrats to deny them access to federal lands.

The Republican of Alaska has said he is so convinced that federal agencies are misinterpreting the access provisions of the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act, 1980 that he thinks that those arrested will be exonerated by the courts.


Sept. 19, 1971 – The News-Miner hasn’t published on that date, here’s an article from Sept. 18, 1971 – The town of Nenana filed a complaint in Superior Court this week against the state-run school system of l Alaska regarding the establishment of new high schools which have reduced enrollment in Nenana schools.

Nenana asks the court to issue a preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting the public school system from enrolling Nenana’s students. The city is also seeking $ 54,000 in damages following an 18 percent drop in enrollment due to the new schools.


September 19, 1946 – Zurich, Switzerland – Winston Churchill today called for “an end to reprisals” for Germany once it is stripped of the power to wage war, and for a Franco-German partnership in “a kind of United States of America”. Europe ”.

The wartime speech by the British Prime Minister at the University of Zurich was the second in two weeks to encourage the Germans. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes in Stuttgart on September 6 urged the swift establishment of a Democratic Provisional Government for Germany and announced that Germany’s eastern borders had not been definitively determined.

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