Contrary to the widespread belief on both right and left that only one side stands for equality of opportunity, all Americans favor it. But they don’t understand it the same way. The debate is about how far we should go in equalizing opportunity. Different ideas of equality go with different opinions about justice. David Azerrad devotes his time and research to America’s founding...

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Warren Miller's 2014 film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world. Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. The screenings, at 6 p.m....

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The Alyeska Ski Club and the University of Alaska Anchorage Ski Team host the Annual Alaska Ski and Outdoor Gear Swap in the Alaska Airlines Center at UAA October 25th. Sellers bring your gently used outdoor equipment from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Bargain hunters, doors open at noon and close at 5 p.m. Be prepared to come early to score the best deals on skis, snowboards, and other...

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Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Wednesday, October 29th, 7:00 PM at the UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium (2533 Providence Dr, 99508) for “Not My Life: Human Trafficking Film & Panel Discussion” featuring Robin Bronen, Executive Director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, and Jolene Goeden, Special Agent with the FBI. Doors open at 5:00 PM. This event is free for students and up...

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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

AMSEA is conducting a two-day Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Kodiak, Alaska.  Instructors, Julie Matweyou and Art Schultz, will cover these topics: • Cold water survival skills • EPIRBs, flares, and maydays • Man overboard recovery • Fire fighting • Immersion suits and PFDs • Emergency drills • Helicopter rescue • Life rafts • Abandon ship procedures This...

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Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, October 31st, noon at the Anchorage Hilton (500 W 3rd Ave, 99501) for “Ukuleles for Peace: Music Bringing Israeli and Arab Youth Together” featuring the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. Doors open at 11:30am, come early to network and secure your seat! This event is free for students and up to 8 active-duty military personnel (and their...

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AMSEA is conducting a one-day Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training Workshop in Sitka, Alaska on November 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  This course meets the US Coast Guard drill conductor requirements for fishing vessels.  Instructor, Rick Petersen, will cover these topics: •    Cold water survival skills •    EPIRBs, flares,...

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IRS Symposium

Nov 7, 2014

The Alaska Society of Independent Accountants is sponsoring the IRS Symposium at the Anchorage Loussac Library November 7, 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm. Registration is $25.   To receive IRS-approved continuing education credits, attendees must register for the event. Register at the Alaska Society of Independent Accountant’s website http://asiacct.org/live-seminars/symposium/...

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One Day Workshop: This workshop aims to dispel those myths and provide hope for the future by offering practical interventions for parents and caregivers, a basic understanding of differential diagnosis, including the correlation and connection between attachment and dissociation, and an understanding of the limbic system response to trauma and abuse. Instructor: Kimber Olson, LCSW, BCD,...

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Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, November 14th, noon at the Anchorage Hilton (500 W 3rd Ave, 99501) for  “Are Dictators Getting Smarter? The Battle Between Dictatorship and Democracy” featuring William Dobson, Politics and Foreign Affairs Editor for Slate Magazine. Doors open at 11:30am, come early to network and secure your seat! This event is free for...

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