Gov. Sarah Palin signs House Bill 259 into law during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Alaska State Museum. The bill sponsored by Rep. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, establishes Alaska History Week. "Alaska History Week will give schools, teachers and students the opportunity to celebrate our state through various activities and events," according to a governor's office press release. Watching Palin sign from rear left, Juneau-Douglas High School students, Amanda Banh, Ryan Mendivil, Erin Barril, Nolin Ainsworth, Thomas Eggers and Kristy Germain, social studies teacher at JDHS. Next to Palin is Mindy Rowland, legislative deputy director.
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