The actor James Arness, best known for his portrayal of the stalwart Marshal Matt Dillon on the television series “Gunsmoke”, was born on this date in 1923. Gavin and Wyatt join Marshall Dillon as they patrol the streets of Dodge City while John pays tribute to the Arness role of Marshall Dillon with a lawman – gunslinger – outlaw soundtrack. There is no need to “get out of Dodge” when you celebrate the James Arness birthday on Crosscurrents, 5/26 at 8 a.m.
- The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.
- U.S. Senate leaders postponed a vote on their health care reform bill, but Alaskans opposed to the bill aren’t letting up. One Alaskan, a three-time cancer survivor, went to Washington to make his pitch directly.
- Oprah Winfrey and some of her friends will be cruising through Alaska next month. Forbes reports that the seven-day Holland America cruise "Share the Adventure" departs from Seattle on July 15 on July 15. The 2,104-passenger ship will visit Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka and other Alaskan sites.