Contra dancing is a type of folk dance, with European and Appalachian origins. It’s sort of like square dancing, but couples stand in lines. They progress down the line, repeating the dance with the couple standing across from them, all set to folk music.
Rep. Don Young, Alaska’s longest-serving lawmaker, visited Sitka on the last day of the Republican National Convention. He was scheduled to speak to the Chamber of Commerce. But he first had to pass through a group of pretty disgruntled constituents….