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Jan 24, 2019 | Government, Monitor

Governor Mike Dunleavy delivered his first State of the State address since being sworn into office on January 22. In his half-hour speech, the governor reiterated several campaign promises including a reduction in crime, protecting the Permanent Fund Dividend (and providing PFD back-pay to state residents), and instituting a balanced budget. This week we present Governor Dunleavy’s first State of the State address.

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Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.

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