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Legislation filed to impose a deadline to test rape kits in Alaska

January 16, 2019 0

Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has pre-filed public safety legislation requiring the timely testing of sexual assault/rape kits in Alaska, which often go untested. House Bill 20 will help prevent a backlog of untested kits by […]

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A Celebration of Christmas

January 16, 2019 0

Ethan Cooke (at left) and Avery Hoffman of Bethel are the banner and star carriers for the St. Sophia Russian Orthodox Church during last week’s Slaaviq caroling at the Lulu Heron apartments. The carolers sang […]

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Alaska Marine Lines expands western Alaska service

January 10, 2019 0

Alaska Marine Lines, an Alaska marine transportation company, is expanding its service from Seattle and Anchorage to the Arctic Region in 2019. Bowhead Transport will provide the destination services at the North Slope villages of […]

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Pleasant and Shields chosen as First Alaskans Public Policy Fellows

January 10, 2019 0

by First Alaskans Institute We are excited to announce Jasmine Kóot Xheech Mattson-Wolff (Tlingit), Hunter K’ax Yeik Meachum (Tlingit), Anastasia Ciuguun Pleasant (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq), Olivia Piiyuuk Shields (Yup’ik) and Martin Stepetin, Sr. (Unangax) will serve as […]

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The Salmon State: This art is ‘WILD by Nature’

January 10, 2019 0

by Mary Catharine Martin About a year ago my friend Julienne Pacheco dropped by our house with an ocean-caught steelhead. Before we cooked it, she got out a filet knife and carefully separated the flesh […]

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BLM conveys title to almost 40,000 acres in Goodnews Bay

December 25, 2018 0

BLM Alaska comes closer to finalizing State of Alaska entitlement with largest land conveyance in eight years. BLM Alaska conveyed 39,995 acres to the State of Alaska in the Goodnews Bay area recently pursuant to […]

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Massive impact crater discovered in Greenland

December 25, 2018 0

by UAF Research Staff An international team including a researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has discovered a 31-kilometer-wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath northern Greenland’s ice sheet. This is the first […]

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Governor Walker issues disaster declaration

December 5, 2018 0

Governor Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration in response to yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska at 8:29am. At Governor Walker’s request, President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration to assist local, state, and […]

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AIDEA Board approves dividend

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday in Anchorage approved a dividend of $10,285,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2020. “We are very happy to announce […]

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Short-lived salmon play a role in long-term survival

November 27, 2018 0

by Mary Catharine Martin If you’ve fished around Frazer Lake on Kodiak Island over the last 20 years, odds are you’re familiar with jack salmon — a salmon, usually sockeye or a king, that returns […]