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Calista Corporation announces 2020 Shareholder Awards Recipients

by Calista Staff Winners Exemplify Our Alaska Native Values. Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Drawn from nominations submitted by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize […]

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Connecting people to salmon in Alaska, the East Coast and the Midwest during COVID-19

by Mary Catharine Martin Some fast food restaurants in the Lower 48 have stopped serving hamburgers. Meatpacking plants have shut down. Grocery stores are frequently sold out of flour and rice. But Americans can buy […]

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Two more seafood industry workers test positive for COVID-19 Kotzebue reports coronavirus case

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced three new cases of COVID-19 in: Anchorage (1), Northwest Arctic Borough (1) and the combined Bristol Bay and Lake & Peninsula boroughs (1). This […]

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Call for evacuation made for elderly couple on rising floodwaters on Kuskokwim River

by Delta Discovery Staff UPDATE (May 1st, 2020): The two elders, John and Seraphine Borowski, were rescued safely early this morning by paratroopers via a Blackhawk Helicopter. The Blackhawk, which was sent from Anchorage, hoisted […]

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Seafood processing industry recruiting Alaskans for 2020 salmon season

by the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry. Seafood processing employers are recruiting to pre-hire for more than 3,100 […]

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Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in two Alaska communities; one new death

Total Cases: 285 Recovered Cases: 98 Total Hospitalizations: 32 Statewide Total Deaths: 9 April 14, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced one new death and eight new […]

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Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 detected; first case in a long-term care facility

March 28, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 in six Alaska communities – Anchorage (10), Eagle River (1), Fairbanks (3), North […]

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Alaska Army Guard helps rescue Iditarod mushers after hitting seawater overflow

March 20, 2020 By Candis Olmstead Joint Force Headquarters, Alaska National Guard Alaska Army Guard helps rescue Iditarod mushers after hitting seawater overflow JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Aircrew with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st […]

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The State of Alaska to bring consistent 9-1-1 services to all Alaskans

by Dept. of Public Safety DPS Moves Forward with Wireless 9-1-1 Implementation and Consolidation of Emergency Communication Services. Two major initiatives, Wireless 9-1-1 and consolidation of emergency communication services, are underway to greatly improve law […]

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Operation targets non-compliant sex offenders, fugitives with warrants in Bethel and 13 villages

by the Office of the U.S. Marshals Service Under “Operation (RAAVEN)” Rural Alaska Anti-Violence Enforcement, federal, state and local law enforcement officers joined together to account for registered sex offenders, and to locate and arrest […]

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State report compiles vital statistic data on births, deaths, marriages and divorces

Dec. 6, 2019 – The Section of Health Analytics & Vital Records within the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health just released its 2018 Alaska Vital Statistics Annual Report. The […]

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November 30th Earthquake was Alaska’s Largest Natural Disaster Since 1964

The Nov. 30, 2018 Earthquake was Alaska’s largest natural disaster since the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. The 7.1 earthquake shook Alaska’s most densely populated area and caused damage to homes, roads, public buildings, utilities, and […]

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New bill would prevent DOC from shipping inmates to out-of-state prisons

State lawmakers are pushing back against the Dunleavy Administration’s effort to send Alaska inmates to private prisons in the Lower 48. New legislation sponsored by Rep. Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) would remove the ability of the […]

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Murkowski: We Must Have a Sense of Urgency to Keep Native Women and Girls Safe

Nov. 1st, 2019: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the growing crisis of missing, trafficked, and murdered indigenous women across the nation and the need to both understand the […]

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Kids Don’t Float education program participation tops 200,000

by Alaska DNR Staff Alaska’s award-winning boating safety school program, Kids Don’t Float, recently surpassed the 200,000-participant mark, and the Alaska Office of Boating Safety is celebrating that milestone at a Kid’s Don’t Float pool […]

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Cross-cultural communication training to be provided prior to AFN Convention

This October Fairbanks will host the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention which is the largest annual gathering of Alaska Native peoples and the largest convention in Alaska, drawing more than 4,000 people from around the […]

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Governor announces restoration of Senior Benefits, Pre-K Grants, Head Start

August 13, 2019: After negotiations with the Alaska House Republicans, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy announced that he plans to restore funding to Alaska’s Senior Benefits program, Pre-K and Head Start grants. The governor also approved […]