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Alaska Public
Edgecumbe to ANSEP: ‘It’s 70 years of tradition here’ Now, Edgecumbe students and teachers, are asking questions about ANSEP’s moti
Edgecumbe to ANSEP: ‘It’s 70 years of tradition here’
Alaska Public / Posted an hour ago
Now, Edgecumbe students and teachers, are asking questions about ANSEP’s motivations – and whether the plan would even work. Erica Willis and Xochitl Martinez (’16) have spoken critically about... Read more
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Alaska Public
About UsAlaska Public Media harnesses the power of multiple media platforms to make a m
About Us
Alaska Public / Posted 4 hours ago
Alaska Public Media harnesses the power of multiple media platforms to make a more informed and connected life possible for all Alaskans. Alaska Public Media produces and presents news and content that provides lifelong learning opportunities... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Far North Jumpers strike a high profile in Interior AlaskaFAIRBANKS — Allison Bartlett is the woman who brought competitive jump roping b
Far North Jumpers strike a high profile in Interior Alaska
Juneau Empire / Posted 5 hours ago
FAIRBANKS — Allison Bartlett is the woman who brought competitive jump roping back to Interior Alaska. She’s a 30-year-old part-time fourth grade teacher at North Pole Elementary School, a former competitive jumper and a mother of two. Bartlett... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Candidate profiles: Meet Juneau's next mayorOn March 15, the City and Borough of Juneau will hold a special mayoral electio
Candidate profiles: Meet Juneau's next mayor
Juneau Empire / Posted 5 hours ago
On March 15, the City and Borough of Juneau will hold a special mayoral election to determine who will fill the rest of former Mayor Greg Fisk’s term, which ends in 2018. Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch are the two candidates in the running, and they’ve... Read more
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Juneau Empire
First National Bank Alaska gives over $1 million in 2015First National Bank Alaska’s fourth quarter contributions of $445,171 pushed th
First National Bank Alaska gives over $1 million in 2015
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
First National Bank Alaska’s fourth quarter contributions of $445,171 pushed the total above $1 million given to Alaska communities in 2015, which includes charitable gifts, activity sponsorships and in-kind donations of time and talent during the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Juneau hockey downs North Pole, faces West Valley for titleThe Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team toppled North Pole Friday evening at
Juneau hockey downs North Pole, faces West Valley for title
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team toppled North Pole Friday evening at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center Ice Arena, earning the right to play for the Mid Alaska Conference Championship. The number-two-seeded Crimson Bears... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Gibson leads area at Besh Cup 5Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson had the top performance for Kenai Peninsula skie
Gibson leads area at Besh Cup 5
Peninsula Clarion / Posted yesterday
Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson had the top performance for Kenai Peninsula skiers at Besh Cup 5 in Fairbanks on Saturday. In the five-kilometer freestyle interval start, Gibson was 18th in a race featuring Under-16 skiers and up. Gibson finished in... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
For lawmakers, 3 options to tap permanent fund earningsIf there’s one thing Alaska’s lawmakers agree on, it’s this: No single trick or
For lawmakers, 3 options to tap permanent fund earnings
Peninsula Clarion / Posted yesterday
If there’s one thing Alaska’s lawmakers agree on, it’s this: No single trick or approach will solve the state’s annual deficit, now approaching $4 billion. Most of the 60 legislators working in the Capitol agree on something else. No single trick or... Read more
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USA Today
On campus, Feb. 71. A faculty vote on Feb. 2 made the change official: Brown University’s Fall W
On campus, Feb. 7
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
1. A faculty vote on Feb. 2 made the change official: Brown University’s Fall Weekend, which was called Columbus Day, is getting a name change again — this time to Indigenous People’s Day, reported The Brown Daily Herald. The change from Columbus Day... Read more
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Alaska Public
Alaska Native’s discuss what ‘Eskimo’ means to them Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was chan
Alaska Native’s discuss what ‘Eskimo’ means to them
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was changed. (Photo by Blossom Twitchell) After Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many Alaska... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shakingMillions of people live in dimples on the Earth's surface — often near the ocea
Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shaking
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 2 days ago
Millions of people live in dimples on the Earth's surface — often near the ocean, in lowlands between mountain peaks too rugged and cold. One of these global indentations, Cook Inlet Basin, recently showed another characteristic of the planet's... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
Meet Nina, the Peace Corps volunteerNINA OLIVIER is a French-American living and volunteering in the Philippines.
Meet Nina, the Peace Corps volunteer
The Daily Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
NINA OLIVIER is a French-American living and volunteering in the Philippines. She was born and raised in San Diego, California, USA where she fell in love with the ocean, and where her interest in marine biology and conservation started. She’s a... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears walking a treadmill of iceStronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to
Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears walking a treadmill of ice
Juneau Empire / Posted 3 days ago
Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears. “There’s an energetic cost to stay in Alaska,” said David... Read more
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Juneau Empire
For lawmakers, 3 options to tap Fund earningsIf there’s one thing Alaska’s lawmakers agree on, it’s this: No single trick or
For lawmakers, 3 options to tap Fund earnings
Juneau Empire / Posted 3 days ago
If there’s one thing Alaska’s lawmakers agree on, it’s this: No single trick or approach will solve the state’s annual deficit, now approaching $4 billion. Most of the 60 legislators working in the Capitol agree on something else. No single trick or... Read more
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Alaska Public
Hanley’s departure comes at critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe Education Commissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for M
Hanley’s departure comes at critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe
Alaska Public / Posted 3 days ago
Education Commissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe, the state run boarding school in Sitka. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is... Read more
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Science Daily
Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 yearsThe findings, which researchers said don't change the fact that the ice sheet i
Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 years
Science Daily / Posted 3 days ago
The findings, which researchers said don't change the fact that the ice sheet is losing mass overall and contributing to sea level rise, are published in the Feb. 5 issue of Science. Along Greenland's periphery, many glaciers are rapidly thinning.... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Legislative committee votes to protect Chuck-e-CheeseChuck-e-Cheese and Dave & Buster’s need not worry for much longer. The Alaska L
Legislative committee votes to protect Chuck-e-Cheese
Juneau Empire / Posted 4 days ago
Chuck-e-Cheese and Dave & Buster’s need not worry for much longer. The Alaska Legislature is preparing a bill to shield arcades from the state’s gambling laws. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 157, which... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperWednesday, February 03, 2016 Story last updated at 2/3/2016 - 6:34 pm Innovat
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Story last updated at 2/3/2016 - 6:34 pm Innovation Summit to be held Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall The Juneau Economic Development Council’s Innovation Summit will be held in Juneau Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall. Karen... Read more
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Alaska Public
New earthquake warning system excludes Alaska Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday announced the start of an Earthqua
New earthquake warning system excludes Alaska
Alaska Public / Posted 5 days ago
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday announced the start of an Earthquake Early Warning system called Shake Alert. It’s in beta testing now, but Jewell says soon West Coast residents will be able... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
The case for rallying around Arctic sea iceThe ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean
The case for rallying around Arctic sea ice
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 5 days ago
The ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean in midwinter. By late summer it shrinks to half that much. If trends continue, by mid-century the summer ice may take up less space than Japan. As the Arctic Ocean... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Conference to promote racial equity held in AnchorageA conference to promote racial equality in Alaska drew speakers and participant
Conference to promote racial equity held in Anchorage
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 5 days ago
A conference to promote racial equality in Alaska drew speakers and participants from around the state and beyond this week, including Alaska Airlines representatives. Held at Anchorage's Egan convention center, the event was hosted by First Alaskans... Read more
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Science Daily
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorusPhosphorus is an essential nutrient that feeds plankton at the base of the ocea
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorus
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that feeds plankton at the base of the ocean food web. Glacial meltwater has long been known to contain phosphorus, but now new research shows that as the Greenland ice sheet melts it could be releasing far more of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorusThe sediment-rich meltwater river originating from Leverett Glacier in southwes
Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorus
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
The sediment-rich meltwater river originating from Leverett Glacier in southwest Greenland, pictured in June 2012. Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons... Read more
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PhysOrg
Greenland model could help estimate sea level riseUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks mathematicians and glaciologists have taken a fi
Greenland model could help estimate sea level rise
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
University of Alaska Fairbanks mathematicians and glaciologists have taken a first step toward understanding how glacier ice flowing off Greenland affects sea levels. Andy Aschwanden, Martin Truffer and Mark Fahnestock used mathematical computer... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Anchorage police increase efforts to diversify mostly white departmentANCHORAGE — Anchorage police Chief Chris Tolley says the department is increasi
Anchorage police increase efforts to diversify mostly white department
Juneau Empire / Posted 6 days ago
ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police Chief Chris Tolley says the department is increasing its recruitment efforts to ensure it more accurately represents the city’s racial diversity. “It’s going to be a challenge for the department as well as the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
State construction spending expected to drop 18 percentANCHORAGE — A newly released report from the University of Alaska projects a si
State construction spending expected to drop 18 percent
Juneau Empire / Posted 6 days ago
ANCHORAGE — A newly released report from the University of Alaska projects a significant drop in state spending this year on the construction industry. The annual report from the university’s Institute of Social and Economic Research presented to... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Around TownIntermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way
Around Town
Juneau Empire / Posted 7 days ago
Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
The (human) future of Alaska's fisheriesAlaska’s fishing fleet may be graying, but there isn’t much gray at the sixth a
The (human) future of Alaska's fisheries
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 7 days ago
Alaska’s fishing fleet may be graying, but there isn’t much gray at the sixth annual Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and held this week in Juneau. Different organizers would likely give... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Vipers retire Crowell's No. 18 jerseyHe was affectionately known as ‘Crow’ when he played four years with the B.C. H
Vipers retire Crowell's No. 18 jersey
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 7 days ago
He was affectionately known as ‘Crow’ when he played four years with the B.C. Hockey League Vernon Vipers, serving as captain of the 2009 Royal Bank Cup championship team. Chris Crowell was one of the fiercest fighters in the league and was the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
JAMM thanks Wells Fargo for donationKaren West, vice president of Wells Fargo, visited Glacier Valley’s third grade
JAMM thanks Wells Fargo for donation
Juneau Empire / Posted 8 days ago
Karen West, vice president of Wells Fargo, visited Glacier Valley’s third grade JAMM orchestra to present a check of $2,500 to support JAMM’s Quartet-in-Residence program. This new initiative is a partnership with Juneau Alaska Music Matters, the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
The (human) future of Alaska's fisheriesAlaska’s fishing fleet may be graying, but there isn’t much gray at the sixth a
The (human) future of Alaska's fisheries
Juneau Empire / Posted 10 days ago
Alaska’s fishing fleet may be graying, but there isn’t much gray at the sixth annual Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and held this week in Juneau. Different organizers would likely give... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperStory last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:32 pm THEATER“Our Voices Will Be Heard,” 7
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
Story last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:32 pm THEATER“Our Voices Will Be Heard,” 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday and 4 pm Sunday, Perseverance Theatre. Tickets at ptalaska.org, 463-TIXS, jahc.org, JACC, and Hearthside Books. For tickets and more information,... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperStory last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:18 pm Governor's Award profile: Steve Henr
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
Story last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:18 pm Governor's Award profile: Steve Henrikson On any given day, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson traverses 4,000 years of history. There’s Alaska Native history, culture and art. There... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperStory last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:16 pm Governor's Award profile: Nancy DeCh
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
Story last updated at 1/28/2016 - 8:16 pm Governor's Award profile: Nancy DeCherney Three things you might not know about Nancy DeCherney:• She grew up in Wrangell and Haines.• She’s a professional chef who attended the Culinary Institute of... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Warriors' Hope Alaska-boundWest Kelowna Warriors' forward Kylar Hope has committed to the University of Al
Warriors' Hope Alaska-bound
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 11 days ago
West Kelowna Warriors' forward Kylar Hope has committed to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the 2016-17 season. Hope, from Lashburn, Sask., is in his third season with the Warriors, where he sits third in team scoring with 21 goals and 32... Read more
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Missoula Independent
Bear marketMany of the University of Montana students who rallied around the Oval on a fro
Bear market
Missoula Independent / Posted 11 days ago
Many of the University of Montana students who rallied around the Oval on a frozen December day just before finals had scribbled messages for Main Hall on cardboard signs. Others just dusted off the same old placards from last time. "There were some... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
UA plan focuses on campus strengthsThe University of Alaska Board of Regents and university President Jim Johnsen
UA plan focuses on campus strengths
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 11 days ago
The University of Alaska Board of Regents and university President Jim Johnsen have agreed on a framework to restructure the system’s campuses at a time when saving money is paramount. “Each main campus — Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau — will focus... Read more
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Alaska Public
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016Alaska News Nightly: Education commissioner tosses controversial AMP test El
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Alaska Public / Posted 11 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: Education commissioner tosses controversial AMP test Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage In a surprise statement late Tuesday night, Alaska education commissioner Mike Hanley said the Alaska Measures of... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
UA Board of Regents endorses plan to restructure university systemA plan to redefine the University of Alaska system received the unanimous endor
UA Board of Regents endorses plan to restructure university system
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 11 days ago
A plan to redefine the University of Alaska system received the unanimous endorsement of the Board of Regents, potentially changing the course of the state's higher education priorities. The plan is to focus each individual university on its... Read more
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Alaska Public
Regents endorse UA President’s plan to streamline university system University of Alaska Southeast (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO) The University of Al
Regents endorse UA President’s plan to streamline university system
Alaska Public / Posted 11 days ago
University of Alaska Southeast (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO) The University of Alaska Board of Regents has endorsed UA President Jim Johnsen’s plan to restructure the university system,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Which Florida colleges enroll the highest percentage of...Several Florida schools ranked high on a list released by U.S. News that calcul
Which Florida colleges enroll the highest percentage of...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 12 days ago
Several Florida schools ranked high on a list released by U.S. News that calculated which colleges enjoy the highest percentage of enrollment among students they accept. The top five schools in the country in what the survey calls "yield" were... Read more
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Alaska Public
Wolfpack Theatre ClubThe University of Alaska Anchorage student-run theatre company, is presenting
Wolfpack Theatre Club
Alaska Public / Posted 13 days ago
The University of Alaska Anchorage student-run theatre company, is presenting the exciting two-man play, A Steady Rain by Keith Huff this January 29-31 in the Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of UAA.... Read more
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Alaska Public
Friday, May 29, 2015Alaska News Nightly: As Marijuana Rules Take Shape, Focus is On Control Zach
Friday, May 29, 2015
Alaska Public / Posted 15 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: As Marijuana Rules Take Shape, Focus is On Control Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage The state has a year until it begins issuing licenses for businesses selling recreational marijuana. Supreme Court:... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Highway officials monitor overflow near Dalton HighwayANCHORAGE — State highway officials are watching overflow that has emerged near
Highway officials monitor overflow near Dalton Highway
Juneau Empire / Posted 15 days ago
ANCHORAGE — State highway officials are watching overflow that has emerged near a northern section of the Dalton Highway. The Alaska Department of Transportation says overflow is along Miles 395 to 405. That’s the same section that saw unprecedented... Read more
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Alaska Public
Alaska soldiers talk Bergdahl, Serial podcast A picture of then-Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl. Photo from United States
Alaska soldiers talk Bergdahl, Serial podcast
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
A picture of then-Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl. Photo from United States Army via Wikimedia Commons Alaska soldiers are weighing in on Bowe Bergdahl, an Army infantryman who was part of a unit... Read more
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Alaska Public
Prentiss PembertonLine One: Your Health Connection Host Prentiss received a BS in Psychology fro
Prentiss Pemberton
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
Line One: Your Health Connection Host Prentiss received a BS in Psychology from Flagler College in 1989 and earned his MSW from The University of Alaska Anchorage in 1999. He has been working in the mental health field for the past... Read more
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Alaska Public
‘Letters from the Sky’ melds snow science with art Snowflake by Sarah DeGennaro from the “Letters from the Sky” art installation
‘Letters from the Sky’ melds snow science with art
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
Snowflake by Sarah DeGennaro from the “Letters from the Sky” art installation to be premiered on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the UA Museum of the North. (Photo via UA Museum of the North) Art and science... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Energy literacy yields extraordinary financial returns while helping planetWould you like to have a savings account with a 200 percent interest rate? The
Energy literacy yields extraordinary financial returns while helping planet
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 16 days ago
Would you like to have a savings account with a 200 percent interest rate? The fact of the matter is that many Alaskans have it in their homes already and just don't know it. For example, upgrading a 60-watt incandescent light bulb used seven hours... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Workshop focused on fostering local participation in Alaska's fisheriesWhen the state of Alaska created the system that resulted in fishing permits, m
Workshop focused on fostering local participation in Alaska's fisheries
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 16 days ago
When the state of Alaska created the system that resulted in fishing permits, many went to residents of rural Alaska communities. In the decades since then, an increasing number have been sold to fishermen from out-of-state. At a workshop in... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Highway officials monitor overflow near Dalton HighwayANCHORAGE (AP) — State highway officials are watching overflow that has emerged
Highway officials monitor overflow near Dalton Highway
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 17 days ago
ANCHORAGE (AP) — State highway officials are watching overflow that has emerged near a northern section of the Dalton Highway. The Alaska Department of Transportation says overflow is along Miles 395 to 405. That's the same section that saw... Read more
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