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Alaska Public
UAF expects new chancellor hire by spring There’s a large pool of applicants to be the University of Alaska Fairbanks n
UAF expects new chancellor hire by spring
Alaska Public / Posted yesterday
There’s a large pool of applicants to be the University of Alaska Fairbanks next chancellor. In a wide ranging address to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday, interim UAF Chancellor Mike Powers... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Ice worms: Enigmas of the northRecent research on the ice worm has shone some light on the tiny creature that
Ice worms: Enigmas of the north
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
Recent research on the ice worm has shone some light on the tiny creature that appears when the sun sets on warmish glaciers. Few people have seen ice worms, but they are not mythical. Wispy and less than one inch long, ice worms live on glaciers,... Read more
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Science Daily
Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals: New research documents northward expansion of marine mammal exposure to toxinsThe findings, reported online today in the journal Harmful Algae, document a ma
Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals: New research documents northward expansion of marine mammal exposure to toxins
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
The findings, reported online today in the journal Harmful Algae, document a major northward expansion of the areas along the Pacific Coast where marine mammals are known to be exposed to algal toxins. Since 1998, algal toxin poisoning has been a... Read more
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Alaska Public
U.S. Marine Mammal Commission visits Nome to share new research A bearded seal was stranded in a Nome parking lot in December. (Photo: Emily
U.S. Marine Mammal Commission visits Nome to share new research
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
A bearded seal was stranded in a Nome parking lot in December. (Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM) Alaska’s marine mammal population is stressed, according to the U.S. Marine Mammal... Read more
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PhysOrg
Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammalsThe locations of Alaska marine mammals that showed exposure to toxins from harm
Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
The locations of Alaska marine mammals that showed exposure to toxins from harmful algae. Letters on animal figures correspond to species list at right. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Northwest Fisheries Science Center Toxins from harmful algae are present... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Artists battle unexposed imagesMeryl Tryon still recalls the woman who came into her business last year and st
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Artists battle unexposed images
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 2 days ago
Meryl Tryon still recalls the woman who came into her business last year and stopped in front of a painting of a red bird. The customer wandered from wall to wall, considering the other paintings on display. "She kept coming back to that red bird,... Read more
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BC Local News
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Artists battle unexposed imagesMeryl Tryon still recalls the woman who came into her business last year and st
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Artists battle unexposed images
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
Meryl Tryon still recalls the woman who came into her business last year and stopped in front of a painting of a red bird. The customer wandered from wall to wall, considering the other paintings on display. "She kept coming back to that red bird,... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
3 Kardinals sign up for college footballThree Kenai Central High School seniors penned their commitments to play colleg
3 Kardinals sign up for college football
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 2 days ago
Three Kenai Central High School seniors penned their commitments to play college football on signing day, giving head coach John Marquez one of his largest college-bound classes in his four-year coaching career with the Kardinals. But what made... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player's sex assault trialFAIRBANKS — Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Al
Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player's sex assault trial
Juneau Empire / Posted 3 days ago
FAIRBANKS — Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Nolan Youngmun is charged with two counts... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Bill would require some Alaska students to repay grantsJUNEAU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay
Bill would require some Alaska students to repay grants
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 3 days ago
JUNEAU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs. Members of the House Education Committee on Monday questioned Rep.... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Jury selection underway for UAF hockey player accused of campus sex assaultJury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairban
Jury selection underway for UAF hockey player accused of campus sex assault
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 4 days ago
Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Nolan Youngmun is charged with two counts stemming from an... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Bill would require some Alaska students to repay scholarshipsJUNEAU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay
Bill would require some Alaska students to repay scholarships
Juneau Empire / Posted 4 days ago
JUNEAU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs. Members of the House Education Committee on Monday questioned Rep.... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Alaska Natives discuss what the word 'Eskimo' means to themAfter Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many
Alaska Natives discuss what the word 'Eskimo' means to them
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 5 days ago
After Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in their new marketing campaign. The phrase has sparked a controversy and a new round of conversations about what the word “Eskimo”... 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 days 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 days 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
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 6 days ago
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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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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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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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 8 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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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 10 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 10 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 10 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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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 11 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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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 12 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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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 15 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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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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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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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 18 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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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 20 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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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 22 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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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 22 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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Juneau Empire
The case for rallying around sea iceThe ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean
The case for rallying around sea ice
Juneau Empire / Posted 22 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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Alaska Public
Pollock skins for Fido!Like many pet owners, you may toss your dog tidbits from your plate – a fatty p
Pollock skins for Fido!
Alaska Public / Posted 22 days ago
Like many pet owners, you may toss your dog tidbits from your plate – a fatty piece of meat here, a bit of fish skin there. Well, a couple of University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are experimenting with turning some of Alaska’s finest scraps... Read more
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Alaska Public
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016Alaska News Nightly: Supreme Court hears hovercraft case Liz Ruskin, APRN –
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Alaska Public / Posted 23 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: Supreme Court hears hovercraft case Liz Ruskin, APRN – Anchorage The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court debated Wednesday morning whether the Park Service can impose its rules on rivers that flow... Read more
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Alaska Public
Pivotal Alaskan economist Arlon Tussing dies at 82 An economist who played an important role in the shaping of modern Alaska has
Pivotal Alaskan economist Arlon Tussing dies at 82
Alaska Public / Posted 25 days ago
An economist who played an important role in the shaping of modern Alaska has passed away. Dr. Arlon Tussing began his work in Alaska at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Economics in... Read more

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