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 Alaska    October 13, 2016 

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 By Becky Bohrer    Alaska    October 13, 2016 

Alaska judge awards disputed election to incumbent Nageak

JUNEAU (AP) — A state court judge on Thursday overturned the results of a northern Alaska legislative election, citing problems with how the primary election was conducted and awarding the race to incumbent Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow. The...

 
 Alaska    October 13, 2016 

Dunleavy to file bill to restore PFD funds

(AP) - State Sen. Mike Dunleavy, from Wasilla, announced, last Wednesday afternoon in Anchorage that he would file a bill that would restore the half of PFD checks eliminated by Gov. Bill Walker’s vetoes. Dunleavy said the bill would be filed as...

 
 Alaska    October 6, 2016

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 Alaska    October 6, 2016

Alaska fire season numbers are well below normal levels

Despite an early start to Alaska’s 2016 wildfire season, the number of acres burned this summer ended up well below normal levels. A total of 558 wildfires burned 500,095 acres in Alaska this summer, making it the 36th largest fire season on...

 
 Alaska    September 29, 2016

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 Alaska    September 29, 2016

PFD checks to be $1,022 this October

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Most every Alaskan will be just over a thousand dollars richer next month. Last Friday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) payout as $1,022. The checks will be...

 
 Alaska    September 22, 2016

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 Alaska    September 22, 2016

Unemployment rate climbs to 6.8 percent in Aug.

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in August, up slightly from July’s 6.7 percent. The comparable national rate was 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Although the one-tenth of a percentage point change...

 
 By John Budnik    Alaska    September 15, 2016

Soldier climbs Denali for suicide awareness, proposes to girlfriend

Blistering snowstorms, excruciating work hauling gear and possible death might not sound like an ideal summer vacation for most. If you are a mountaineer, then the experience is a paradise. For Capt....

 
 Alaska    September 15, 2016

Citizens' council board set to meet in Cordova

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (Council) will hold a board meeting in Cordova on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15-16, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Little Chapel located at 905 Lake Avenue. The tentative schedule...

 
 Alaska    September 8, 2016

Firewise workshop to be held in Sterling on Sept. 17

An “Alaska Fire-wise, Ready Set Go” Workshop for the community of Sterling, and all residents of the Kenai Peninsula will be held Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sterling Community Center. The workshop will be followed with a home visit...

 
 Alaska    March 3, 2016

Sockeye study looks at adaptability to warming temperatures

Preliminary results of a study by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers indicate that it will be important for sockeye salmon populations to maintain genetic diversity so they can adapt as water temperature changes. This is important in Alaska...

 
 By Lauren Frisch    Alaska    December 3, 2015

Students eat better with local salmon in school lunches

Students in Western Alaska ate better food, including more local salmon, after participating in a fish-to-school program that concluded with an Iron Chef-style cooking competition among the children,...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Alaska    February 12, 2015

An archaeologist's field guide to coffee cans

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can't...

 
 Alaska    September 11, 2014

Red Cross urges emergency preparedness

Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross of Alaska, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep...

 
 Alaska    June 26, 2014

USDA seeks applications for grants to help repair housing in rural areas

USDA-Rural Development (RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund today announced that USDA-RD is accepting applications from eligible intermediaries who will make grants to help low and very low-income rural residents repair their homes. “USDA...

 
 Alaska    June 26, 2014

Get out of the way, Troopers ask

The side of the road can be a dangerous place for emergency vehicles. Alaska State Trooper Mike Wery found this out when his patrol car was rear-ended while he parked on the side of the road with his emergency lights flashing, partially blocking the...

 
 Alaska    May 22, 2014

Statewide exercise tests CAP readiness

The Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol successfully completed a statewide Wing exercise, Polar Heat, on May 17. The Wing logged about 50 flight hours using 41 air crew members, 11 squadrons and 15 aircraft on 22 sorties. The area flown encompassed a large...

 
 By Zachariah Bryan    Alaska    April 3, 2014

Walker, Fleener want to represent Alaskans

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, an oil attorney and former mayor of Valdez, has a message: He wants Alaskans to run Alaska. "We need to be more aggressive as a player and not sit in the nosebleed...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    March 20, 2014

Rough and tumble Iditarod is over

Dan Seavey rolled into Seward on Monday, back from probably the most extreme Iditarod he's ever seen. "Wasn't that wild," he said, marvelling at the stunning upset in the final stretch. He says son...

 

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