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How many of respondents knew that the AR-15 is simply a semi-automatic rifle — i.e., a subsistence rifle in Alaska — not an “assault weapon?” Do 48 percent of Alaskans want to take away the hunting rifles of Alaska's indigenous people? WHAT ELSE IS IN THAT POLL? Alaskans are not seeing the whole ...
We know that our public schools play a large role in supporting virtually every young person in Alaska. But for the past few years, that support has been eroding, and we will reap what we sow – or don't sow — in years and decades and generations to come. Across the state, over the past five years, every ...

FAIRBANKS — Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. ... New Zealand parrot the kakapo not only emits the scent of lavender, but researchers found it has more than 600 olfactory receptor genes, compared to about 400 similar genes in humans.
When referring to more than one person, would you say “you,” “you all,” “y'all,” “yinz,” or “you guys?” I lived in Pittsburgh for a bit, but “yinz” did not rub off on me. My Florida upbringing leads me to say “y'all,” or even for emphasis, “all y'all.” Really. But after 20-some years in Alaska, I do feel the pressure to ...
11, 2017, and ending in late April, Browning saw the world from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, as he served as the mechanic to four military veterans who rode motorcycles from the ... “They hired some people who lived nearby and they dragged the motorcycles over the land portion of the trip.
Former Pro Snowboarder Kevin Pearce knows that better than most — after nearly permanently paralyzing himself while snowboarding on a Salt Lake City area mountain in 2009. He shared his inspirational story with the young people at the Alaska Airlines Center who were competing in the 2018 Native ...

About the size of a coffee table, the main exhibit, “Native Voices on the Land,” allows users to move around a touch-screen map of Southeast Alaska, exploring Tlingit, ... He's part of the four-person team at SHI's culture and history department, headed by Smythe, which manages SHI's archives and exhibits.
Luke Griswold Tergis of Haines is making a documentary about Pleistocene Park, and handling a lot of the Alaska side logistics. He connected Zimov with the Stevens Village bison farm near Delta Junction. “As a favor, I was like, 'Oh, you know, Nikita — let me — I'll just call some people in Alaska and see ...
The FDA has identified Harrison Farms as the source of the whole-head romaine lettuce that made several people ill at a correctional facility in Alaska. However, the agency has not determined where in the supply chain the contamination occurred. The FDA is examining all possibilities, including that ...
The feel of the Tribal Court is very welcoming, and O'Gara prides herself on being able to find the balance between making people comfortable while also taking the proceedings very seriously. O'Gara comes from a family of lawyers and activists. Tlingit civil rights leader and Alaska's first Native lawyer ...
A Facebook page for Blockbuster in Alaska announced the store at the corner of Old Seward Highway and Huffman Road — one of two locations in Anchorage — would end its rental business on April 1 and start its inventory sale this week. People commented on that post with crying emojis. One person ...
The Alaska Triangle borders connect Anchorage and Juneau in the south to Barrow along the state's north coast. Like much of the state ... Once an aircraft crash-lands or a hiker becomes stranded, the fast-moving, year-round snow squalls can easily bury any trace of a person or even a plane. At least, that's ...
Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, talks after a presentation by Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams, left, about Norway's ... In the last two decades, Norway has made a series of changes to lower their recidivism rate — the rate people convicted of crimes reoffend.
Alaska regulators, once on the cusp of allowing onsite use of marijuana at authorized retail stores, will take another run at the issue. ... Regulators have been mulling on-site use for several years, adopting rules in late 2015 to allow for people to use marijuana at authorized stores, but never finalized how ...
Perhaps the Legislature might expand on that. It has for the past two years taken about half of each eligible Alaskan's dividend. It is likely to take a portion of this year's, too. But, what if instead of the state taking, Alaskans had the choice to give their dividend to the state out of concern for eliminating Alaska's ...
According to preliminary tallies from the city's first mail-in election, voters in Anchorage, Alaska appear to have defeated Proposition 1, a controversial measure which would have licensed and mandated discrimination against transgender people. Tuesday was the last day for voters to postmark their ballots, ...
Unfortunately, a new Index by the Institute for Free Speech has just named Alaska one of the three worst states in the nation at protecting political giving freedom. In these ... Meanwhile, incumbents have their entire term to rub elbows with powerful people and increase their name recognition with voters.

Dick Griffith has traversed more than 6,000 miles across Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. (Dick Griffith ... The highlight of the documentary is an attempt by Griffith to become the oldest person to go through the Colorado River's Lava Falls. “That's not ... Dial thinks more people need to know Griffith's tale.
When the Brown family first made their debut on Alaskan Bush People back in 2014, fans thought they were an authentic off-the-grid family who shunned ... was back on social media posting images of themselves in snowy surroundings, prompting fans to wonder if the Browns had relocated back to Alaska.
JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling on the federal government to respect states' rights and the will of the Alaskan people regarding marijuana policy. House Joint Resolution 21, sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), also urges the ...
The SilverSea cruise will be a 12-day Alaska trip costing $9,900 per person. Aga said village leadership is working with SilverSea to plan activities for the tourists. ___. Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
“By and large, Alaskans understand our relative geography,” Maj. Gen. Laurie J. Hummel/Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard. “They understand what's going on with North Korea and other potential adversaries. Academically, they understand the ground-based midcourse defense system exists at Fort ...
A second woman, Deborah Brollini, registered a similar political action committee Monday called Repeal SB 91. Brollini she was feeling "helpless" about rising crime in her Anchorage neighborhood and wants to "tell Alaskans' stories, to send a message to people running for office that we're serious about ...
The route, which runs along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline north-south between Fairbanks and the remote Arctic town of Deadhorse, saw an average of 196 .... Roughly 22 percent of the country's 54,000 hotels [PDF] are willing and able to bring breakfast, lunch, or dinner to people who prefer to eat while ...
The Solutions Desk looks beyond Alaska's problems and reports on its solutions – the people and programs working to make Alaska communities stronger. Listen to ... And for more than 41,000 Alaskans, that problem was solved through Medicaid expansion. Andi Riley ... That's my human side.” She says ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- The American Mother organization named Anna Joy Luckett the Alaska Mother of the Year. Luckett said she has spent ... Alaska's mother of the year's mission is to bring awareness to people with FASD and education other on ways to help people with FASD. "A lot of them don't have ...
One is in Oregon, and the other five are in Alaska. MARTIN: And when the Blockbuster closes at North Pole, people like Taylor Neininger will have to adapt. Every week for the past seven years, she's taken her family there to pick out some movies. TAYLOR NEININGER: So the kids - as soon as we walk in, ...
If you've ever wondered what in the world it would be like to live next door to the Alaskan Bush People stars, there might finally be some answers. The Brown family recently moved from LA to a $500,000 lakefront house in Omak, WA to begin filming the next season of their Discovery channel show, and ...
For the past five years, Alaska has lost more people than it has gained residents, representing the longest streak of population loss since World War II, ... While there are more native-born Alaskans than ever, with 41 percent born in Alaska these days versus only 32 percent in 1980, most residents arrive ...
Assembly member Norton Gregory asked what would happen to the airport if nothing is done and someone from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was there and saw people getting away with parking in active loading or unloading zones. Wahto said there could be FAA sanctions, including moving ...
From the best information I can get, one person out of five, one loader and one truck went to Fairbanks from Birch Lake. The rest of the people and equipment sort of evaporated. I have been watching this garbage for over 40 years. Every time the state spends itself into a hole and wants to jigger things ...
“I need to understand why people want Alaska so badly, what inspires them about the Last Frontier,” said Kate Devine, a self proclaimed “un-Alaskan” and my proclaimed best friend, who'll be making the trek from New Jersey to Kenai next week to visit. “It's never been a part of my library before.”.
Alaskan Tara Sweeney is President Donald Trump's pick to be the next assistant Interior secretary of Indian Affairs. ... Murkowski said as far as she knows, the only other Alaska Native person appointed to a position requiring Senate confirmation was Morris Thompson of Fairbanks, who became head of the ...
He sent them back by steamship to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where he later processed them all. Dall wrote his own summaries of Native people and their dialects, made weather and climate observations, and catalogued all the fish, birds, mammals and plants he saw. His “Alaska and ...
Alaskan Tara Sweeney is President Trump's pick to be the next assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs. But her nomination has been held up for months at the Office of Government Ethics, an independent agency in the executive branch. Alaska's U.S. senators say the problem holding up Sweeney's ...
At the same time, the recession has caused dramatic job loses forcing many Alaskans to turn to Medicaid for health coverage. It's as ... This year, Medicaid will bring about $1.4 billion of federal funds into Alaska, money that rolls through our economy creating an even greater impact as dollars get spent and ...
“Hundreds of visitors from all over Alaska and the world come to UAF to experience the diversity of Alaska Native cultures in one place,” said Kathleen Meckel, faculty advisor. “We are proud that Mayors Kassel, Matherly and Ward recognize that the Festival of Native Arts helps Alaskans and our visitors ...
First Alaskans Institute President Liz Medicine Crow was among those who testified Tuesday morning. Medicine Crow, who is Haida and Tlingit, said that HCR 19 unites the governor's office, the Legislature, the Alaska Native community and all Alaskans in an effort to prevent a “human rights catastrophe.”.
Although denial, inertia, and greed have stymied any real action on mitigating our carbon emissions, Alaskans are practical people and are willing to sit down to talk about ways to adapt to the obvious changes happening on our landscape and oceans. It's clear that each community will need to do its own ...
Still, agencies - including groups in Alaska - have expressed concern over the possibility of Trump's vision to become reality: While the proposal ... The cuts to the federal food provision program would be especially hard-felt in Alaska, where SNAP feeds more than 100,000 people each year and one in ...
The parade calls attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by ... As of Friday, Alaskan businesses will no longer be allowed to pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage, which is currently $9.84 an hour.
Even in this cosmopolitan city of 350,000, people who like to cook spend the moonlit mornings before work scrolling through Instagram pictures of faraway blood oranges and heirloom ... About 95 percent of all the food Alaskans eat comes from somewhere else, according to the Alaska Food Policy Council.
"This is like a Pandora's Box and it just begs more questions all the time," Padula said at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, held in January in Anchorage. "What it does say is these anthropogenic compounds are in the environment and that these birds are exposed to them in some way, which is ...
A new examination of the Alaska Permanent Fund's economic impact shows that the universal payments didn't incite people to quit their jobs and actually ... Policy analyzed the economic effect of the annual cash payments made to Alaskan residents, which have recently totaled around $2,000 per person.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Doctors confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades. There has been one confirmed case of the ... Mumps is a contagious disease that causes swelling in a person's salivary glands. Other symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, ...
The share of Alaskans working in the state's oil and gas industry fell to new lows in 2016 after seven years of decline, leaving more of the valuable work to out-of-state employees, ... "It's not like (oil companies) don't want to use people from Alaska, but in some cases, they just don't have a choice," he said.
"I'm concerned that nobody's going to be responsible," Wielechowski said. "I mean, should the manufacturer possibly be responsible? Should the person who's applying it be responsible? It would seem to me, there should be some responsibility somewhere other than the person who has absolutely no say ...
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A shelter in Bethel that serves people needing a warm place to spend the night is looking for more people to volunteer to cook meals. The Bethel Winter House has provided hot meals for people in need every night since December, but it lacks volunteer cooks next month, KYUK-AM ...
In just eight days in mid-February, nearly a third of the sea ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast disappeared. That kind of ice loss and the changing climate as the planet warms is affecting the lives of the people who live along the coast. At a time when the sea ice should be growing toward its ...
Fat snowflakes fell as passengers boarded the inaugural Ravn Alaska flight out of Dillingham and King Salmon, heading toward Anchorage. Flight attendant ... Freshwater Adventures' owner and lifelong Dillingham resident, Jerry Ball, called PenAir and its operators “legends of Bristol Bay and good people.


 

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