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Entries sought for Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit entries by March 15 for the 2017 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Participants must select...

Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

By PHILIP MARCELO The Associated Press BOSTON — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget America’s first inhabitants as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes...

Volcano monitoring bill introduced in Congress

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, would improve the nation’s volcano monitoring...

Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps

By BECKY BOHRER The Associated Press JUNEAU — The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The...

Alaska Game Board approves using dogs to hunt coyotes

FAIRBANKS — Hunters trying to kill coyotes in the Delta Junction area will have a new tool to assist them starting July 1. The Alaska...

Walker addresses opioid, heroin epidemic

Gov. Bill Walker has stepped up his campaign to combat Alaska’s growing heroin and opioid epidemic, with an administrative order directing all state agencies...

Through With Chew Week is Feb. 19-25

Copper River Native Association is asking Alaskans to join the rest of the nation Feb. 19-25 in marking Through With Chew Week, to raise...

Transition of APU to tribal college is lengthy process

Plans for Alaska Pacific University and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to transition APU to a tribal college are progressing slowly, in a...

Commercial viability of Pebble project in spotlight

A report released on Feb. 14 by a private investment firm questions the value of Canada’s Northern Dynasty Minerals, saying that company’s key asset,...

Giessel proposes $75 fee per studded tire

Legislation proposed by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, would boost the fee imposed on retail sale of studded tires for use on highways from $5...

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