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Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.Native Americans say they...

Safety of oil tankers in PWS up for discussion

A proposed resolution regarding safe crude oil tanker operation, in relation to the marine services transition, is one of several items up for discussion...
Rep. Don Young introduced a house bill called The American Indian Empowerment Act.

Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US House

ANCHORAGE — A gruff, no-nonsense Alaska lawmaker who once called the lieutenant governor "Captain Zero" and told a female colleague she didn't know what...
Alaska State Capitol Building

Democrats name finalists for House seat vacated by Westlake

JUNEAU — Alaska Democrats have announced the three finalists for the state House seat vacated last month by Dean Westlake, who resigned amid allegations...

Inadequate preparation cited in Alaska ship sinking deaths

ANCHORAGE — One man died aboard a sinking Alaska vessel last year in part because he was too large to fit into a survival...
Alaska State Capitol Building

Panel recommends tweak to Alaska lawmaker allowances

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers will continue to receive an annual salary of $50,400 after a special commission deadlocked on whether to cut the pay...
The Caldentey family snorkel in Hawaii on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Photo by Paul Caldentey /for The Cordova Times

False ballistic missile threat puts life in perspective

The sun begins to rise between two palm trees. Waves roll over one another, gently reaching the shore, as the pink sky reflects in...

Feds, King Cove Corp. reach land exchange agreement

After decades of fighting to complete a road between the small Aleutians fishing community of King Cove and the all-weather airport at Cold Bay,...
Alaska on a globe

State population down by 2,629 people

Alaska’s population dropped by 2,629 people, about one-third of 1 percent, between July 2016 and July 2017, according to Alaska Labor Department data.That’s because...
As part of the Girls on Ice program, the girls learn how to mountaineer as they conduct scientific experiments on the glacier. Photo by Alexandra Ravelo

Tuition-free expeditions for girls offer wilderness experience

Applicants are being sought from girls ages 16 and 17 for tuition free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska, Colorado and Washington state.The...

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