Elin Johnson

Elin Johnson
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Elin Johnson grew up in Juneau, Kodiak, and Anchorage. She graduated from Linfield University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies and International Relations. She has written for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Well News, New America, The 340B Report, Open Campus Media's Work Shift, and others. Reach Johnson at elin@thecordovatimes.com.

Potential new higher education option launches in southeast 

Outer Coast, a new postsecondary education option that for years has operated on summer and semester schedules in Stika, is launching a two-year higher...

Alaska State Fair offers $8,000 in scholarships to high school students 

The Alaska State Fair is offering $8,000 in scholarships to Alaskan students this year. Applications are open to Alaskan junior and senior high school students...

Alaska House to face two statewide education curriculum bills this session, which CSD intends...

As the state legislature is gearing up for the second half of the session starting Jan. 16, two proposed statewide education curriculum bills on...

Native groups endorse preservation of open primaries, ranked-choice voting

During their October meeting the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) passed a resolution to endorse the preservation of open primaries...

Acting chief of police asks city to reinstate fifth officer position, another in line...

Rural police forces and communities across the state are feeling the squeeze of limited staff, and Cordova is no different. Acting Chief of Police Cameron...

Cordova School Board president awarded at statewide conference marred by budget restraints

Cordovans celebrated when one of their own walked away from the Association of Alaska School Boards’ (AASB) annual conference earlier this month with a...

After dumping issue, city working with Anchor Auto/Marine to address battery disposal

Cordova’s unique and remote location can lead to challenges when it comes to waste disposal and recycling. For more than 30 years, the community...

Department of Education awards $115M to increase educator compensation

On Oct. 25 the Department of Education announced awards totaling $115 million to help increase compensation for educators and increase educator diversity, including over...

Cordova we have liftoff: Junior high class participates in NASA’s App Development Challenge

Seventh and eighth graders at Cordova Jr./Sr. High School are competing in NASA’s national App Development Challenge (ADC). The ADC is one of eight Artemis...

Newly released reports show slight downtick in overall number of crimes

Last month the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) released the 2022 Crime in Alaska Report and Alaska Felony Sex Offense Report. The reports...
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