The Governor has until December to name members to the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. The group will be made of language experts from around the state who will advise the governor and legislature on language policy. Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, the director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska [...]
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As the military’s mission evolves, the National Guard wants to boost the western Alaska force and establish stronger operations at home. Brigadier General Mike Bridges, the commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, says this is for purposes of national defense and local preparedness. Hear from General Bridges, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Miley, the commander of [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Sentencing hearing underway for woman who struck and killed Jamison Thrun; Eek man charged with attempted murder in stabbing; Nome Planning Commission tentatively approves West Beach campground; Congressional delegation calls for federal whaling catch limits if IWC does not renew current quotas; Norton Sound Health Corporation receives $2 million to address staffing [...]
Nome-Beltz will have a dean of students — Douglas Bushey — in place of the assistant principal this fall. Bushey was born and raised in Valdez. He’s worked in Wasilla, Bethel, and Clarks Point, and served as the principal at Shugnak for the past year. Bushey says his background in school safety directs his approach [...]
In Monday’s News: Wasilla man drowns in Talkeenta; Managers undecided about Kuskokwim Chinook salmon escapement needs; Trawl surveys to take place in Bering and Chukchi seas; State challenges Mosquito Fork navigability decision; City of Anchorage considers land swap with airport; and Nome 8th graders share personal learning stories (hear more in Monday’s Profile).
In Friday’s news: Gold miners upset with new rules creating buffer zones around rivers; City of Nome slated to give Nome Public Schools $1.77 million; Air Force could save $227 million in F-16 move; Alaska Supreme Court elects Dana Fabe Chief Justice; Rat Island renamed Hawadax; Nome’ s May temperatures were the coolest in a [...]
In Thursday’s news: City manager recommends tabling city gold permit for this season; DNR and state agencies to meet with miners; Chefornak VPSO accused of sexually abusing a minor; Governor signs bill to extend film tax credits and drilling incentives; Nome collects e-waste this weekend.
The Smithsonian is returning human remains to Shishmaref that were excavated over 80 years ago. The remains of an estimated 48 people will come back this summer, along with 6 funerary objects associated with burials. An additional 72 objects will go to St. Lawrence Island. The Shishmaref items and bodies came to the Smithsonian through [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.
In Tuesday’s news: Pedro Bay men indicted on felony sexual assault charges; Moose tramples two girls in Eagle River; DNR turns down permit for offshore mining operation between Nome River and Cape Nome; Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to host cold water safety class in Nome; Heavy rains near Fairbanks boost flood chances.
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