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Update News: Friday, December 21, 2012

In Friday’s news:

  • Alaska Marine Pilot Captain Pete Garay recognized by Alaska State Legislature;
  • U.S. Coast Guard has reinstated cutter, Polar Star;
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks wins $1.9 million grant to support Alaska Native language programs;
  • Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified proposed ballot initiative for large-scale mine in Bristol Bay region;
  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski bid farewell to Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii;
  • Another sled dog race has succumbed to poor weather.