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  • Six in Fairbanks Charged following February Mail Theft Investigation Apr 20, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers reported on Friday that they have charged six suspects involved in mail theft after a February 11 incident on the north side of Chena Hot Springs Rd. between Smallwood Trail and Jamal Drive during the early morning hours. It was at 3:56 AM that troopers on patrol saw two people sprinting […]
  • Red Cross Asks Public to Sound the Alarm, Help Save Lives Apr 19, 2019
      Volunteers to install more than 800 free smoke alarms in Alaska  ANCHORAGE — Beginning this weekend, the American Red Cross will Sound the Alarm in Alaska as part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. The goal is to install 100,000 smoke alarms […]
  • March Jobs up 0.3% from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.5% Apr 19, 2019
      JUNEAU, Alaska—March employment was up an estimated 0.3 percent, or 1,000 jobs, from March 2018. Construction added the largest number of jobs from last March (1,100), followed by health care and the transportation, warehousing and utilities sector, which both added 400 jobs. Manufacturing — which is mostly seafood processing in Alaska — had the […]
  • University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019 Apr 19, 2019
      JUNEAU, SITKA, KETCHIKAN – On the first weekend in May, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau. UAS expects to award 399 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees, 97 certificates and professional licensures, and 223 occupational endorsements. Commencement […]
  • Governor Announces Roadshow Events in North Pole and Anchorage Apr 19, 2019
      (Juneau) – Thursday, the Office of Governor Michael. J. Dunleavy announced upcoming stops in North Pole and Anchorage as part of the Governor’s “Statewide Discussion for a Permanent Fiscal Plan” – a series of meetings, events and community-based discussions in partnership with a variety of groups and organizations. The events follow successful roadshow visits […]
  • Mueller Report Confirms Intelligence Findings About Russian Meddling Apr 19, 2019
      Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference is providing current and former U.S. intelligence officials with a sense of vindication, affirming many of the conclusions they drew following the 2016 election. At the same time, however, some suggest the report released on Thursday by the Justice Department should serve as a warning that Moscow’s efforts […]
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  • Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate Apr 18, 2019
    NOAA scientist Bryan Thomas stands outside the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. How does the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa volcano over the last six decades compare with the air above Alaska? During a recent spring trip to Utqiaġvik, I had a chance to find out by visiting the […]
  • United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments Apr 18, 2019
      (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, […]
  • Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training Apr 18, 2019
     Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently participated in a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2020 Budget Request for the National Guard and Reserve. During the hearing, Murkowski emphasized the military’s significant and evolving opportunities in the Arctic. The Committee heard from the following witnesses: General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief […]

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