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    Julia Casey moved to Anchorage in 2017 as an Americorps VISTA. Although she was placed in a position supporting entrepreneurs at the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, it wasn’t until Alaska Startup Week a few months after her arrival that she really started... Read More

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to complete an environmental review.

    Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S.... Read More

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    The University of Alaska Anchorage recently hosted a team of accreditors from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) from Oct. 8-10. The visitors witnessed a vibrant campus full of faculty, staff, and administrators who care deeply about our students, and who are... Read More

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    The University of Alaska Anchorage recently hosted a team of accreditors from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) from Oct. 8-10. The visitors witnessed a vibrant campus full of faculty, staff, and administrators who care deeply about our students, and who are... Read More

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats didn’t catch a blue wave. But they managed the next best thing: Divided government in the Trump era.

    House Democrats won back the majority for the first time since the 2010 elections. Helped by President Donald Trump, Republicans captured Senate seats in... Read More

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    Values for Alaska salmon permits have remained stagnant all year, except for two regions, and costs for halibut quota shares have plummeted.

    For salmon permits, an off kilter fishery that came in 30 percent below an already grim harvest forecast kept a downward press on permit values.... Read More

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    U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan continues his push to purvey positivity to Alaskans, which he says is largely a result of federal policy changes over the past two years.

    He acknowledged Alaska is still facing the challenges of a lingering recession— possibly coming out of it this year — crime and... Read More

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    A group of researchers is working on a study to take a broad look at how precision medicine could be used to benefit the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians in the Lower 48.

    Funded with $2.1 million through the National Institutes of Health’s Precision Medicine Initiative, the... Read More

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    Kevin O’Neal-Smith was hired by The McDowell Group as an economic analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He also studied international economics and Southeast Asian trade at Chiang Mai... Read More

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    A recent resurgence in oil exploration in Alaska has been a topic of much discussion for the potential revenue it could eventually generate for state coffers, but there is ample exploration activity in the state’s mining sector as well.

    At existing mines, Teck Resources Ltd., which... Read More