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Murkowski insists that IHS meet obligations

“We are going to demand you help us,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski told Indian Health Service acting director Yvette Roubideaux at an Indian Affairs Committee hearing Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. “We’re concerned that we’re not getting any support...

$8.1 million grant to fund mining workforce training

Campuses around the state will soon offer enhanced training for work in the mining field thanks to an $8.1 million grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF will lead the new workforce training project, funded by the U.S. Department of...

Lower Yukon Headstart sites serve salmon in lunches

Preschoolers in the lower Yukon River communities of Emmonak, Alakanuk and Mountain Village will enjoy locally caught chum salmon this year in their lunches with assistance from a State of Alaska Farm-to-School minigrant. The award enabled the...

K300 becomes 12-dog race

The Kuskowkim 300 Sled Dog race becomes a 12-dog event this year, according to KYUK. Formerly a 14-dog race the race committee decided to go to 12 dogs beginning with the Jan. 16 event. Organizers are hoping a larger purse and smaller dog-team...

Post offices face reduced hours

Rural post offices in Alaska may reduce the hours they are open, according to a KNOM.org. The reduction would be two hours per day for the most part. Instead of being open eight hours a day, they would be open six - though some could be open only...

Long-term fix in the works for pool's sprinkler system

Bethel’s swimming pool opened with volunteers on fire watch last week. A long-term fix for the fire sprinker system is underway, according to Alaska Dispatch News. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center is open 8 a.m. to 8...

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