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What others say: Presidential reality TV

It was Alaska's best reality TV series. With the benefit of a week of hindsight and contemplation, that's our conclusion of the recent visit of the 44th President of the United States to the 49th state.
Voices of Alaska: Time for a peace treaty between Alaska and its Tribes

Native peoples throughout the world experience disproportionate levels of violence, the list includes suicide, homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S.
Climate change speakers stress need for subsistance hunting adaptability

Three Alaska Native subsistence users addressed an audience of national wildlife policy advisers this week about the risks of climate change to subsistence-based communities, what those communities are doing to adapt, and how their adaptations may be helped or hindered by state and federal government.
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and there are three public members appointed by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture: two represent rural subsistence users and one is the Federal Subsistence Board chairman...
Policy factors favor proposed land swap

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL offered some worrisome words last week after visiting King Cove and talking to the residents about their desire for...
Kenai River, management groups, River Center praised by federal official

Those looking for a reason to celebrate the Kenai River as the rising sun illuminated its turquoise waters Friday morning did not need to look far. Scores of pink and silver salmon swam in the lower river, rainbow trout navigated the middle, and spawning sockeye and king salmon rolled in its upper sections. Fishermen and recreational users enjoyed its bounty along its banks and in its flowing waters.
John Mahorschich earns his golden running shoes at Kenai River Center?

Back in 1996 when Borough Mayor Don Gilman had the idea of one stop shopping for state and borough permitting John Mahorschich was the one who got the ball rolling. He kept the ball rolling as the vision became a reality and Mahorschich became the director of the first Kenai River Center when a cooperative agreement was reached between the State of Alaska and Kenai Peninsula Borough. "It was Don's vision and I just happened to have the lucky opportunity to take the vision forward," said Mahorschich at small retirement luncheon in his honor at the Donald E.
Candidates spar: Parnell, Berkowitz meet in gubernatorial forum

The gubernatorial debates kicked off on Tuesday in Soldotna with Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and Democratic challenger Ethan Berkowitz squaring off.
Rats gone, but birds found dead

There are no more rats on Rat Island, but the massive effort to rid island, located in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, appears to be a bittersweet success, as a large number of gull and bald eagles were found dead recently.


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