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JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska is facing multibillion-dollar deficits amid chronically low oil prices and relying on savings to help balance the budget. That's not sustainable, and is leaving first-term Gov.
Coast Guard anticipates high-tech future with Arctic center

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new research and development center in Alaska, looking to a future in which sophisticated algorithms will help the Coast Guard manage its Arctic responsibilities and respond to emergencies there.More than 100 federal and state dignitaries, including Homeland Security's Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Technology Robert Griffin and Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, commander of Coast Guard forces in the Arctic, gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
UA president visits peninsula campuses

Recently appointed University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen spoke words of optimism during his first visit to the Kenai Peninsula despite taking over leadership of a system facing financial challenges.
All about that bass: University Wind Ensemble concert highlights tuba

Most people don't see the tuba as a lead instrument. But on Friday, the University of Alaska Anchorage's Wind Ensemble plans to put the big brass horn in the spotlight. The ensemble will make its 11th annual stop at Kenai Central High School on Friday.
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Report: Pilot error cause of 2013 Era crash

Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.
Culture events raise awareness during Alaska Native Heritage Month

Hungry students and visitors got a taste of traditional Kenaitze fry bread Thursday during the first of several Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month events.
League of Women Voters to host finance forum

Kenai Peninsula residents can get a crash course in the state's fiscal situation during an upcoming forum that's part of the Central Peninsula League of Women Voters' efforts to engage people in politics.
Mount Royal hockey holds off UAA at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex

Mount Royal goalie Colin Cooper stood up to 10 sticks, and the will of 1,272 Soldotna Regional Sports Complex fans, in preserving a 1-0 exhibition victory over the University of Alaska Anchorage on Friday night.
UA prioritizes its way through budget cuts

University of Alaska leaders are trying to minimize the impact of budget cuts on the new school year while at the same time remodeling operations to make institutions statewide more efficient. In raw numbers, the UA System absorbed a $26.
University system takes steps to ready for shooting response

...Alaska - Immediately after the shooting at an Oregon community college, students, faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage received an email.That correspondence contained a link to training videos on what to do in case there...


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