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State English, math test results show room to improve

...200 per pupil, Alaska spends more than any state other than New York on secondary education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Eventually, science will be added to the AMP, as will performance tasks, which are longer, more detailed problems...
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Ninilchik Traditional Council plans a peninsula public transit service

...relatively integrated into the city - approximately a quarter of Sitka residents are tribal members, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 population estimate - they were well-positioned to establish a transit program that could also serve...
Alaska poverty rate jumps to 11.2 percent in 2014

...statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey data. It was the only state that saw both an increase in the number of people...
Statewide suicide prevention week well-received

...Epidemiology report. Meanwhile, the state's total population was estimated to be only about 736,700 in 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. "I'm excited," said Jeff Parker, an emergency services clinician for Peninsula Community Health Services...
Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska

...villages. Outside of Kotzebue, 1 in 5 in the Alaska Arctic doesn't have a proper kitchen, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And even more lack complete plumbing. Instead, many use the "honey bucket" system - five-gallon drums that...
New title for census area named for confederate officer

...change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.Walker sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson on Wednesday, saying he planned to now refer to the region in western Alaska as the Kusilvak...
Cal Thomas: Taylor Swift's bad investment

...schools, whose problems are not the result of insufficient funding.According to the Huffington Post, citing U.S. Census Bureau data, "New York spent $19,076 per student in the 2011 fiscal year, as compared to the national average of...
Data shows aging borough population

...percentage of senior citizens than the national average. In 2013, the most recent age data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, 14.1 percent of the United States population was 65 or older. That same year, only 13.6 percent of borough...
Cal Thomas: Hyphenated-Nation

...creating a new category of Americans just in time for the next census.According to the Associated Press, "The U.S. Census Bureau will test the new Middle East-North Africa classification for possible inclusion on the 2020 census if it gets...
North Dakota, Alaska locked in rivalry for oil, population

...economic darling that is North Dakota comes in contrast to slipping crude production on The Last Frontier.Recent U.S. Census Bureau data show North Dakota recaptured the 47th most populous state from Alaska, which had held the ranking for the...


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