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Thursday Aug 28 | KTOO-TV Juneau

New project seeks to boost number of Alaska Natives in STEM fields

A $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

U.S. Senate candidates Begich, Sullivan plan first debate Wednesday

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his newly minted Republican challenger Dan Sullivan square off Wednesday in their first debate, just eight days after Sullivan proclaimed victory in last week's primary election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Cannabis Club hopes to provide access to medical marijuana

Alaska's medical marijuana laws create problems for cardholders seeking legal, safe access to medical marijuana, the Alaska Cannabis Club says.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Alaska Government, Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Ex-UAA worker charged with sending email threats

A 36-year-old man fired five years ago from the University of Alaska Anchorage has been charged with sending threatening communications to UA Fairbanks employees.

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Related Topix: Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Homer News

KBC offers visual, literary art classes

The University of Alaska Anchorage's Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College offers a wide variety of classes in the visual and literary arts this fall and winter.

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Related Topix: College, AK, Arts, Poetry

Cult of Mac Blog

Hate new words like 'adorbs' all you want, but language is always changing

If you're freaking out about the new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com - like "adorbs," "listicle," "hate-watch" and "acquihire" - you're not alone.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Anchorage, AK

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Los Angeles Times

In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

Tea party candidate Joe Miller, the underdog in Alaska's GOP primary for U.S. Senate, said he would endorse a Republican rival if he lost.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Hometown U: UAA professor uses Ebola to teach virology

Storylines from movies like "Outbreak" and "Hot Zone" linger long after the popcorn, seeding pandemic scenarios that haunt.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Biology, Science, Anchorage, AK, Molecular Biology

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Lawmaker says extra tax break in SB 21 would give zero value to oil

When Parnell administration officials described the economic consequences of SB 21 for legislators and the public before its approval, they did not say that under certain conditions the state would be better off with no production tax at all than the incentives the law includes for "new oil," Anchorage Rep. Les Gara contends.

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Related Topix: Prudhoe Bay, AK

Examiner.com

Program responds to advancing vehicle technology

A tremendous number of what used to be fairly basic mechanical items are now being controlled by electrical and computer controlled systems.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, Computers

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

New U.S. Arctic emissary gets plenty of ideas from Alaskans for Arctic Council priorities

The newly appointed U.S. special Arctic representative, former Coast Guard Commandant Robert Papp, has issued a call for ideas about policies that should be promoted at the Arctic Council once the United States assumes chairmanship of that eight-nation body next year.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

UAA releases year-long program review, finds areas to improve

More than three quarters of the academic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage could benefit from change, according to an internal university report released Aug. 13. Each of the 313 academic programs offered at UAA was categorized, and 86 were deemed to need "further review."

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, University of Alaska Southeast, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Homer News

Outrageous Jazz will make Pier One pop this weekend

When Pier One Theatre goes dark between its Youth Theatre production in late July and the closing show in late August, what's the Homer Spit's funky little red theater going to do? The silvers are jumping, tourists still visit and though school might be looming, it would be a shame to let the theater go empty.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Anchorage, AK, Homer, AK, Ketchikan, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

With budget cuts a reality, added fees likely in UA system

In this May 8, 2013, photo, Mike Bell, director of the Center for Mine Training of the University of Alaska Southeast, gives directions during a demonstration of the school's underground mine simulator in Juneau.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage, AK

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Dispatch News co-hosting debates on oil taxes tonight, Tuesday

The first, co-hosted with KTVA-Channel 11, will be Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

ISER researcher: ACES brings in $1.3 billion more than MAPA over five years

The former oil-production tax system that Alaskans will soon consider reinstating will bring the state $1.3 billion more than its replacement over the next five years, according to an analysis by an economics professor with the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK

Thu Aug 07, 2014

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Just holding a job is a difficult and ongoing struggle. If you want people to give up the things that keep them just a little more sane, simply to satisfy your own sense of ethics, then you're asking too much.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

US News & World Report

Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Preparation for Students

Student Havan Shaginoff, 18, works in genetics lab in Anchorage, Alaska, as part of a summer field study program.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Genetics, Medicine, Anchorage, AK, Family, Kids

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