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  1. 49 Voices: EJ David of AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | APRN

    This week we're hearing from EJ David, a Psychology professor from UAA and keynote speaker at the First Alaskans Institute 2016 Racial Equity Summit. DAVID: I was born in the Philippines.

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  2. Pipeline communities near TAPS tax settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | APRN

    There is a tentative settlement in long-running series of court actions between local government and the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS. The Fairbanks Borough and other governmental entities in Barrow and Valdez have been wrangling for years about the tax-value of the pipeline.

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  3. USDA awards $2.3M to Alaska telemedicine, distance learningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | APRN

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture chose Thursday, National Rural Health Day, to announce $2.3 million in grants to support telemedicine and distance learning programs in Alaska. Jim Nordlund is the Alaska state director of the USDA Rural Development program.

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  4. WEIO athlete, mentor Big Bob Aiken dies at 62Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | APRN

    A legend of traditional Alaska Native games has died. Big Bob Aiken, known as the 'The World's Largest Eskimo' still held records for the Indian and Eskimo stick pull competitions.

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  5. Arctic tourism hot topic at industry conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | APRN

    Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with the Brooks Range as a backdrop. Alaska gets close to 2 million visitors a year,and more and more of them are visiting the Arctic Circle and beyond.

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  6. Reactions to Shella s decision range from remorse to reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | APRN

    Governor Bill Walker is calling Shell's announcement a "huge disappointment." He says the end of Shell's offshore dreams means the state must push harder for the federal government to allow drilling in another controversial region - the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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  7. Shell to abandon Arctic offshore drilling a for the foreseeable futureaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | APRN

    The announcement came as the company reported disappointing results at its exploratory well in the Chukchi Sea. The well, called the Burger J site, is about 150 miles from Barrow, in about 150 feet of water.

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  8. Shell to abandon arctic offshore drilling a oefor the foreseeable futureaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | APRN

    Shell Oil announced late Sunday night that it is abandoning offshore drilling in Alaska "for the foreseeable future." The announcement came as the company reported disappointing results at its exploratory well in the Chukchi Sea.

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  9. Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | APRN

    In the wake President Obama's visit, Alaskans are still sorting out the significance of new climate initiatives, cultural ambassadorship, and more. But there's lingering frustration among one particularly vocal group, the press, who found that all the president's messages came from the same same place: his staff.

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  10. 49 Voices: Anthony GuruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | APRN

    This week we're talking to Anthony Gurule, who's been butchering meat for more than a decade.

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  11. Gov. Walker continues to fight land into trust for Alaska tribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | APRN

    Governor Walker is continuing the state's appeal of a case that clears a path for Alaska tribes to put land into trust . Lawyers for the state filed an opening brief late Monday to appeal a ruling that overturns the so-called "Alaska exemption."

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  12. Governor Meets with Tribes in Advance of Land Trust DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | APRN

    Governor Bill Walker faces an August deadline for determining the future of the state's appeal against a court case that could clear a path for Alaska tribes to put land into trust. He's facing pressure from tribes to drop the lawsuit.

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  13. Gov. Walker visits Haines to discuss lands into trust issues with Chilkoot TribeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | APRN

    Gov. Walker traveled to all corners of the state this week, visiting Akiachak, Tuluksak, Chalkyitsik, Barrow and Haines. Those towns are home to the four tribes and one individual who are plaintiffs in a decade-old lawsuit over the right of Alaska tribes to put lands into trust.

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  14. EPA announces $445K settlement with North Slope BoroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | APRN

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Alaska's North Slope Borough over alleged hazardous waste violations. EPA officials said Thursday the borough stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a storage permit required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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  15. Coast Guard Gears Up for Shella s Chukchi SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | APRN

    As Shell gears up to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer, the Coast Guard is getting ready, too. At an Arctic symposium in Washington D.C. this morning, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard outlined the difficulties the service will face in the Chukchi Sea this summer, and in the Arctic generally.

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  16. Alaskaa s shoreline erosion rate among highest worldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | APRN

    Alaska has some of the most aggressive rates of shoreline erosion in the world. These findings are part of a new study released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  17. Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some StipulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | APRN

    A map of the Chukchi Sea offshore leases. The green squares are Shell leases. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a Letter of Authorization to Shell on Tuesday.

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  18. Anne Jensen examines artifacts in her lab.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | APRN

    Josh Reuther opens the heavy door to the artifact repository at the University of Alaska Fairbanks's Museum of the North. Reuther is a professor of archaeology and a curator at the museum, where most of the artifacts excavated in Alaska are preserved.

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