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Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been

Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been

Sprouting from your head at the rate of more than three inches a year, hair is a recorder of the things you eat and drink and where you ate and drank them. An Ottawa-based researcher once assembled a countrywide database of Canadians’ hair designed to help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
YWCA Alaska Announces Interim CEO

YWCA Alaska Announces Interim CEO

YWCA Alaska announces Shirley Pittz as the interim CEO following the departure of Hilary Morgan at the end of January.
JA Inducts Four Laureates at 2018 Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame

JA Inducts Four Laureates at 2018 Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame

In 1987, Junior Achievement began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individual leaders of Alaska business. Since then, the Hall of Fame has become one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting new laureates on an annual basis.
Salmon is on the Menu for Lake Clark’s Wolves

Salmon is on the Menu for Lake Clark’s Wolves

Wolves are opportunists and Lake Clark, situated at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, is flush with fish. Likewise, salmon make a relatively safe dinner. While moose fight back and can break a wolf’s legs, salmon simply flop or freeze.
Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate 2018 Chuck Robinson

Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate 2018 Chuck Robinson

Charles “Chuck” Robinson was a monumental figure in the development of communications in Alaska. Starting shortly after Alaska became the 49th state, Robinson worked at statewide White Alice Communication System sites for the military and continued his endeavors in the Last Frontier in telecommunications for the next five decades, serving as the president and CEO of Alascom; president and CEO of Pacific Telecom; and founder, chairman, and CEO of Alaska Communications Systems.
Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive with Modern Skills

Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive with Modern Skills

All twelve of Alaska’s Native regional corporations offer a wealth of programs to help shareholders and descendants learn new jobs and skills, further their education, and learn more about their traditional cultures. It’s one of the things that sets these corporations apart from others in the Lower 48, and it’s an integral part of their dual corporate mandates to create wealth for shareholders via for-profit ventures and to foster shareholders’ educational, cultural, and social needs.
Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner

Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner

The law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP is pleased to announce that Leslie R. Need has become a partner in the firm. Need works in the firm’s Anchorage office.
Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Meet Ben Walker, your 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year.
Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula

Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula

Students on the Kenai Peninsula are riding in style thanks to new Apple Bus Company buses delivered via Alaska Marine Lines.
Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

Wright’s image shows purple mountains above the orange-brown flats of northern Alaska. The coastal plain — miles of tundra carpet between the mountains and the ocean — is packed with caribou of the Porcupine herd. The animals resemble tan ants scrambling over treeless hills. Counting them is an intimidating proposition.
GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education

GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jason Tomberlin will be promoted to director of GCI Education, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team, effective Jan. 16, 2018.
Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter

Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter

Mary Willson, a biologist, ecologist and consultant from Juneau, might be the only Alaska researcher who has studied the American dipper. She has pulled on her chest waders to follow dippers on waterways near Juneau’s road system, and she’s gotten to know a bit of the character of what she calls “a very cool bird.”
Economic Outlook 2018

Economic Outlook 2018

Member of Alaska's business community weigh in on their perspectives for the coming year.
Alaska Marine Lines named Philanthropic Business of the Year

Alaska Marine Lines named Philanthropic Business of the Year

The most remote place in the U.S.

The most remote place in the U.S.

What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once tackled that question.
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