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Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures None 

Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures

As we pull on our winter coats to shield our tropical bodies from the cold, there is a creature in our midst that survives Alaska’s coldest temperatures bare-naked.

Awardees Announced for the 29th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement None 

Awardees Announced for the 29th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement

The 2018 YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement awardees have been selected. After carefully reviewing all nominations, an independent selection committee chose to recognize the following ten women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors, as well as their contributions to the larger community.

Juneau Names Front and Seward Intersection Heritage Square None 
Report Highlights Welcoming Anchorage’s Success None 

Report Highlights Welcoming Anchorage’s Success

Anchorage recently ranked in the top 30 of America’s largest cities for its welcoming policies, practices and socioeconomic outcomes for foreign-born residents.

Looking to Future, UA Board of Regents Discusses Range of Issues None 

Looking to Future, UA Board of Regents Discusses Range of Issues

With a focus on the immediate needs of the University of Alaska, the UA Board of Regents spent its two-day meeting in Juneau discussing those needs in the context of how the university should position itself for the year 2040.

A Northern Sense of Place None 

A Northern Sense of Place

When I was 12 years old, I didn’t know permafrost was like frozen lasagna. I didn’t know what permafrost was. I grew up in a small town on the Hudson River in New York. But here is my 12-year-old daughter and her classmates, gathered amid fragrant tundra plants. She is sitting on the T-end of a pointed steel rod, in order to help shove it in the ground. She stops when she feels a gentle thud a few feet down.

Alsco Anchorage Helps Homeless Community “Dress to Impress” None 

Alsco Anchorage Helps Homeless Community “Dress to Impress”

Alsco Inc., a linen and uniform rental services company, donated to Alaska WorkSource (AWS), a local organization providing hope and job training for Alaskans in need of a second chance.

State Publishes Report on Active Faults, Seismic Hazards in Alaska None 

State Publishes Report on Active Faults, Seismic Hazards in Alaska

The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission have published a report summarizing the current state of knowledge of active faults throughout Alaska.

Design is a Way of Thinking, a Way of Looking at the World None 

Design is a Way of Thinking, a Way of Looking at the World

Groundbreaking ideas and new ways of thinking can shape the future. Anchorage Design Week 2018 celebrates the power of design to find creative solutions, for professional designers and the public, through workshops, presentations by national speakers, conversations and networking events.

Matanuska Experiment Farm Gains New Director None