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How do sharks swallow? None 

How do sharks swallow?

I bet you haven’t thought much about that lately. After all, how would pondering this question ever help get you to the bottom of your to-do list today?

New bulletin for Alaska beachcombers on rights to marine mammal parts None 

New bulletin for Alaska beachcombers on rights to marine mammal parts

It’s not uncommon for Alaskans strolling their state’s vast coastline to encounter a marine mammal, dead and washed up on shore. When a surprise encounter happens, questions often bubble up. A new guide sheet from Alaska Sea Grant provides answers.

Kristi Duff announced new Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness None 

Kristi Duff announced new Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

Kristi Duff has been named Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. She officially stepped into her role new on August 21, 2017.

Albertson does it all as Bethel’s lone Extension agent None 

Albertson does it all as Bethel’s lone Extension agent

On any given week, Leif Albertson might present programs on canning fish, improving indoor air quality or eradicating bed bugs.

Polar bears of the past survived warmth None 

Polar bears of the past survived warmth

An ancient jawbone has led scientists to believe that polar bears survived a period thousands of years ago that was warmer than today.

New surgical technology program helps meet industry need None 

New surgical technology program helps meet industry need

When Jerica Masangcay was a young girl, she would watch as caregivers took care of her grandmother, who suffered from pressure ulcers caused by obesity, thyroid problems and diabetes.

Sikuliaq cruise to study marine life response to Arctic upwelling None 

Sikuliaq cruise to study marine life response to Arctic upwelling

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will begin an Arctic research cruise this month to study how winds in the Beaufort Sea affect the food chain, from plankton to whales.

Campus road project has become model for permafrost construction None 

Campus road project has become model for permafrost construction

When planning began more than a decade ago for a new access road to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it was clear that the high-profile job had a decent chance of turning into a fiasco.

Local Head Start Administrator Graduates from UCLA Head Start  Management Fellows Program None 

Local Head Start Administrator Graduates from UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

Training completed by Head Start executive Kristin Ramstad will ultimately benefit children and their families from Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., in Anchorage, Alaksa. Kristin is one of 40 graduates of the June 2017 UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program, an intensive 12-day leadership and management development program, conducted at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles. The program was developed in 1991 to strengthen the management and leadership skills of Head Start administrators and is currently funded by the Head Start National Center on Program and Management and Fiscal Operations.

Hike across Alaska ends with after-dinner bear None 

Hike across Alaska ends with after-dinner bear

A few days ago, Cora the dog and I walked across a footbridge spanning a natural moat flowing through northern tundra plants. There, we reached mile 0 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the finish of a south-to-north walk across Alaska, most of it on the service road that parallels the pipeline.