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Was the Bering Land Bridge a Good Place to Live? None 
Alaska Workforce Investment Board Recognizes David G. Stone Award Recipients None 

Alaska Workforce Investment Board Recognizes David G. Stone Award Recipients

— The Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB), the state’s lead planning and coordinating entity for employment training in Alaska, presents awards each year to professionals who have made significant contributions to career and technical education (CTE) or Registered Apprenticeship in Alaska, and to an employer whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary impact on the community.

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun None 

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

Space weather affects snowplow drivers carving through Thompson Pass in a whiteout, Iowa farmers dropping seeds of corn, and wedding planners who release white doves during the ceremony.

UAF Launches Business Incubator None 

UAF Launches Business Incubator

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has launched a new business incubator aimed at helping university scientists and inventors move their ideas from the laboratory into the private sector.

National Science Foundation Awards $500,000 Research Grant to Michele Yatchmeneff, ANSEP Alumnus and University of Alaska Engineering Professor None 

National Science Foundation Awards $500,000 Research Grant to Michele Yatchmeneff, ANSEP Alumnus and University of Alaska Engineering Professor

Yatchmeneff and her team will develop a series of publications for a new professional development course aimed at informing primary educators in how to build a sense of belonging for Alaska Native students.

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director None 

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director

Ella comes to ARE with over 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Statoil Alaska.

GCI Announces Recipients of 2018 Community Giving Program None 

GCI Announces Recipients of 2018 Community Giving Program

GCI announced the recipients of its 2018 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. A different Alaska nonprofit will be featured each month.

Rasmuson’s Agloinga Selected for Leadership Program, Brings Strong Connection to Culture and Traditional Values   None 
Foraker Releases Report Documenting Economic Impact of Alaska’s Nonprofit Sector None 

Foraker Releases Report Documenting Economic Impact of Alaska’s Nonprofit Sector

A report released by The Foraker Group reinforces earlier studies which found that Alaska’s nonprofit sector is a major driver in the state’s economy. Foraker’s research shows that the sector directly employs more than 44,000 people with a payroll of $2.68 billion and generates close to $7 billion in revenue.

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed? None 

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

Salmon arrive at many crossroads during their migrations back to birth streams. One third of all the water in Alaska proper drains into the Yukon. The basin receives water from 330,000 square miles of mountain and muskeg that take up as much space as Turkey.