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The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in Anchorage’s Economy

09/21/17

The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in Anchorage’s Economy

Every three years, McDowell Group conducts a thorough analysis of the oil and gas industry's economic impact in Alaska, including regional information. Join members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) for “Make it Monday” on September 25, 2017 as McDowell Group’s, Donna Logan, describes the latest findings on what has changed for Anchorage since the last report was published in 2014.

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Hurricanes and far north sea ice

09/21/17

Hurricanes and far north sea ice

Speaking at a conference in coastal Texas last fall, a researcher from Florida mentioned with relief that her home was 13 feet above sea level. That seemed curious to me, a middle Alaskan living at 500 feet, but then she mentioned the millions of other Floridians whose homes sit less than 10 feet above sea level, and were more vulnerable to storm surge.

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The Alaska Community Foundation Announces 57 Scholarship Awards

09/21/17

The Alaska Community Foundation Announces 57 Scholarship Awards

The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce academic scholarship awards to 57 students from across the state. These scholarships, created by caring community members who want to make a lasting impact in Alaska, provide financial support to students pursing different academic disciplines, ranging from the sciences, technology, music, education, and even the culinary arts. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $37,500, with some providing multi-year support.

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Input Needed on Importance of the Alaska Senior Benefits Program

09/21/17

Input Needed on Importance of the Alaska Senior Benefits Program

A statewide listening session on the future of the vital Alaska Senior Benefits Program will be held next week to gather input from Alaskan. The program is currently scheduled to sunset in June 2018. The listening session on Thursday, September 28 is sponsored by the House Health and Social Services Subcommittee on the Senior Benefits Program. The Subcommittee, chaired by Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), will be taking public input on House Bill 236 to extend the program until 2022.

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Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness

09/21/17

Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is offering free 3D mammogram screening to women who make an appointment in October. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in early breast cancer detection and is only available in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

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Lynden drivers clean up at Alaska, Washington competitions

09/21/17

Lynden drivers clean up at Alaska, Washington competitions

​Congratulations are in order for many Lynden drivers who competed in truck driving competitions in Alaska and Washington this spring. At the Alaska Trucking Association’s (ATA) annual truck rodeo in Anchorage, Alaska West Express Driver Brian Ambrose was named overall champion for the second year followed by Eddie Tuia in second place. Eddie also took first place for Alaska West Express in the 5-axle van category with Doug Longerbone of Lynden Transport taking second place.

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Chinese Consumers’ Preference for Alaska Salmon: Does It Make a Difference to Tell Respondents Their Answers Might Influence Policy?

09/20/17

Chinese Consumers’ Preference for Alaska Salmon: Does It Make a Difference to Tell Respondents Their Answers Might Influence Policy?

Many surveys ask people to assign a value to some specific thing, often by estimating how much they’d be willing to pay for it. But researchers recognize there can be a difference between what people say they would pay, and what they would actually pay, if in fact they had to buy something. Economists call this “hypothetical bias,” and they use various ways to try to overcome it.

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Registration open for medical education summit

09/20/17

Registration open for medical education summit

The Fairbanks community can explore career and education opportunities in a wide range of health care areas on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the sixth annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The event is free, but preregistration is required.

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Alyeska Resort and Chugach Living Magazine Present the Inaugural “Bite of the Chugach”, Alaska’s Quintessential Culinary Event, October 6 – 8, 2017.

09/20/17

Alyeska Resort and Chugach Living Magazine Present the Inaugural “Bite of the Chugach”, Alaska’s Quintessential Culinary Event, October 6 – 8, 2017.

Alyeska Resort has teamed up with Chugach Living Magazine and Visit Anchorage to produce a culinary event held at The Hotel Alyeska October 6 – 8, 2017. The event will feature chef’s from around Southcentral Alaska showcasing their specialties. The event is a celebration of Alaska's food scene and culinary culture with a focus on sustainability and locally sourced Alaskan ingredients.

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09/20/17

Power Pledge Challenge Kicks Off October Energy Awareness Month

Over 2,000 students will learn about energy efficiency next month and compete for prizes statewide as part of the Power Pledge Challenge. Utilities and organizations from Mat-Su, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, and Juneau host the challenge as part of Energy Awareness Month, recognized every year in October.

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