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12/09/16

Sitnasuak Native Corporation Declares 2016 Dividend

December 7, 2016 Nome, Alaska The Board of Directors of Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) are pleased to announce a special Elders dividend of $500 and regular shareholder dividend of $6.00 per share (or $600.00 for those with 100 shares) to all shareholders of record as of December 7, 2016. Shareholders who are 65 or older as of December 7, 2016, will receive a special Elders dividend of $500.  Distribution will begin on December 13, 2016. “The Sitnasuak Board of Directors and Management declared both the special Elder dividend and shareholder dividend based upon the achievements of our businesses over the past year.  The dividends recognize the important commitment to benefit our shareholders while ensuring the financial stability of the corporation. The 2016...

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12/09/16

UAF researchers to speak at web-streamed press events

Two scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will speak about their research during live press events from the 2016 American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting in San Francisco next week. Members of the media outside San Francisco can access the events via the AGU 2016 webstream site at http://bit.ly/uafagu2016webstream. The events will also be archived on AGU’s YouTube channel. The American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting is the largest earth and space science conference in the world, drawing more than 24,000 scientists from around the globe. More than 100 University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers were selected to deliver poster and oral presentations at the 2016 meeting. Following are descriptions of the two press events....

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12/09/16

Arctic Daily Update: December 9, 2016

  December 9, 2016           Today's Events:     BREAKING NEWS...   White House announces actions to protect natural and cultural resources in Alaskan Arctic Ocean.   And a new Executive Order on a "Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area, was released.   ArcticNet...

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12/09/16

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation's Taxpayers

IR-2016-167, Dec. 9, 2016                                                                               WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.   The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with more...

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12/09/16

UA College Savings Plan Announces $25,000 Scholarship Winner

Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Mildon of Anchorage was selected via random drawing as the winner of a $25,000 scholarship from the UA College Savings Plan’s Scholarship College Savings Account Giveaway. Mildon, a first year student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is the first recipient in the giveaway’s history to also be a UA student. “I was astonished,” said Mildon. “My parents have been saving my PFDs for college for several years now. I never would have guessed that I would take home the $25,000.” Mildon credits both his parents and his stepfather for their support and guidance in planning for college. UA College Savings Plan organizers took the opportunity to use a unique approach to present Mildon with his award. Mildon was invited to...

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12/09/16

In Final Push of 114th Congress, House Approves Bipartisan Package for Water Infrastructure and Transportation

December 8, 2016   PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE Contact:  Matt Shuckerow   Office: (202) 225-5765                                         Cell: (202) 412-8533   In Final Push of 114th Congress, House Approves Bipartisan Package for Water Infrastructure and Transportation Bipartisan Package Includes Vital Army Corps of Engineers Projects for Alaska   Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young successfully worked to include and defend numerous provisions beneficial to Alaska in S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN), bipartisan legislation to strengthen the...

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12/09/16

Young’s Native Workforce Development Legislation Moves to Senate

Washington, D.C.  – In the final days of the 114th Congress, Alaska Congressman Don Young is working double-time with Senator Lisa Murkowski to secure final passage and enactment of H.R. 329, the Indian Employment, training and Related Services Consolidation Act. The bipartisan measure – which works to empower tribes and tribal organizations to offer workforce development initiatives to Alaska Native and American Indian communities across the nation – passed the House unanimously yesterday and is awaiting consideration in the Senate. The legislation would amend existing law (P.L. 102-477) to improve and make permanent the Tribal 477 Program – a successful native workforce development demonstration program established by Congress in 1992. The 477 Program...

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12/09/16

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office Begins Search for New Director

December 8, 2016 ANCHORAGE – Cynthia Franklin, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), announced this week that she is moving to a position with the Alaska Department of Law. Chris Hladick, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, anticipates appointing a new AMCO director by early January. “Director Franklin has been an invaluable asset to the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office,” said Commissioner Chris Hladick. “Her leadership over the past two years leaves the staff and boards well positioned to continue the high-quality work Alaskans have come to expect. Best of luck, Cindy— my sincere thanks for your ongoing service to the people of Alaska.” Ms. Franklin was appointed as the...

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12/09/16

Sullivan Praises National Defense Bill that Includes Critical Alaska Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 91 of his Senate colleagues in passing the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The FY 2017 NDAA – continuing the 55-year bipartisan tradition of passing this bill – authorizes $619 billion in critical defense spending, and includes a number of provisions important to Alaska.   (Click on the photo above to hear Sen. Sullivan’s thoughts on the FY17 NDAA.)   “This time last year, many of my colleagues and I expressed deep concern about the declining size and state of the U.S. military. The FY 2017 NDAA marks a change in course, with a significant investment...

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12/09/16

Industry Excellence Awarded to Great Alaskan Holidays

Anchorage, Alaska  -  Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has just been awarded the 2016 Circle of Excellence Award; Recognizing Excellence in Sales and Customer Service, from Winnebago Industries.          The Winnebago Circle of Excellence      Winnebago began presenting the Circle of Excellence award to the best dealerships in North America in 1986.  Dealerships such as Great Alaskan Holidays, are only recognized after successfully demonstrating they exceeded Winnebago’s expectations in terms of service, customer satisfaction and sales.  Winnebago holds their dealerships to the highest of industry...

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