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Mark Ross, a naturalist at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks, invented the cross-country, solstice-celebrating AlaskAcross—a nonstop 60-mile hiking traverse in northern Alaska, from Lost Creek to Eureka.read more
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Dan White announced that Keith Champagne will take on a new role as leader of the Alaska Nanooks intercollegiate athletics program.read more
On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one.read more
The chair of the University of Alaska Board of Regents has announced appointments to a task force that will explore options for the university system’s future structure, outlined the options the group will consider, and set out the process the task force will follow.read more
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) appointed Lori Klein as the new Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA).read more
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Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) hired shareholder Lucille Sands for the newly-created position of Shareholder Development Director.
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The Alaska Marine Lifeline
The current conversation Alaskans are having was spurred by Governor Mike Dunleavy’s initial budget proposal for 2020, which would cut funding to the AMHS by 75 percent and essentially end most operations by October.