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Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers Receives Stewardship Award from Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
Since the early ‘90s, FOAST has preserved and displayed hundreds of treasured Alaska territorial, state police, and trooper artifacts and law enforcement memorabilia.
“This is not an easy decision. I have been working for weeks with our community partners to find alternatives to issuing this type of emergency order. But I must protect our community, and that requires issuance of this EO,” says Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson.
Pacific Dataport has received its Federal Communications Commission Grant of Authority for its new gateway located in Eagle Mountain, Utah, which will be used exclusively to connect thousands of rural Alaskans to affordable and fast broadband.
The grant provides $998,791 to the state over the next three years to pay for the software as well as two positions to manage the tracking program.
Many Alaskans prefer to harvest their own Christmas trees, and the Governor and Department of Natural Resources are encouraging this tradition for the 2020 holidays.
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Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that nearly $7 million in child care funding has been awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to multiple Alaska Native organizations.
Update from APD
APD Chief Justin Doll has released an updated report on criminal activity in the Municipality of Anchorage for Q1 through Q3 2020.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.