Arctic fisheries could be affected by sea ice retreat, warming ocean

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Rick Caulfield to take the reins of UAS on June 1

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As chancellor, Caulfield says his biggest challenge will be dealing with budget cuts. “At the same time, we’re looking at ways to generate new revenue, whether it’s federal funding, grant opportunities or ways of attracting more students to our programs,” he says.

The MV Malaspina docked in downtown Juneau on Saturday for the first time since the ferry terminal moved to Auke Bay.

Unsettled budget creates uncertainties for ferry system

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Alaska’s ferry system plans no changes to its schedule due to the budget situation at least until the end of the fiscal year on June 30, a spokesman says.

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British Columbia: Alaska will get larger voice in mine development

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British Columbia’s top mining official says Alaska will soon have more input into the transboundary mine permitting process. That news came after a meeting with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.

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Update: UAS Provost Richard Caulfield selected as next chancellor

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University of Alaska President Patrick Gamble selects Richard Caulfield as the next chancellor of University of Alaska Southeast.

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Grizzly license plates ready for issue

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The DMV has brought back a 1976 license plate that was originally issued for the United States’ bicentennial.

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JDHS goes into stay-put mode again

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Another threatening phone call today caused Juneau-Douglas High School to go into “stay put” mode for the second time in eight days.

Water and sewer systems in communities across Alaska are threatened by flooding and erosion due to climate change. Shown here is the village of Kivalina located on a barrier island in Northwest Alaska that’s facing inundation.
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Kick the Bucket: The future of rural sanitation in Alaska

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Federal and state funding isn’t keeping up with the need, and the situation is likely to get worse due to climate change.

Gov. Bill Walker signs the bill Tuesday morning as Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford, Rep. Sam Kito III and Sen. Dennis Egan look on. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Governor signs SLAM bill for Kashevaroff, Foster

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The bill officially names the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum Building after Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff and a reading room after former Rep. Richard Foster from Nome.

Fumi Matsumoto preps an etched wolf print (photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

Tidal Echoes: Capturing Southeast culture in print

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It takes a year to curate all of the work that goes into the University of Alaska Southeast literary journal Tidal Echoes. The cover of the latest edition features the artwork of Juneau artist Fumi Matsumoto.

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Schools around Alaska received threatening calls

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At least eight schools in Alaska have received threatening messages in the past 10 days.

A user prepares to roll a marijuana cigarette on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes in the District of Colombia on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP

Governor signs bill creating Marijuana Control Board

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The legislation create a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska.

Federal judge dismisses suit over 2010 military plane crash

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The crash killed three Alaska National Guardsmen and one active duty Air Force member.

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Berkowitz wins Anchorage mayoral race

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Berkowitz had more than 59 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday night. He had a significant lead over Demoski throughout the evening.

A small aircraft prepares for take off near the Ketchikan Airport. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Floatplane capsizes in Ketchikan; all evacuated safely

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The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Alaska Seaplane Tours floatplane was returning from a tour late Monday morning and struck something as it landed in Tongass Narrows.

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Black bears removed from Anchorage neighborhood move to Hope

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Ken Marsh with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said they had not seen evidence that the bears had gotten into any cans in Hope.

Haines DMV closed after employee retirement

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The state is currently looking to hire someone to reopen the office.

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4 Hot-Button Kids’ Books From The ’50s That Sparked Controversy

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Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's remarks Wednesday made a lot of investors blink. But there's something to keep in mind before you sell based on her advice.
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Fed Chair Yellen’s Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

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Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen warned about “potential dangers.”

District Attorney Dan Donovan celebrates after his win in a special election to Congress from Staten Island, N.Y.
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The Race Where Race Didn’t Matter

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The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

Bedford Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library — a gift from Andrew Carnegie, 1905.
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Do We Really Need Libraries?

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Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.