Haayk Foundation co-founders, from left, Kandi McGilton, Gavin Hudson and David R. Boxley visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of David Boxley)

Tsimshian language revival focus of new group

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- Three young Metlakatla residents have started a new nonprofit organization with the goal of strengthening their Tsimshian culture. The first task is helping to create a larger pool of fluent speakers of the Tsimshian language, starting with themselves.

National News

Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre (oil on canvas, 1954-55) has been missing for 30 years. University of Arizona Museum of Art

Where’s This Painting? 30 Years After Its Theft, Nobody Knows

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On the day after Thanksgiving, 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning’s Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.

Heavily armed officers stand by a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after terrorist attacks in Paris. Experts say that smaller U.S. cities may lack the resources needed to prevent or react to an attack. AP

In Wake of Paris, How Prepared Are US States, Cities?

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For Tuscaloosa, Alabama, there are lessons to be learned from the terror that gripped Paris just over a week ago.

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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

A Russian warplane taxies at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. Advocates say a no-fly zone would keep Syrian aircraft from attacking anti-government rebels and endangering civilians, which might allow Syrians to feel safe enough to stay put. Vladimir Isachenkov/AP

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

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Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today’s Syrian crisis.

More Alaska News

Ice on the Kuskokwim River near Galena. May 28, 3013 photo by John Madden. Courtesy Alaska National Guard.

Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice

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Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice.

Heavy snow closes several highways in Fairbanks area

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The Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and high winds when closing the road.


Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension

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It calls for a 1 percent raise next year, a one-time $1,000 bonus for the Anchorage School District’s 3,400 educators and a modest bump in monthly insurance contributions.

Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

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The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.

Not guilty plea entered in Alaska abduction, rape case

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Daniel Selovich, 37, of Manley Springs was arraigned Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court, where his public defender entered the plea on his behalf.

The trans-Alaska Pipeline System. (Creative Commons photo by Luca Galuzzi)

Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

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A federal agency has barred the oil company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher fees for moving oil after they mismanaged a project that lasted years longer and cost millions more than anticipated.

Woman’s body found next to snowmachines on winter trail

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Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday said the body of Nicheal Snell was found Sunday on the winter trail between Kobuk and Shungnak.

Alaska beach sculptures represent emotional vulnerabilities

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Dozens of sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap are spread across an Anchorage beach in a public art installation that is focusing on mental health.