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Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthroughThe revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin.

Supreme Court hears arguments from State of Alaska and Central Council of Tlingit and Haida

Supreme Court hears arguments from State of Alaska and Central Council of Tlingit and HaidaAlaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case.

Gov.-elect Walker wants to expand Medicaid. Can it happen?

Gov.-elect Walker wants to expand Medicaid. Can it happen?When Walker takes office next month, will it really be so easy to expand a program that has been a tough sell in other conservative states?

Begich bill would shush political calls

Begich bill would shush political callsBegich proposes to expand the “Do Not Call” registry to superPACs and political non-profits. Americans have registered more than 217 million phones on the “Do Not Call” list, but that only keeps commercial telemarketers at bay.

Report: ‘Rural governance remains unfinished in Alaska’

Report: ‘Rural governance remains unfinished in Alaska’Though little progress has been made at a state level on the issue, the state’s social and political climates have changed over the last 15 years.

Senate committee holds hearing on violence in American Indian, Alaska Native communities

The hearing came a day after a task force report highlighted the damage violence inflicts on the children of Native Americans. Sen. Mark Begich emphasized his efforts to repeal Alaska’s exclusion from the Violence Against Women Act.

Delta to offer seasonal service to Ketchikan

Delta to offer seasonal service to KetchikanThe two new Alaska stops will see one daily flight during the busy summer season, starting May 15. Delta expanded into the Juneau market last summer, and plans to continue that seasonal service, as well.

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in Sitka

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in SitkaIt’s the fourth meeting of the Tongass Advisory Committee, which is working with the U.S. Forest Service as it tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concerns

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concernsAs Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.

CBJ Regular Meeting 11/10/2014

Audio from the Nov. 10, 2014 CBJ Assembly meeting.
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