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Jillian Rogers, KHNS-Haines

The luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived off the coast of Nome on Sunday. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)

Nome greets massive Serenity with drums, dance, festivity

By | Arctic, Featured News, North Slope, Oceans, Tourism, Transportation | No Comments
Despite rainy weather, the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived in Nome on schedule, Sunday morning. About a thousand people poured out of the floating hotel and emptied into the town of Nome for a full day of scheduled activities and events, including the formal commemoration held at the Nome Mini Convention Center.
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Role of nonprofits still in limbo following Haines Chamber of Commerce vote

By | Economy, Local Government, Recent News, Southeast | No Comments
The role of nonprofits in the Haines Chamber of Commerce remains in limbo following a vote on bylaws revisions Thursday. Right now, nonprofits are given equal rights to for-profits in the Chamber. The new bylaws would have taken away a piece of that – allowing non-profits to be members and vote, but not to serve on the Chamber board of directors.
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SEATT partners are monitoring for other kinds of toxic phytoplankton, such as Dinophysis. “It kind of looks like a pitcher filled with punch with Sangria,” said Kennedy. “We’re worried about that because it produced diuretic shellfish poisoning, which is very unpleasant but not high priority.” (Photo courtesy of Esther Kennedy)

Researchers developing cheaper, faster monitoring method for paralytic shellfish poisoning

By | Aleutians, Environment, Food, Health, Oceans, Public Safety, Recent News, Southwest | No Comments
Researchers are developing a field test kit that would make it easier to monitor for paralytic shellfish poisoning. Project partners include NOAA researchers from the Lower 48 as well as community testers based on Kodiak Island and in the Alaska Peninsula.
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Young adults, often unable to find good jobs, even with a college education, are increasingly staying with their parents. (Photo by Associated Press)

Millennials are more likely to live with mom and dad in some states

By | Economy, Education, Family, Housing, Nation & World, Pew Charitable Trusts | No Comments
By now, Karen Wilk thought she would have sold her five-bedroom house in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and downsized to a smaller home. But she has had to put those plans on hold because her 23-year-old daughter, who is finishing her college degree while working part-time, still lives with her. Wilk’s 27-year-old son moved out two years ago.
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