The $20-million National Science Foundation grant will allow the University of Alaska Fairbanks to hire eight new scientists to study how Alaska communities in three different regions are adapting to changing environments.
The ceremony was held by the Douglas Indian Association to honor human remains unearthed at the school during a renovation project this summer. Members of the Juneau Assembly and School Board attended as guests of DIA.
The governor says federally mandated programs should be paid for with federal dollars. In 2011, the administration declined to apply for a federal grant that would have provided up to $1-million to help the state set up an exchange.
It turns out a gravesite uncovered last month in Juneau does not contain the body of a Chilkat man who died in 1927.
A Juneau photographer has donated a large collection of his father’s work to a Southeast Alaska cultural group. The archive documents the career of Amos Wallace, a nationally known Tlingit carver. It will be used to teach a new generation of artists about traditional – and more recent – techniques.
Many communities in Southeast Alaska have seen population declines for a decade or more, but there appears to be a turnaround.
A former state representative from Anchorage has died of injuries sustained in a small plane crash in Homer.
The Federal Department of Education has given Alaska a waiver for one of the requirements created by the No Child Left Behind Act.
The decision allows the state to freeze its student proficiency targets for one year if state officials commit to applying for a larger package of waivers by September 6th.