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Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich: Public dollars are for public educationBegich singled out public school funding and constitutional amendment for state support of private or religious schools

USCG’s Cold Bay crews conduct 5th rescue in two weeks

USCG’s Cold Bay crews conduct 5th rescue in two weeksOn Tuesday, they conducted their fifth medevac of crewmen from floating processors in the Bering Sea.

Congress moves ahead on bill to restore Veteran’s benefits

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to restore a cut to the cost-of-living-allowance for retirees, and the Senate Monday voted to move forward with a bill to do the same.

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefitsVeterans and military members in Alaska and around the country have been outraged at Congress since December, when lawmakers passed a budget that would trim their retirement benefits, starting in 2015.

Comment period opens on Navy Draft EIS

Comment period opens on Navy Draft EISThe U.S. Navy is seeking comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that will update the Navy’s Northwest military training and testing activities, including the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal near Ketchikan.

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes away

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes awayDr. Maynard Miller was 93 years old

Army cuts will be small for Alaska military

Army cuts will be small for Alaska militaryAlaska will lose about 400 soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska operations and the announcement is being portrayed as good news from military officials in the state.

Alaska military dependence is focus of new study

Alaska military dependence is focus of new studyMost of the federal dollars spent in Alaska are related to the military.

Alaska may get 8 military cargo planes

Alaska may get 8 military cargo planesThe planes are C-23 Sherpas and they are beloved by National Guardsmen around the country who flew them. The twin-engine Sherpa looks like a flying box and can hold more than 20 paratroopers.

Department of Defense releases Arctic Strategy

Department of Defense releases Arctic StrategyThe Department of Defense released a 16 page Arctic Strategy document on Friday.