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SE Alaska population grows 3.8 percent from 2010-2013

SE Alaska population grows 3.8 percent from 2010-2013In the first three years of this decade, Southeast Alaska reversed a trend of anemic population growth that defined the previous 10 years for the region.

Alaska goes on charm offensive against Wal-Mart over salmon dispute

Alaska goes on charm offensive against Wal-Mart over salmon disputeFor months, Wal-Mart and state officials have gone back and forth on whether Alaska salmon should be sold in their stores.

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand SouthAn intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute some flights. That's the bad news. The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis southward, perhaps down to Colorado and Illinois.

A new year means new laws for Alaska

A new year means new laws for AlaskaSeveral new Alaska laws go into effect on January 1st , including a major change in the state's oil production tax.

Thousands of Alaskans to lose unemployment benefits Saturday

Thousands of Alaskans to lose unemployment benefits SaturdayAbout 6,500 Alaskans will see their emergency unemployment benefits come to an end on Saturday.

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSPEnvironment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costsAlaska’s school districts spend a quarter billion dollars just on employee health care. It’s a big number that’s only expected to rise, and there isn’t one obvious solution to keeping costs down.

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On EarthUsing data from a NASA satellite, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) say they have now pinpointed the coldest place on Earth.

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount RequestedAlaska Airlines and some other affected businesses are suing to block the wage, arguing that it conflicts with state and federal laws.

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

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Beau Schooler’s pork cut tattoo.

Beau Schooler.

Cook Rachel Barril.

Schooler and Barril talking pork.

Beau Schooler’s “Mis en Place”

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