Parnell proposes Alaska Grown school lunch funding

Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed fiscal year 2014 operating budget would continue funding to put Alaska Grown foods on school lunch menus. The $3 million “Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools” program is available to all 54 school districts this year. The grant reimburses participating districts that buy Alaska fish, produce and even honey. Scott Ruby directs…

U.S. Sen. Inouye of Hawaii dies

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye died Monday of respiratory complications at a Washington, D.C.-area hospital.  He was 88 years old. He was the longest serving U.S. senator and president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in the presidential succession line. He was the first Japanese-American to serve in Congress,  elected to the U.S. House…

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