ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Walrus surprise residents in remote Alaska village

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a remote Alaska village have been spotting Pacific walrus in unusual places. Hundreds of walrus were photographed last month on the Alaska Peninsula, the land mass that juts out toward the Aleutians.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after ’64 quake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane’s mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US,

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ANCHORAGE, AlaskaAlaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US, at STL.News.

JUNEAU, Alaska | Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project.

Alaska News: Alaska Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day

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Anchorage, AK – Alaska Governor Bill Walker Friday ordered that U.S. and Alaska state flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day. Continue reading Alaska News: Alaska Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day at STL.News.

JUNEAU, Alaska  | Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death

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JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska jury has convicted a former Arizona lawmaker of first-degree murder in the death of a man on a hunting and fishing trip. Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death at STL.News.

ALASKA | DEC LIFTS ADVISORY FOR KNUDSON COVE AND CONTINUES WATCH FOR EXCEEDANCES IN KETCHIKAN

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Continue reading ALASKA | DEC LIFTS ADVISORY FOR KNUDSON COVE AND CONTINUES WATCH FOR EXCEEDANCES IN KETCHIKAN at STL.News.

U.S.-CHINA TALKS COOL TRADE TENSIONS, ALASKA DELEGATION SHOWCASES NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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China talks cool trade tensions, Alaska delegation showcases new opportunities. Alaska trade mission arrives in China on day of agreement to increase U.S. CHINA TALKS COOL TRADE TENSIONS, ALASKA DELEGATION SHOWCASES NEW OPPORTUNITIES at STL.News.

Alaska News: Legislature Sends Bill Strengthening Ethics Rules, Limiting Per Diem to Governor’s Desk

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JUNEAU, AK – The Alaska Legislature on Friday evening finalized legislation that strengthens conflict of interest rules and makes it so lawmakers will not receive per diem after 121 days in legislative session unless an operating budget has passed.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else. Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers at STL.News.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska | Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  | Palin’s son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year at the family home in Alaska.

JUNEAU, Alaska  | Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

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JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska | Pentagon says 2 bases to house immigrants

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The ,Pentagon is preparing to build temporary camps for immigrants at two military bases, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday. Continue reading EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska | Pentagon says 2 bases to house immigrants at STL.News. He did not name the two bases, but said the details are being worked out, including how much capacity is needed.

Amid Shop Raids, Alaska Marijuana Industry Association Forms

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With pot legalization on the table in Alaska, but business plans and regulatory issues still on the drawing board, a new trade group hopes to usher the state’s cannabis industry through a rocky period.

SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

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Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association.

Washington State News: Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

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The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different Planned Parenthood affiliates covering New York City and the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

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AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed court documents in which an Alaska man agrees to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people and wounded six last year. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)

Washington News: Spokane, Justin Harter, Federal Court Dismisses Spokane Postal Service Employee’s Discrimination Case

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According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Harter, a resident of Missoula, Montana who has American Indian/Alaska Native heritage, worked as a temporary Postal Support Employee (PSE) during the 2014 holiday season at the U.S. Spokane, Washington– Joseph H.

Oprah to serve as godmother of new Holland America ship

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In a video recorded with her pal Gayle King, Winfrey recounted “sailing to Alaska last year” on a Holland America ship, adding that she is “setting sail again.”

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.| Deadly Florida airport shooting results in plea deal for man

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Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people in exchange for a life prison sentence. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

Associations Build Momentum Around Native American Tourism

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Alaska, and Hawaii could get extra marketing help for their tourism efforts—an area where at least one industry group has been focusing much of its attention. With the recent passage of a bill in the Senate, native populations in the continental U.S.,

Best Benefit Ever: Chiropractic Credit Expansion

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The Alaska Chiropractic Society is helping members gain access to needed business resources, thanks to a new credit union partnership. That’s why the Alaska Chiropractic Society (ACS) has announced a new partnership with the Chiropractic Federal Credit Union (CFCU).

Leading a Staff That Works Everywhere

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According to ARCUS’ website , its headquarters is in Fairbanks, Alaska. Others are located at other remote points elsewhere in Alaska, as well as in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. An office with plenty of remote workers can work together well thanks to technology.

Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

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In the latest edition of the list, released Monday in connection with National Library Week, the popular Fifty Shades of Grey is near the top, second only to young-adult author John Green’s Looking for Alaska.

Groups Produce Film to Showcase Student Conservation Efforts

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Narrated by actor and producer Alessandro Nivola, the documentary follows the experiences of two SCA high school crews who spent three weeks working in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

It's Working.Now What?

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Image Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountain_peaks_of_Alaska. Last week I bragged a little.

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Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

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Last month, NGA announced a pilot program in eight states—Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—that will expand access to addiction treatment for offenders in prisons.

Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

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In the latest edition of the list, released Monday in connection with National Library Week, the popular Fifty Shades of Grey is near the top, second only to young-adult author John Green’s Looking for Alaska.

How Frequent-flier Program Changes Will Affect Travelers

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Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines has launched a limited promotion that puts a unique spin on mileage redemption. Changes are afoot in how airline miles can be redeemed. Here’s the scoop on what’s going to be happening to those prized reward miles in the next few months.

Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016

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At the top of the list of 10 domestic airlines were Alaska Airlines and United; at the bottom were Frontier and Spirit. A new survey from Airlines for America noted that 85 percent of customers expressed satisfaction with their air travel experiences last year.

Josh Earnest’s Four Tips for Advocacy in Divisive Times

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Earnest himself points to Obama taking the reins of the White House Instagram account during a 2015 Alaska visit to speak out about climate change. The former White House press secretary under President Barack Obama sees a broken DC political culture.

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South Dakota School Group Wades Slowly Into Mascot Debate

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That’s a level far higher than most states—only Alaska and New Mexico have higher percentages of Native Americans in their populations.

West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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I think that we in the Northwest have a lot of great content, we have a lot to offer,” said Heider, whose organization represents about 150 credit unions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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I think that we in the Northwest have a lot of great content, we have a lot to offer,” said Heider, whose organization represents about 150 credit unions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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Industry Group Forecasts Winds of Change as Wildfires Rage

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Even this year, the wildfires torching regions in the West and even Alaska are “unprecedented,” said Hill, in their early outbreak.

Ask These 5 Questions Before Planning Your Next Meeting

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The city is also a great jumping-off point to Whistler, Victoria, Alaska cruises, and the Okanagan Valley wine region, making extended stays a real lure. How meeting planners can prioritize what matters most to their organization in planning their next event.

Conference Circuit: Real Estate Gets Political

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And the conference’s multiple sessions on the impact of medical marijuana laws on real estate transactions couldn’t come at a better time, considering voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, DC, approved marijuana legalization measures.

Associations Canada: The “Power of A” in the Great White North

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With a population of slightly more than 35,000 people, Canada’s smallest territory—which shares much of its border with Alaska—is full of small communities. 170K The estimated number of nonprofits in Canada, according to Imagine Canada.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

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Not long after, I was leading a workshop in Alaska at a nonprofit conference, and we had another chance to connect.