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Jolene Almendarez, APRN - Anchorage

300 Villages: Point Lay

This week, we’re headed to Point Lay on the Chukchi Sea. Dorothy Henry lives in Point Lay.

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May 16, 2014 - 4:07 pm

TSA Offering Travelers A Chance To Streamline Security Experience

Travelers heading to the Anchorage airport this summer to catch a flight could face one less hurdle before they make it out of town. The Transportation Security Administration is offering flyers the chance to be streamlined through security checkpoints.

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May 15, 2014 - 5:43 pm

300 Villages: Pelican

This week, we’re heading to Pelican, in Southeast Alaska on Chichagof Island. Patricia Phillips is Mayor of Pelican.

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May 9, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Agencies Emphasize Fire Prevention Awareness

The sunshine and warmer weather are bringing more Alaskans out to enjoy parks and trails. But that increase in recreation can also mean more accidental fires. Four agencies joined forces at a media event Tuesday to get the word out about fire prevention.

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May 7, 2014 - 6:05 pm

300 Villages: Wrangell

Carol Rushmore works for the city and Borough of Wrangell.

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May 2, 2014 - 5:24 pm

UAA Students Cope With Finals Week

It’s finals week at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and that means many students are crunching a very large amount of work into a very short amount of time. An Anchorage woman has found a creative way to help students beat the stress of the week.

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April 30, 2014 - 5:27 pm

300 Villages: St. Michael

This week, we’re heading to St. Michael, a primarily Yup’ik community of almost 450 people near Nome in Western Alaska. Bobbi Ann Andrews is the mayor of St. Michael.

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April 25, 2014 - 5:45 pm

APD Implements New Crime-Tracking Systems

The Anchorage Police Department is using two new systems to communicate with the public about crimes in the city. One is a crime mapping system and the other allows city residents to receive messages directly from the department.

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April 22, 2014 - 5:19 pm

300 Villages: Akiachak

This week, we’re heading to Akiachak, in Southwest Alaska. The village is the first in the state to formally decide to dissolve its local government in favor of traditional tribal representation. Jonathan Lomack is the executive director for Akiachak Native Community Tribal Government.

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April 18, 2014 - 5:05 pm

300 Villages: Kasaan

This week, we’re heading to Kasaan, located in Southeast Alaska on Prince of Wales island. The coastal Native village is home to the oldest Haida building in the world. Frederick Otilius Olsen Junior is from Kasaan.

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April 11, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Students Compete For Spot In National Geography Bee

Students from across the state competed in the 26th annual Alaska State Geographic Bee last week in hopes of winning a spot in this year’s national competition in Washington D.C. 101 students vied for the spot.

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April 8, 2014 - 5:26 pm
The SSGT Robert T. Kuroda is docked at the Port of Anchorage. It's the largest boat in the Army and sailed from Hawaii to be part of simulation exercises meant to test the readiness of the military to respond to a disaster situation where the port is rendered inoperable. Alaska Shield joined forces with the Joint Logistics Over The Shore, or JLOTS, training to ensure the military would be able to unload supplies, such as food and medical equipment, onto shore without the port.The training is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. (Jolene Almendarez/APRN)

Alaska Shield Exercise Testing Military’s Emergency Readiness

More than 550 military personnel from around the country are gathered at the Port of Anchorage this week for an Alaska Shield exercise, meant to test the readiness of the military to provide emergency support to areas impacted by natural or human-caused disasters.

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April 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

300 Villages: Moose Creek

This week, we’re heading to Moose Creek, a village of about 600 people in central Alaska. Jeff Jacobson is the chief of staff for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

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April 4, 2014 - 5:26 pm

300 Villages: Shishmaref

This week, we’re heading to Shishmaref, on a barrier island in Western Alaska. The island is gradually sinking into the sea. Its 600 residents might be some of the first people in the world forced to relocate because of rising sea levels caused by global warming. Tony Weyiouanna Senior is President of the Shishmaref Native Corporation.

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March 28, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Archivists Rally To Keep National Archives In Anchorage

Funding for the National Archives And Records Administration, or NARA, building in Anchorage has been chopped from the National Archives budget as a result of a $10 million budget cut. All federal records will be moved to a Seattle based facility beginning in September. Local archivists, historians, senators and residents though, are rallying behind efforts to keep the archives in Anchorage.

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March 25, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Rod Perry Focusing On Traditional Dog Sled Design

With most current Iditarod mushers focused on the finish line in Nome, one former musher is still thinking about the start. At this year’s ceremonial start in Anchorage, Rod Perry drove a sled that weighed more than twice as much as the other mushers. The Iditarod pioneer hopes it was the first of many historic sled runs to come.

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March 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm