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Study Says Terrestrial Foods Can’t Replace Polar Bears’ Energy-Dense Diet

Study Says Terrestrial Foods Can’t Replace Polar Bears’ Energy-Dense Diet

As sea ice continues to retreat and polar bears spend more time on shore, one question lingers – can the world’s largest species of bears survive on land-based food? A new study says, “no.”

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April 1, 2015
ADF&G Online Store Streamlines Hunting, Fishing Permitting Process

ADF&G Online Store Streamlines Hunting, Fishing Permitting Process

Getting your fishing and hunting licenses just got a whole lot easier. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has launched its new online store, streamlining the permitting process for many prospective anglers and hunters.

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March 31, 2015

Iditarod Musher Dallas Seavey En Route To Safety, Nome

After completing the mandatory 8-hour layover in White Mountain, Dallas Seavey left the checkpoint at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday on his way to Safety – the final stop on the way to the Iditarod finish line in Nome.

March 17, 2015
Dallas Seavey First Iditarod Musher Into White Mountain

Dallas Seavey First Iditarod Musher Into White Mountain

Dallas Seavey – the winner of the 2014 Iditarod – is the first musher into White Mountain. He checked in at 10:10 Tuesday morning. Mitch Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are running in second and third place, respectively.

March 17, 2015
Dallas Seavey Leads Iditarod Mushers Out Of Elim

Dallas Seavey Leads Iditarod Mushers Out Of Elim

Dallas Seavey is the first musher out of Elim, as he heads to Golovin, then up to White Mountain, where he will take a mandatory 8-hour rest.

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March 17, 2015
Aaron Burmeister in Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)

Burmeister Takes Iditarod Lead Out Of Shaktoolik

eigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey was the first into Shaktoolik early Monday morning, but Aaron Burmeister was the first out of the checkpoint. Both are running with 12 dogs as they enter the last 170 miles of the race. leading the charge to Koyuk.

March 16, 2015

Dallas Seavey Leading The Way To Shaktoolik

After a quick 5 minute stop in Unalakleet, reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey took the lead and is on the way to Shaktoolik.

March 15, 2015
Aaron Burmeister Leads Iditarod Teams Into Huslia

Aaron Burmeister Leads Iditarod Teams Into Huslia

Nome musher Aaron Burmeister was the first to reach Huslia Thursday night. He was followed by reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey and rookie Thomas Waerner.

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March 13, 2015
Dallas and Mitch Seavey talk before the ceremonial start of the 2015 Iditarod. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Dallas Seavey, Aaron Burmeister Battle For Iditarod Lead

Dallas Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are running neck-and-neck down the Yukon River, leading the Iditarod field between Tanana and Ruby.

March 11, 2015
Buser Regains Iditarod Lead En Route To Tanana

Buser Regains Iditarod Lead En Route To Tanana

After briefly ceding the race lead heading into Manley Hot Springs, Martin Buser has jumped back to the front of the pack, leading the way along the trail to Tanana.

March 10, 2015

Alaska Pacific University Offers New Scholarship For Pell-Eligible Students

Alaska Pacific University is adding a new scholarship for low-income students who are eligible for the Pell Grant. The school also recently lowered tuition costs and hopes both measures will help attract new students.

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February 25, 2015
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a 5 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 academic year. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

University of Alaska Board Of Regents Approves 5% Tuition Increase

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 in favor of a 5 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 academic year. The Board voted down a similar measure last fall.

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February 20, 2015
Tanaina supporters voiced their concerns to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Tanaina Supporters Appeal To UA Board of Regents

Supporters of the Tanaina Child Development Center appealed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents on Thursday, urging the board to help save Tanaina. The center was informed it would need to find a new home late last month, when UAA opted to end an agreement which allowed the childcare facility space on campus.

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February 19, 2015

UAA Prioritization Report Lays Out Next Steps, Many Questions Remain

The University of Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday released its report on the findings of the prioritization process it has been undergoing for the last year and a half. It gives recommendations and lays out a basic plan of how to move forward, but many questions remain unanswered.

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February 4, 2015

UAA Releases Prioritization Report Findings, Recommendations

The University of Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday released it’s report on the findings of the prioritization process it has been working on for the last year and a half.

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February 3, 2015
Scott Hamel answers questions from concerned parents and community members about the university's decision to terminate it's long-standing agreement with Tanaina. (Photo by Josh Edge - APRN - Anchorage)

Parents Voice Frustration Over Termination Of Tanaina, UAA Agreement

Tanaina Child Development Center has been housed on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus for decades, but, last week the group received a letter from the university saying they would need to find a new home. Parents gathered Monday night to ask questions and voice their concerns.

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February 3, 2015

Tanaina Child Development Center, UAA May Be Parting Ways

Tanaina Child Development Center at the University of Alaska last week received notice from the university that the center will need to find a new location. The decision has left many parents frustrated, but the two sides are still in discussions to see if a new agreement can be reached.

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February 2, 2015
Bristol Bay Sockeye’s Prey Quality Affected By Ocean Temperature

Bristol Bay Sockeye’s Prey Quality Affected By Ocean Temperature

Having healthy and plentiful returns of salmon each season is an important issue to subsistence, sport and commercial fishermen alike. But, relatively little is known about what happens to the fish once they leave their spawning grounds and head out to sea. A group of scientists have started investigating a piece of the puzzle in a survey of juvenile Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.

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January 26, 2015
ARCTREX Tests Arctic Oil Spill Tracking Techniques

ARCTREX Tests Arctic Oil Spill Tracking Techniques

Offshore oil and gas exploration has become increasingly prominent over the past several years. But, questions remain about how effective response efforts would be if there’s an oil spill. Last fall, scientists began tackling one piece of the puzzle — tracking how spilled oil would move and spread in the Arctic Ocean.

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January 23, 2015

Scientists, Fishermen Test Strategies To Reduce Trawl Bycatch, Habitat Impact

Reducing bycatch has been a hot topic in the pollock trawl industry. Scientists are working with the commercial fishermen to find a solution to the problem. And, at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium this week in Anchorage, they say they are making progress.

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January 22, 2015