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Nov. 23, 2015

Dan Fauske resigns as president of state gas line corporation

By Rachel Waldholz, APRN - Anchorage | November 21, 2015

Dan Fauske has resigned as president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), which represents the state in the proposed $45 to $65 billion project to bring natural gas from the North Slope to Cook Inlet for export.

The resignation was announced at an early morning meeting of the AGDC board on Saturday, and accepted in a unanimous vote.

Nov. 19, 2015

Conoco Phillips Launching Second Project in NPR-A

Nov. 18, 2015

Association of Village Council Presidents announces plan to create dozens of tribal courts in Y-K regionBy Anna Rose McArthur, KYUK-Bethel

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about a quarter of Alaska’s tribes. The Bethel-based Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It wants each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.

Nov. 17, 2015

Walt Monegan to head Corrections

By Zacharia Hughes, KSKA-Anchorage

A new report about the state’s Department of Corrections finds numerous problems that have contributed to dozens of recent deaths within Alaska’s prisons and jails. On Monday, Governor Bill Walker released the 20-page Administrative Review to the public, and announced a new head for DOC.

by Johanna Eurich

Alaska Native elders say it's time to stop talking about climate change and get to work. That's the message Larry Merculieff with the Native Science Commission brought to a group meeting in Anchorage this weekend.

He told members of Common Ground that Alaska Natives don't see climate change  -- they see a climate crisis. He says to solve the problems people will have to change the way they think. To explain the magnitude of the problem Murkulieff quoted a white elder... Albert Einstein.

Fairbanks Four verdict months away

By the Associated Press

Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing Fairbanks teenager John Hartman in 1997 won't hear the outcome of their most recent trial for several months. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the post-conviction relief trial for the so-called "Fairbanks Four" has wrapped up. The four sued the state based on new information that says another group of students beat Hartman. They also cite the recantation of a key witness.


Alaska Veterans, by the numbers

By Zachariah Hughes

For Veteran's Day, we've drawn a statistical portrait of Alaska veterans, using figures from the Census Bureau.

Alaska Veterans earn more than vets in any other state. The median income of Alaska vets is about 51 thousand dollars [$51,060]. That's a lot higher than the nationwide median vet income of $37,000. Also, the unemployment rate among Alaska vets is lower than among vets nationwide.

From a statement by the Municipality of Anchorage

New app on muni website provides snow removal plans and real-time tracking

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

At last week’s Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, Sierra Shannon-Daugherty led a session on “Modern vs. traditional values.” She  told the audience of about 25 people she felt like a regular kid growing up in a small village that’s 60% Unangan. Her extended family had big Sunday dinners, and she played on Chignik Bay beaches with her cousins. But she said that changed when she was age 12 and her family moved to Anchorage. She said some of the other kids were mean and disrespectful, and she felt like an outcast.