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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Shirley Mae Springer Staten, is the Executive Director of Keys to Life Alaska, an organization founded with the goal of, as the website says, "Empowering, Creating and Strengthening an Inclusive Community Through Rich Arts & Cross-Cultural Experiences."

This February 3rd, Keys to Life is hosting a Cultural Storytelling festival. 

Staten says the festival includes a wide variety of storytellers sharing not only traditional storytelling, but also providing context and insight into their culture and experiences.  

Sen. Dan Sullivan turns attention to veterans' health care U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan is hosting meetings in Alaska to hear from veterans on health care provided through the Veterans Administration. The VA health undersecretary will attend listening sessions on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 in Fairbanks and Kenai. The Senate Veteran Affairs Committee also will hold a field hearing on Aug.

The Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, which is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, says it will picket an Anchorage Native cultural center for making a religion of "pagan idolatrous practices."

Volunteers offer free assistance in filling out income tax returns.

The Legislature declares Nov. 14 "Walter Soboleff Day," to honor a Tlingit elder.

The Federal Subsistence Board takes up the rural determination process, and dozens of fish and wildlife management proposals across the state.