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Graduates celebrate achievements at UAF Bristol Bay's 33rd commencement

Thirty students were recognized at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus's 33rd commencement ceremony Saturday. Their stories reflect the possibilities of education in rural communities.

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Dunleavy administration weighs in on Pebble-backed lawsuit against BBRSDA

Last month, six commercial fishermen filed a lawsuit against the regional seafood association in Bristol Bay to which they belong. The lawsuit, funded by the Pebble Limited Partnership, challenges more than $250,000 in funds the association had spent on groups that oppose the Pebble Mine. Now, the Dunleavy administration has added its voice to the dispute.

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Scientists, educators and more gathered to discuss research and issues relevant to western Alaska.

The leadership of the 12 Alaska Native Regional Corporations have come together to support a change to the oil tax structure in Alaska. However, they stopped short of endorsing the bill being considered in the Alaska Legislature. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

New research shows some significant changes in the makeup of the labor force in Alaska.    The research also sheds some light on who chooses to work.        KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Lake and Pen Planning Backhaul of Old Scrap

Apr 2, 2013

With federal grants in hand, the borough plans to collect and eventually ship decades worth of scrap out of the region.

The EPA is scheduled to release its revised watershed assessment for the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay sometime this spring. APRN's Peter Granitz has more information...

McDonald's Pulls McBites From Menu

Apr 2, 2013

KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports on McDonald's decision to discontinue their short-lived Fish McBites...

A well-known researcher with the University of Alaska Fairbanks has retired after 30-year. Chuck Crapo came to the University in 1983 after working in the seafood processing industry.

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed a comprehensive crime bill during Monday's floor session. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

The murder of a Hooper Bay woman last week prompted a moving statement from one of the men that represents western Alaska in the State Legislature. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

Governor Parnell Proposes a Spending Cap

Apr 1, 2013

Since the start of the legislative session in Juneau lawmakers have been working with the mantra of "fiscal restraint". However, when asked lawmakers couldn't put a number on that "fiscal restraint". Governor Sean Parnell stepped forward last week and offered up his own number in the form of a proposed spending cap for F-Y 2014. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

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