May 2011

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Secretary Eric Shinseki and Senator Mark Begich present Jacob Nelson with tokens of gratitude for his service during World War II

The top official from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Eric Shinseki, spent Memorial Day afternoon in the Bering Sea village of Kwigillingok. Along with Alaska Senator Mark Begich, he praised members of the World War II era Alaska Territorial Guard, and told them he will improve service to the veterans that walk in their footsteps.

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Smelts should be arriving at Bethel any day now. As of Friday afternoon, the very first smelts showed up at Napakiak on the afternoon tide. Read more →

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