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By Lori Townsend
A new book celebrates 25 years of collaborative research and science between the Cup’ik people of Chevak, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The title, Banding Together to Learn and Preserve, 25 years of Goose Banding at Old Chevak, lays out the premise of this yearbook-style collection of pictures and science information gathered during the decades of bird banding. Read more

Governor declares disaster in Kotlik

by APRN on November 18, 2013

Governor Sean Parnell has issued a disaster declaration for storm damaged areas along the western Alaska coast. Saturday the governor held a town hall meeting in Kotlik where concerns included the well-being of the elders and lost food stores. Kotlik was among the worst hit as the storm damaged the water and sewer distribution system.
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Dawn Dillard and husband Ron Horvath. Photo by Annie Feidt/APRN.

Dawn Dillard and husband Ron Horvath. Photo by Annie Feidt/APRN.

By Annie Feidt/APRN
Dawn Dillard never wanted to retire. The 57-year-old expected to keep working as a public advocacy lawyer until she turned 100, but last year, a diagnosis of uterine cancer forced her into retirement. Now her full time job is fighting terminal cancer. And she says even if the disease kills her, she doesn’t want it to defeat her.

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Michael Geraghty, Alaska's Attorney General.

Michael Geraghty, Alaska’s Attorney General.

The recent ruling in Akiachak vs Salazar found that the Secretary of Interior has the authority to take land into trust for Alaska tribes and can not treat tribes here differently than in the lower 48. The ruling has left state officials with a lot of legal uncertainty. Michael Geraghty, the state’s Attorney General, spoke with APRN’s Lori Townsend, and said the decision was a disappointment that creates a big question mark.

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