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 By Julie Watson    News    February 28, 2024

Volunteers smash purple sea urchins to save California kelp forests

CASPAR BEACH, Calif. - A welding hammer strapped to her wrist, Joy Hollenback slipped on blue fins and swam into the churning, chilly Pacific surf one fall morning to do her part to save Northern...


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HELP WANTED Petersburg Indian Association is accepting applications for a full-time Tribal Administrator. Position will be responsible for general oversight of operations and staff at PIA. Job description and application available at the PIA office... Full story


Alaska seafood shippers pay $9.5 million penalty for violating federal law

Two Alaska seafood shipping companies agreed to pay a $9.5 million penalty to the federal government for violations related to their use of a tiny rail track in Canada that the federal government said was an illegal attempt to avoid requirements of t...

 By James Brooks    News    February 28, 2024

Permanent Fund trustees support investing borrowed money

The leaders of the $77 billion Alaska Permanent Fund have voted unanimously to adopt a strategic plan that calls for borrowing up to $4 billion in order to increase the amount of money available for investments, looking to earn more on the investment... Full story


State almost clear of backlogged food stamp applications

As of last week, the backlog of Alaskans waiting for the state to process their food stamp applications was down to just over 500 — a big improvement over the 14,000 unresolved applications of a year ago. The state’s Division of Public Assistance is... Full story


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