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Regular mail becomes less so in village

...lift heavy boxes. He said his daughter had been asking for backup help.A Postal Service worker from the western Alaska village of Teller just arrived Wednesday and will stay through the end of next week to help out. Efforts are underway to...
Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...Shishmaref during the Saturday visit. It's the 58th year the program has brought a little holiday cheer to remote Alaska villages, where poverty is widespread."For some of these kids, if it weren't for the toys we're delivering, they...
Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

...Hultin. Hultin, 90, twice retrieved samples of the virus from the lungs of flu victims preserved by permafrost in an Alaska village. Molecular pathologists used the latter of those samples to reconstruct the virus and discover that it jumped from...
Holiday travel tales at airports across Alaska and Hawaii

...Alaska, and Honolulu to destinations as remote as the Alaska village of Pitkas Point and as far away as Saipan.Some were...waiting for her flight home to the tiny western Alaska village of Pitkas Point, a Yup'ik Eskimo community of about...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...Bill was signed last January, Begich helped ensure Alaska was taken care of. He helped secure funding for the Rural Alaska Village Grant program, which since 2011 has provided more than $100 million for rural communities to improve water and wastewater...
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...receiving a $2.5 million grant and a $7.8 million loan to upgrade its aging water treatment system.The western Alaska village of Akiachak is receiving a $5 million grant that will go toward construction of sewer mains and other parts of a...
Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

ANCHORAGE - Ruby Kaleak's (KAL-ee-ak's) part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska's Beaufort (BOH'-fort) Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she's ever seen got inside a house.Kaleak tells the Alaska Dispatch News reported that she got a call by radio on Friday that a bear was inside a doorway.She and a co-worker spotted the polar bear inside 81-year-old Betty Brower's home in Kaktovik (kak-TOH'-vik), a village of 300. It was eating seal oil from a drum.
Dig near Quinhagak yields ancient hair

BETHEL - Residents of the southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak are hoping ancient hair found at a nearby archaeological dig will yield information about possible ancestral ties...
Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption

...Court has affirmed a lower court decision against Tununak that allowed an Alaska Native infant girl from the western Alaska village to be adopted by non-Native parents.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the higher court agreed in a split...
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska on the susceptibility of Alaska's Native illages to erosion and flooding. They noted that 183 out of 216 Alaska villages, nearly 86 percent of Native villages, "are more susceptible to flooding and erosion due in part to rising temperatures...


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