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My Turn: End the cold war on trust lands

...shift toward local self-determination; local solutions, grown from local soil, for oftentimes uniquely local challenges. Alaska Native tribal governments are heeding the call of their generation, mobilizing a first response to community crisis...
A second life for abandoned huskies

...they going to go?"She credits volunteer groups with helping care for the dogs. There's Alaskan Wild Women, Challenge Alaska, and FOCUS Outreach, which have all helped out. Arctic Paws Yummy Chummies, an Anchorage-based dog food company...
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...organizations. The Alaska Board of Game and the Federal Subsistence Board endorsed the management plan. Boy Scouts, Challenge Alaska, Salmonberry Tours, firemen from Anchorage and Girdwood, and members of Defenders of Wildlife donated labor...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...too.In 2009, Begich brought former Secretary of the Army Eric Shinseki to Nome so he could witness firsthand the challenges Alaska's rural veterans face. Not long afterward, an agreement was signed between the VA and tribal health care organizations...
My Turn: 'The Road' conversation needs a new subject

...or Sitka. For a slice of $10 million, I'm guessing that we'd see one or more airlines enter our market to challenge Alaska Airline's monopoly.It would only cost half as much as maintaining the road and require no capital outlay. It...
MIT economist: Kick the oil habit

...of management, told attendees at Juneau Economic Development Council's Innovation Summit on Wednesday.Another challenge Alaska faces by relying on oil for the majority of its revenue is that Alaska can't control prices, so at times of low...
Conservationists challenge Haines jet boats in court

...nonprofit law office in Juneau, filed a three-party lawsuit against the state in Alaska Superior Court on Monday. It challenges Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Michael Menge's May 18 decision to deny a July 2005 appeal regarding...
My Turn: Proposition C is the right thing to do

...Behind Act (NCLB), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This federal education law will challenge Alaska's K-12 education system. There will be increased pressure to perform. As a state we are in the process of implementing...
Supreme Court approves petition signatures

...they signed the petition, the groups' attorneys claimed. The Supreme Court six months ago rejected that legal challenge. Alaska voters passed the cruise tax initiative in August. The new law imposes taxes and environmental and consumer disclosure...
Audit critical of Vocational Rehab Division may have inquired about it as part of "constituent services" that politicians provide. The division gave Challenge Alaska, a nonprofit group that hosts an annual wheelchair race, more than $15,900 over three years. Some funds were...


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