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Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

ANCHORAGE - One of Alaska's most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural disasters escalated by climate change.
Alaska tribal entities getting mold-elimination grants

...ANCHORAGE - Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for efforts to eliminate mold in homes.HUD officials say the Cook Inlet Tribal Council is receiving...
Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded almost $7 million in grants to Alaska Native organizations pursuing housing projects.The news was announced Tuesday...
$60M awarded in tribal housing grants

ANCHORAGE - The federal government has awarded nearly $60 million in grants to more than 90 tribal communities across the nation, including 15 in Alaska, U.S.
Southeast Alaska senior services to be expanded

JUNEAU - Two organizations in Southeast Alaska said a program that helps senior citizens live independently will be expanded because of additional federal funding.
THRHA receives funding from HUD for elder service

Catholic Community Services is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority funding that will link the elderly and people with disabilities...
Nonprofit to purchase low-income housing properties

St. Vincent de Paul of Juneau will use grant money to purchase two apartment buildings that will serve as low-income housing.
Willoughby District may benefit from federal greening program

Downtown Juneau could a green facelift. The City and Borough of Juneau Lands Committee recently discussed the idea to enter Alaska's capital in the Greening America's Capitals program. The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Policy, U.S.
Murkowski deserves props for raising toxic-injury awareness

I want to thank Gov. Frank Murkowski for signing a proclamation to declare May Toxic Injury Awareness month in the state of Alaska.
Learning at Uncle's House

In Tlingit culture, when boys were about 10 years old, they were turned over to their maternal uncles who taught, trained and disciplined them. Ha Kaak Has Ka Hidi, which means "Our Uncles' House," is the official name of the Vocational Training and Resource Center at 3239 Hospital Drive. "What better facility to give honor to our uncles than to name this building after our uncles for the teaching and discipline of the nephews," said Archie Cavanaugh, VTRC director and manager of higher education.


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