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My Turn: Alaska cannot afford to miss this opportunity

...Margo Thorning is the senior vice president and chief economist of the American Council for Capital Formation and director of research for its public policy think tank.
Helmet camera craze lets skiers record their own runs for posterity, YouTube and grandma

...Z. There's a push for all of them to use cameras because they're going to share it," said Kelly Davis, director of research for the SnowSports Industries America association."Sharing" is the key: The explosion of social media is what's...
Museum writes book on archaeological dig

...resurgence in the Alutiiq heritage movement."This is the museum's largest collection," said Amy Steffian, director of research and publication for the Alutiiq Museum. "This is our keystone collection, that foundational collection."A...
Report provides update on scholarship program

...including Alaska, reported seeing declining enrollments from fall 2012 to fall 2013, said Brian Rae, assistant director of research and analysis with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.To date, the program has awarded a total...
State awards nearly $8.7 million in scholarships

...Sean Parnell as a way to transform Alaska's education system.A new report written by Brian Rae, an assistant director of research and analysis with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, shows about 1,900 students have received...
Small company represents best of Alaska

...have surplus brood stock we recover the roe from those fish and sell it to Northern Keta," said Rick Focht, director of research and evaluation for the DIPAC hatchery. Brood stock refers to the adult salmon that return to the hatchery and...
Back to the dock

...we've seen a fairly steady catch rate on kings through the major portion of the summer," said Rick Focht, DIPAC director of research and evaluation. "The kings tend to hang around in the area for quite a while. They're unlike the chums and...
Hatchery chums make up for sockeye

...year the number of sockeye salmon was disappointing, but chum runs exceeded all expectations, said Rick Focht, director of research and evaluation for the Douglas Island Pink and Chum hatchery. "It's been kind of mixed results this year...
Last chance to stock up

...pulled our samplers off the docks, but cohos should be going another couple of weeks." According to Rich Focht, director of research and evaluation at Douglas Island Pink and Chum, chinook and coho returns were good this year, but chum returns...
Seeker of extraterrestrials to speak

...if it was more like a message in a bottle, just like people used to put in the ocean a long time ago." SETI director of research Jill Tartar spoke at UAS in 1996. She drew a standing-room-only crowd, according to state fisheries biologist...


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