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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Photo: The wrong kind of food chain

...Pacific Ocean. "The albatross will eat these toothbrushes thinking it's a little fish," he said. Eriksen, the director of research and education for the Algalita Foundation, is in Juneau this week to help construct a boat from recycled materials...
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...
Science for Alaska series starts tonight with researchers of the University of Alaska," said the lecture series coordinator, Jenn Wagaman, who is director of research engagement at UAF. "We have some world renowned researchers in our own backyard." Tonight's lecture, titled...
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...
Recyclers plan to build 'viking' ship

...doesn't biodegrade. It doesn't disappear like paper does," Moe said. Steering construction is Marcus Eriksen, director of research and education at the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He visited Juneau in mid-May to talk with residents...


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