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Kate Troll

Born in 1952 on an Air Force Base in Texas.Length of residency in Alaska and Juneau: 36 years and 21 years respectively.Education: Masters of Natural Resource Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Drake University.Occupation: Currently retired from State of Alaska; writer
Begich proposes national seafood marketing program

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's seafood could get a marketing boost as part of a national effort to spread the word about American ocean products.
First Friday: Quilts, Tongass, marabou coho and Cajun picture boxes

Four years ago, Petersburg artist Susan Christensen was content as a painter. She worked on large canvases, and occasionally glued pieces of clothing into her work or added stitching in the middle of a piece.
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My Turn: It's not pork, it's fish

Joe Miller's ads say "If you want to change Washington, you have to change the people." Alaska's history tells us this is not true. In the U.S. Senate, the way to get things done is through seniority, key committee assignments and the ability to work with people.
Farm agency offers aid to fishermen

Jeremy Kromray felt his fisherman's career begin to fizzle in 2002.
Grizzly to grace Alaska quarter

The mighty grizzly, clutching a salmon in its jaws, beat out a sled dog team, a polar bear and a gold panner as the governor's design of choice for Alaska's state quarter.
JIA adds $140M to city's 2009 GDP

A new study by the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities on the economic impacts of Alaska's airports shows the aviation industry contributes 47,000 jobs and $3.
Bill would boost loans for vessel upgrades

Legislation to broaden the use of the Commercial Fishing Loan Act to include energy efficiency upgrades is garnering growing support from conservationists and groups representing residents of Alaska's fishing communities.
Group urges ships to buy wild salmon

Bob Johnson of Denver took one bite of wild Alaska salmon served Wednesday at Marine Park and quickly offered his first impression to his wife, Joyce.
Report: Genetically modified fish could pose danger

FAIRBANKS - Genetically modified fish from farms eventually could present "considerable" environmental risks, according to a federal science panel. The National Research Council devoted several pages to fish in a report on biotechnology it released last week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested the report in response to controversy over genetically modified foods.


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