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Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

...coordinated by a travel company, Anchorage-based Circumpolar Expeditions, which focuses on western Alaska and the Russian Far East. One of the main goals is to travel to Chukotka communities with Diomede elders next year to visit relatives, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/village-seeks-reunite-russian-relatives
State
Grizzlies kill more Montana livestock than in all 2014

...of 2014, not counting the 22 cattle lost this year to bears that have not yet been claimed.One report came from as far east as Floweree, Montana, about 100 miles northeast of Helena, George Edwards of the Montana Livestock Loss Board said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/grizzlies-kill-more-montana-livestock
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Japan's secret campaign against the U.S.

...were killed by a balloon. The records I used for my research were all declassified in the 1970s. Q: What was the farthest east that one of the balloons made it in the U.S.?Coen: Farmington, Michigan. The farthest north was Alaska and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22
State | Local
Bear snags chickens from coop

...Ken Marsh, the agency's public information officer, said the bears have been spotted as far west as Nikiski and as far east as Hope.Lynne Skogstad, who has homes in Hope and Government Hill, said she watched the group of bears walk into the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/bear-snags-chickens-coop
State
Educator Spotlight: Janna Lelchuk

...awards were from two of Alaska's governors: Walter Hickel and Tony Knowles, for helping to connect Alaska and Russian Far East back in 1990s. Another important one was a national award from Moscow, Russia in 2012: "Laureate of Artiada of Russia...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/educator-spotlight-janna-lelchuk
Neighbors
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...unanswered question is: If the Japanese had not attacked Hawaii and had only attacked British and Dutch possessions in the Far East, would the U.S. have gone to war?After Hawaii, Admiral Yamamoto swept across the Pacific with his fleets and knocked...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...because we were continuing to foster opening up the Russian Far East to Alaska and vice versa," MacKay said. "From our point...offered scheduled service to Anchorage from the Russian Far East. Many of the Soviet passengers aboard those flights envisioned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/melting-ice-curtain-pt-3
State
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 2

...Ceremonial signingOn the ice and snow of the Soviet Far East, the expedition had only an inkling of the attention it...for two weeks, during a staged swing through the Russian Far East. When they arrived on Little Diomede, they tried to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/melting-ice-curtain-pt-2
State
Family of sunken sub captain found boat, closure

...S. aircraft carriers in the Pacific would force the United States out of the war, giving Japan a free hand in the Far East.But American code-breakers working for Yamamoto's counterpart, Adm. Chester Nimitz, knew where the Japanese fleet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-08/family-sunken-sub-captain-found-boat-cl
State
State news roundup for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

...Rep. Don Young are saying 'no' to a proposed international park in the Bering Strait region of Alaska and the Russian Far East. The proposed park - referred to as Transboundary Area of Shared Beringian Heritage - would link the proposed Beringia...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/state-news-roundup
State

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