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Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

ANCHORAGE - Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.
Swimming to altitude

...of trails, but here in Juneau any trail that goes up steeply will quickly get into the alpine where miles of brush free travel await the ambitious runner or hiker. It's easy to justify 2 miles of swimming uphill through brush if you know you...
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...the Soviet Union. Less than a month later, U.S. and Soviet negotiators initialed the agreement allowing visa-free travel across the border for Natives who live along the Bering Strait.By September, the U.S. Customs Service had hired...
Meet the birds of the Alaska Raptor Center

...program and increasing community outreach in Sitka.The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system used to help with providing free travel to other communities in exchange for educational sessions, but "isn't interested anymore," Reeder said.So here's...
Empire editorial: This way of 'goosing' Alaska's economy is a real turkey

...state is understandable, if it helps a fledgling enterprise get underway or keeps an entity from going under. But a free travel giveaway that simply subsidizes trips many people would have taken anyway and sells tickets that may or may not get...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...for a free ticket for state travel, she said. "Only a small percentage of state employees would ever qualify for free travel," said Garnero. Also, the state would have to keep track of the miles, substantially increasing the need for administrative...
Alaska editorial: We need measures to protect tourism

...Travel and Counterrorism Partnership Act introduced in the Senate in January. The act would extend 90-day visa-free travel privileges to U.S. allies in the War on Terror. The travel and tourism industry is the second largest private-sector...
Lots of free travel for two AK lawmakers

Private interest groups have paid for more than $180,000 in travel for two of Alaska's congressional members since 2000.
Alaska Digest and posing as a bone marrow donor to qualify for free travel. Hunter remains at the Fairbanks Correctional Center...marrow donor and an Alaska Airlines employee to obtain free travel. Hunter, who claims to have bipolar disorder, faces...
A US-European strategy with Putin's Russia

...strike forces" absent a deal with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on missile defense. Russian hopes for visa-free travel to Europe and America are foundering. Many Russians do not qualify for visas today, so a visa-free regime would...


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