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A Bishop's Perspective: Acts of compassion uphold human dignity

...the urgent needs of those who have suffered from natural disaster or those confronted with personal loss, our hearts...toward widows in Afghanistan or those who experience natural disaster is rooted in two convictions: 1) That the greatness...
Empire Editorial: Hope for best, prepare for worst

...magnitude 9.2 earthquake rocked Alaska and officials found their nuclear war survival plans didn't account for natural disasters. Whether it's cold-weather generators to power hospitals, mobile communications vehicles, or simple shelters...
Fairbanks schools seek 180-day requirement waiver

...always what we do is ask the district to make up the time," Fry said.The commissioner has granted waivers when natural disasters have occurred at the end of the school year, Fry said. With so much time left in the semester, the department...
Alaska First! It's time

...and uniting to correct the ill-fated course we are on.This crisis is not as tangible as an historic battle or natural disaster. It is more insidious and often disguised behind ribbon cuttings, picnics, bill signings, photo-ops, pre-taped...
Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

...history," he said.The storm later will be a threat to both Vietnam and Laos and is likely to be among the top five natural disasters for those two countries, Masters said. The storm is forecast to barrel through the Philippines' central region...
Alaska books roundup 2013

...assistant professor of history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, examines history through an unusual lens, natural disaster, and how avalanche danger and management shaped emerging communities in the West. (University of Washington Press...
New map predicts tsunami effects on Sitka check out and see where the predicted inundation areas are. But he cautioned that there are many unknowns in natural disasters. He added that the tsunami in Japan in March 2011 caused damage much greater than anyone's expectation. "It...
Giving thanks by giving generously

...the scenes of loved ones looking for relatives who are missing as well as those who mourn their beloved dead. This natural disaster has wiped out communities and has left countless people homeless.Just the other day I was speaking to a woman here...
Fairbanks will host Preparedness Expo

...declaring that Alaska would take part in Emergency Preparedness Month, Gov. Sean Parnell said Alaska is vulnerable to natural disasters."Each year, Alaskans respond to a diverse array of emergency situations, including heavy snowfall, flooding...
Earthquake simulator shakes Alaskan complacency

...Two are in California and one in Indiana. Japan has two more.The simulator serves as a physical reminder of a natural disaster that many Alaskans tend to ignore, said Bridget Bushue, an emergency management specialist with the state. People...


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