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Alaska hosted national and collegiate karate championships

Over 250 regional champions from across the nation competed in Anchorage in September in the 36th Annual International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) US National and Collegiate Karate Championships.
Jacqueline Dailey Elected President of RurAL CAP

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) announced Jacqueline Dailey of Juneau was recently elected President of the Board of Directors.
United Way cruise to feature Alaskan writer Don Rearden

United Way of Southeast Alaska, with support from Allen Marine, will host "Cruise for a Cause" Wednesday, May 14. The featured guest speaker will be Alaskan author Don Rearden.
ASAA names a new executive director

ANCHORAGE, AK - According to a press release from the Alaska School Activities Association on Friday, William "Billy" Strickland, who has served as the ASAA Board of Directors President for the past three years, has been chosen by the ASAA Board of Directors as the organization's next executive director.Strickland was selected to succeed Gary Matthews, who retires on July 3, 2014, after serving as ASAA executive director for the past 21 years. Strickland will be the ninth director in the 57-year history of ASAA.
Photo: Spike comes home

Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy, president of the board of directors of The Whale Project, views the placement of "Spike" with University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh and Donald Smith, Director of Labor Relations for the University of Alaska, right, on campus Friday. The bronze statue by R.T. "Skip" Wallen will become the centerpiece in a newly designed courtyard to be completed by October. Spike is a smaller replica of a 26-foot work of art planned for the Juneau Waterfront.
Houston elected president of RurAL CAP

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) announced that Harold Houston Sr. of Juneau, originally from Hoonah, was recently elected President of the Board of Directors.
Arts council announces new state writer laureate

The Alaska State Council on the Arts has chosen Fairbanks writer Peggy Shumaker as the new Alaska state writer laureate 2010-2012. She will serve a two-year term, which begun Oct. 1, 2010. She succeeds Homer writer Nancy Lord.
New radio station brings more jazz, blues to town

A labor of love will bring more exposure to jazz and blues for some Juneau residents when KBJZ-FM, 94.1, goes on the air at midnight tonight. The station will be operated by Gastineau Broadcasting, a nonprofit organization incorporated in May 2000. It is one of 255 stations granted licenses by the Federal Communications Commission in December 2000 under a program aimed at creating more diversity in local radio programming.
Business Digest

Canton House hires new sushi chef, Ebona re-elected RurAL CAP president, Processor group hires executive director & SEARHC cook earns manager credentials
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