KETCHIKAN - Of all the things to serve for lunch, the kids suggested seaweed. Genevieve Hiatt and Hailey Hubble, fourth-graders at Houghtaling Elementary, won the November Dream Healthy Lunch Menu Contest, and come Dec.
Alaska's Tongass National Forest garnered headlines in recent weeks.
...Tongass National Forest timber program is an investment in the transition to young growth harvest, a visiting U.S. Department of Agriculture official said in a news conference Wednesday.Robert Bonnie, under secretary for natural resources and...
SEATTLE - Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's largest national forest.U.S. Forest Service officials rejected the report's conclusions, particularly the observation that the agency had great latitude in how and where it would spend its money.
ANCHORAGE - A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S.
ANCHORAGE - A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Alaska's $12.6 million share of the funding on Thursday at a convention of Alaska Natives in Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study.
Millions of Americans in need will receive canned Alaska salmon through a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The sale will also relieve Alaska's seafood industry of some market pressure.
ANCHORAGE - A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S.
Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.
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