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51 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Alaska university campuses adapt to more veterans

In the same period at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the total student population shrank by 8 percent while the number of veterans swelled 61 percent, according to university records. Staff has been hired and student veteran resource centers have been created as campus hubs to help with VA paperwork, health care, housing and enrollment. The centers also act as ...

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37 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Sterling farmer seeks to open organic store

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Musty warmth carries the sour odor of fresh manure inside Sackett Family Farms Organic Produce second greenhouse. Glenn Sackett, owner of the small organic produce stand in Sterling, said the stench was actually fish fertilizer — not cow manure — which he uses to feed more than 1,000 plants with weekly. In the adjoining greenhouse, 800 ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Parnell says 2 new Alaska ferries to be built

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell has announced that two Alaska Class Ferries will be built in Ketchikan. Parnell made his announcement on Saturday, saying that the state and Vigor Industrial reached an agreement to build the ferries at the company's Ketchikan shipyard. The governor's office says the two ferries would be the first vessels in the state fleet ...

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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced Friday it signed an agreement with project-development firm MWH that outlines the construction, ownership and operation of the liquefied natural gas plant that's central to the ...

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18 HOURS AGO - WorldNetDaily

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U.S. intercepts Russian bombers 55 miles off Alaska

(FOXNEWS) — Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said the U.S. jets intercepted the planes about 55 nautical miles from the Alaskan coast at about 7 p.m. [...]

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