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A $23.8 million grant to boost the undergraduate study of biomedical research and health sciences by rural Alaska students will offer new education opportunities at 10 campuses across the state, the University of Alaska Fairbanks said.

 

Alaska Dispatch News
The TERRA -- Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska -- project is an ongoing, multiyear endeavor to put better Internet, phone and television service in the hands of rural Alaskans, who have relied on spotty satellite connections until now. Jillian Rogers
After six years on the job, Mike Mason will leave his post as news director at KDLG public radio this month to be press secretary for the Alaska House Minority.Dave Bendinger
Residents in the eastern Interior Alaska town of Eagle are hunkering down for another cold winter and the seasonal seclusion that adds to what many already consider a rural existence. Jerzy Shedlock
This fall's bowhead whale harvest on the North Slope has been a bountiful one. The count as of Monday was 11 whales for Barrow, three for Kaktovik and five for Nuiqsut, according to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.Jillian Rogers
After suffering budget cuts from the Northwest Arctic Borough and the University of Alaska, Kotzebue's library may be forced to closed its doors to the public.Jillian Rogers
Ruby Kaleak is only 5 feet 2 inches tall but she takes on formidable opponents as part of the polar bear patrol in the Arctic Alaska community of Kaktovik. One bear that recently found its way into an elder's arctic entry, however, was particularly "humongous."Michelle Theriault Boots
After suffering budget cuts from the Northwest Arctic Borough and the University of Alaska, Kotzebue's library may be forced to closed its doors to the public.Jillian Rogers
The Northwest Alaska community turned down the prospect of doing away with local alcohol restrictions, a vote that comes after another village in the region, Ambler, turned down a similar effort to ease local option laws.Jillian Rogers
No one said running the biggest rural health care organization in Alaska would be easy. But the new CEO didn't realize just how big a challenge he was inheriting. Now YKHC is focused on its own recovery, taking it one step at a time.Lisa Demer

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