Alaska News January 27 & 28, 2022

By Tess Williams, Stars & Stripes: Remains of Navy pilot returned to Alaska family over 50 years after disappearance during Vietnam War
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: U.S. Army Alaska soldier dies in on-duty accident at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; Alaska truck drivers adapting to Canada vaccination requirement and more ->
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage police arrest man in homicide investigation; New study looks at potential connection between Glenn and Seward Highways; Porcupines in Alaska; Hydroponics help Alaska’s youth and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Army Guardsmen return from Middle East deployment; Fun With Ice Physics in the Cryosphere; Thirty Years on Semi-Solid Ground; This Day In Alaska History January 27th, 1925, January 28th, 1908 and more ->
KINY: Traveling museum exhibit shows importance of snow; Fatal accident near Glennallen, one dead; Congressman Don Young updates Alaskans on federal COVID-19 rapid test rollout and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg Borough Assembly considers how to spend ARPA funds; Assembly revises budget to include more snow removal funds Assembly revises budget to include more snow removal funds and more ->
Press release from Anchorage Chamber of Commerce:

January 26, 2022

We’ve opened our Community Challenge grant program for the 6th year! This program funds quick-action projects to make communities more livable and jump-start long-term change. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to tens of thousands for larger projects.

In case your organization is interested in applying, I’ve attached a flyer with more details about the program.

Applications are being accepted now through March 22 at 1:00 p.m. Alaska time and must be submitted through Projects must be completed by November 30, 2022. The program is open to nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Craig Medred: And the winners are….
By Naseem S. Miller, The Journalist’s Review: Native Americans have higher death rates, lower life expectancy than white, Black and Hispanic populations, CDC study shows The study also reports that 34% of non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native deaths are misclassified on death certificates.
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Scenic Train Ride In Alaska That Runs Year-Round