Alaska News November 14, 2017

By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska National Guard mission hits close to home for one solider
By Associated Press: Kodiak City Council raises sales tax cap by 300 percent
By Sidney Sullivan: VIDEO: APD escorts moose to safety
By Samantha Angaiak: Parks and Recreation cautions Alaskans to be wary of thin ice
By Sidney Sullivan: Black Angus Inn shooting suspect facing federal firearm charges
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Vietnam gas line deal announced on Presidential trip

By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage searching for homeless beds
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Robin Wold

Chelsey Qaġġun Zibell: Keeping the Inupiaq language alive, through a website

It’s now possible to learn basic Inupiaq online, thanks to a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Chelsey Qaġġun Zibell is a master’s candidate and adjunct faculty at UAF’s School of Education. As part of a graduate fellowship this summer, she created a free website that teaches users the beginning grammar and vocabulary of the Native Alaskan language.

By Gabe Colombo, KNOM – Nome: Keeping the Inupiaq language alive, through a website

Alaska News November 13, 2017

By Associated Press: Control board to clarify ‘fun’ events at Alaska distilleries
By Beth Verge: ‘A tough couple of months’: Iditarod mushers, board gather for closed-door meeting
By Victoria Taylor: ‘Operation Wedding Gown’ connects brides with free wedding dresses

By KTUU News Team: City Planners discuss the future of Alaskan communities
By Sean Maguire: Gov. Walker lowers flags for Rep. Dr. Joshua Wright

By Associated Press: Alaska tourism businesses ask Congress to increase funding
The businesses say the U.S. Forest Service’s funding for recreation on the Tongass and Chugach national forests declined 46 percent from 2004-2014. They say that’s hurting businesses who depend on U.S. Forest Service staff to issue permits and maintain cabins and trails in the Tongass.

Pence Says America Owes Vets a Debt, Promises Stronger Military

Pence said the administration has been working hard on delivering the services – especially medical assistance – that veterans need and deserve. “Working with Secretary [David] Shulkin, we’ve made the Department of Veterans Affairs already more efficient, effective, and accountable,” the vice president said.
“Let me be clear: Veterans benefits are not entitlements — they are earned. They are the ongoing compensation for services rendered in the uniform of the United States of America. And under President Donald Trump, we’re keeping the promises that we’ve made to men and women who’ve served in our armed forces,” he said.

Pence Says America Owes Vets a Debt, Promises Stronger Military

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