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Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:00

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center. Jobs072114

Photos: Thai restaurants in Fairbanks

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:41
Photos: Thai restaurants in Fairbanks

Many Thai restaurants have opened in Fairbanks, creating a competitive market for the cuisine. 

July 21, 2014

Thai restaurants flourish in Fairbanks

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:41
Thai restaurants flourish in Fairbanks The Interior community of Fairbanks is home to more than a dozen Thai restaurants and drive-thrus, some competing for business within blocks of each other. Despite their ever-increasing numbers, restaurants say demand for Thai food keeps business steady.July 21, 2014

Laine Welch: All eyes on sockeye prices

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:59
Laine Welch: All eyes on sockeye prices Demand for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon is strong among both foreign and U.S. buyers, but there’s a downward press on prices stemming from lots of competing red salmon rivals in the works this year.July 21, 2014

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:55

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:44

The fighting in the North African country is some of the worst since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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Straightening Sisay's Spine: A Twist Of Fate Saves A Boy's Life

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:38

Thousands of children in Ethiopia suffer from scoliosis so severe that humps grow from their backs. After two spinal surgeries, one little boy now hopes he'll be able to play soccer with his friends.

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Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should 'Bring People Together'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:18

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.

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Readers write: Letters to the editor, July 21

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:00
Readers write: Letters to the editor, July 21 LETTERS: Readers thank rescuers following a Fourth of July mishap, defend the revised oil tax structure under SB 21, and weigh in on immigration on the state and local levels.July 21, 2014

In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire, Kerry Heads To Egypt

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 03:00

The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

A judge ruled that maps for two congressional districts were drawn in a way that violates the state constitution. But can maps be redrawn in time for the midterm election three months away?

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:03

NOME — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman’s catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

KNOM reported Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted.

The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.

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Uses for spill planning tool expanding

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:01

ANCHORAGE — A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education.

The coastal mapping endeavor ShoreZone’s Alaska debut was as a Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council pilot project in 2001. Now, about 80 percent of Alaska’s coastline is mapped including Southeast Alaska and the North Slope.

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Alaska Ornamental Iron thrives on metal artistry

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:01

FAIRBANKS — Many of the Alaskana scenes that have gone up around metal railings in Fairbanks recently come from the same place: Alaska Ornamental Iron’s workshop off Chena Pump Road.

Bears, moose, miners and mountain climber silhouettes fill a computer file in the workshop of business owner Warren Flynn. The scenes built from these images get transferred to metal sheets by means of a plasma cutter, a tool that cuts through metal with compressed air heated to very high temperatures.

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Fundraiser makes grocery store trip easier

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:01

SITKA — A trip to the grocery store can be a big ordeal for parents of children with disabilities.

“It can be challenging, because I have two other kids as well,” said Jaime Bentley, whose middle child, Jema, has intractable epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

But the members of Girl Scout Troop 4140 are hoping to turn the trip to the store into a better experience for Jaime, Jema - and other children and parents - by purchasing three grocery shopping carts that can carry a person with disabilities weighing up to 200 pounds.

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