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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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Alaska newspaper undergoes name change

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

ANCHORAGE — More than two months after it was purchased by an online competitor, Alaska’s largest newspaper will undergo a name change with Sunday’s edition.

The Anchorage Daily News will officially become Alaska Dispatch News. Publisher Alice Rogoff and Editor Tony Hopfinger outlined that and other changes to advertisers during an outdoor luncheon Friday.

Rogoff said the intent is to have an emphasis on statewide news.

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Downtown bridge fishing raises concerns

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

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan city leaders have been asked to come up with ideas to address concerns with fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge.

Residents who testified before the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday generally agreed that fishing should continue to be allowed in some way. But concerns were raised, too, about congested sidewalks, the potential for a tourist to get snagged with a flying fishing hook, and kayakers getting hassled.

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Memorial for Anchorage cyclist killed in hit-and-run draws crowd of mourners

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 21:07
Memorial for Anchorage cyclist killed in hit-and-run draws crowd of mourners Bicyclist Jeff Dusenbury was known in Anchorage cycling circles for pushing hard and going far, all the while with a smile on his face. So when he was killed Saturday morning on a quiet street close to his home, it was hard for those close to him to understand.July 20, 2014

On TV in Anchorage

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 20:18
On TV in AnchorageLocal listings for Monday and Tuesday.July 20, 2014

In the area

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 20:15
In the areaRead about upcoming events around Anchorage.July 20, 2014

Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 19:45
Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. July 20, 2014

See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 19:30
See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working OPINION: Anchorage neurosurgeon  Robert Lieberson argues that Obamacare is working, and that we shouldn't let politics get in the way of more progress.  July 20, 2014

Lynne Curry: Managing the unmotivated employee; accommodating disability

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 19:22
Lynne Curry: Managing the unmotivated employee; accommodating disability Don't drag your feet when it comes to addressing employee issues, whether the problem is a bad attitude or a serious illness.July 20, 2014

Construction picking up at Furie prospect in Cook Inlet

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 19:06
Construction picking up at Furie prospect in Cook Inlet The heavy lift vessel for Furie’s Kitchen Lights platform will arrive before the end of July. Meanwhile, onshore work for the construction of a gas processing facility near East Forelands on the Kenai Peninsula has been in progress for a couple of months.July 20, 2014

Anchorage Assembly to consider measure regulating metal fences that impale moose

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 19:06
Anchorage Assembly to consider measure regulating metal fences that impale moose Gothic-style fences with spiked, pointed tips mostly surround private residences for security and aesthetic reasons. But state biologists say the fences kill an average of one to two moose a year, hanging up or goring the animals that try to jump over the spiked tips.July 20, 2014

Alaska Baseball League glance through games of July 19

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-07-20 17:01
Alaska Baseball League glance through games of July 19 Alaska Baseball League glance through games of July 19.July 20, 2014

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