Engineering professor fosters university community for Alaska Native students: ‘It’s full circle’

Alaska Native students are vastly underrepresented on college campuses. When it comes to STEM — fields that are especially dominated by white men — Alaska Native students face even greater barriers.

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A tsunami advisory remains in effect for Alaska, but no evacuations are expected

Alaskans are advised to move away from boats, marinas, and low-lying coastal areas as waves of around one foot — enough to cause dangerous currents — have already arrived in the Aleutians.

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Lava streams from one Aleutian volcano, while two other volcanoes spew ash into the air

A stream of lava flowed down the side of the Great Sitkin volcano in the Aleutian Islands Thursday morning and was visible from the nearby community of Adak, an official with the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.

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Commercial aviation is essential to life here. It’s also home to a growing share of the country’s deadly crashes.

Alaska has made up a growing share of the country’s crashes involving small commercial aircraft, according to an investigation by KUCB and ProPublica.

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Atka, Nikolski and St. George almost completely vaccinated against COVID-19

Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.

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