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Socially distanced surprise celebrates Urban Rahoi’s 102nd birthday

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Legendary Fairbanks pilot Urban Rahoi turned 102 Thursday, and his friends made sure they remembered him by celebrating the day Alaska-style — with a flyover by a DC-6, courtesy of Everts Air. “He’s a real special guy,” said Craig Compeau who has known Rahoi since childhood. “There are so few of those World War II guys still around.” Rahoi lives in the Fairbanks Pioneers’ Home now, and visitors a...

News-Miner Opinion: Some long-overdue help for UA: Congress should act quickly to approve university lands bill

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News-Miner opinion: News late last month that a bill has been introduced in Congress to finally provide a long-overdue additional allocation of land to the University of Alaska is certainly a welcome development. Our university has been land-starved for far too long, but let’s be clear about one thing as this bill starts its path in Congress: No one back here in Alaska should take it to be a solut...

News-Miner: Ruthy Hebard and the Chicago Sky headed for WNBA playoffs

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The News-Miner is checking in regularly with former West Valley High School and Oregon Ducks basketball standout Ruthy Hebard, who is spending her rookie year in the WNBA “wubble” in Florida with the Chicago Sky. It’s been a topsy-turvy couple of weeks for Ruthy Hebard and the Chicago Sky. In addition to the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, policeman, which profoundly moved the pla...

Congressman Don Young Issues Statement Following House Vote on COVID-19 Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, following a House vote on H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: "This is a very serious time for our nation, and it deserves a legislative response that is equally serious. Unfortunately, that is not what happened today. The bill we voted on is nothing more than a partisan wish list, written behind closed doors by Speaker ...

Daily News-Miner: Marking 20 years since fatal Alaska Airlines crash

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Twenty years ago today, an Alaska Airlines jet carrying 88 people plummeted into the Pacific Ocean. Flight 261 had taken off from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and was heading to San Francisco. After the pilot reported mechanical problems, the flight was diverted to Los Angeles for an emergency landing. At roughly 4:36 p.m. the plane went down about 40 miles from the Los Angeles airport. None of the 8...

Daily-News Miner: Secretary of the Army talks Fort Wainwright improvements following suicide report

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On Monday, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy was in town for his first visit to Fort Wainwright since he landed the job. While it wasn’t the express purpose of his visit, one topic dominated a media roundtable: the high number of suicides that have occurred on base in recent years. McCarthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in as the 24th secretary of the U.S. Army in late September. As...

Congressman Don Young’s Statement Following Iranian Missile Attacks on American Installations in Iraq

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Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to Iranian missile strikes on military installations housing American servicemembers in Iraq, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement: “We are all very grateful that no American servicemembers were harmed by last night’s attacks by Iran on military installations in Iraq. I am especially thankful that our Alaska-based soldiers serving in I...

Food Bank Locations in Alaska

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Food Banks for Alaska: 2121 Spar Avenue Anchorage AK, 99501 Phone: (907) 272-3663 Anchorage: Mobile Food Pantry – Fairview Recreation Center o http://www.muni.org/departments/parks/pages/fairview.aspx o 1121 E 10th Ave Anchorage, AK - 99501 o (907) 343-4130 Mobile Food Pantry First Christian Methodist Episcopal Church o 3600 Macinnes St Anchorage, AK - 99508 o 907-272-3663 Mobile Food Pantry Jewel...

Daily News-Miner AK congressional delegation tours F-35 plant in Texas

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, toured Lockheed Martin’s F-35 assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, along with a group of military and community leaders from Interior Alaska. The group got to see the first F-35 aircraft that will eventually be stationed at Eielson Air Force Base starting in spring 2020. In response to concerns about th...

Young, Dingell Introduce Legislation for Long-Term Reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant maker, through fiscal year 2024. As a Congressionally-chartered corporation, NFWF supplements federal conservation efforts through public-private partnerships and competitive grant...

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