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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 5 items )  

American Society of Civil Engineers Recognizes Outstanding Students
RESTON, Virginia, July 24 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers issued the following news: ASCE recently announced its 2020-2021 undergraduate Society Scholarship recipients and its 2020-2021 graduate student Society Fellowship recipients: 2020-2021 ASCE Society Scholarship recipients: Jas Ahuja, S.M.ASCE, New Jersey Institute of Technology - Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship Tanzila Alam, S.M.ASCE, California State University - Fresno - Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE  more

Center for American Progress: Trump Administration Sells Out to Industry Again With Expected Green Light of Pebble Mine
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following statement by Matt Lee-Ashley, senior fellow specializing in public lands and environmental policy: The Trump administration is expected to release its final environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine, moving one step closer to construction of the massive gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska. Construction and operation of the mine is likely to cause irreversible damage to the major sockeye salmon fishery in B  more

Interior Favors Industry With Mining Road Approved Through America's Wildest National Park & Preserve
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The National Parks Conservation Association issued the following news release: The 210-mile Ambler mining road proposal in roadless Northwest Alaska advanced today, as the Department of Interior and other federal agencies approved the project, which will cut through Gates of the Arctic National Preserve. Interior's final decision on the plan relied upon fatally flawed reports and rushed permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Army C  more

New Analysis Shows Students of Color Far More Likely to Be Cut Off From Online Learning
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Alliance for Excellent Education issued the following news release: As schools across the country prepare for a blend of online and in-person learning in the fall, a new analysis shows that 1 in 3 Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students do not have high-speed home internet access and are more likely than their White peers to be disconnected from online learning, known as the homework gap. The analysis includes an interactive map with state-by-state di  more

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Receives ANCC Pathway to Excellence Designation for Its Nurses
VANCOUVER, Washington, July 21 -- PeaceHealth issued the following news: PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center made history by being named the first and only hospital and long-term care unit to achieve Pathway to Excellence(R) designation status at PeaceHealth and in Alaska, as announced recently by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 190 hospital organizations in the United States currently hold this designation. The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights PeaceH  more