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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 8 items )  

AFP Launches Mail, Digital Campaign Ahead of Kavanaugh Hearings
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Americans for Prosperity issued the following news release: With Judge Brett Kavanaugh set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday the continuation of its seven-figure field, direct mail, and digital ad effort supporting Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Last week, residents of North Dakota, Alabama, West Virginia, Indiana and Alaska received mailers highlighting Judge Kavanaugh's demonstrated commitment   more

Chief Justice to Attend Trilateral Work Group Meeting on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 7 -- The Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's (Tlingit & Haida) Chief Justice Michelle Demmert will be a part of a United States Delegation attending the Third Meeting of the North American Trilateral Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls that will take place October 2-3, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. Chie  more

Dillingham Agent Shares Fish Knowledge at Salmon Camp
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Sept. 7 -- Alaska Sea Grant issued the following news release: Our Dillingham agent, Gabe Dunham, spent time with Bristol Bay area students this summer, teaching them about the human dimensions of fisheries. The students were participating in the annual Salmon Camp, sponsored by Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. Located on the shores of Lake Aleknagik, the camp provides high school and middle school students the opportunity to learn about Bristol Bay ecology and   more

Embry-Riddle Partners With SkyWest Airlines to Launch Pilot Pathway Program
PRESCOTT, Arizona, Sept. 7 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news release: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to provide aspiring airline pilots direct access to the tools, support, and guidance needed to take control of their commercial aviation career. "The benefit to current and future Embry-Riddle students is that SkyWest is by far the largest regional carrier in the U.S. and is a partner with United Airline  more

NFWF Announces $1.5 Million in Grants to Reduce Derelict Fishing Gear Along U.S. Coastlines
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced seven grants totaling $1.5 million to reduce derelict fishing gear - lost, abandoned or discarded in the marine environment - in targeted areas in U.S. coastal waters. The projects supported by the seven grants announced today will support the removal and disposal of an estimated 170,000 pounds of derelict gear from the coastal wa  more

RATINGS CHANGE: Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball Moves Alaska Governor's Race From 'Toss Up' To 'Leans GOP'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: As Republican Mike Dunleavy's message of change resonates with Alaskan voters, national political analysts are noting his increasing chances for victory in November. Just earlier today, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball shifted their ratings in the Alaska governor's race from "Toss-Up" to "Leans Republican." With Begich and Walker both embracing similar failed Democrat policies, they could split the Democ  more

Removal of Eklutna Dam Complete
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 6 -- The Conservation Fund issued the following news release: Today The Conservation Fund announced the completion of the four-year, $7.5 million effort to remove the Lower Eklutna River dam in Southcentral Alaska. For the first time in 89 years, the five species of Pacific salmon that live in the Eklutna River, located 20 miles north of Anchorage, can now move upstream to additional spawning habitat. The Conservation Fund partnered with the Native Village of Eklutna a  more

Senators Introduce Bill to Regain America's Nuclear Leadership
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Nuclear Energy Institute issued the following news release: A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), a bill designed to help America recapture its lead in nuclear energy technology in the face of increasing global competition. The legislation includes a comprehensive proposal to fund research, development and accelerated deployment of advanced nuclear energy technologies. "Nuclear power provides clean, safe, efficie  more