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Anchorage police say a plane with three people on board made an apparent emergency landing on the median of a major street.
Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says there were no injuries in the incident reported at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. But she says the lanes closest to the median were blocked where the landing occurred at Boniface Parkway south of DeBarr Road.
Shell says she does not know what kind of plane is involved in the incident.
No one was injured when a red and white Cessna crashed onto Anchorage's Boniface Parkway about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Anchorage police and firefighters responded to the scene immediately.January 7, 2014
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.
While much has been written about the Swiss-born musher, many have never heard the story of Buser deciding to make a life for himself and his family in Alaska and his long road to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.
TV: Monday, January 13 @ 8 PM
Since the end of World War II, the University of Washington has been conducting research on Alaska's salmon, particularly in the rivers and streams of the Bristol Bay region. It has provided a wealth of knowledge about the state's most iconic fish.January 7, 2014
Spoken Word is not a new art form, it is seen throughout history in the form of storytelling, oral history and song. Now Spoken Word is unraveling into an international movement, looking to promote the voices of the voiceless, focusing specifically on teens. The idea of Slam, a contest between spoken word poets, has revolutionized the movement further, drawing greater audiences, and proving that there are people in this world who care what teens think.
Yes, I realize it’s a cliche. Many adults seem under the impression that they do not need to listen to teens, and it’s true that many don’t understand the importance of letting teens make a contribution to the world’s future. However, that stereotype has disappeared for me. As I began to perform–making my way from Dessert First, to Out North, to the PAC, to Chicago–I realized that there are people who listen. Many more than I give credit to, and thousands more than I would have ever thought.
Spoken word isn’t about just performing, writing, and the occasional applause. Spoken word is about conveying yourself to other people. It’s about letting people see a little piece of you, enough to understand why you are saying what you say. When they have that personal piece, they listen. It’s about audience engagement, and passion, and dreams. When people see that you believe in yourself, they start to believe too. That connection is where we can begin to change the world.
It starts here. In Anchorage, Brave New Alaskan Voices is our non-profit organization where teens who want to perform, teens who wish they could perform, and teens who love to perform to cultivate their voices. Their goals are to recognize and highlight positive contributions, build bridges between generations, promote civic engagement, and create leaders. Through emphasizing communication and confidence, Brave New Alaskan Voices is able to create a safe space in which all poets can speak their minds, while maintaining responsibility for every syllable.
I and five other team members, as well as two coaches travelled with BNAV to Chicago in 2013 to participate in the International Spoken Word Festival. The experience was incredible, and opened my eyes to many different instances of new global perspectives. Though I read the paper and listen to the radio, there is never quite as much connection with a far-away or little-known tragedy as when the event and the emotions surrounding it are showcased in a spoken word performance. To me, there is something that is most beautiful, and most raw, about vocal expression; there is an element of truth to slam that makes every word carry weight. Different pieces mean different things to different people, but I honestly believe that you cannot walk away from a Slam without holding some element of that with you.
Because of everything that BNAV and Spoken Word have done for me, it is my wish to share my experiences, and hope that others can learn to understand and take part in spoken word. Honestly, I believe it is the swiftest way to understanding, as it does, by the very nature of Spoken Word, build bridges between generations. It is communication at it’s best and most effective.
Click to listen to Herzog perform “Devil’s Practice”:
The next slams to qualify for BNAV Travel Team Quarterfinals are January 8th and February 12th, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Anchorage City Limits on the corner of 4th and Cst. Audience is just as important as competitors. Visit bnav.org for more details.
Washington state health officials say its own arsenic testing has confirmed that geoducks harvested from a Puget Sound bay are safe to eat and don’t pose a health concern.
Officials say they’re hoping the test results will help persuade China to lift a ban it imposed last month on the import of clams, oysters, mussels and scallops harvested from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern California.
The ban was based in part on a geoduck shipment traced to Poverty Bay, near Federal Way, that tested above China’s standard for inorganic arsenic.
Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman said Tuesday that they’ve forwarded the results to state and federal partners, who are working with the Chinese government to reopen the shellfish trade.
State officials say test results on the edible parts of geoducks harvested from Poverty Bay show the arsenic levels were below China’s standard.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute is once again offering scholarships to students attending college, graduate school or vocational-technical programs.
Only Sealaska shareholders and their lineal descendents are eligible.
Institute President Rosita Worl says up to 400 scholarships are awarded each year.
“A major consideration is the hopes that our educated young people will come back home and help us in developing strong, healthy communities,” Worl says.
The application deadline is March 1st. Students submitting paperwork by February 1st get an extra $50 tacked onto their scholarships, if they qualify.
Worl says the program has broadened its focus since it began.
“At first we thought we’d just concentrate just on education required to work in Sealaska. But then we found out that we need everything from an anthropologist to accountants to foresters. So we dropped that, just because we found we needed educated people in all areas,” she says.
Scholarships have totaled around $400,000 a year. Most of the funding comes from the Sealaska regional Native corporation.
Sealaska has more than 21,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders. About half live outside Alaska.