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For the 30th year in a row, the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation is compiling a list of the state’s 10 most endangered properties. 

The association is soliciting property nominations from the public until April 10. Nominations go through a selection committee, which ranks properties according to how endangered they are.

What makes a property “endangered”? President Trish Neal said threats could be natural or manmade.

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce hosted Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard on a Facebook Live video last night, posted to the mayor’s public page.

Allard represents Eagle River and Chugiak on the Anchorage Assembly. She came under fire last month for defending Nazi terminology on Alaska custom license plates, which read “FUHRER” and “3REICH.”

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When conditions are right, residents of Caribou Island, in the middle of Skilak Lake, can get to their properties through an easement on the island’s south side.

It’s one of several ways to access the island’s 223 lots and it borders property belonging to Michael and Peggy Clements, of Sterling.

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The state’s disaster declaration has expired and officials are still scratching their heads over what that means, exactly. 

One effect is that Central Peninsula Hospital no longer has the authority to have a surge space of extra beds. The hospital is licensed for 49 beds but during the peak of the pandemics was sometimes filling 62, said hospital CEO Rick Davis at last night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. 

But, he said, that’s OK.

UAA Alaska Native Studies Symposia

When it comes to stories, it’s not just what you say — it’s how you say it.

Local linguists are incorporating storytelling into their language revitalization efforts, giving elders a chance to create and tell stories in their native languages and imparting that knowledge onto language learners.

Joel Isaak, an artist and Dena'ina language professor with Kenai Peninsula College, spoke about that project at Tuesday’s Alaska Native Studies Symposia, put on by the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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