Alaska wild salmon advocates score a victory in federal court

ANCHORAGE – Opponents of genetically modified salmon scored a legal victory last week as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California judge ruled the Food and Drug Administration broke the law when it approved “AquAdvantage” salmon and agreed with environmental groups who fear the altered salmon could damage wild populations.

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Lawmaker recognizes African American Soldiers Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day

ANCHORAGE– October 25th is African American Soldiers Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day, as established by Senate Bill 46 that passed into law in 2017. This monumental accomplishment was achieved with the labor of the African American soldiers, who completed the highway ahead of schedule, despite being subject to substandard conditions and non-functioning equipment.

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Lawmaker commemorates 30th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

ANCHORAGE – This week marks the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, landmark civil rights legislation that guaranteed the rights of Americans with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination based on a disability, requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, and ensuring accessibility options for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations.

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