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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowUniversity of Alaska to update protocol for sexual assault, harassment casesDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska has entered into an agreement with the federal Office of Civil Rights to address problems with its handling of sexual assault and harassment cases. UA was one of dozens of universities around the country singled out by the OCR for a compliance review in 2014.1 dead, 7 in hospital after home carbon monoxide poisoningZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOne person is dead and seven hospitalized after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a home in Anchorage.St. Lawrence Island assistance centers offer state aid for storm repairsDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThe Department of Homeland Security and emergency management, or DHSEM, set up assistance centers on St. Lawrence Island after Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration almost two weeks ago.Brent Sass withdraws mushing team from IditarodZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageJust days after a surprising scratch on the Yukon Quest trail, Eureka musher Brent Sass withdrew his team from the 2017 Iditarod.Juneau Assembly bans homeless from sleeping downtownJacob Resneck, KTOO- JuneauA divided Juneau Assembly passed a controversial anti-camping ordinance Feb. 13 to ban homeless people from sleeping near downtown businesses.Students, teachers and extended absences at the Haines SchoolAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesIt’s pretty common for residents of rural Alaska to head south for some time in the winter. For a few weeks, a month, or more. In some cases, students become part of that tradition. The question of how to deal with extended school absences came up recently in Haines.Pending EPA cuts lead to new junk cleanups in villagesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA network of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private-sector recycling companies is planning to step up efforts to clean up junk and electronic waste that’s been accumulating for decades in remote communities around Alaska. The partnerships are racing to clean up as much of the stuff as possible by 2020, when federal funding for the projects is scheduled to run out.How companies make billions selling medical recordsLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageCompanies make billions of dollars by mining data from our internet searches, our purchase histories, and — our medical records. That’s the subject of Adam Tanner’s new book, “Our Bodies, Our Data.”Tlingit woman to represent Alaska at Miss USA pageantEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaFor the first time in pageant history, a Tlingit woman will represent Alaska on the national stage. Alyssa London was crowned Miss Alaska earlier this month and said, even before she was crowned, the experience felt unreal.last_img

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