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07/22/16 03:55 PM
Walker hires former attorney general as oil, gas consultant
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker has hired Craig Richards as an oil and gas consultant, less than a month after Richards resigned as Alaska's attorney general.
07/22/16 02:30 PM
Alaska unemployment rate stays at 6.7 percent in June
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's unemployment stood at 6.7 percent in June, unchanged from a month earlier and up slightly from a year ago.
07/22/16 11:38 AM
Man visiting Alaska tests positive for Zika virus after visit abroad
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska health officials say a Midwest man working in Alaska has tested positive for the Zika virus following a recent visit to Central America.
07/22/16 11:39 AM
Rains a boost to fire crews battling Alaska wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A substantial rain began falling Friday over a wildfire near Alaska's largest city, giving firefighters a continued break in the weather as they work to protect threatened homes on either side of the blaze.
07/22/16 09:52 AM
Alaska court strikes down parental notice for abortions
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional.
07/22/16 09:03 AM
State keeps eye on aggressive beavers at Anchorage park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State wildlife officials may soon have to consider getting rid of beavers at an Anchorage park after recent violent encounters between the animals and dogs.
07/21/16 06:21 PM
Alaska governor vetoes gas line, insurance bills
FAIRBANKS—Gov. Bill Walker issued two legislative vetoes Friday, killing a pair of Senate bills.
07/21/16 05:39 PM
Whale experts cut line on entangled whale
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal whale experts say they made a strategic cut to a line entangling a juvenile humpback whale in the Juneau area that they hope will allow the animal to free itself.
07/21/16 05:02 PM
Lightning strikes kill 17-year-old in northern Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy killed by lightning on Arizona's highest peak was hiking in an area that experienced over 100 strikes within a one-hour period and is known for its extreme weather, authorities said.
07/21/16 01:39 PM
NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, sites LGBT law
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
07/21/16 11:58 AM
Troopers: Man shot during home invasion; suspects fled
PALMER, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a Palmer man was shot after two people entered his home through a window early Thursday morning.
07/21/16 11:10 AM
Alaska GOP chair: Cruz speech a 'petulant' misfire
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Republican party chairman says he would be surprised if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could be a serious future presidential contender following a GOP national convention speech in which Cruz failed to endorse the party's…
07/21/16 11:09 AM
The Vacation Country TRAVEL GUIDE
Rain falls on fire threatening subdivisions near Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Light rain fell Thursday as nearly 300 firefighters worked to gain control of a wildfire threatening two subdivisions south of Anchorage.
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Alaskan Women in Business
Alaska Fur Gallery
In 1965, Hiram and Blanca Hernandez left Mexico to come to Alaska. Already 2nd generation furriers, they wanted to see what the Great Land had to offer. They established a retail store along with his brother and put down roots in the Anchorage community, where they would raise their family. That family would consist of seven children; four boys and three girls.
The three girls – Miriam, Magdalena (“Malena”) and Patricia spent their days after school working at the family fur store, becoming 3rd generation furriers, all the way through their high school days at East Anchorage High. They all swore that they would never be in the family business, instead choosing after high school to take separate paths. Miriam married and moved to Michigan, Malena went to college and traveled and Patricia worked for an airline and moved to California. After a time of exploring their different career paths they all realized that what they really wanted and needed in their lives was the family business after all.
In 1988 the Alaska Fur Gallery was established in Anchorage and by 1990 all of the siblings were a part of the venture. In 1991 the Alaska Fur Gallery set up their store in Juneau, Alaska and by 1994 had built their own buildings in Juneau. In 1995 they opened another location in Skagway, Alaska and since that time have had locations in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Denali, Alaska; along with locations in Vail and Breckinridge, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho; Park City, Utah and Vancouver, Canada.