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Happy 90th Arliss Sturgulewski!

Juneau was an exciting but intimidating place when I first started visiting the legislature as head of Alaska Public Radio Network in the early ‘80s. There were legislators who were quite adept at avoiding eye contact (and still are today) no matter how hard you tried to engage them while walking down the long halls.

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Distinguished Artist Nominations to Open October 1

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CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, AK – Starting October 1, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award. The deadline for nominating artists for this grant award is December 15.

The Distinguished Artist Award is part of Rasmuson Foundation’s Individual Artist Awards program.

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Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds

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CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Where Dental Therapists Practiced, Alaska Native Children and Families Had Fewer Instances of Invasive Procedures and More Preventive Care Visits

Bethel, Alaska – Children had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care in Alaska Native communities served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) than residents in communities not receiving any DHAT services, according to a new study released by the University of Washington.

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Foundation Awards $8.6 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors approved awards for 18 organizations totaling more than $8.6 million at their June 28 board meeting. This is one of the largest award amounts in Foundation history. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

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2017 Sabbatical Deadline set for October 1

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Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509

Anchorage, AK – Alaska-based nonprofit and tribal executives interested in Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program have until October 1 to apply. Now entering its 13th year, the program offers awards up to $40,000 to cover salary and expenses incurred during a three- to six-month sabbatical.

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