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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

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Erin’s Law And Sexual Abuse Awareness

Erin’s Law And Sexual Abuse Awareness

Erin’s Law was recently introduced again in the state legislature. It would mandate all public schools to teach sexual abuse prevention curriculum to all students grades K-12. It also requires education and awareness for teachers.

KSKA: Friday, 3/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 4:30pm

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March 27, 2015
DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects

DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects

More than $1 million originally planned for Anchorage bike infrastructure in 2012 is now being allocated for use on other road projects instead.

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March 23, 2015
(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Diversity In Anchorage

Today’s topic is diversity in Anchorage. We’ll start with how the community and the state became home to so many people from different cultures then dive into what that means for Anchorage today – how do we maintain our cultural diversity while also building a healthy, unified community.

KSKA: Friday, 3/20 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 4:30pm

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March 20, 2015
Lecture Addresses Food, Conflict, and Culture

Lecture Addresses Food, Conflict, and Culture

Is food a source of comfort–or division? How can it be used to spark conversations about global conflicts? Those are the questions Anita Mannur is asking in her upcoming talk called “Kitchens in Crisis” at UAA.

March 18, 2015
Out North Re-opens with “A Perfect Arrangement”

Out North Re-opens with “A Perfect Arrangement”

After a two year hiatus, Out North Theater in Anchorage has re-opened. And their newest show harks back to their beginnings–raising awareness of new artists and social issues.

March 18, 2015

ASD asks legislature not to cut funds

The Anchorage School Board is asking the state legislature to restore one-time school grant funds to the state’s budget. The house passed a budget that removed $32 million late last week.

March 16, 2015

Proposed Arctic Drilling Regs Take Holistic Look At Safety

The heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic. They spoke with stakeholders in Anchorage and around the North Slope, including hosting a town hall meeting in Barrow.

March 16, 2015

Lease Sale 193 Decision Expected Late March

Secretary of Interior will issue a Record of Decision on Chukchi Lease Sale 193 by the end of March. It will determine if Shell can proceed with its drilling plans for the region this summer.

March 16, 2015

49 Voices: Tom James Greg Tomaganuk of Scammon Bay

Now it’s time for 49 voices. This week we will hear from a high school student from the western Alaska village of Scammon Bay. Tom James Greg Tomaganuk is from Scammon Bay. He was in Anchorage recently for the Academic Decathalon. 49 voices is AK’s attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio.

March 13, 2015

Voices on Homelessness seeks solutions to region-wide problem

Treating people who experience homelessness like people could help solve the problem. That was one of the solutions discussed by a group of community members who met on Saturday for the Northern Voices on Homelessness conference in Anchorage.

March 9, 2015
“City Limits” explores development of Anchorage

“City Limits” explores development of Anchorage

As part of Anchorage’s Centennial Celebration, the Anchorage Museum is hosting a new exhibit called “City Limits.” It’s a brief walk through Anchorage’s past that helps visitors understand how the city developed.

March 9, 2015

Uber stops free rides, pauses operations in Anchorage

Uber is pausing operations in Anchorage and stopped offering free rides on Friday afternoon. But negotiations with the city are not over.

March 6, 2015
A student plays at the new Spark!Lab. Feidt/APRN

New Anchorage Museum “lab” sparks innovation

What do buckets, disco balls, circuits, and marbles have in common? They’re all part of the Anchorage Museum’s attempt to spark innovation in their new interactive exhibit.

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March 5, 2015

APD releases ID of man killed by car in midtown

51-year-old Russell Place was struck and killed by a vehicle near Benson and the New Seward Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

March 5, 2015
Dena’ina fish camps and culture adapted to founding of Anchorage

Dena’ina fish camps and culture adapted to founding of Anchorage

The foundation of Anchorage 100 years ago changed many things for the local Dena’ina people, including their fish camps, but not their connection to the area.

March 3, 2015
Alaska's proposed lease sale areas -- boemoceaninfo.com

BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an open house in Anchorage Monday seeking comments on the draft proposed off-shore lease sales for 2017 to 2022, which includes sales in the northern Cook Inlet, the Beaufort and the Chukchi Seas. But the proposal is far from final.

03 BOEM OPEN HOUSE

March 2, 2015
Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Alaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase. So what does this means for Anchorage’s small businesses and consumers?

February 26, 2015
Community members want action from muni to get more detox facilities

Community members want action from muni to get more detox facilities

Community members gathered to ask assembly members to get more detox beds in Anchorage as part of the solution for alcoholism.

February 24, 2015

ANSEP builds bridges for middle schoolers to science education

Middle School students from around the state are participating in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program at UAA this year. Forty-eight students from the Lower Yukon and Northwest Arctic Borough completed the two-week residential program on Friday but their learning doesn’t stop there.

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February 23, 2015
Suggestions on the Youth Wall at the Northway Mall. Hillman/KSKA

‘Youth Speak Out’ Event invites suggests on improving the community

The NAACP and Global Block are trying to get youth to speak up about their needs and what they want from the Anchorage community. They hosted an event Saturday at the Northway Mall.

February 23, 2015