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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

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Leary Vies For Miss Indian World Crown

Bethel resident Megan Leary is heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico later this month to vie for the title of Miss Indian World. The former Miss Cama-I is preparing and raising money for her trip.

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April 16, 2014 - 5:47 pm
Photo courtesy Erin Merryn.

‘Erin’s Law’ Passes Alaska Senate

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Erin’s Law this morning. The law provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools.

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Troopers Name Two Pilots Killed In Crash Near Bethel

Two pilots are dead after a fiery plane crash Tuesday night just outside Bethel. Alaska State Troopers have identified the pilots who were onboard the Hageland Cessna 208 Caravan as Derrick Cedars, 42, of Bethel and Greggory McGee, 46, of Anchorage.

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April 9, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Plane Down Near Bethel, Two Reported Onboard

A Cessna 208 with two pilots on board has crashed outside of Bethel. Ravn Alaska spokesperson Steve Smith confirms the downed plane was a Hageland Aviation training flight with two pilots on board, and no passengers.

April 8, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Anchorage School Board – Seat C

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat C – Pat Higgins, Liz Ross, and Dean Williams – discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.





March 26, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Anchorage School Board – Seat D

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat D, Kameron Perez-Verdia and Don Smith, discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.



March 26, 2014 - 3:54 pm
2014 Anchorage Assembly Candidates. Photo by Alaska Public Media.

Candidates Compete for Six Assembly Seats

Candidates are competing for six seats on the Anchorage Assembly. The Assembly has been deeply divided this past year and faced many challenges – a controversial labor law, a rewrite of Title 21, and a troubled port project, to name a few. And the challenges will continue in 2014.

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March 26, 2014 - 12:56 pm
2014 Anchorage School Board Candidates. Photo by Alaska Public Media.

Candidates Vie for Two School Board Seats

Two School Board Seats are up for grabs during the April 1 Municipal election. Three candidates are running for Seat C and two are running for Seat D.

March 26, 2014 - 11:37 am

7 Bond Proposition Before Voters April 1st

There are seven bond propositions on the April 1 Municipal ballot in Anchorage.

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March 26, 2014 - 10:28 am
Image from Google Street View.

School Renovations Depend on Prop 1

Proposition 1 is an education bond that would give the Anchorage School District more than 57 million dollars for building maintenance and improvements.

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March 26, 2014 - 10:17 am
Legislature Weighs ‘Erin’s Law’

Legislature Weighs ‘Erin’s Law’

This week, Erin Merryn will be visiting Alaska to promote a law that provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools. Erin’s Law, named after the 29-year-old from Illinois, has passed in 11 states and is pending in 26 others, including Alaska. And we should warn listeners: this story talks frankly about sexual abuse and rape.

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March 25, 2014 - 5:23 pm
Library Upgrades Depend on Prop 3

Library Upgrades Depend on Prop 3

There are seven bond Propositions on the April 1 Municipal Ballot. Proposition 3, allots $2.75 million for renovation of Loussac Library, the main library in Anchorage, which was built in the 1980s.

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March 25, 2014 - 9:25 am
Two Charter Amendments on Muni Ballot

Two Charter Amendments on Muni Ballot

Right now only sworn police officers are allowed to issue parking tickets. The situation stems from something called the parking fairy wars. Yes, you heard that right – the parking fairy wars.

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March 24, 2014 - 9:16 am
Mayor Sullivan Vetoes East Anchorage Park, Assembly Could Override

Mayor Sullivan Vetoes East Anchorage Park, Assembly Could Override

Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance the Assembly passed last week that designated municipal land in East Anchorage for a park.

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March 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm
Photos © Jerrianne Lowther: Chester Creek in natural creekbed east of Muldoon Road.

Anchorage Assembly Approves Muldoon Park

The Anchorage Assembly voted Tuesday to designate land at the center of a controversy in East Anchorage for a park.

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March 13, 2014 - 5:26 pm
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN -  Anchorage.

Fresh Snow Sends Drivers’ Slipping

Several inches of fresh snow coat Anchorage roadways and that’s causing problems for drivers.

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March 5, 2014 - 1:27 pm
Municipality Sues Feds for Port Damages

Municipality Sues Feds for Port Damages

The Municipality of Anchorage is suing a federal agency over problems with a port expansion project. This is the second lawsuit that the administration of Mayor Dan Sullivan has initiated to try to recover funds spent on the troubled port project.

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March 3, 2014 - 5:27 pm
EPA Moves to Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

EPA Moves to Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that they are using section 404 C of the Clean Water Act to halt development of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.

February 28, 2014 - 8:08 am
Assembly Moves Election to November

Assembly Moves Election to November

The Anchorage Assembly has voted to move municipal elections from Spring to Fall. Proponents argued it would increase voter turnout, which has been low. Critics say local issues will be lost amongst state and national ones.

February 26, 2014 - 1:32 am
Assembly Okays CH2M Hill to Lead Troubled Port Project

Assembly Okays CH2M Hill to Lead Troubled Port Project

The Anchorage Assembly approved awarding the engineering firm CH2M Hill a 30-million dollar contract to get the Port of Anchorage Project back on track at Tuesday’s meeting. But assembly members had some questions.

February 26, 2014 - 1:21 am