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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ASD Board Taps Saving to Pass Budget

ASD Board Taps Saving to Pass Budget

After weeks of number crunching, the Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget on Thursday night. It cuts $23 million and 200 positions. More than a dozen people testified about the cuts. Then the board made small changes that will make a big difference to the community.

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February 21, 2014
ASD Board Taps Reserves to Pass Budget

ASD Board Taps Reserves to Pass Budget

After weeks of number crunching, the Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget that cuts $23 million and 200 positions on Thursday night. More than a dozen people testified. Then the board made small changes that will make a big difference to the community.

February 21, 2014
Mao Tosi.

Accuser Absent at Tosi APOC Hearing

Mao Tosi’s campaign for an East Anchorage Assembly seat was under scrutiny by Alaska Public Offices Commission Officials on Thursday. They held a hearing to address allegations of 15 violations filed in a complaint Tuesday.

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February 20, 2014
Mao Tosi.

APOC Reviewing Tosi Complaint

A complaint was filed today (Tues. 2/18) with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against Anchorage Assembly candidate Mao Tosi. The complaint alleges Tosi’s campaign for an East Anchorage Assembly seat violates Alaska’s campaign laws on 15 counts.

February 18, 2014
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

APD Policies Now Online

After 10 high profile officer-involved shootings over two years, the Anchorage Police Department has made their use-of-force policy public. Police Chief Mark Mew made the announcement Thursday night in response to a recommendation from the Anchorage Community Relation’s Task Force.

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February 14, 2014
APD Releases Use-Of-Force Policy

APD Releases Use-Of-Force Policy

After two years of high profile officer-involved shootings, the Anchorage Police Department has made their use-of-force policy public. Police Chief Mark Mew made the announcement last night, (Thursday 2/13) during a community forum at Clark Middle School in the Mountain View Neighborhood.

February 13, 2014
Drumming and Healing at Beans Café

Drumming and Healing at Beans Café

At midday, huge crowds of homeless men and women filter inside Beans Café in downtown Anchorage for meals and socializing. It can be noisy and chaotic. For many, it’s their only respite from the cold and dust outside on the city streets. But once a week, volunteers recently began serving up more than a hot meal. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.

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February 10, 2014
Goodwill Job Center Opens, Thrift Store Planned

Goodwill Job Center Opens, Thrift Store Planned

Goodwill industries is opening a job center in downtown Anchorage today (Thursday). The non-profit center aims to help those with barriers to employment overcome them.

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February 5, 2014