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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

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

Court Temporarily Suspends Restrictions On Medicaid-Funded Abortions

An Anchorage Superior Court judge has temporarily suspended a regulation that would have restricted women who qualify for Medicaid funded abortions.

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February 4, 2014
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Planned Parenthood Tries To Block Abortion Regulation

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the State of Alaska argued before Judge John Suddock in a hearing Monday in Anchorage Superior Court. Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state last week, objecting to new limitations being placed on abortions paid for by Medicaid.

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February 3, 2014
Students, Parents Organize to Fight Education Budget Cuts

Students, Parents Organize to Fight Education Budget Cuts

Students and Parents are mobilizing in Anchorage to fight possible education cuts and legislation that proposes a constitutional amendment allowing public funds to go to private schools.

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January 31, 2014
Desperate Renters Face Bugs, Damage

Desperate Renters Face Bugs, Damage

The Big Timber Motel in Anchorage has been in the news recently because of health and safety concerns – everything from fire code violations to an infestation of bedbugs, but it’s not the only low income housing in Anchorage with problems. And city officials say it’s difficult to address the issue.

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January 31, 2014
Vote on Anchorage Labor Law Set for November Ballot

Vote on Anchorage Labor Law Set for November Ballot

The Anchorage Assembly finally set a date for a vote on a referendum that would repeal a controversial labor law last night (Tues. 1/28). It won’t happen until fall.

January 28, 2014
(From left) Allison Haynes, Margaret Clark, and Laura Gordon, all West High School Students, testified before the Anchorage School Board on Thursday night about the proposed 2014-15 budget. All opposed the cuts. Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

ASD Budget Cutting Process Begins as Legislature Mulls Increasing Education Funding

Anchorage School District officials presented the 2014-15 budget to the Anchorage School Board Thursday evening. The district faces cutting 23 million dollars this year unless the legislature increases the per student funding. Public testimony was passionate and officials discussed calculations for how much legislators would have to increase funding to stop cuts.

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January 24, 2014
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Residents Anxious as City Mulls Condemning Motel

About two-dozen residents of a motel that was seized by the Municipality of Anchorage recently, may soon be looking for a new place to live. They have not been evicted yet, but the city says that will likely happen because of unsanitary conditions.

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January 23, 2014