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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

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
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Anchorage School District Set to Lay Off More Than 200

Tuesday, the superintendent of the Anchorage School District announced how he will trim $23 million from the district’s budget.

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January 21, 2014
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska Attorneys Give Free Legal Advice for MLK Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Anchorage attorneys provided free legal services at the Mountain View Community Center in Anchorage.

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January 20, 2014
Photo courtesy of Anchorage Head Start.

Fewer Kids Going to Preschool in Alaska, Waiting Lists Long

The number of children attending preschool in Alaska is on the decline, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers say Alaska now ranks nearly last in the nation for preschool enrollment.

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January 16, 2014
Assembly Passes Election Law Rewrite, Weighs Ethics of Election Date Change

Assembly Passes Election Law Rewrite, Weighs Ethics of Election Date Change

The Anchorage Assembly passed a rewritten version of Anchorage’s election law last night (1/14 Tues). But some other election issues went went to the Ethics Board for review.

January 15, 2014
Superior Court Confirms Anchorage Mayor’s Veto Power

Superior Court Confirms Anchorage Mayor’s Veto Power

The Superior court of Alaska has ruled that Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Veto of the Anchorage Assembly’s ordinance putting a referendum repealing a controversial labor law, also known as The Responsible Labor Act or AO-37 on the April ballot shall stand.

January 15, 2014
$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly Tuesday after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

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January 15, 2014
Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

January 15, 2014
Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead.

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January 10, 2014
Image by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Assembly Weighs Election Date Change

An Anchorage Assembly member wants to move the Municipal Election from spring to fall. He says he believes it will boost turnout, which has averaged around 29 percent since 1993. But other Assembly members says it’s a bad idea and want the public to weigh in before any change is made.

January 10, 2014
Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead.

January 10, 2014