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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

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Tiff over tolls troubles bridge critics

Tiff over tolls troubles bridge critics

Critics of Knik Arm Crossing say traffic projections are skewed. Download Audio
November 13, 2015

Mat-Su educators critical of AMP scores

Results of the new Alaska Measures of Progress standardization tests were made public Monday. And some school districts are not pleased with the results, nor with the testing itself.  
November 11, 2015
Woody, top draw at Seward aquarium, dies at 22

Woody, top draw at Seward aquarium, dies at 22

Woody, the headline attraction at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, is dead. Center officials say the 22-year-old male sea lion was euthanized Monday due to age-related complications. Download Audio
November 10, 2015
New test scores show Alaska students fall short in English, math

New test scores show Alaska students fall short in English, math

Results of the new Alaska Measures of Progress standardization tests were made public Monday in Anchorage. Download Audio
November 9, 2015
Walker to oust agriculture director

Walker to oust agriculture director

State agriculture director Franci Havermeister has been given notice that her job is on the line. In a press release Friday, Governor Bill Walker said that he is looking for new agricultural leadership, and the Havermeister will stay until early December 4, while the state looks for a replacement. Download Audio
November 6, 2015
Knik postal investigation still unresolved

Knik postal investigation still unresolved

No solution in sight for Knik postal service woes.
November 6, 2015
With icy roads afoot, APD responds to 87 collisions

With icy roads afoot, APD responds to 87 collisions

Monday morning's commute was a slippery one for Anchorage roads and Glenn Highway motorists. Download Audio
November 2, 2015
New grave marker honors  early Anchorage fire chief

New grave marker honors early Anchorage fire chief

A bit of Anchorage history is unveiled with a new headstone honoring an old time city fire department chief. Listen now:
October 30, 2015

PacRim to appeal water decision

Pac Rim issues a release stating its intention to appeal a water permit issued to a citizens group. Download Audio
October 29, 2015

Big Lake voters reject city bid

"We're not controlling what's happening here."
October 28, 2015

REI Alaska looking forward to export facility at Port MacKenzie

REI Alaska has plans to beat other, larger, companies to the punch when it comes to shipping LNG from Alaska to Japan.
October 28, 2015
On 'Dance Battle America,' Wasilla dancers shoot for the stars

On ‘Dance Battle America,’ Wasilla dancers shoot for the stars

Dance Team Alaska lost their battle round on national television, but they caught the attention of commentators and audience alike. Download Audio
October 27, 2015

Port MacKenzie gas project one step closer

A Japan-based energy company is eyeing an export opportunity for Cook Inlet natural gas.
October 27, 2015

Girdwood Trooper post gets a reprieve for now

The Alaska State Trooper post in Girdwood will remain open until the end of June.
October 22, 2015
Palmer prison hearing outlines ankle monitoring plan

Palmer prison hearing outlines ankle monitoring plan

A Palmer legislative field hearing sheds light on a prison ankle monitoring plan. Download Audio
October 21, 2015
Mat Su Borough mayor sworn in

Mat Su Borough mayor sworn in

Mat Su Borough's October 6 election results were certified on Tuesday evening. All but one. The Borough's District 7 race is being contested by Doyle Holmes, the candidate who lost it. Winner Randall Kowalke will have to wait until an investigation is complete before being sworn in.
October 21, 2015

Mat-Su Borough certifies election results

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's new mayor was sworn in Tuesday. Vern Halter was declared mayor after the Borough Assembly certified the Oct. 6 election Tuesday night.
October 21, 2015

Halter scores Borough mayor’s post

The Matanuska Susitna Borough mayor's race goes to Vern Halter. Download Audio
October 19, 2015
MEA power line plan provides options

MEA power line plan provides options

Matanuska Electric Association has announced it's preferred alternative route for a transmission line through Wasilla, and the power company is offering the city's planning commission a wide range of choices.
October 16, 2015

Borough waits for mayor’s race outcome

Borough voters will have to wait until Monday on a decision on the mayor's race.
October 15, 2015