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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Commissioner of Revenue Angela Rodell announce the amount of the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN- Anchorage)

2014 Permanent Fund Dividend Will Be $1,884

In an announcement Wednesday, Governor Sean Parnell told Alaskans something they have been waiting to hear for months…the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend.

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September 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm

EPA, Flint Hills Reach Settlement Over Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Flint Hills Resources.

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September 10, 2014 - 5:33 pm
(CDC map)

UAA Receives Grant For FASD Prevention Work

As part of a national effort to curb risky drinking habits and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, the Center for Disease Control awarded grants to six universities across the country – including the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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September 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm
The University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Anchorage for an executive session. At the end of the meeting, they went into public session and voted 9-1 to rescind President Pat Gamble's retention bonus. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Board of Regents Rescinds President Gamble’s Retention Bonus At His Request

The University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday voted Monday to rescind President Pat Gamble’s $320,000 retention bonus by a 9-1 vote. The Board reviewed the decision to award the bonus at the request of President Gamble.

September 8, 2014 - 7:21 pm
UA President Pat Gamble Asks Regents To Review Retention Incentive

UA President Pat Gamble Asks Regents To Review Retention Incentive

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has requested the Board of Regents review a $320,000 retention incentive the board approved for him in June.

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September 2, 2014 - 5:53 pm
Former UAA Athletic Director Steve Cobb. (Photo courtesy UAA Athletics)

Former UAA Athletic Director Steve Cobb Passes Away

Former University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director Steve Cobb, age 55, passed away Monday night in Florida. The cause of death is currently unavailable.

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September 2, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Alaska Airlines Center Set To Open In September

On Friday, Aug. 15, the University of Alaska Anchorage invited local media outlets to tour the nearly-complete Alaska Airlines Center. The facility is slated to open to the public on Sept. 5, 2014.

August 15, 2014 - 1:26 pm

UAA Releases Prioritization Report

The University of Alaska Anchorage released a comprehensive prioritization report Wednesday examining both academic and support functions.

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August 13, 2014 - 5:42 pm

House Considers Bill To Provide Advance Funding To IHS

The CEO of Kotzebue-based Maniilaq Association on Tuesday urged a U.S. House subcommittee to pass a bill that would provide advance funding for the Indian Health Service.

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July 15, 2014 - 5:32 pm
(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

State’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties Announced

The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation on Tuesday released its list of the state’s 10 most endangered historic properties for 2014.

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July 9, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Merged Alaska Dispatch News Website Launches

The Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name – Alaska Dispatch News. The new name will soon appear in the print edition as well.

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July 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm

UAA Undergoes Prioritization Process

With budget cuts and declining state funding looming, the University of Alaska Anchorage is in the process of scrutinizing its priorities to figure out what is sustainable, and what is not.

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July 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm

U.S. Senate Republican Candidates Debate Addresses Resource Development, Government Overreach

All three candidates vying for the Republican nomination in August’s senatorial primary election squared off over a variety of issues in Anchorage on Thursday.

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June 27, 2014 - 5:01 pm
The Top-10 Alaska Books (And Tons More) To Add To Your Reading List

The Top-10 Alaska Books (And Tons More) To Add To Your Reading List

Before this week’s Talk of Alaska about the best Alaska-based books, we opened up voting to the listeners to get their input into what the top-10 Alaska books should be. We received tons of feedback and compiled a full list, which you can find here. Here are the top-10 results based on online voting, comments, emails, social media, and calls we have received…starting with #10.

June 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Law enforcement officials address the media regarding updates in the Joshua Wade case.  (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Convicted Killer Joshua Wade Claims Three More Murders

The Anchorage Police Department and FBI are investigating claims by convicted Anchorage killer Joshua Wade that he is responsible for three additional murders.

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June 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Video Collars Provide Polar Bears’ Point Of View

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are using new video collars to get a glimpse into the daily life of polar bears. Researchers have been using radio and GPS collars since the 1980s to track polar bears’ movements along the Arctic sea ice. But, that data lacks a lot of contextual and observational information that allows for a better understanding of the bears.

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June 6, 2014 - 3:59 pm
(Courtesy Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team)

Lower Skilak Lake Campground, Boat Launch Reopens

The Funny River fire is holding steady at just over 192,831 acres and is considered 46 percent contained.

May 29, 2014 - 10:47 am
(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)

Rain, Lack Of Wind Slows Funny River Fire Growth

Fire crews Wednesday morning mapped the Funny River fire out to be nearly 183,300 acres. Tom Lavagnino, with the incident management team, says the rain has helped a little bit, but it’s not the biggest reason the fire’s growth has slowed.

May 28, 2014 - 12:06 pm
Public Information Officer Jim Schwarber briefs the media about the Funny Rover fire on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Rain Falls On Funny River Fire, Provides Some Relief

The Funny River fire has grown to more than 182,200 acres. After a streak of warm, dry weather, firefighters are seeing a break in the weather, with rain falling Tuesday during the early morning hours and temperatures in the 50s.

May 27, 2014 - 6:50 pm
(NASA photo)

Funny River Fire Hits 67,000 Acres

The Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula has topped 67,000 acres. The combination of Memorial Day weekend and extreme fire conditions have firefighters concerned.

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May 23, 2014 - 4:24 pm