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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

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
(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

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

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

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
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
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

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
(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
(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
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
(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

Tyonek Fire Holds At 1,800 Acres

The Tyonek fire on the western side of Cook Inlet is holding steady at just over 1,800 acres. Sam Harrel, a public information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, says winds Thursday pushed the fire back onto itself.

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May 23, 2014
Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Two Southcentral Alaska fires have grown in size since Wednesday afternoon, covering the Anchorage area in smoke Thursday morning.

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May 22, 2014

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,500 Acres

A fire near the village of Tyonek has grown to approximately 1,500 acres.

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May 21, 2014
A polar bear mother watches carefully with her cubs along her side along the Beaufort Sea. (USFWS photo)

New Equipment Means New Opportunities For Polar Bear Treatment

As companies look to expand oil and gas exploration in Alaska, many worry about the possibility of a spill and how wildlife – including polar bears – would be cared for. New equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

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May 20, 2014
Nino Delgado spars with a partner at the Alaska Boxing Academy in April. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Olympic Aspirations: Training At The Alaska Boxing Academy

Alaska isn’t exactly known as a hotspot for boxing talent, but an Olympic caliber coach is hoping to change that. He started the Alaska Boxing Academy two years ago and already has a few athletes who are dreaming big about competing nationally and internationally.

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May 15, 2014
UAA, Willamette University Partner To Offer New Law School Opportunity

UAA, Willamette University Partner To Offer New Law School Opportunity

There isn’t a law school in Alaska, but the University of Alaska Anchorage is launching a new program to make it easier for Alaskans to attend law school. It’s a partnership with Willamette University College of Law in Oregon.

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May 7, 2014

Weather Forces Alaska Airlines Flight To Land At JBER

An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Anchorage took an unexpected detour to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday afternoon.

May 5, 2014