Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Education funding in Gov. Bill Walker's proposed budget remains relatively flat for the upcoming fiscal year. And even though big cuts to education are not yet proposed, districts are finding ways to cope with funding that doesn't necessarily keep up with the natural year-to-year rises in costs. Listen now
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Incidences of gun violence at schools in the U.S. are increasingly dominating the national spotlight, raising questions about school security and what can be done to ensure the safety of students. Anchorage schools are taking a proactive approach. Listen Now

Heavy snow over the weekend in parts of Southcentral Alaska has forecasters urging caution in the backcountry due to heightened avalanche danger. Listen Now

Two people were killed in a Christmas Eve double homicide in Anchorage. Listen Now
Former UAA runner Marko Cheseto lost his legs in November 2011, due to frostbite. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

A little more than five years ago, Marko Cheseto, a wildly successful UAA runner stumbled into a midtown hotel lobby. He had been outside for more than 60 hours in sub-freezing temperatures; he was suffering from severe frostbite and hypothermia, which led to the loss of both his legs below the knee. The years since have been challenging, but the former University of Alaska Anchorage standout is now thriving. Listen Now
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Without much snow, the last couple of years have been tough for many winter-sport enthusiasts across Southcentral Alaska, especially cross-country skiers. And conditions have forced an Anchorage organization to rely on artificial methods to keep the ski community alive in the state's largest city. Listen Now

The women's volleyball team from the University of Alaska Anchorage had its best-ever finish over the weekend. The Seawolves claimed second place in the NCAA Division II National Tournament, ultimately losing in the championship game. Listen Now

As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety. Listen Now

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development on Thursday announced the new vendor for statewide student assessments, to replace the problem-plagued Alaska Measures of Progress test. Listen Now

Dozens of Alaska firefighters are battling blazes in the Lower 48, including deadly Tennessee fires that have destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings. Listen Now

The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team claimed seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout, beating NCAA Div. I Drake University. Listen Now

The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell Wednesday to NCAA Div. I opponent Missouri State in the Great Alaska Shootout. Listen Now

The GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament tips off this week in Anchorage. This is the tournament's 39th year, but a 40th is not guaranteed as the university grapples with a shrinking budget. Listen Now
Anchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department's West Anchorage training facility. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

Anchorage Police said the gun used to "ambush" and shoot one of its officers early Saturday has now been linked to five area murders -- committed from early July through late August. Listen Now

A suspect is dead and a police officer has been hospitalized a shooting early Saturday in downtown Anchorage. Listen Now

University of Alaska students will see a five percent tuition hike next year. Listen Now

The Municipality of Anchorage launched a new online application to help ease Alaska commutes and encourage alternative forms of transportation. Listen Now

Aging infrastructure throughout the University of Alaska is causing a $1 billion maintenance crunch, and campuses are trying to find ways to cope with a growing backlog of projects.

Alaska crews from multiple state and federal agencies are headed to the Lower 48 to assist in firefighting efforts.

Northern Lights Media, which operates Anchorage's KTUU and KYES television stations, announced its acquisition Tuesday of three Fairbanks TV stations.