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Legislation Introduced To Repeal State Funds For U-Med/Northern Access Road

Two Anchorage Democrats introduced legislation Friday to repeal $20 million in state funds allocated to the planned U-Med/Northern Access Road. The road would slice through the center of the congested University district in Anchorage.

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January 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm
UAA Planetarium Offers Unique Look Into McNeil Bear Sanctuary

UAA Planetarium Offers Unique Look Into McNeil Bear Sanctuary

If you are lucky enough to get a permit, the McNeil River Sanctuary in Southwest Alaska offers an opportunity to safely get up close and personal with the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. Since only 185 permits are drawn each year, a UAA professor decided to team up with an Alaskan filmmaker to create an immersive experience for those who can’t make the trip.

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January 13, 2014 - 5:15 pm
Marijuana Initiative Sponsors Submit Petition To Division Of Elections

Marijuana Initiative Sponsors Submit Petition To Division Of Elections

Sponsors of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska turned in their petition Wednesday to the Lieutenant Governor’s office. More than 45,000 Alaskans signed the petition.

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January 8, 2014 - 5:14 pm
Crews load the Cessna 172 Cutlass onto a tow truck. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Anchorage Road

A small plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon on a street in East Anchorage after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

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January 7, 2014 - 5:35 pm

WWAMI Program Prepares To Undergo Changes

The WWAMI program is the only option for Alaskans who want to stay in the state for part of medical school. And it’s about to undergo changes that will reshape when and where students can attend classes.

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December 23, 2013 - 4:25 pm
Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage.

UAA Tops Out New Engineering Building

The final piece of steel in the University of Alaska Anchorage’s new engineering building was put into place today. It marks the beginning of the end for a decade of vast expansion at the university.

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December 6, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Federal Extended Unemployment Benefits Coming To An End

The federal program extending unemployment benefits past the 26-week limit offered by the state will end on Dec. 28 unless Congress opts to extend it.

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December 4, 2013 - 4:38 pm
Georgetown Wins Great Alaska Shootout Title

Georgetown Wins Great Alaska Shootout Title

Georgetown University took home the Great Alaska Shootout crown, beating the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team 92-78 in the championship game.
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November 29, 2013 - 5:02 pm
Seawolves Will Face Georgetown For Shootout Championship

Seawolves Will Face Georgetown For Shootout Championship

Forty minutes wasn’t enough time to decide Tuesday’s game between the University of Alaska Anchorage and UC Riverside. With the score remaining locked at the end of regulation and after the first 5 minutes of overtime, the UAA Seawolves pulled ahead and held on to win 83-75.

November 27, 2013 - 1:29 am
Graphic by National Weather Service.

Anchorage’s Ice Storm Closures

Freezing rain has hit Anchorage and is expected to stick around until this evening, when it is expected to transition into up to 5 inches of snow. The weather and detrimental road conditions have caused the closure or limited service of many entities and services around town. Click here to find a list of known closures.

November 22, 2013 - 3:53 pm
Graphic by National Weather Service.

Snow, Freezing Rain Headed To Anchorage

Anchorage residents will get relief from the clear and cold weather that has set in over the last few days, but the transition could be messy.

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November 20, 2013 - 4:40 pm
A squad demonstrates the gear they carry into battle. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

JBER Paratroopers Prep For Wide Variety Of Missions

Paratroopers of the 425 Brigade at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice to take on missions ranging from parachuting into a combat zone to providing humanitarian relief for natural disaster victims. On Tuesday, I had a chance to get a glimpse into the life of Alaska’s Airborne soldiers.

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November 14, 2013 - 5:12 pm

GCI, KTUU Broadcast Agreement Expires

After months of negotiations, KTUU-TV and GCI were unable to reach an agreement by their midnight deadline on Friday to keep KTUU’s programming available on cable in the more rural-areas of the state.

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November 11, 2013 - 5:40 pm
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Alaska Athletes Prepare For Olympic Journey

Over the weekend, Alaskans had their last chance to say goodbye to the state’s Olympians – and prospective Olympians – before they start their seasons…and eventually head to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Games.

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November 11, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Begich Hosts Roundtable On Military Sexual Trauma Treatment

Senator Mark Begich addressed the issue of Military Sexual Trauma Treatment at a roundtable discussion at the YWCA in Anchorage last week.

November 11, 2013 - 11:05 am

Dan Coffey Announces Run For Anchorage Mayor

Dan Coffey has filed a letter of intent with APOC to run in Anchorage’s 2015 mayoral election. The 65-year resident of Anchorage, Coffey says this decision has been in the making for a long time.

October 25, 2013 - 6:16 pm
Massive Landslide Covers Stretch Of Denali Park Road

Massive Landslide Covers Stretch Of Denali Park Road

A massive landslide has blocked the Denali Park Road near mile 37. Crews are already working to clear the road, but they aren’t likely to finish the job until next spring.

October 25, 2013 - 11:41 am
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Protesters Show Support For Hammond, Fischer in Pebble Mine Case

Protesters gathered in Anchorage on Wednesday in support of Vic Fischer and Bella Hammond. The crowd was demanding the state call off its efforts to recover $1 million in legal fees from Fischer, Hammond, and their co-plaintiffs in case over the Pebble Mine.

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October 23, 2013 - 5:39 pm
Smoking Rates Decline Among Alaska Teens

Smoking Rates Decline Among Alaska Teens

Teen smoking has fallen significantly in the last six years. That’s the finding of a new state report, but there’s still work to be done.

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October 14, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

UAA Hockey Looks Forward To Fresh Start

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is putting its turbulent off-season behind it. And with a new athletic director and head coach at the helm, the team has an opportunity to take advantage of a clean slate of sorts.

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October 11, 2013 - 4:10 pm