Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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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.

Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer.

The man convicted of killing two Alaska State Troopers,in the Interior village of Tanana in 2014 was sentenced Wednesday to 203 years in jail. Twenty-two-year-old Nathanial Kangas was convicted for the murders of Sgt. Scott Johnson and trooper Gabe Rich. Listen Now

Open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace begins Tuesday, and two-thirds of Alaskans previously enrolled with Moda Health will see about a 35 percent rate increase as they transfer to the lone provider left in Alaska's market. Listen Now

The state is continuing its mission to privatize Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage plant. The Department of Natural Resources' Board of Agriculture and Conservation issued requests for proposals Friday to lease or purchase the plant.

Fallen rocks in the Whittier Tunnel caused the Alaska Department of Transportation to temporarily close the thoroughfare, cutting off road and rail links to the community. Listen Now

Anchorage police are investigating robberies at two Holiday gas stations they believe are related.
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A Kotzebue man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting a partially-disabled woman.

A man was indicted last week by an Anchorage grand jury for allegedly attacking a woman with a machete.

Anchorage police responded to two overnight shootings that left one person dead and one in critical condition.

A newly-awarded U.S. Department of Labor grant aims to bolster Alaska's health care and aviation industries. The grant will increase the use of apprenticeships, which the state hopes will increase the chances of companies hiring locally. Listen Now
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will address the AFN Convention tomorrow. Listen Now

Calista Corporation's board of directors Wednesday approved its second shareholder dividend of the year.

The Fairbanks Police Department released new details regarding an officer who was shot over the weekend.

A Fairbanks police officer was shot multiple times early Sunday. The officer is identified as Sgt. Allen Brandt, an 11-year veteran of the Fairbanks Police Department. Listen Now

A late-season fire near near Sutton is keeping fire crews on their toes. The Moose Creek Fire was reported early Saturday morning, and as of Sunday afternoon is charted at around 300 acres. Listen Now

The Anchorage Police Department is joining 100 other police departments around the country to provide more data and information to their respective communities. Listen Now

Neither Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump or Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will have a full-page spread in Alaska's official elections pamphlet. Listen Now