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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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UAA Introduces New Athletic Director Keith Hackett

UAA Introduces New Athletic Director Keith Hackett

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s incoming athletic director addressed the media on Friday for the first time. He made clear that he views his job as being about more than just athletics.

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September 20, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Scotty Gomez Foundation Hockey Association Partners With ASD To Revive Girls’ High School Hockey

The Anchorage School District’s girls’ hockey program is back in business. The Scotty Gomez Foundation Hockey Association announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement with ASD to offer girls’ hockey as an outsourced high school varsity sports program.

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September 20, 2013 - 5:40 pm

JBER Pays EPA Fine For Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has paid a $21,000 fine to the EPA for a series of hazardous waste management violations in 2010 and 2011.

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September 18, 2013 - 5:23 pm
Image from GoSeawolves.com.

UAA Names Keith Hackett New Athletic Director

The University of Alaska Anchorage has a new athletic director, naming Keith Hackett to lead the department.

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September 11, 2013 - 5:26 pm
The UAA College of Business and Public Policy unveiled a sign commemorating the launch of the program. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Weidner Program For Property Management And Real Estate Launches At UAA

The demand for rental housing is on the rise, but because of a lack of university-level programs, there aren’t many people prepared to manage properties.

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September 11, 2013 - 5:26 pm
The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon floats just off the bottom at low tide in Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2012. Tidal fluctuations can exceed 22 feet in south eastern Alaksa. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Opens Forward Operating Location In Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard opened up its forward operating location in Kotzebue last week as part of Arctic Shield 2013.

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July 15, 2013 - 5:32 pm
Incident Meteorologists Help Crews Predict Fire Paths

Incident Meteorologists Help Crews Predict Fire Paths

More than a million acres have burned in the 446 wildfires in Alaska this season. That’s an area larger than Rhode Island. Many of these fires are left to burn if they aren’t a danger to people or infrastructure, but the most dangerous of them are battled by hundreds of firefighters and other support personnel. Some fires even warrant their own “incident meteorologist” – or IMET.

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July 9, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Russian River Sanctuary To Open Wednesday Morning

The Russian River sanctuary will open to sockeye salmon sport fishing Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to remain open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m., according to an emergency order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

June 18, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Heat Wave Sets Records Across State

New record-high temperatures are being recorded in many places around the state Monday, with Talkeetna topping the charts at 94 degrees. It’s their second-straight day of record-high heat.

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June 17, 2013 - 5:19 pm
Special Olympics Alaska Breaks Ground On New Expansion

Special Olympics Alaska Breaks Ground On New Expansion

Special Olympics Alaska earlier this month hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a 20,000 square foot expansion for their Sports, Health and Wellness Center where Governor Sean Parnell also signed House Bill 88 into law.

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June 7, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the 2014 election on Wednesday.

June 5, 2013 - 5:45 pm
Sgt. Daniel S. Alsdorf fires his M4 carbine from a kneeling position during the weapons qualification event as part of the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, May 18. May 19. Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Vine.

JBER Soldier Competing In Best Warrior Competition

A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier is competing this week in the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition in Hawaii. The week-long competition began Saturday and will end with the awards ceremony Thursday.

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May 22, 2013 - 5:17 pm
Workers lower the final piece of structural steel into place at the Alaska Airlines Center on the UAA campus. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Final Piece Of Steel In Place At The Alaska Airlines Center

Students, staff, coaches, politicians and other onlookers gathered at the construction site for the “topping out” ceremony at the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage on Friday. Now, the final piece of steel for the structure has been hoisted into place.

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May 10, 2013 - 5:23 pm
Polar Bear Cub Heading To Buffalo Zoo In New York

Polar Bear Cub Heading To Buffalo Zoo In New York

A polar bear cub rescued on the North Slope in March has been cleared for flight and will head to the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, New York on Tuesday next week. The orphaned cub, Kali, has been at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage since his rescue. The final day to see Kali at the Alaska Zoo will be Monday, May 13, where he can be found out and about in his yard between 11 a.m. and noon and 3-4 p.m. each day until then.

May 9, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Anchorage School District Dissolves Girls Hockey Program

The Anchorage School District has opted to dissolve its girls hockey program after 10 years, citing low participation numbers as the primary reason.

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April 24, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Begin

Alaska travelers haven’t experienced delays Lower 48 travelers are enduring because of air traffic controller furloughs. Sunday marked the first day of the furloughs which are part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to cut 5 percent from their budget as a result of sequestration.

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April 22, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Results Released For Hand Count of Assembly Seat D Ballots

The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial results of the hand count for Assembly Seat D, where write-in candidate Nick Moe challenged Assembly Chair Ernie Hall.

April 16, 2013 - 3:43 pm
Muni Denies Referendum Petition To Appeal AO37

Muni Denies Referendum Petition To Appeal AO37

The Municipality of Anchorage has denied a referendum petition to appeal AO37 submitted earlier this month.

April 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm
A conceptual image of the Alaska Airlines Center. Image from Alaska Airlines.

New UAA Sports Complex Named ‘Alaska Airlines Center’

The new sports complex currently under construction at the University of Alaska Anchorage now has a name – the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA and Alaska Airlines announced the $6.3 million partnership on Thursday.

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March 21, 2013 - 5:19 pm
Chugiak and Service High School football players collide during the 2012 season. Photo courtesy of the Chugiak High School Football Booster Club.

Chugiak Football Hopes New Helmets Cut Down On Concussions

The effects of concussions on football players and ideas on how to prevent them have become a prominent issue in recent years. One Anchorage-area school is taking steps in preventing more traumatic brain injuries in their student-athletes by purchasing new, high-tech helmets.

February 12, 2013 - 4:43 pm