Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
It's been less than two weeks since Jim Johnsen took the helm as president of the University of Alaska. And the transition in leadership is coming at a time when the university system is attempting to streamline and rethink the way it operates. Download Audio
As autumn sets in, students and faculty shuffle back into the classrooms of the University of Alaska Anchorage for the fall semester. And members of the engineering department are settling into their new, state-of-the-art building. Download Audio
The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Dr. Jim Johnsen as the next university president. Johnsen is on a 5-year contract, making $325,000 dollars annually. Download Audio
Another member of Anchorage's homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It's the sixth such death in the last two weeks. Download Audio
As July begins and the National Weather Service resets their annual snowfall totals to zero, it's official -- Anchorage's snowfall levels last winter are the lowest on record. Download Audio
So far this year, about 78,000 acres have burned in 280 fires in Alaska. Pete Buist, a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, says that's lower than normal.
The Sockeye fire near Willow has jumped to more than 6,500 acres, consumed structures, closed the Parks Highway and is headed south. How the fire started has not been determined yet, but officials say it is human caused. "We just know it was a human caused fire and it is under investigation," said Tim Mowry, an information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the deaths of several Steller sea lions southwest of Cordova. Fifteen dead sea lions were discovered in the area on June 1. Download Audio:
The Environmental Protection Agency and Pebble Limited Partnership presented oral arguments Thursday over whether or not the EPA violated federal law, when it opted to restrict mine waste disposal in Bristol Bay. Download Audio:
Investigators say the deaths of four people in an Anchorage residence last week is likely a murder-suicide. According to Anchorage police, all indications show 24-year-old Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend and their two children.
Anyone who has spent time on a beach can visualize rolling waves, breaking as they approach the shoreline. What most probably don't realize, is the same thing happens out of sight, deep under the ocean surface - but on a massive scale. Download Audio:
It has been just over two months since Tanaina Early Childhood Development Center was informed it would need to vacate its space at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Now, the center has reached an agreement to stay temporarily at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Download Audio
As sea ice continues to retreat and polar bears spend more time on shore, one question lingers - can the world's largest species of bears survive on land-based food? A new study says, "no." Download Audio
Getting your fishing and hunting licenses just got a whole lot easier. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has launched its new online store, streamlining the permitting process for many prospective anglers and hunters. Download Audio
After completing the mandatory 8-hour layover in White Mountain, Dallas Seavey left the checkpoint at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday on his way to Safety - the final stop on the way to the Iditarod finish line in Nome.
Dallas Seavey - the winner of the 2014 Iditarod - is the first musher into White Mountain. He checked in at 10:10 Tuesday morning. Mitch Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are running in second and third place, respectively.
eigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey was the first into Shaktoolik early Monday morning, but Aaron Burmeister was the first out of the checkpoint. Both are running with 12 dogs as they enter the last 170 miles of the race. leading the charge to Koyuk.