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Congressman Calls for Expanded Investigation into EyakTek, Army Corps of Engineers Scandal

Democratic Massachusetts Congressman, Ed Markey, wants to expand the investigation into the kickback scandal involving the Army Corps of Engineers and Eyak Tek.
October 24, 2011

Taylor Farms Recalling Bagged Salads

Alaska heath officials say Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is recalling bagged salad blends that may be contaminated by salmonella.
October 21, 2011
Fort Yukon Man Receives Presidential Honor

Fort Yukon Man Receives Presidential Honor

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Clarence Lee Alexander of Ft. Yukon received the Presidential Citizen's Medal from President Barrack Obama. Alexander was one of this year's 13 recipients nationwide.
October 21, 2011

ASRC Shareholders Will Receive $34.31 Per Share Dividend

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation shareholders will be receiving $34.31 per share in the Alaska Native corporation's fall dividend distribution. The average ASRC shareholder owns 100 shares. The dividend will be issued in December.
October 20, 2011

Babb Denied Pretrial Release in Contracting Scam

All four men charged in what federal prosecutors call one of the largest government contracting frauds will remain behind bars.
October 19, 2011

Southcentral Residents Asked to Reduce Energy Usage for Test

For two hours this evening residents of Southcentral Alaska are being asked to reduce voluntarily their energy use. The 6-8:00 p.m. test involves the Matunuska Susitna and Kenai Peninsula Boroughs, along with the Municipality of Anchorage.
October 19, 2011

Soldotna Woman After Being Struck By Vehicle

Alaska State Troopers report a Soldotna woman died early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle driven by her husband.
October 19, 2011

Two Dead, Two Wounded in Anchorage Shooting

Two people are dead and two wounded in an early morning shooting at a Northeast Anchorage bar. Lt Dave Parker of the Anchorage Police Department says about 15 minutes after midnight, the dispatch center began receiving multiple calls about a shooting in progress.
October 10, 2011

Alaska Airlines and Mechanics Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Alaska Airlines and the carriers aircraft maintenance mechanics union along with related employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new, five-year contract, according to the Seattle Times. The over 600 union members still must ratify the agreement. That vote's expected next month.
October 7, 2011

Anchorage Police Seek Public Help with Fatal Hit and Run

Anchorage Police are seeking a hit and run driver who killed a young woman early Tuesday Morning. A little after 3 a.m. a motorist called police to report a body on the street fronting the Northway Mall. The victim was identified as Geraldine Burns, 25, an Alaska Native and mother of two.
October 5, 2011

Local Ballots Produce State Interest

Today municipalities and boroughs across Alaska are holding local elections with some ballot items attracting statewide interest. Leading the list is the ballot initiative against the proposed Pebble Mine in the Lake and Peninsula Borough.
October 4, 2011

Anchorage Based Brigade Set to Deploy

About 3500 soldiers stationed at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson will deploy next month to Afghanistan. The 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division's deployment is for one year.
October 4, 2011

Anchorage Gas Prices Fall Slightly

Gas Prices fell a little over one cent last week in Anchorage, averaging on Sunday $3.85 a gallon for regular. The national average fell six cents to $3.46 a gallon, according to The Anchorage price is 50 cents higher than one year ago.
October 3, 2011

Austism in the Schools

The number of diagnosed autistic and Asperger syndrome children in Anchorage continues to rise. KSKA's A Closer Look focuses on some of the educational programs for those children and their parents. KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 1:00 pm Saturday 10/8 at 6:30 pm
September 30, 2011

NANA Announces Shareholder Dividend

Thursday, NANA Regional Corporation announced a per share dividend of $14.70.
September 30, 2011

Fire Island Wind Project, Chugach Electric Agreement Facing Tough Opposition

This week, the power purchase agreement between Chugach Electric Association and the Fire Island Wind Project has come before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for its needed approval.
September 28, 2011

City Residents Without Health Insurance Can Now Get Prescription Discounts

Anchorage residents now qualify for a discount on prescriptions not covered by their insurance or if they have no insurance at all for prescribed medicines.
September 28, 2011
South Central Mayors Encourage Energy Thriftiness

South Central Mayors Encourage Energy Thriftiness

South Central Alaska may be enjoying a mild fall, but three regional mayors are looking toward winter. In particular, they’re concerned about the public knowing how to respond should natural gas supplies be interrupted during a cold spell.
September 19, 2011

Volunteers Survey Anchorage’s Homeless

For three days this week, a little over 100 volunteers walked Anchorage streets and trails, moved about the woods and visited shelters to survey the city’s chronic homeless.
September 16, 2011

Over 90,000 Alaskans Seek Assistance from Food Pantries

Over 90,000 Alaskans sought food assistance for food pantries, soup kitchens in 2010.  Some only once, but the vast majority more than once, sometimes in the same week.   KSKA’s Len Anderson has more on efforts to help with the increasing numbers of food-short Alaskans.

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September 14, 2011