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This week Mayor Mark Begich offered two proposals he says will lead to big savings in municipal energy costs.  One involves city street lights; the second, new construction standards for public buildings. Len Anderson, KSKA...

A seemingly innocent plant bearing delicate white flowers is posing a threat to native plants, fish and wildlife. And it's likely blooming on a roadside near you. Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Download Audio

KSKA Public Radio is proud to present Joel Makower's recent Anchorage speech on the business rewards and challenges of "going green." Len Anderson originally filed a news story based Makower's talk on July 25, but...

KSKA Public Radio first went on the air 30 years ago next month -- on August 15, 1978. To celebrate the event -- and APRN's 30th anniversary -- we had a bit of a...

Alaska is graying and Anchorage is no exception. Seniors are the state's fastest growing population. The increase has caused concern about the future of long term care services in Alaska -- so much...

The Memorial Day weekend means most of us are looking forward to an extra day off work. But for one group the holiday means more time at work. Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage

Anchorage got a rude surprise today. It started off innocently enough. The white stuff melted on contact with pavement that had been warmed in recent weeks by strong sunshine and temperatures well above freezing. But winter's...

Jayne Sheppard is a young mother who battled alcoholism to set her life in order and regain her children. Two quotes from her Friday talk at the Light of Hope luncheon appeared in...

Slade Martin spent over a decade in the state’s foster child care program. At this past Friday’s "Light of Hope" luncheon he described his experiences, a small portion of which was quoted in...

Last Friday agencies and organizations working to protect and support abused and neglected children gathered to honor their work, their colleagues and their clients. Web Extra: Slade Martin speaks at Light of Hope Web Extra: Jayne...

Anchorage residents who want to track crime in their neighborhoods now have a new way to do so. Yesterday the city unveiled a new map on the municipal website that shows a daily crime...

For over three years volunteers have been working toward the creation of an Alaska Native Culture Charter School in Anchorage, and the next two weeks will decide if the school is to open this...

We continue our Anchorage municipal election coverage by looking at the two bond propositions from the Anchorage School District slated to appear on the April 1 municipal ballot. You can find more information about this...

Alaskan seniors need to beware a telephone scam threatening to stop Social Security and Medicare benefits if they don't supply personal banking information. Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage

Friday afternoon, February 8, at 5:00 p.m. was the deadline for candidates to file for Anchorage's April 1, 2008 Municipal Election. The Assembly Clerk's office is scheduled to post the final ballot proposition list for...

In a special session yesterday, the Anchorage School Board unanimously approved its proposed budget for 2008-2009.  The board and administration's next step involves making sure the Alaska legislature passes the budget's predicted state funding. Len...

Last night the Anchorage School Board held its first of two public readings of the district's proposed budget for 2008-2009. The district's challenge? Forging a budget on a deadline when the revenue total, especially...

Senator Ted Stevens got $20 million appropriated for it, the Navy wants to study it and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough expects to reap economic benefits from its use. No, it's not a bird, not...

Our streaming service is undergoing some routine maintenance this evening (Wed, 1/30) starting around 8:00 p.m. local time. We expect the streams to be back online before 8:30 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience...

Since Wednesday, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has been in Washington, D.C. for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. Thursday afternoon the mayor presided over a meeting examining relations between communities and nearby military...