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A group of chamber musicians played for nearly an hour as the 45 bus wound through town, part of a city-wide cultural event drawing crowds to a central location. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

Strings On The Bus: Anchorage Has A Conflux

Community members and cultural institutions pair up to throw Anchorage a surprise party.

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June 2, 2015

Investment Group Eyes Mat Su for Senior Facility

An Idaho company is looking into the possibility of constructing an assisted living facility near Palmer.

June 2, 2015
ASD To Revise Suspension Policy

ASD To Revise Suspension Policy

The Anchorage School Board passed the first reading of a new suspension policy on Monday evening, but they plan to delve deeper into the issue later this summer.

June 1, 2015
The state's first job fair comes just two weeks after a large convention in Anchorage, further proving to many that the commercial industry is bringing an opportunity for large financial profits. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

Green Business: Alaska’s First Cannabis Career Fair Held in Anchorage

This weekend, Alaska saw its first-ever job fair for careers in commercial cannabis, offering a glimpse of how the semi-legal marijuana industry is taking tentative steps towards professionalism and profits.

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June 1, 2015

Illness Linked To Child Trauma

Adverse childhood experiences are long lasting, and efforts are underway to understand the link between childhood trauma and disease.

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May 29, 2015

Mat-Su Borough Assembly Rethinks Lifetime Auto Registration

The Mat Su Borough was the first governmental entity to put a new state law into practice. But now, the Borough is taking a second look.

May 29, 2015

As Marijuana Rules Take Shape, A Focus on Local Control

Emerging rules are modeled on commercial alcohol sales, with regulators hoping to learn from past mistakes in Washington and Colorado.

May 29, 2015
#StickFigureAK uses art to spark community

#StickFigureAK uses art to spark community

A new statewide art initiative inspire every one of every ability to express themselves through stick figures.

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May 28, 2015

Borough Assembly Shoots Down Mayor’s Vetoes

Matanuska Susitna Borough mayor Larry DeVilbiss presented the Borough Assembly with a veto document on Wednesday.

May 28, 2015
All Aboard the Gravy Train: ‘The Magpie’ Serves Up The Goods In Anchorage

All Aboard the Gravy Train: ‘The Magpie’ Serves Up The Goods In Anchorage

An Anchorage chef has a new food truck called The Magpie that serves breakfast and lunch with as many local ingredients as possible.

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May 28, 2015
Protesters at the LIO in downtown Anchorage. Hillman/KSKA

Protests continue outside LIO over education funding and medicaid expansion

Alaskans express their frustration at the legislature about education funding through song.

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May 27, 2015

On Arctic Offshore, Symbolic Support from Anchorage

Resolution aims to express solidarity with the Port of Seattle and a focus on safety in Shell’s plans in the season ahead.

May 26, 2015

Houston Ready To Turn Out The Lights

The city of Houston is facing such severe financial woes that all but three city employees have been furloughed.

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May 26, 2015
Brianna McMillen shows off her breaking skills. Hillman/KSKA

Summit builds community through hip hop culture and history

Hip Hop is more than just music and dancing; it’s a culture based on bringing people together. That was the message during this weekend’s All Tribes Hip Hop Cultural Heritage Summit at Begich Middle School in East Anchorage.

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May 24, 2015
Data show positive skill-building improves Anchorage youth behavior

Data show positive skill-building improves Anchorage youth behavior

Newly compiled data shows kids in Anchorage are better behaved than they were 20 years ago. A comparison of data from 1995 and 2013 shows teenagers are participating in fewer risky behaviors like smoking, drinking, and unprotected sex. And it may be because we’re relating to kids differently.

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May 21, 2015
Chester Creek Trail To Close This Summer for Repaving

Chester Creek Trail To Close This Summer for Repaving

Parts of the Chester Creek Trail will be closed for most of the summer starting on Tuesday while it’s being repaved and improved.

May 21, 2015

Mat Su Borough Assembly Sets Mill Rate, Passes Budget

Matanuska Susitna Borough lawmakers pass the FY2016 budget.

May 21, 2015

APD says 4 Anchorage deaths likely a murder/suicide

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.

May 21, 2015
Anchorage mayor-elect announces community-driven transition process

Anchorage mayor-elect announces community-driven transition process

Anchorage Mayor-Elect Ethan Berkowitz is developing a plan to transition into his new role. He says it will be created by a group of community leaders in his transition team and use input from public discussions and town hall-style meetings.

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May 19, 2015

Suspect arrested for attack on biker on Chester Creek Trail

A man biking to work along the Chester Creek trail near the Goose Lake overpass was assaulted by a group of three young men on Monday morning and struck in the face by a thick branch.

May 19, 2015