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“City Limits” explores development of Anchorage

“City Limits” explores development of Anchorage

As part of Anchorage’s Centennial Celebration, the Anchorage Museum is hosting a new exhibit called “City Limits.” It’s a brief walk through Anchorage’s past that helps visitors understand how the city developed.

March 9, 2015

Uber stops free rides, pauses operations in Anchorage

Uber is pausing operations in Anchorage and stopped offering free rides on Friday afternoon. But negotiations with the city are not over.

March 6, 2015
A student plays at the new Spark!Lab. Feidt/APRN

New Anchorage Museum “lab” sparks innovation

What do buckets, disco balls, circuits, and marbles have in common? They’re all part of the Anchorage Museum’s attempt to spark innovation in their new interactive exhibit.

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March 5, 2015

APD releases ID of man killed by car in midtown

51-year-old Russell Place was struck and killed by a vehicle near Benson and the New Seward Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

March 5, 2015
Dena’ina fish camps and culture adapted to founding of Anchorage

Dena’ina fish camps and culture adapted to founding of Anchorage

The foundation of Anchorage 100 years ago changed many things for the local Dena’ina people, including their fish camps, but not their connection to the area.

March 3, 2015
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BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an open house in Anchorage Monday seeking comments on the draft proposed off-shore lease sales for 2017 to 2022, which includes sales in the northern Cook Inlet, the Beaufort and the Chukchi Seas. But the proposal is far from final.

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March 2, 2015
Handsome antlers sold for around $175 a pair. Auction buyers often sell raw antlers to artists to use as raw material. Smaller pieces that were cut up for easier transport were kept in plastic totes and auctioned by the pound. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

3,000 Pounds of Auctioned Antlers Highlight State’s Role Managing Trafficked Wildlife

The unprecedented tonnage of caribou antlers were the result of a trafficking case stretching from Juneau to the Northwest Arctic community of Selawik.

March 2, 2015
ADN's Devin Kelly, KTUU's Austin Baird join Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes on Alaska Edition to discuss Anchorage's upcoming mayoral election. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off.

KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm

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February 27, 2015
Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Minimum wage increase helps individuals, ok for small biz

Alaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase. So what does this means for Anchorage’s small businesses and consumers?

February 26, 2015

Independent Power Producers Seek Utility Regulations Change

Some Alaska alternative energy producers may benefit from new rules the Regulatory Commission of Alaska is considering. But other independents say the state’s power statutes are so antiquated they should be completely revised.

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February 26, 2015

Alaska Pacific University Offers New Scholarship For Pell-Eligible Students

Alaska Pacific University is adding a new scholarship for low-income students who are eligible for the Pell Grant. The school also recently lowered tuition costs and hopes both measures will help attract new students.

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February 25, 2015
On the left, Bruce Schulte of the CRCL at a press conference with Dr. Tim Hinterberger of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

State Lags Behind Municipalities Adapting to New Marijuana Law

New marijuana rule change is a long way from the full legal market that voters passed. And as state entities work to develop comprehensive new laws municipalities are rushing to find shorter-term public safety solutions.

February 24, 2015
Community members want action from muni to get more detox facilities

Community members want action from muni to get more detox facilities

Community members gathered to ask assembly members to get more detox beds in Anchorage as part of the solution for alcoholism.

February 24, 2015
(Photo by Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage)

With Troop Cuts Looming, Anchorage Officials Turn Out Crowd

Several hundred people turned out to show support for the military in Alaska and speak against potential troop reductions at an event Monday night.

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February 24, 2015

ANSEP builds bridges for middle schoolers to science education

Middle School students from around the state are participating in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program at UAA this year. Forty-eight students from the Lower Yukon and Northwest Arctic Borough completed the two-week residential program on Friday but their learning doesn’t stop there.

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February 23, 2015
Suggestions on the Youth Wall at the Northway Mall. Hillman/KSKA

‘Youth Speak Out’ Event invites suggests on improving the community

The NAACP and Global Block are trying to get youth to speak up about their needs and what they want from the Anchorage community. They hosted an event Saturday at the Northway Mall.

February 23, 2015
George Vakalis (left), Zachariah Hughes (top), Bill Popp (bottom) and Lt. Col. Allen Brown (right) discuss potential troop draw-down in Alaska. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Rallies Against Potential Troop Cuts As Walker Meets with Head of Army

City and business leaders prepare tour for visiting officials ahead of a rally and public listening sessions in the hopes of insulating Alaska from an overall force reduction of 120,000 troops by 2018.

February 23, 2015
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a 5 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 academic year. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

University of Alaska Board Of Regents Approves 5% Tuition Increase

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 in favor of a 5 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 academic year. The Board voted down a similar measure last fall.

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February 20, 2015

New Prelim ASD Budget Reinstates Middle School Model

Anchorage School Board passed a preliminary budget that includes planning time for all middle school teachers and more than 60 new positions. But it’s not final until the state legislature passes their final budget later this spring.

February 19, 2015
NAACP leads conversation on helping young men of color succeed

NAACP leads conversation on helping young men of color succeed

Data from the state’s Department of Education and Early Development show that students of color drop out of high school at higher rates than white students. Anchorage’s chapter of the NAACP is trying to change that.

February 19, 2015