Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts report millions in post-quake repair costs, with millions more to come
Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
The two school districts affected by last November’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake are reporting they’ve spent millions of dollars on repairs to schools.
Measles vaccines OK locally; outbreak in Washington state
Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks
The State of Alaska issued a health advisory last week about Measles in the Pacific Northwest, and a private clinic in Fairbanks reported a localized shortage of Measles vaccine. As of today, public and private clinics and pharmacies have the vaccine in stock.
Former Ketchikan teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor; gets six years
Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan
A former Ketchikan High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual abuse of a minor through a plea agreement that calls for him to serve six years in jail.
Police release info on two Anchorage homicides
Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found shot in a vehicle in the city earlier this week.
GVEA to cut carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2030; environmentalists urge more cuts
Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks
Golden Valley Electric Association has pledged to reduce the amount of climate-changing carbon its power plants emit by 26 percent, based on 2012 levels, over the next 11 years. Members of environmental groups welcome the so-called Green Goals approved last week by Golden Valley’s board of directors.
Ask A Climatologist: Remembering 6.5 ft of snow pelting Richardson Highway decades ago
Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Sixty-five years ago today — that’s Feb. 7th, 1963 — a weather observer recorded six and a half feet of snow fell in a single day at a station along the Richardson Highway, north of Valdez.
Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska
Native studies officials at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are praising efforts to reauthorize federal legislation funding immersion programs for Native American languages.
Quest leaders head out of Dawson in close proximity
Dan Bross and Lex Treinen, KUAC – Fairbanks
Yukon Quest frontrunners Brent Sass, Allen Moore, Michelle Phillips and Hans Gatt are running fairly close together, toward the Yukon River community of Eagle.
Transforming perspectives on trauma through paintings of hope
Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Traumatic childhood experiences can lead to problems later in life, but this doesn’t define a person. Stories that start with trauma can end with hope. A new set of murals illustrates the transformation of seven Alaskans, and the process of creating them transformed the artists themselves.