Hannah Colton, KDLG - Dillingham
School restrooms and locker rooms have become legal battlegrounds recently as courts in the Lower 48 puzzle over how schools should treat students who don’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. Now, two statewide education organizations are trying to equip Alaska school districts with policies regarding transgender students. Download Audio
The governor's proposed budget calls for the elimination of a $2 million pre-kindergarten program, which serves six school districts in Anchorage, Juneau, and Western Alaska. Download Audio
Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget, released Dec. 9, would cut just over $9 million dollars in home heating subsidies for low-income Alaskans by eliminating the Alaska Heating Assistance Program. Download Audio
Alaska budget expert and fisheries economist Gunnar Knapp is retiring as director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Association of Alaska School Boards has been selected to receive a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Investing in Innovation” fund.
Millrock Resources announced the outcome of their copper and gold exploration at the Dry Creek site north of Chignik Bay last week.
Many Alaska school districts don’t offer high enough salaries to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers. That’s according to a new study that looks at a possible statewide teacher salary schedule. But researchers found that a statewide pay schedule would be too expensive, and wouldn’t do enough to solve Alaska’s teacher retention problem. Download Audio
A lab has identified a possible cause of death for one of the two brown bears that died in front of the high-traffic bear cams in Katmai National Park last month. Download Audio
At the end of November, the Myspace youth center at SAFE shelter in Dillingham will likely close its doors, as its grant funding runs out. Download Audio
Last month at Katmai National Park, the final hours of two brown bears played out in front of an online audience of thousands. The two animals laid down and died within days of each other.
A subsistence harvest of the Emperor goose, which had been proposed for the spring of 2016, is being put off another year. Download Audio
Raising the school threshold to 20 could save an estimated $7 million, but rural districts and lawmakers say such a change will be a "death knell" for small communities.
Each year, coastal communities in Western Alaska watch feet - even yards - of shoreline disappear into the waves. Now, a new online mapping tool will let them look at past erosion and see where coastlines might be in future years. Download Audio
Dillingham’s only private family medicine practice closed at the beginning of October.
An eleventh-hour donation to the Bristol Bay Borough School is keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on students’ plates this year. Download Audio