Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development on Thursday announced the new vendor for statewide student assessments, to replace the problem-plagued Alaska Measures of Progress test. Listen Now

Dozens of Alaska firefighters are battling blazes in the Lower 48, including deadly Tennessee fires that have destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings. Listen Now

The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team claimed seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout, beating NCAA Div. I Drake University. Listen Now

The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell Wednesday to NCAA Div. I opponent Missouri State in the Great Alaska Shootout. Listen Now

The GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament tips off this week in Anchorage. This is the tournament's 39th year, but a 40th is not guaranteed as the university grapples with a shrinking budget. Listen Now
Anchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department's West Anchorage training facility. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

Anchorage Police said the gun used to "ambush" and shoot one of its officers early Saturday has now been linked to five area murders -- committed from early July through late August. Listen Now

A suspect is dead and a police officer has been hospitalized a shooting early Saturday in downtown Anchorage. Listen Now

University of Alaska students will see a five percent tuition hike next year. Listen Now

The Municipality of Anchorage launched a new online application to help ease Alaska commutes and encourage alternative forms of transportation. Listen Now

Aging infrastructure throughout the University of Alaska is causing a $1 billion maintenance crunch, and campuses are trying to find ways to cope with a growing backlog of projects.

Alaska crews from multiple state and federal agencies are headed to the Lower 48 to assist in firefighting efforts.

Northern Lights Media, which operates Anchorage's KTUU and KYES television stations, announced its acquisition Tuesday of three Fairbanks TV stations.

Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer.

The man convicted of killing two Alaska State Troopers,in the Interior village of Tanana in 2014 was sentenced Wednesday to 203 years in jail. Twenty-two-year-old Nathanial Kangas was convicted for the murders of Sgt. Scott Johnson and trooper Gabe Rich. Listen Now

Open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace begins Tuesday, and two-thirds of Alaskans previously enrolled with Moda Health will see about a 35 percent rate increase as they transfer to the lone provider left in Alaska's market. Listen Now

The state is continuing its mission to privatize Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage plant. The Department of Natural Resources' Board of Agriculture and Conservation issued requests for proposals Friday to lease or purchase the plant.

Fallen rocks in the Whittier Tunnel caused the Alaska Department of Transportation to temporarily close the thoroughfare, cutting off road and rail links to the community. Listen Now

Anchorage police are investigating robberies at two Holiday gas stations they believe are related.
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A Kotzebue man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting a partially-disabled woman.

A man was indicted last week by an Anchorage grand jury for allegedly attacking a woman with a machete.