The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Lisa Phu, Alaska Beacon

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smoke over tundra

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta wildfires, part of a new pattern, push Alaska to early season milestone

This year’s fires are the product of a combination of long-term climate change and short-term ignition forces.
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Mat-Su schools’ ban on transgender girl athletes raises concern for ACLU, may violate federal law

Attempting to ban transgender girls from playing on girls’ teams constitutes illegal discrimination under the federal law known as Title IX, according to the ACLU of Alaska.
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Large portion of unexpected Alaska deaths in 2020 and 2021 directly tied to COVID-19

Pandemic increased premature deaths among non-elderly adults, report says.
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Alaska Department of Corrections wants prisoners to have tablets to aid reentry

Alaska Legislature failed to pass bill at session’s close.
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Alaska attorney general recused himself from legal review of using public funds for private education

Treg Taylor’s wife, Jodi Taylor, is a major proponent of the concept and wrote in mid-May about her plan to seek up to $8,000 in reimbursement from public funding.
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Can public funds be used for private school classes? Education department isn’t sure

‘Any effort to divert public funds to private schools is a blatantly unconstitutional act’ says opponent to the practice.
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Legislature modernizes 40-year-old definition of consent in sexual assault cases

"Alaska took a gargantuan step forward in updating our laws," says deputy attorney general.