Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Local districts make their own decisions about mask wearing for fall as cases are on the rise as the youngest students remain ineligible for a covid vaccine.
At the end of the program, teens will walk away with a private pilot's license, and college course credits, and having saved tens of thousands of dollars - all before graduating high school.
President Biden freezes remaining old growth timber sales in the Tongass to invest in other parts of the Southeast economy. And, the Anchorage school district helps students get a pilot license. Plus, biologists monitor the increasing mule deer population in Southeast for disease.
The class gave students school credit and they learned how to make music from an Alaskan hip hop artist
A lawsuit by party operatives aims to take down the state's new election system. And, One industry where the worker shortage is especially acute in Alaska? Childcare. Plus, a woman who survived two nights on the side of a mountain near Palmer describes her ordeal.
Criticism of the Governor's veto of daily payments for lawmakers during session. And, researchers monitor common but little understood ice quakes near Juneau. Plus, the remains of an Alaska Native student buried in Pennsylvania in the 1900s are returned.
Members of the Alaska legislature praise an apparent four-billion dollar error in Governor Dunleavy's veto strategy. And, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s homeless shelter plan draws mixed reactions. Plus, why bumblebees are doing so well in Alaska.
Some key state programs will lose funding tomorrow, even as the governor signs the budget. And, new research highlights the consequences of thawing permafrost on Alaska infrastructure. Plus, how a wilderness safety instructor interrupted a bear attack on her husband.