Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War would be able to receive state land under a new proposal. And, a step aerobic class gains popularity with Anchorage's Pacific Islander community. Plus, an Alaska fishery management council bans profane comments.
Another attempt to salvage Alaska's cruise season stalls in the U.S. Senate. And, an Anchorage woman's personal story inspires others at a vaccine clinic for the Hmong community. Plus, can Alaska's timber industry capitalize on soaring lumber prices?
Research shows cancer remains the leading cause of death among Alaska Natives. And, Norwegian Cruise Lines donates $1 million to the City of Sitka. Plus, Anchorage will remove all the city’s gathering limits and social distancing requirements.
The CDC has new recommendations for mask-wearing. So, what does that mean for Alaskans? And, a report on police officers’ use of deadly force shows many incidents involve mental health issues. Plus, the state considers moving Skagway's ore terminal to Haines, causing some concern.
Health experts shared the information with school officials and administrators as they prepare for the end of the school year.
An Alaska lawmaker takes the long route to Juneau after being banned from flying on Alaska Airlines. And, with help from the Department of Energy, five Alaska towns explore green solutions. Plus, a conversation about the tradition of trapping after a dog's death in Anchorage.
With some reforms and a windfall of cash, Alaska lawmakers present a plan to fund ferries for over a year. And, the candidates running for Anchorage mayor represent a divided city. Plus, Fairbanks will try a new way of responding to mental health emergencies.
The bill will provide funding for pre-k programs and standardize reading policies across the state.
As more Alaskans get vaccinated, health officials see more shots going to waste. And, Alaska lawmakers look to other states for ways to improve student reading scores. Plus, Wasilla high school updates its warrior logo with input from the local tribe.
The girls said they wanted to keep the conversation going even though community activism has died down over the past year.
A bipartisan push in the legislature to fund school districts for the next two years. And, a pharmacist on the Kenai battles misinformation as he tries to convince locals to get a COVID vaccine. Plus, a small protest in Anchorage to mark the Chauvin guilty verdict.
School districts will be providing bigger and more robust summer schools than in years past.
The policies stemmed from the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and have been hotly debated for weeks. The policies passed the same day a jury convicted the police officer who killed Floyd.
Gustavus residents pushed state officials to test for toxic chemicals at a construction site. And they found them. And, some ethnically diverse restaurants in Anchorage see success even in the pandemic. Plus, Alaska school leaders hope summer school will help address pandemic learning loss.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Alaska Native Corporations have a right to CARES Act funding. And, the statewide Yup'ik Spelling Bee expands to include Inupiaq for the first time. Plus, the city of Anchorage works to transform trails for spring activities.
The Dunleavy administration announces a massive tourism marketing plan, including offering vaccines to visitors. And, Sealaska Heritage Institute is producing an opera based on the true story of the Tlingit-Russian War. Plus, a new “mini-home” project works toward affordable housing in Yakutat.
Congressman Don Young goes against his party and stands up for Puerto Rican statehood. And, Anchorage's acting mayor talks about the city's target for Covid vaccinations. Plus, a seafood company apologizes to Unalaska after COVID-positive crew visited a bar.