Thea Card, KDLG - Dillingham
Alaska State Troopers are having difficulty recruiting local people to become troopers. Of those that do apply, 76 percent are from the Lower 48. However, the Troopers are dedicated to raising numbers and recruiting from within. Download Audio
The state of Alaska will begin a new system for rating schools in the fall. The new system is fairer and more realistic for alternative and small schools.
An alert was issued Tuesday concerning the unusually high number of summer flu cases in Alaska. The Alaska Public Health Alert Network is advising health care providers to consider influenza when evaluating patients with compatible symptoms. The recent rise in summer cases is attributed to summer travelers to Alaska on land and cruise ships as well as a long-term care facility outbreak.