Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media
The vote overturns a declaration that allowed for the expedited elimination of academic programs and firing of faculty, even those with tenure.
Smoke from wildfires north and south of Anchorage is creating unhealthy air quality in the city.
The University of Alaska will see a $25 million cut in funding for this budget year, which began on July 1st. The next two years would see cuts of $25 million and $20 million for a total of $70 million.
The restoration totals about $9 million and includes $6.8 million to Head Start and $1.2 million to early childhood grants. It's one of several veto reversals the governor has made this week.
A coalition of more than 25 organizations gathered for a press conference Wednesday in Anchorage under the moniker, Save Our State. Their single message for Governor Mike Dunleavy: no more vetoes.
Anchorage police say officers fired on a man who pointed a BB gun at them Monday morning.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8 to 3 to move towards consolidating the entire university system to a single accredited university. The board discussed several proposals for the university system well into the afternoon in Anchorage Tuesday.
Employees were at College Gate Elementary Friday morning cleaning up the aftermath of a Thursday night fire.
The lower rating means it will be more expensive for the university to borrow money for various projects.
As University of Alaska faces uncertain financial future, officials focus on supporting current students
In the face of an unprecedented cut from the state, University of Alaska staff, faculty and students have a high degree of uncertainty about their futures.
The University of Alaska is preparing to absorb a 41 percent cut in state funding. At the Anchorage campus, administrators estimate they will have to lay off 700 employees and eliminate more than a third of the school's academic programs.
University of Alaska president: Campus closures, program elimination and layoffs on the table under Dunleavy vetoes
The University of Alaska stands to lose $134 million in state funding if Governor Mike Dunleavy's line-item vetoes are not overturned by legislators.
In a resolution passed last week, the Board wrote that the governor's vetoes to public education funding could have "detrimental" effects on student outcomes.
Sovereign Bill voices Molly Mabray, the first Alaska Native lead character in a nationally-broadcast children's program.
New federal charges have been filed against two people involved in the June 2 murder of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman in Anchorage.
The state's largest telecommunications company announced it's building the first 5G wireless network in the state's largest city.
Dunleavy held a press conference Friday in front of Wasilla Middle School, his recommended venue for the session. He says while there is still work to be done on the capital budget, the dividend is his priority for this session.