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LISTEN: Protests have erupted across the country and the world. But what will it take to make lasting change?

The calls for respect and equality are not new, but what should the next steps be to create real change? What does it take to reform police departments and address public safety in a way that all citizens can trust?

Two restaurants shed light on challenges facing the community of Houston, Alaska | Alaska Insight

This time of year, In the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, communities along the Parks highway are usually teeming with tourists looking to camp in...

LISTEN: Teen vaping doesn’t start in high school. It starts in middle school.

Coverage of the growing problem of teenage vaping has, for the most part, been focused on high school students. But according to the American Journal of Public Health, about 29% of lifetime smokers are first introduced to nicotine products between age 12 and 14.

Novel Coronavirus 101: What you need to know

First detected in December in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus has infected thousands of people in China and has spread to other...

The Challenge of Teacher Retention in Alaska | Alaska Insight

Across the country, states, including Alaska have difficulty keeping good teachers, principals and superintendents in their positions. Especially in remote parts of the state. the report by...

A new academy trains nurses in forensic evidence collection| Alaska Insight

When cases involving sexual assault or domestic violence go to court, thorough documentation of a victim’s personal account and physical injuries can mean the difference between a case...

A new generation of women in the trades are being trained in Anchorage | Alaska Insight

When you picture a carpenter, a man likely comes to mind. But women are increasingly attracted to the field’s high wages and the opportunity to work with their...

Breaking Down the Governor’s 2021 Budget | Alaska Insight

Governor Mike Dunleavy released his budget proposal in mid-December, and it looks starkly different from the fiscal plan he put forward...
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Anchorage volunteer lobbyist fights for public education

The word 'lobbyist' is often paired with 'fat-cat'. But here in Alaska, it's not just the paid lobbyists who fly to Juneau to...
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 22, 2019

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Further Insight: Mahala Ashley Dickerson, part two

As part of Alaska Public Media’s celebration of Black History Month Alaska Insight highlighted the life of the late Mahala Ashley Dickerson, who was a pioneer of law in Alaska. Dickerson is best know for winning an equal pay case against the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1975.
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Further Insight: Mahala Ashley Dickerson, part one

As part of Alaska Public Media’s celebration of Black History Month Alaska Insight highlighted the life of the late Mahala Ashley Dickerson, who was a pioneer of law in Alaska. Dickerson is best know...

State releases opioid action plan

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services worked with over 20 organizations to develop the six goals in the recently released 2018-2022 statewide opioid action plan.