The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Bethel’s new aircraft mechanic school ready, just needs students

A new aircraft mechanic school is coming to Bethel. The program’s main goal is to cater to the region’s needs and create jobs that help make that possible. Everything for the program— from the fleet of bush planes to the exams— are ready. All that’s needed is a full classroom. Download Audio
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Dozens of homes, water treatment plant are without power in Selawik

As of Tuesday morning, 150 homes, an apartment complex and the water treatment plant were without power.

Parnell’s Budget Cuts Expected, Despite Complaints

Although some areas in the state are bemoaning budget losses, the cuts were not unexpected. Governor Parnell cited declining oil production as one reason for the cuts, and that decline is spurring inclusion in the budget of money aimed at upgrading infrastructure friendly to oil development.

“State of the Schools” shows progress for Anchorage students and need for innovation

The superintendent of the Anchorage School District presented his State of the Schools speech to a group of principals and community members Friday morning. New data shows that the schools are improving but still have a ways to go. New programs can help.

Chester Creek Trail To Close This Summer for Repaving

Parts of the Chester Creek Trail will be closed for most of the summer starting on Tuesday while it's being repaved and improved.

New Agreement Bolsters Alaska’s LNG Commercialization Efforts

The State has committed to a formal working relationship with a major Japanese financial institution that wants to develop natural gas projects. Download Audio

Young a Lonely GOP Voice for Puerto Rican Statehood

Rep. Don Young took some flack for holding a fundraiser in Puerto Rico last week, just days before chairing a subcommittee hearing on statehood for the U.S. territory. But at the hearing back in Washington this afternoon, Young made it clear he’s no Johnny-come-lately to the question. Download Audio

Bethel Will Remain A Subsistence Use Area

The Joint Board of Fisheries and Board of Game opposed establishing a non-subsistence use area for Bethel in a meeting in Anchorage last week. The proposal was submitted by Fairbanks trapper Allen Barrette which stated that Bethel would appear to qualify as a non-subsistence area.

Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod

The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former champion Lance Mackey has withdrawn from the race, citing health reasons. Listen Now

This ice cream stand was constructed out of local wood. Here’s why that’s unique.

There are still questions about how to make the young growth timber industry viable in Southeast Alaska. But some customers are seeking out the material.

Wrangell Voters Consider Sales Tax Decrease

A ballot initiative to lower Wrangell’s city sales tax by 1.5 percent is up for a vote of the public in the Oct. 1 general elections.

Alaskans claim medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Two Alaskans traveled to Austria in March to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games – and both came back with some hardware. Listen now

Alaska Marine Science Symposium

The climate changes that have swept through Alaska are now being reflected in our landscape and wildlife - avalanches, fires, species declines, the list goes on. APRN: Tuesday, 1/26 at 10:00am Listen now

Parnell Meets With Guard Members

Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members Sunday amid ongoing criticism about the administration’s response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard. Download Audio

Walker Plans To Stick To Marijuana Implementation Schedule, But Other Delays Still Possible

At a recent meeting with governor, participants concluded that is possible to meet the timeline established recently passed marijuana initiative. It's just not certain. Download Audio
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Ask a Climatologist: Traditional knowledge is critical to climate research

More and more, scientists rely on traditional ecological knowledge to study climate change. Listen now
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Alaska’s US senators want to thwart Biden’s anti-oil policies. Here’s what they’re trying.

Order by executive order, President Biden is frustrating Alaska's U.S. senators. But what can they do?

Paratroopers dot the skies over Fort Richardson

Hundreds of parachutes dotted the sky near Anchorage Tuesday afternoon, as more than 450 Airborne Army paratroopers participated in a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise at Fort Richardson. Listen now

Rep. Young sponsors bill to bring back deported vets

The "Repatriate Our Patriots" bill would allow honorably discharged veterans to return to the U.S. as permanent residents and apply for citizenship.
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Election Workers Scan Absentee, Questioned Ballots

Election workers were also scanning hundreds of absentee and questioned ballots at the Division of Election office in Anchorage today. Four workers fed stacks of paper ballots into Accuvote machines.