The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
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Dunleavy introduces new budget bill as legislators try to avoid government shutdown

A new version of the state budget from Gov. Mike Dunleavy would set the Permanent Fund dividend at roughly $2,350, but it would draw more than planned from Permanent Fund earnings.

With unknowns on the supply and the demand side, salmon markets have become unstable

An economist says that increased operating costs due to the pandemic, a decline in restaurant demand, and a decline in consumers' incomes has resulted in a huge amount of uncertainty in the salmon market.

Second trial over Kodiak Coast Guard double murder goes to jury

A jury is again deliberating the fate of a man charged in the 2012 murders of two coworkers at a Coast Guard communications station in Kodiak.

US House dems push climate change into spotlight

The House hasn't paid much attention to climate change in nearly a decade. That streak came to an end Wednesday with two simultaneous hearings. Democrats are showing that things are different now that they hold the gavels.
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Alaska dinosaur discovery points to year-round Arctic living

The findings of young dinosaur bones on the banks of an Arctic river suggests that dinosaurs lived in the area year-round, enduring snowfall and darkness, according to a recent study.
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Bethel City Council authorizes reimbursements for overcharged property owners

Bethel City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday to authorize reimbursements to Bethel property owners who the city overcharged on real estate taxes for more than a decade, because of an error in the city’s tax code. Download Audio

Halibut commission boosts catch limits for most of the coast

The International Pacific Halibut Commission Friday approved an increase in halibut catch limits for most of the coast. The joint U.S. and Canadian body oversees management of the prized bottom fish from California to Alaska. The commission held its annual meeting in Juneau this week.

Skagway offers Borough Manager position to former state legislator

The Skagway Borough Assembly voted to offer the city’s Borough Manager position to former state legislator Sam Kito III at a meeting Thursday.
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Montana man reunites with puppy after bear attack in Alaska

A Montana man was reunited with his 14-week-old border collie two days after the dog disappeared following a bear attack on the Kenai Peninsula.
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Defund the police? Murkowski says no. But she says they don’t need bayonets.

Sen. Murkowski is against defunding police, but she wouldn’t mind disarming them of weapons of war.

On-site consumption back on the table for Alaska pot businesses

Alaska is on course to be the first state in the country to allow customers to use cannabis inside regulated businesses. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: July 4, 2014

Holly Brooks Reclaims Mt. Marathon Title; Historic Quake Disrupts Life, Habitat In Aleutians; White House Makes Economic Case For Expanding Medicaid In Alaska; Atka Camp Serves Up Subsistence Lessons; Smithsonian Channel Program Attempts To Encapsulate 49th State; Charter Vessel With Exotic Dancing Gets Mixed Reception; AK: Farming; 300 Villages: Tanana Download Audio
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Budget working group aims for compromises that have eluded Alaska Legislature for years

The working group may consider changing the formula for setting permanent fund dividends, lowering the maximum amount that the state government can spend and raising new or higher taxes.

Anti-mask mandate campaign gets taken down by GoFundMe

A crowdsourcing campaign to produce ads challenging mainstream advice about using face coverings was removed from the platform for violating its terms of service.

Cruise boom brings more business to Sitka but strains some local attractions

More than 210,000 cruise ship passengers disembarked in Sitka this summer, an increase of more than 40 percent from 2018.
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Sand Point man sentenced to 12 months in prison for meth and heroin distribution

A Sand Point man was sentenced Monday for distributing drugs and other crimes committed on bail.

Sen. Murkowski and Sec. Granholm announce energy grants for Alaska Native communities

The grants range from $2m to add solar to Noatak's grid, down to small grants to replace furnaces and lights
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Kenai Assembly passes Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ ordinance

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance Tuesday night that reaffirms its support for Americans’ right to bear arms.
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Protest, policy critiques mark first day of Fairbanks AFN

As the year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention began Thursday in Fairbanks, this year’s theme — “Good Government, Alaskan Driven” — loomed large.

A Wasilla teacher is charged with abusing students. Now their parents are suing the school district

The families of three Wasilla children allege a teacher molested their kids and are now suing the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, accusing officials of negligence.