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

Models show permafrost melting faster than thought

For years researchers studying permafrost in the Arctic have seen a warming trend. Now scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks say it is happening even faster than expected. Download Audio

State asks for mule deer sightings due to concern about spread of moose winter tick

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in reporting sightings of mule deer around the Interior. The experts are concerned they may be carrying a parasite that could devastate local moose populations. Listen now
UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen at a desk.

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen takes new job in California

The news of her departure comes about two years after Sandeen became the leader of Alaska’s largest public university.

DJs discuss the sound of the Arctic at NxN festival

On the tail of the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks last week, the Anchorage Museum hosted a multi-day series of events focused on the high north, including artists, academics and policy-makers. Listen now

Cultural landscape conference focuses on Native education

Teachers from around Southeast Alaska will gather in Juneau next month to discuss culturally responsive education. Listen now
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‘It’s voting day’: In Alaska’s largest city, residents head to polls

Advocates said that despite concern elsewhere in the country, voting in Anchorage was mostly an example of democracy working as it should.

Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

Common murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry. Download Audio

Dillingham wins first overall and sportsmanship at state NYO

The statewide Native Youth Olympics tournament wrapped up Saturday after three days of competition. Dillingham earned the rare distinction of winning both first place overall and the top sportsmanship award. Download Audio

Exxon Valdez Memories From Alaska’s Capitol Still Fresh 25 Years Later

It’s been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil in Prince William Sound. Download Audio

What’s behind a wave of threats in Anchorage schools?

For weeks, Anchorage schools have been grappling with a wave of violent threats made by individuals with no apparent coordination. Why?

Senators aim for $1,600 dividends, early school funding

The Senate Finance Committee draft budget would cut $98 million to fund the operations of state government from the House’s version of the budget. Listen now
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State reports 4 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

It's the second straight day of multiple COVID-19 deaths.

Pete Kaiser arrives in Bethel, wins fifth Kuskokwim 300 title

Kaiser arrived in Bethel at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, with a team of nine dogs.

Juneau Lawmakers Egan, Muñoz and Kito Re-elected To Legislature

All three of the capital city’s state lawmakers handily won re-election Tuesday. Sen. Dennis Egan and Reps. Cathy Muñoz and Sam Kito III all got at least 60 percent of the votes counted in their respective races on Election Day.
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

Anchorage Assembly extends emergency declaration a sixth time

The Anchorage Assembly on Monday voted to extend the city’s emergency declaration for the sixth time, until January 15, 2021. The first declaration went into effect in March, with periodic votes to extend. In recent months COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed and hospital staffing has been increasingly strained.

Army Corps green-lights Ward Cove cruise ship dock

Fairbanks investor John Binkley of the Ward Cove Dock Group says the hope is to get the berths in place for this season.
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Reuniting families with community support

Many children in foster care will go back to their parents, so maintaining the bond between them is necessary. But sometimes that takes a little community support. Download Audio
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Alaska’s geography poses unique challenge in getting COVID-19 vaccine, treatments to rural areas

Vaccines and a new antibody treatment hold promise in fighting COVID-19. But health-care providers face unique challenges in distributing those medicines across Alaska, with its hundreds of communities that lack road access and hospitals.

Silver, the sled dog that started the career of champion musher Brent Sass, just turned 18

18 is a remarkable age for any dog, and it is especially meaningful to Sass since Silver was the dog that got it all started for the two-time Quest Champion.

Advocates fear cutting Bethel’s Sex Offender Treatment Program could mean more victims

State budget cuts have reduced Bethel's Sex Offender Treatment Program to a fraction of its former self. The program’s staff has gone from three members with a combined experience of almost 40 years to one member with four months experience. Listen Now