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

Anderson and Mackey are neck and neck in Yukon Quest

Fairbanks rookie Ken Anderson is leading the Yukon Quest. He pulled into the Carmacks checkpoint this morning at 10:40 Yukon time, followed just three...

Forum in Skagway to explore contaminants in the food chain

US and Canadian studies show increasing levels of mercury and other contaminants in plants and animals, and the levels are higher the further you...

Alaskans contributing to arctic warming

It's becoming an environmental cliche-- "Alaska is ground zero for global warming." The expression speaks to the impact the world's carbon emissions are having...

Iron Dog took a bite out of competitors

Anchorage’s Mark McKenna and Eagle River’s Eric Quam won the Iron Dog snowmachine race on Saturday. The team will take home $25,000 for the...

Avalanche expert providing safety classes around the state

High winds today are preventing a helicopter from recovering the bodies of two avalanche victims at Turnagain Pass. Two Anchorage men died snowmachining in...

Feds call public hearings on Mat-Su railroad spur

The federal Surface Transportation Board has announced a series of public meetings regarding the proposed railroad link between Point MacKenzie and an as-yet-unnamed...

Bethany Correira's killer sentenced to 99 years

A judge in Anchorage today sentenced Michael Lawson to 99 years in prison for murdering Bethany Correira. Judge John Suddock said Lawson needs to...

Coast Guard calls off search for Japanese balloonist

The Coast Guard has ended its search for missing Japanese balloonist Michio Kanda. Kanda's hot air balloon disappeared in the North Pacific south of...

Legislature continues to debate education funding bill

The Senate Finance Committee today began consideration of a bill that rewrites the way the state pays for local school operations. The bill is...

State Supreme Court hands down ruling on TAPS rates

The state Supreme Court today wrote what could be the final chapter in the litigation between the state and the other owners of the...

Gold reserves at Donlin Creek mine much larger than expected

Developers at the proposed Donlin Creek Gold Mine announced there's even more gold on site. Donlin Creek is located about 200 miles up the...

One-way zone discussed for Valdez Arm

Each year oil tankers pass through Valdez Arm about 600 times. That's a dramatic decline from when crude was flowing through the pipeline at...

Yukon Quest leaders watching the clock tick in Dawson City

A dozen Yukon Quest teams are resting in Dawson City, the race's half-way point. The latest to pull in was Dan Kaduce of Chatanika....

Bad weather challenges Iron Dog racers

Snow, wind and poor visibility along the Yukon River challenged the frontrunners of the Iron Dog snowmachine race this morning. Defending champion Todd Palin,...

Alaskans commemorate Elizabeth Peratrovich

Elizabeth Peratrovich day was established by the Legislature to commemorate the signing of the Anti-Discrimination Act. The work of Elizabeth Peratrovich and her crucial...

Alaska Senate may curtail national ID system

The Senate is considering a bill that would draw the line on the Federal government's attempts to have a national identification system. The "Real...

Bill to move legislative sessions to Anchorage gets hearing in the house

In an abbreviated hearing this morning, a bill relocating legislative sessions to Anchorage beginning in 2010 moved from the House State Affairs committee into...

Nikolski fuel crisis a disaster

The Aleutian village of Nikolski has declared its ongoing fuel crisis to be a disaster emergency and local leaders have appealed to the state...

Juneau bars say smoking ban toxic to business

Bar owners say business is down sharply in the wake of Juneau's smoking ban. They report drops of 20% to 50% last month in...

NYU dentists drop in on Kasigluk

Dentists from the New York University College of Dentistry descended on the tundra Village of Kasigluk last week to implement a pilot project aimed...