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

Volland poised to win North Anchorage Assembly race

Daniel Volland is an optometrist and the vice president of the South Addition Community Council. This is his first time running for elected office.
a ship near the mountains

In victory for commercial fishermen, court orders Cook Inlet fishery to reopen

Judge Joshua Kindred said the federal closure was arbitrary and capricious and that the closure did not comply with national standards.
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The Senate gun bill would close the ‘boyfriend loophole.’ Here’s what that means.

Federal law prevents some convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun, depending on their relationship to the victim. The new gun safety bill would expand that definition to include dating partners.
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Soldotna wants to create a walkable ‘main street’ next to the Kenai River

The city wants to create a walkable “main street” next to the Kenai River.
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Alaska elections office says Eastman eligible to run despite Oath Keepers affiliation

The elections division received 24 timely filed challenges to Republican state Rep. David Eastman’s candidacy.
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Federal infrastructure dollars will fund an Alaska railroad bridge replacement, with more to come

A $3.1 million grant to help fund a railroad bridge replacement is the start of a "once in a generation" opportunity for infrastructure improvements in Alaska.
A girl in a pink shirt and mask gets a shot

Alaskans under age 5 can now get COVID vaccines

In Anchorage, vaccines are available at Fairweather’s Tikahtnu Commons clinic and a pop-up clinic in Fairview every day for the rest of the month.
Skiffs pulled up on a riverbank

Chum salmon counts are lower than ever in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Fish and Game says chinook counts are well below average too.
A map of a proposed hydro project

Hydroelectric project takes small step forward amid pushback from Moose Pass residents

Homer Electric Association has been working on the project for over a decade.
La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow sits at a table, speaking into a microphone

President of First Alaskans Institute testifies at committee hearing on federal boarding schools

La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow pointed to the history of Alaska Native youth being sent out of state to boarding schools and to punitive asylums in the Lower 48. 
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Sitka’s drinking water places second at national taste championship

Sitka qualified for the national competition after winning Alaska’s title.
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Starting this fall, UAS will offer Alaska Native language courses for free

“Education was a vehicle of oppression and genocide and assimilation," X’unei Lance Twitchell said. "Our goal is to transform it into a vehicle of opportunity and equity and healing.”
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Republican Tara Sweeney says her campaign will not sue over elections officials' decision that she cannot advance to the special U.S. House election. Also, firefighters, aircraft and other resources are heading north to Alaska's wildfires. And after three years without service, Alaskans board a ferry to British Columbia.
a person cuts down a tree

Anchorage Assembly approves $50K to cut down beetle-killed spruce trees

“The infestation is — it’s big,” said Josh Durand, director of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department.
A fire crew moves brush away from a firebreak

With hot, dry weather expected, Alaska boosts firefighting resources

Alaska is now on “Preparedness Level 4," the second-highest level based on current fires and fire potential.

Tara Sweeney does not plan to sue to fill vacancy on US House ballot

“We made the decision that this is not a candidate fight,” Sweeney campaign manager Karina Waller said in an interview.

As drive-through testing sites close, Alaska begins ‘privatizing COVID’

Most drive-up COVID testing sites in Anchorage are set to close by June 30 as demand drops and funding runs out. The few sites that will stay open aren’t offering testing to uninsured Alaskans.
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In Alaska’s first statewide by-mail vote, turnout was highest for a primary since 2014

Final preliminary results posted Tuesday night by the Alaska Division of Elections show 161,614 people voted in the special election for U.S. House, Alaska’s first statewide election by mail.
A rally with a banner that says "Don't look away" and the U.S. Capitol behind it

Senators reach final bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill

The bill would incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18- to 21-year-olds, among other measures. It's expected to have enough support to pass the Senate.
An Alaska state ferry waiting at a dock

After nearly 3 years, Alaska Marine Highway resumes service to Prince Rupert, B.C.

Ferry officials put the route on hold in September 2019 over a dispute over whether U.S. Customs officials could carry guns.