The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
Men and women in suit jackets talk and huddle in a meeting room.

Alaska House votes to avert government shutdown

House Speaker Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, said Monday's vote will likely come as a relief to many, including the state workers who would've gotten laid off under a shutdown.

Murkowski condemns Trump tweet predicting election fraud: ‘This is not leadership from the White House’

Sen. Murkowski says President Trump undermines faith in the legitimacy of American democracy by suggesting the 2020 election will be fraudulent.

In contentious Eagle River Republican Senate primary, Reinbold triumphs over Saddler

In a competitive Republican primary for a senate seat representing north Anchorage communities, the insurgent candidate won a decisive victory over the party insider.
A boy hugs a woman in a kitchen

St. Mary’s residents pitch in to keep their village from burning

A historically massive wildfire is threatening four villages on the Yukon River.

Funding for pro-road group approved by Juneau Assembly

At a budget belt-tightening meeting Wednesday, the Juneau Assembly teed up $20,000 for a pro-road group that’s backing the Juneau Access Project. Listen now

Man Crashes Car Through Front Door of Alaska Brewing Company, Steals Beer

Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau The retail store at the Alaskan Brewing Company campus in Juneau suffered $15,000 damage early Friday, when a Juneau man...
A barge filled with containers departs from the Alaska Marine Lines dock in downtown Juneau.

COVID-19 hasn’t interrupted Alaska’s resupply lifeline from Pacific NW, and woe if it does

Alaskans depend on a marine cargo lifeline from the Pacific Northwest for the majority of their goods. What happens if that stops?

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Wrangell's Fish and Game office could close due to cost-cutting under Governor Dunleavy's proposed budget, but local officials are fighting to prevent it. Plus, how a free local mini-bus has changed the lives some of Petersburg's most vulnerable residents.
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Alaska never saw large tundra fires like the East Fork Fire until climate change provided more fuel

The East Fork Fire in Western Alaska is the state's largest at the moment, estimated at more than 150,000 acres Thursday, and it's burning in a region where, just a couple decades ago, large fires would not have been expected.

The future of the Alaska VA Healthcare system

Disability claims for veterans can take up to five years to process. Why? The VA has been plagued with problems for decades. Funding shortages, poor coordination, and a range of complex health issues faced by service members have all created barriers for vets seeking care. Amid increased attention on the problems, are improvements on the horizon? Listen Here
Thick smoke hangs over a hot springs resort.

Cool, wet weather helps temper wildfire near Chena Hot Springs Resort

Cool, wet weather helped temper a wildfire burning near a popular resort near Fairbanks, a fire official said Wednesday.

Freedom Summer Marks 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.

Longstanding tensions underlie Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s withdrawal from AFN

Long before Arctic Slope Regional Corp. announced its withdrawal from the Alaska Federation of Natives last week, there were signs of a schism.
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As last ballots arrive in Alaska’s special US House primary, Peltola inches upward

Peltola is up three percentage points since the first count June 11, suggesting her campaign may have picked up momentum as the postmark deadline neared, or that her supporters were, for whatever reason, late to the mailbox.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 6, 2016

House to continue Medicaid legal challenge; Era Helicopters identifies pilot of crash; Girdwood considering Trooper offer; Hilcorp facing penalties; fish board won't be cut further; study assessing wolf sightings; Healy cabin program wins national attention; dock upgrades could affect Skagway ferry service; AK: Aleknagik artist; 49 Voices: Tim Pominville of Eagle River

Alaska’s child care sector, essential to economic recovery, is struggling to find workers

Workforce shortages are plaguing industries across Alaska. And, some say, one of the reasons is a lack of child care. But those child care centers are struggling to hire too.
Samantha Wells, owner of Little Dipper Diner, talks with assistant manager Frankie Henley at the restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.

Anchorage takes second diner to court over emergency order violation

The city is asking a judge to order Little Dipper Diner to shut down dine-in service immediately. It filed the paperwork, seeking a temporary injunction, in state court in Anchorage on Thursday.

LISTEN: There’s $3.2B dollars at stake in the 2020 Census

The U.S Census happens just once a decade and it kicks off in Tooksok Bay, Alaska in mid-January. Getting an accurate count of all Alaskans is critically important for billions of dollars in federal funding and drawing political jurisdiction lines.
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Anchorage HR director’s ‘I’m with Judy’ t-shirt part of wrongful termination suit

Former Office of Equal Opportunity Director Heather MacAlpine was fired while investigating complaints about the city’s top librarian, Judy Eledge, who has gotten public support from the mayor and chief human resources officer.

Lemon Creek inmates study Latin etymology and epic poems behind bars

Taking GED or vocational classes in prison is not unusual. But at Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center, a small group is studying Latin, a language that’s been dead for centuries. Listen now