Tag: Len Anderson

Austism in the Schools

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The number of diagnosed autistic and Asperger syndrome children in Anchorage continues to rise. KSKA's A Closer Look focuses on some of the educational programs for those children and their parents. KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 1:00 pm Saturday 10/8 at 6:30 pm

South Central Mayors Encourage Energy Thriftiness

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South Central Alaska may be enjoying a mild fall, but three regional mayors are looking toward winter. In particular, they’re concerned about the public knowing how to respond should natural gas supplies be interrupted during a cold spell.

More Anchorage Residents Than Ever Face Hunger

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According to the Food Bank of Alaska, thousands of Anchorage residents will seek assistance from food pantries and kitchen during the course of a year. Yesterday, as part of Hunger Action Month, a panel at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce discussed the growing problem of hunger in Anchorage.

Comeau Speaks School District Budget

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The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce billed Superintendent Carol Comeau's Monday luncheon talk as, "The Anchorage School District: The Year Ahead." But in the questions that followed, it appeared most of Comeau's chamber audience were interested not so much in the future as in the current budget.

Alaska’s New Crime Lab

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Double click photo for captions or to enlarge. Monday, Aug. 22 @ 1:00 pm & Saturday Aug. 27 at 6:30 pm The Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory is located in Anchorage, but its mission is to serve police departments and trooper stations across the state. On A Closer Look, KSKA’ s Len Anderson takes us on an audio tour of the new state Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory under construction and set for completion in June, 2012.

Anchorage School District Progress Report Shows Mixed Results

Anchorage graduation rates were up, but fewer schools met the new Adequate Yearly Progress standards. KSKA's Len Anderson reports on the district's 2010-2011 "No Child Left Behind" results.

Anchorage’s Economic Future Marked By Slow Growth

The Anchorage economy in 2011 is growing and that's a trend likely to continue through 2014. The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation also says some sectors are actually stronger than expected.

Alaska News Nightly: July 28, 2011

Arctic Scientist Under Investigation, Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty, UAF Researchers Unlocking Secret of Hibernation, Young Argues to Strip Park Service’s Power in Yukon Charley Preserve, and more...

Web Extra: AEDC’s Complete Mid-Year Economic Forecast

To give our listeners a chance to hear the complete Anchorage Economic Development Corporation economic forecast for Anchorage from 2011 through 2014, we've posted below the full prediction as presented by AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp at the luncheon held on July 27th.

Title 21: The Future Face of Anchorage

Mon., Aug. 1 at 1:00 pm and Sat. Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm Title 21, it's sweeping; it's controversial; and often it's confusing. For nearly 10 years Anchorage has grappled with rewriting Title 21, the municipality's land use code, but for many its details remain hazy. Join us for an on-going series on the project Mondays at 1:00 pm on A Closer Look, starting August 1.

Anchorage Experiences Mixed Results From Governor’s Budget Vetoes

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Governor Sean Parnell announced over 400 million dollars in budget cuts Wednesday, sending Anchorage municipal, school district and other groups racing through spreadsheets to see how much of their legislative approved capital funding had survived.

Comeau Announces 2012 Retirement

After more than three decades with the Anchorage School District, Superintendent Carol Comeau is retiring. That is, after one more year. KSKA's Len Anderson attended yesterday's announcement.

Speaker Requests on Title 21 Denied By Assembly Chair

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The Title 21Rewrite Project covering land development and building requirements is not on this evening's Anchorage Assembly agenda. Despite that, Title 21 will still draw a determined group of interested - if silent - citizens.

Pridefest History Marks City’s Changes

On Saturday, two of the most popular events of Anchorage's annual, nearly month-long Pridefest take place--the downtown parade along with the Delaney Park Strip celebration. This year's parade participants can expect a friendlier reception than their predecessors did at the city’s first gay pride march.

Alaska News Nightly: June 24, 2011

Judge Orders Joe Miller to Pay Legal Fees from Election Challenge, U.S. House Rejects Cutting Funding to Offensive in Libya, Residents Return to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor After Tsunami Warning, Coast Guard Trains for More Arctic Traffic, and more...

Ambassadors Visit Alaska to ‘Experience America’

This week some three dozen foreign ambassadors are visiting Alaska as part of a U.S. State Department program called "Experience America."

Alaska News Nightly: June 22, 2011

DNR Declares New Renaissance for Cook Inlet’s Oil and Gas, Ambassadors Visit Alaska to ‘Experience America’, House and Senate in Talks for Coastal Management Special Session, More Shipping Means More Resources Needed for North Alaska, and more...

Anti-Panhandling Campaign has Mixed Success

In early May, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and Police Chief Mark Mew announced a campaign against illegal panhandling at city intersections. This week Chief Mew described how the municipality's enforcement effort was going.

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2011

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program, Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit, Navy Officials Meet to Plan for Diminished Arctic Ice, Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear, and more...

Anchorage’s Wind Farm Finds Customers

On Thursday, Anchorage's wind turbine farm power project received the first of two corporate board blessings it needs to become a reality.