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Photos: Hundreds 'Choose Respect' in Anchorage march

Thu, 2014-03-27 14:15
Photos: Hundreds 'Choose Respect' in Anchorage march

On Thursday, in marches in more than 170 communities across Alaska, people took a stand against the state's epidemic of domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. About 200 people marched at Anchorage's Delaney Park Strip.

March 27, 2014

NDP questions lack of consultation on facility

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:46
The planned new 300-bed continuing care facility could cost $126.2 million, according to an early-stage planning report completed in June 2013.

City manager bylaw takes another step

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:45
The city is closer to having a new bylaw that will govern the incoming city manager when she begins her new job next month.

Government fielding another First Nation lawsuit

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:43
The Yukon government has been slapped with another lawsuit by a First Nation.

Anchorage School Board candidate takes aim at refugees as drain on school resources

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:18
Anchorage School Board candidate takes aim at refugees as drain on school resources School board candidate Don Smith raised eyebrows across Anchorage last night when he said special education students and an influx of refugees from places like Africa and Indonesia are taking resources away from other students.March 27, 2014

Yukon curlers grab spotlight as season winds down

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:52
Junior curling sensation Thomas Scoffin’s appearance on TSN yesterday capped off two weeks of major curling activity from some of the Yukon’s finest.

Registrations pour in for ever-popular cycling race

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:50
Since online registration opened for the 22nd annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay on March 15, more than 800 riders and 210 teams have already registered.

University of Alaska campuses foresee job cuts due to looming $26 million budget gap

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:37
University of Alaska campuses foresee job cuts due to looming $26 million budget gap The University of Alaska Fairbanks expects that budget cuts in Juneau will lead to a loss of about 100 jobs in the next fiscal year, while the other major UA campuses are also looking at job losses to deal with a $26 million budget gap, university officials said.March 27, 2014

Live from Lincoln Center: Patina Miller

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

She received rave reviews – and a Tony Award – for her performance in Broadway’s revival of “Pippin.” Soon she’ll be featured in the next installment of “The Hunger Games.” Tonight you’ll hear how she got from Pageland, South Carolina, to a starring role on Broadway, told in songs ranging from Sondheim to “Sister Act.”

Friday, March 28 at 8:00 PM

Alaska lawmakers consider slapping priorities on megaproject wish list

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:32
Alaska lawmakers consider slapping priorities on megaproject wish list As Alaska's vaunted savings gets eaten away by projected revenue deficits, the state's desire to go big on an array of big infrastructure projects may get a reality check.March 27, 2014

Report: Nunavut Inuit go hungry more than any other First World indigenous group

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:29
Report: Nunavut Inuit go hungry more than any other First World indigenous group Most children regularly skip meals and go entire days without food in Nunavut, where food prices are high and family incomes are low. March 27, 2014

Alaska Edition March 28,2014

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:41

The 59th anniversary of the great ’64 earthquake. Opponents of the Pebble Mine lose a court battle. Sen. Kelly of Fairbanks is fighting FAS – and generating controversy. The Alaska Legislature contemplates big projects, particularly the Knik Arm Crossing. The Parnell Administration sues to obtain access to ANWR. Anchorage Municipal elections are Tuesday. The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill.

HOST: Michael Carey

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  • Steve MacDonald, Channel 2 News
  • Paul Jenkins Anchorage Daily Planet
  • Gregg Erickson, Alaska Budget Report

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m.

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ALASKA EDITION ARCHIVE

AK Beat: Special Assembly meeting on schools budget canceled

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:32
AK Beat: Special Assembly meeting on schools budget canceled The Anchorage Assembly had to cancel a planned special Friday meeting to vote on next year's schools budget due to procedural problems.March 27, 2014

Sand Point aims to move beyond banishing drug dealers to curb rampant drug abuse in small Alaska town

Thu, 2014-03-27 06:18
Sand Point aims to move beyond banishing drug dealers to curb rampant drug abuse in small Alaska town When Sand Point residents banded together to intercept a suspected drug dealer and send him back to Anchorage, the act was a catalyst for a fresh conversation about drug abuse in that community.March 27, 2014

Consultants urge caution on gas line numbers: 'They're all certainly wrong'

Thu, 2014-03-27 05:51
Consultants urge caution on gas line numbers: 'They're all certainly wrong' COMMENTARY: While politicians and reporters have quoted predictions that the gas pipeline could generate $4 billion a year for the state a decade from now, consultants for the Parnell administration and the Legislature say that it's too soon to be so specific.March 27, 2014

To SPOT or not to SPOT? Iditarod mushers and race officials question use of safety features in this year's race

Wed, 2014-03-26 20:01
To SPOT or not to SPOT? Iditarod mushers and race officials question use of safety features in this year's race The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race included SPOT trackers with an SOS safety function for the first time this year, and although (or perhaps because) several mushers used the SOS function, reactions to the technology remain mixed.March 26, 2014

Pregnancy tests in Alaska bars: What's the problem?

Wed, 2014-03-26 20:01
Pregnancy tests in Alaska bars: What's the problem? Fairbanks Rep. Pete Kelly has drawn heat for suggesting the state provide free pregnancy tests wherever Alaskans drink alcohol, but people on the front lines of the state's battle with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders think it could be a place to start.March 26, 2014

Fairbanks tutor accused of sexually assaulting student

Wed, 2014-03-26 20:01
Fairbanks tutor accused of sexually assaulting student A Fairbanks man who works as a tutor for teen parents, has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault of a minor. March 26, 2014

VIDEO: Theme song released for 'Amazing America' with Sarah Palin

Wed, 2014-03-26 19:39
VIDEO: Theme song released for 'Amazing America' with Sarah Palin

Madison Rising, America's "most patriotic" rock band, has released a new music video for the theme song for Sarah Palin's new Sportsman Channel show.

March 26, 2014

First Air has ‘taken definite lessons’ from deadly Arctic plane crash

Wed, 2014-03-26 18:42
First Air has ‘taken definite lessons’ from deadly Arctic plane crash The carrier, which bills itself as "the airline of the North," has boosted training and other safety measures since the 2011 accident.March 26, 2014

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