Claire Stremple - Alaska Beacon
The overall violent crime rate in the state is up slightly, with the murder rate rising 67% and the arson rate up more than 40% from 2021 to 2022.
Lower Kuskokwim School District students are pitting cultural and personal strengths against adversity.
The online document includes potential actions that can be taken by different groups like school districts, communities and legislators.
A report from the Association of Alaska School Boards noted that one in five young adults in Alaska isn’t connected to school or work.
Division of Public Assistance officials say they fell behind on newer applications for food aid while staff worked through backlogged cases.
Tristan Andrews was housed at the Anchorage Correctional Complex when he was pronounced dead on Aug. 29. He was 29 years old.
Stephen Colligan is Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s third attempt to fill the Board of Regents seat, after Bethany Marcum and Tuckerman Babcock.
The news of overall 4.7% growth systemwide comes after a five-year downward trend in student enrollment.
“We’re looking to figure out how we can go deeper into places of greatest need,” said AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith.
The goal is to teach Tlingit culture while applying the principles of science, technology, engineering and math education to canoe making.
The funding will serve residents in Alaska and other Western states.
Alaska tribes and UAF will receive more than $350,000 in grants as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The Department of Corrections will be able to issue state IDs to prisoners who lack valid identification when they leave incarceration.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Babcock, his former chief of staff, to the board after legislators rejected Bethany Marcum for the position.
State law requires child care centers to have static IP addresses, which can be costly and hard to get in remote parts of Alaska with sporadic internet access.
Progress has been made getting more people food stamps, but advocates say the process to appeal state denials or delays is breaking down.
They’re still taking on more than 100 complaints a month.
The Alaska Legal Services Corp.’s director said the system is unique to Alaska — no other state has a program quite like it.
Districts that cannot pay such high salaries need to look at other solutions like improved working conditions.
Thousands of people are still waiting for food aid, but the trend is positive.