Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
Josh is the Statewide Morning News Reporter/Producer for Alaska Public Media | jedge (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8455 | About Josh

Seward Highway Closed Between Girdwood, Bird Point

A winter storm moving up the Kenai Peninsula has created some extremely hazardous driving conditions, even prompting the closure of the Whittier Tunnel as well as a stretch of the Seward Highway.

Girl Injected With Heroin Dies

The Anchorage girl who was injected with heroin by 26-year-old Sean Warner, died just after noon Thursday.

National Guard Opens Emergency Shelter in Kenai

The Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai is open as an emergency shelter for Kenai Peninsula Borough residents who are without power. Homer Electric Association estimates that around 3,000 homes and businesses in the central Kenai Peninsula do not have power currently. Work will continue through the night but it could be Friday before power is restored to all.

Registe Wins Bronze at Pan-Am Games

Former UAA All-American David Registe won the bronze medal in the long jump at the Pan American Games on Tuesday, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Department of Labor Award $2.5 Million to Help Retrain Laid Off Workers

Last week, a consortium of Southcentral Alaska community colleges the University of Alaska Anchorage received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to retrain laid off workers.

Ilisagvik College Offers Opportunity on the North Slope

After graduating its largest class ever this past spring, Ilisagvik College kicked off its fall semester on Monday. In its effort to serve Alaskans, especially those on the North Slope, it has enacted a few new programs.

Archaeologists Make Well-Preserved Discovery

Archaeologists in Barrow have begun to use ground penetrating radar as a way to detect burial sites beneath the tundra.

Police Arrest ASD Student Discovered Carrying Gun

A 19-year-old Anchorage student was arrested Thursday for carrying a loaded handgun on a school bus. Anchorage School District Superintendent Carol Comeau says that the student was exiting a bus at the King Career Center when the gun fell out of his pocket.

Murkowski Unveils Early Education Legislation

Senator Lisa Murkowski unveiled the “Early Intervention for Graduation Success Bill” on Friday at East High School in Anchorage. Murkowski says this legislation would not introduce a new program, but would expand on dropout legislation that is already in place.

Southcentral Moth Outbreak Devastates Berry Crops

Berry crops in Southcentral Alaska, along with many shrubs and trees, have suffered this year from a widespread geometrid moth outbreak, causing defoliation in many plant species.

Seward Highway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured

The Seward Highway has been closed in both directions due to a three-vehicle crash near Indian.

Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet

Four people were rescued after the Cessna 185 they were flying in crashed in Cook Inlet, around 22-miles southwest of Kenai.

Nationwide Blood Shortage Hits Alaska

The Blood Bank is critically low in five different blood types, O negative, O positive, A positive, B negative, and AB negative.

Potentially Presidential Chair on Display in McGrath

In a small museum in McGrath, among a plethora of gold rush and Alaska Native memorabilia sits a rocking chair fit for a President.

Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires

More than 4,300 lightning strikes in the northern half of Alaska caused a number of fires over the weekend.

AK Pride Pays Forward Their ‘Today’ Show Donations

Mao Tosi didn't believe it when he received the first call from NBC "Today" Show personality Al Roker's "Lend a Hand Today," charity road trip. They told him that AK Pride -- the non-profit that Tosi runs -- and other local charities would receive $1.9 million worth of merchandise and donations.