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

State picks Data Recognition Corporation for new student assessments

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development on Thursday announced the new vendor for statewide student assessments, to replace the problem-plagued Alaska Measures of Progress test. Listen Now

Alaska fire crews battling blazes in Southeast U.S.

Dozens of Alaska firefighters are battling blazes in the Lower 48, including deadly Tennessee fires that have destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings. Listen Now

UAA men claim seventh place in Great Alaska Shootout

The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team claimed seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout, beating NCAA Div. I Drake University. Listen Now

UAA women take fourth place in Great Alaska Shootout

The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell Wednesday to NCAA Div. I opponent Missouri State in the Great Alaska Shootout. Listen Now

Great Alaska Shootout enters 39th year, but a 40th isn’t guaranteed

The GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament tips off this week in Anchorage. This is the tournament's 39th year, but a 40th is not guaranteed as the university grapples with a shrinking budget. Listen Now
Anchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department's West Anchorage training facility. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

APD: gun used to shoot officer linked to five summer murders

Anchorage Police said the gun used to "ambush" and shoot one of its officers early Saturday has now been linked to five area murders -- committed from early July through late August. Listen Now

University of Alaska announces five percent tuition hike

University of Alaska students will see a five percent tuition hike next year. Listen Now

New online service aims to ease commutes, encourage alternative transportation

The Municipality of Anchorage launched a new online application to help ease Alaska commutes and encourage alternative forms of transportation. Listen Now

Lack of funding hinders maintenance of university’s aging infrastructure

Aging infrastructure throughout the University of Alaska is causing a $1 billion maintenance crunch, and campuses are trying to find ways to cope with a growing backlog of projects.

Alaska crews deployed to Southeast U.S. wildfires

Alaska crews from multiple state and federal agencies are headed to the Lower 48 to assist in firefighting efforts.

Northern Lights Media announces deal to buy three Fairbanks TV stations

Northern Lights Media, which operates Anchorage's KTUU and KYES television stations, announced its acquisition Tuesday of three Fairbanks TV stations.

Gov. Bill Walker diagnosed with prostate cancer

Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer.

Man convicted in Tanana trooper killings sentenced to 203 years in prison

The man convicted of killing two Alaska State Troopers,in the Interior village of Tanana in 2014 was sentenced Wednesday to 203 years in jail. Twenty-two-year-old Nathanial Kangas was convicted for the murders of Sgt. Scott Johnson and trooper Gabe Rich. Listen Now

Insurance rate jumps 35 percent for those switching from Moda to Premera

Open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace begins Tuesday, and two-thirds of Alaskans previously enrolled with Moda Health will see about a 35 percent rate increase as they transfer to the lone provider left in Alaska's market. Listen Now

State continues efforts to privatize Mat-Su slaughterhouse

The state is continuing its mission to privatize Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage plant. The Department of Natural Resources' Board of Agriculture and Conservation issued requests for proposals Friday to lease or purchase the plant.

Whittier Tunnel closed after rocks fall, repairs underway

Fallen rocks in the Whittier Tunnel caused the Alaska Department of Transportation to temporarily close the thoroughfare, cutting off road and rail links to the community. Listen Now

APD investigating early morning robberies of Holiday gas stations

Anchorage police are investigating robberies at two Holiday gas stations they believe are related.
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Man sentenced for 2014 sexual assault of partially-disabled woman

A Kotzebue man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting a partially-disabled woman.

Man indicted for August machete attack in Anchorage

A man was indicted last week by an Anchorage grand jury for allegedly attacking a woman with a machete.