Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Alaska Native community reacts to Mary Peltola's special election win. Also, Alaskans will soon have access to new COVID boosters that target the original strain and omicron variants. And a roving grammarian and her Grammar Table visit Anchorage.
New boosters recommended by the CDC target both the original coronavirus strain and the omicron variants.
What will it take to solve the Anchorage school bus driver shortage? A morning ride along offers clues.
School districts around the state are trying to figure out what it takes to attract more drivers amid a nationwide shortage.
Democrat Mary Peltola has won the special election for Alaska's U.S. House seat. Also, police say a Ketchikan man picked up a half million dollars worth of illegal drugs. And after a multi-year lawsuit, cruise lines sign an agreement with the city of Juneau.
U.S. House candidate Mary Peltola goes home to Bethel as she waits for tomorrow's election results. Also, Juneau police collect DNA samples from people with certain past convictions. And childhood vaccinations for things like polio and measles are on the decline in Alaska.
A former top-level employee at Juneau’s hospital faces felony theft charges. Also, a Ketchikan City Council candidate pleads guilty to violating an 18-year-old's restraining order. And a village's laundromat and source of treated water is sinking into the tundra.
The Anchorage School District has launched a third-party audit of its transportation operations to avoid similar shortages in the future.
The school district covers an area larger than the state of West Virginia, adding additional challenges to the bus driver shortage.
More than a year after voters approved them, Anchorage police still don't have body cameras. Also, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says Alaska is the best place to mine for critical minerals. And the end of a federal free lunch program is leaving some parents confused.
‘You’re part of our family’: Anchorage students from a now-closed JBER school get warm welcome into new classrooms
Teachers and students started the year at new schools on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this fall after their school, Ursa Major Elementary, was closed over earthquake concerns.
Alaskans went to the polls yesterday, and early results are in. Environmentalists say king salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska hurts killer whales in Puget Sound, but fishermen disagree. And a small village in Bristol Bay gets statewide recognition for its library.
Anchorage School District to prioritize low-income students, longest routes as new drivers start working
One of those communities will likely be Dimond Estates, a mobile home park on the east side of Anchorage. Parents and teachers told the board that some of the 330 students who live there attend schools 8 miles away.