Madilyn Rose, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Anchorage School Board approves cut recommendations, but there's likely still more to come. Plus Alaskans are losing their food benefits with no explanation from the state. And Kodiak High School students are working to tackle food insecurity among their peers.
Anchorage teachers worry about budget cuts that could mean larger class sizes. Plus, we dig deep into your questions about the Winter storms in Southcentral Alaska. And, a logging operation in Yakutat faces pushback over concerns about the historical importance of the site.
Governor Dunleavy releases his draft of the next state budget. Plus, the struggle to plow Anchorage streets continues after a third snowstorm hit the municipality. And a film festival on the Kenai peninsula shines a light on native languages.
A mix of respiratory viruses are putting a strain on Alaska hospitals this Winter. Plus the director of the division of elections retires after a wild, and successful, 2022 election year. And University of Alaska students who do academic research, teaching, and support work are seeking to unionize.
Alaska's new Lieutenant Governor weighs in on her priorities for the new term. The Anchorage School District is looking at a smaller budget gap than previously thought. And you've heard of the fiddle made of gold, but what about violins made of cardboard?
Anchorage schools closed again, and so did the city's buses today after being buried in another massive snowstorm. Fire marshals investigate a massive explosion in Wasilla over the weekend. And an unconventional Christmas album by Alaskan artists, raising money for Alaskan nonprofits.
A small launch for SpaceX means one giant leap for satellite broadband in Alaska. And, if you thought Anchorage was done getting snowed on, you might want to pull your shovel back out. Plus, new evidence shows that a historic climb of Denali was more than just a tall tale.
Lori Townsend speaks with Ambassador David Balton, who helped craft the new US National Strategy for the Arctic Region, and Liz Qualluq Cravalho of the United States Arctic Research Commission, about the ways the plan could impact Alaska's future.
As national interest in the Arctic grows, White House officials visit Alaska to learn more about the issues Alaskans endure in the face of climate change.