Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The protests follow recent controversial decisions by the board, including the removal of its student representative.
The Alaska Reads Act requires literacy screenings and help for struggling students, and its implementation is already visible in Anchorage.
A new report examines the factors contributing to Alaska's labor shortage. Plus, restoration begins on a Russian Orthodox Church that’s the oldest building in Anchorage. And, a documentary about a teenage whaler premieres in Anchorage tomorrow.
Five members of the swing band showed up to jam — and offer a few pointers — with the 9 a.m. jazz band class.
Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt said that the changes will increase graduation rates and provide job training opportunities for students.
A resolution calling for congressional protections for subsistence fishing is up for consideration at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. Plus, thawing permafrost could have dramatic impacts for Alaska. And, Anchorage officials say they are more prepared for snow this year.
The Alaska Federation of Natives joins a lawsuit against the state over management of the Kuskokwim River. Plus, Typhoon Merbok accelerated the erosion of sand dunes in Hooper Bay, impacting subsistence gathering. And, artists and activists gather in Fairbanks to express Indigenous grief over climate change.
A year after Typhoon Merbok, Western Alaska subsistence harvesters are still seeing the impact. Plus, hundreds of Alaskans gather to show solidarity with Israel as the war escalates. And, a survivalist reality show agitates local hunters in Southeast.
Anchorage loosens its drug testing policy for city workers' off-the-clock marijuana use. Plus, Longtime Senator Donny Olson weighs in on the vacancy for House District 40. And, Fat Bear Week 2023 comes to a close as one big bruin is crowned champion.