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March Issue 5 2013

Alaskans set record in PFD charitable giving

Alaskans contributed a record-setting $2.4 million to charity through Pick. Click. Give.

March Issue 5 2013

Teacher "pink slip" bill passes House

School districts would be allowed to wait almost two additional months to notify tenured teachers if they're going to be laid off.

December Issue 4 2012

UAF wins grant for linguistics programs

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has won a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Alaska Native language programs.

$33M upgrade expands training, adds housing November Issue 4 2012

$33M upgrade expands training, adds housing

The $15.25 million Career and Tech Center at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna is under construction and on schedule to open in time for 2013 fall classes. The project, which also includes the first student housing on campus, will allow KPC to expand training for Alaska’s high-demand jobs in the resource industries.

November Issue 4 2012

UA Board of Regents releases operating, capital budgets

The University of Alaska Board of Regents released its budget proposals and performance report at a Nov. 7 meeting in Anchorage.

Barrow students provide health education for young peers November Issue 4 2012

Barrow students provide health education for young peers

Middle schoolers in Barrow have some untraditional teachers for touchy coming-of-age subjects.

Stable economy keeps arts thriving October Issue 4 2012

Stable economy keeps arts thriving

For the size of its communities, Alaska’s arts scene is thriving. Anchorage and Fairbanks have their long-established and local symphony orchestras, youth symphonies, opera associations and local theater companies, all with supporters who are intensely loyal.

Annual Day of Caring draws 800 volunteers October Issue 4 2012

Annual Day of Caring draws 800 volunteers

United Way of Anchorage gathered more than 800 volunteers for its 19th annual Day of Caring in September, a day devoted to giving Anchorage corporations an avenue to give back to their community, Christine Gire, communications manager for the non-profit, said.

October Issue 3 2012

Education Board considers spending law waivers

Minimum spending by school districts will be on the agenda of the state Board of Education and Early Development next week.

October Issue 2 2012

AFN addresses challenges, marks 100 years for Grand Camp

The 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives convention will be held Oct. 18 to Oct. 20 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage with the theme “Success Beyond Barriers."