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With budget cuts a reality, added fees likely in UA system

Officials at the University of Alaska are trying to cope with nearly $17 million in budget cuts.

UAF facing wrenching changes this year with $14M deficit

UAA releases year-long program review, finds areas to improve

UAS reviews continue at normal pace amid cuts

‘90 by 2020’ report shows progress in raising graduation rates

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

University of Alaska Regents approve budget, tuition hike

It will cost University of Alaska System students a little more to attend class next fall.

Slope students participate in hands-on geology lessons

Next summer, 24 students from the North Slope will travel to the Pacific Northwest through the GeoFORCE Alaska program.

Juneau principal honored

Molly Yerkes, the principal at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School in Juneau, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a school-wide assembly.

APU launches Alaska Native executive leadership program

Alaska Pacific University has launched the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program, a corporate leadership development initiative that is a partnership of five Alaska Native corporations and APU.

ANSEP expands achievements, focuses on rural education

The University of Alaska’s acclaimed Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program known as ANSEP is embarked on an ambitious course that could remake rural Alaska education if it could be expanded.

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After tax vote, what should Alaskans watch for?

With the divisive debate over oil taxes behind us, for now at least, what should Alaskans watch for? Getting new oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is the most important thing. Alaskans should also closely watch how the new tax performs in terms of revenue.

Conservationists sue to stop Big Thorne project

A coalition of conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service Aug. 22 in an effort to stop a large logging project in the Tongass National Forest.

Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian ban

The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it doesn’t, a coalition of companies wants an import ban in response.

Tate, fellow veterans, make transition from war to work

Not long ago, Joe Tate was in Afghanistan and Iraq wielding a 50-caliber machine gun. Now he’s welding steel at ExxonMobil’s big Point Thomson project on the North Slope.

Cook Inlet oil production increases 25% in last year

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged of 16,288 barrels per day, or b/d, compared in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 b/d in the same period of 2013.