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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.

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program for 2014

The White House is setting Arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an Arctic port.

Students take more hours with initiatives, scholarships

A University of Alaska effort to increase students’ credit loads is starting to pay off.

Teachers train for new tech in classroom

Students at every level are seeing increasing opportunities to use technology in the classroom, whether they’re sixth graders or undergraduates.

$18M residence hall opens at Kenai Peninsula College

KENAI — Decades in the making, 96 rooms in 30 apartment-like residences are now open to students at Kenai Peninsula College.

Ribbons cut at KPC Career and Technical Education Center

KENAI — As several hundred people crowded around, waiting to get into the glass, steel and aluminum space housing the Kenai Peninsula College-Kenai River Campus’ new Career and Technical Education Center Aug. 15, Spencer Litzenberger had a different idea.

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Setnet ban initiative OK’d, state considers appeal

Voters could be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision issued July 23.

BOEM aims for new Chukchi report by October

The U.S. Bureau of Offshore Energy Management has developed a revised exploration and development scenario for Chukchi Sea oil and gas development that will be part of a new draft supplemental environmental impact statement, or SEIS, to be issued this fall.

Alaska Air reports another record quarter

At Alaska Air Group Inc. records are indeed made to be broken. Leaders of the parent to Alaska Airlines reported a record second quarter net income of $157 million.

Livengood owners focused on costs, optimizing production

International Tower Hills Ltd. is continuing its work on the large Livengood gold project about 70 miles north of Fairbanks. The focus now is on reducing costs and optimizing the production process.

Alaska LNG Project buying land, securing access

The Alaska LNG Project LLC has purchased 120.4 acres of from private landowners for a large liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski, has an additional 97 acres under contract for purchase and is also working with the Kenai Peninsula Borough on conveyance of 29.9 areas of borough-owned lands.