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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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UA items top $2.1B budget

The University of Alaska was a big winner when the Senate passed its $2.1 billion version of the state capital budget.

ConocoPhillips to reopen LNG plant, resume exports

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced April 14.

Senate draft of fisheries act begins circulating

The newest version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act out for discussion adds subsistence users and Tribal governments to the fisheries management law and has the potential to create new Community Development Quota in the Arctic, but it has not yet been made widely available to the public for review.

Slope gets busy from CD-5 to Point Thomson

JUNEAU — North Slope oil fields are busy places these days. ConocoPhillips told a state legislative committee in Juneau that it expects to see 50,000 barrels per day of new North Slope production in 2018 based on projects now under construction and planned.

Outlook: population, jobs will continue slow, steady growth

JUNEAU — Alaska’s economy seems in good shape and is continuing in a long-term, slow-growth trend, although questions around the national recovery hang over Alaska as well as the rest of the U.S., according to the Northrim Bank annual economic outlook report.