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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.

Archive » Philanthropy & Nonprofit

Utility owner plans to donate millions after sale

AFN committee revamped to bring nonprofits together

What for years had been a consortium of tribal leaders known as the Alaska Federation of Natives Human Resources Committee is now the Council for the Advancement of Alaska Natives — an alliance a new name and a refocused goal.

Top of the World

ASRC's Ty Hardt scales Mt. Everest to support Barrow Boys and Girls Club.

Alaskans set record in PFD charitable giving

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

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.

Archive » General News

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. takes top honors in 2014 Best Places to Work survey

Great Alaska Quake shook up science

When North America’s largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.

JBER, Eielson make F-35 short list

The Pentagon announced Feb. 25 that Alaska’s Air Force bases are on the short list of candidates to host a squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the military’s latest generation of fighter aircraft.

Peninsula rallies for cancer patient

SOLDOTNA — Soldotna resident September Klumb has never been the type of person who would give up the fight.

Postal reform includes Alaska provisions to reduce rural rates

The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to reform its pricing structure and operations in some parts of Alaska, according to Sen. Mark Begich.