University of Alaska Anchorage

Local News
9:41 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

1/12/15 - Alaska Airlines donates $1 million to Alaska Native science, engineering education

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program director said gift will change Alaska

In 2013, the National Governors Association issued a report saying U.S. productivity, economic growth, and innovation are limited by a shortage of workers trained in science, engineering, technology, and math, or STEM. But a recent million-dollar donation may change Alaska’s outlook for STEM workers.

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Local News
2:19 am
Wed December 10, 2014

12/10/14 - Health effects of climate change include higher rates of unintentional injury, asthma

Water and sewer lines are in jeopardy in Alakanuk, Alaska, where hundreds of feet of shoreline have been lost to flooding and erosion on the Lower Yukon River. Without running water and flush toilets, rates of respiratory disease and skin infections increase.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

 Climate change and Alaska Natives: Part Three

Alaskans have heard a lot about the effects climate change has had on land in the state. But new studies suggest it’s also having a big impact on the health of residents. 

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Local News
6:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

11/26/14 - Judge rules mandated education funding from boroughs, 1st class cities unconstitutional

Judge's ruling will shift education costs to state

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Local News
5:21 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

8/28/14 KNBA News - Oral arguments end in appeal of illegal subsistence fishing convictions

Oral arguments have wrapped up in an appeal of the conviction of 13 Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen for illegally fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River in 2012. A 3-judge panel of the Alaska Appeals Court will issue a future decision.

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the state of Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to foster a new level of communication and cooperation. The Governor's office calls it a first. The MOA calls for a review of issues and programs to identify opportunities for the two entities to work together.

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Local News
10:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

3/27/14 KNBA News - Just a few days are left to file for a Permanent Fund Dividend

PFD applications must be filed online or postmarked by March 31st, Monday.

In Unalaska, city managers work to protect eagle nests... and to protect people who get attacked for inadvertently coming too close.

UAA is hosting a town hall meeting on "Journalism in the Digital Age," facilitated by Atwood Chair of Journalism Mark Trahant.