The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors discussed budget crises and changes in education law during their annual conference held recently in Minneapolis. KTOO-TV’s Bill McAllister attended the conference and later picked up an award for KTOO’s “Alaska Week” program for its coverage of the Alaska Legislature.Related Link: KTOO wins national awards
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.