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UA plans push to increase, retain homegrown teachers

UA plans push to increase, retain homegrown teachersThe University of Alaska is planning a big push to create more homegrown teachers and shrink the annual rate of teacher turnover.

Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancyA media campaign is set to launch in March that's aimed at reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska.

Lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposal

Lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposalA resolution was introduced in the state House, calling on Congress to reject any proposal "that does not explicitly and, without delay" open the coastal plain for development.

Skagway police say Klondike Highway closed

Skagway police say Klondike Highway closedThe Klondike Highway has been closed again due to an avalanche.

Juneau considers $20M fix to sewage problem

Juneau considers $20M fix to sewage problemJuneau is looking to spend about $20 million to fix its sewage problem.

State wants to ensure feds honor Medicaid expansion promise

State health commissioner Valerie Davidson says Alaska's participation in Medicaid expansion would be made contingent upon the federal government paying at least 90 percent of the cost.

Walker to lay out priorities, discuss budget in 2 speeches

Walker to lay out priorities, discuss budget in 2 speechesGov. Bill Walker will be giving two addresses before a joint session of the Alaska Legislature next week.

Alaska LNG export project advances despite oil price fall

Alaska LNG export project advances despite oil price fallOfficials connected to Alaska's massive liquefied natural gas export project say falling oil prices haven't slowed it.

Number of women jailed in Alaska reaches all-time high

Number of women jailed in Alaska reaches all-time highAlaska's female prison population has reached an all-time high.

Site south of Denali being looked at for possible dam

Site south of Denali being looked at for possible damA site south of Denali National Park and Preserve is being considered for a possible dam.