FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A new program through the University of Alaska Fairbanks offers to waive fees for local service members who will be deployed during the upcoming academic year.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Tests of a new power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have caused noise that generated complaints from neighbors, officials said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor who is banned from campus over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple...
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is no longer fighting extradition to Alaska to face charges that he raped and killed a woman there more than 25 years ago.
UAF archivist makes Alaska history accessible to all
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — On the third floor of the Rasmuson Library, just past the periodicals, is Room 334, a little-known office with an important purpose. Brightly lit with a litany of cameras,...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska has issued lay-off notices to 48 employees as part of an overhaul of its human resources department.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State agencies, cities, the University of Alaska and school districts could not bar individuals from wearing tribal regalia or carrying objects of traditional cultural...
Fairbanks family physician to retire after 38 years
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — When Jean Tsigonis leaves Tanana Valley Clinic after nearly 38 years of working as a family physician, she doesn't think of it as retiring. She is just...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Remote villages in southwest Alaska will receive animal care assistance through a private grant announced by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska is attempting to contact people who may have been affected by a significant computer data breach.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Equipment value at thousands of dollars has been stolen from an Alaska university trail maintenance building, according to an employee.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A national archaeology organization has apologized for the attendance of a banned Alaska professor at its annual meeting.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska's governing board has voted not to seek reaccreditation for some licensure programs at its Anchorage education school.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A university power plant in Alaska is scheduled to start commercial operations in May, six months behind its original target date, officials said.
High March temperatures shortened Alaska’s winter weather
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Unusually high March temperatures lopped weeks off Alaska's long winter and reflect a warming climate trend, state climate experts say.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska president will recommend that the University of Alaska Anchorage close its School of Education, according to university officials.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old Fairbanks man dead.
Alaska State Troopers say Kevin Ray McEnulty was shot...
Family donates ice classic clock UA Museum of the North
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A clock from the beginning of the Nenana Ice Classic has come home to Alaska while the tripod still stands on the river for this year's round of betting.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a new instrument for researchers to identify organisms from samples the size of fingernails and where those organisms are from and...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A retired University of Alaska Anchorage professor was the subject of a university investigation over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple women going back decades,...
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge denied a bail request Wednesday for a man who is wanted in Alaska for killing a woman more than two decades ago.
Students, others rally for University of Alaska system
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Students and others gathered in front of the state Capitol Monday in support of the University of Alaska system amid ongoing debate over the state budget.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who is fighting extradition to Alaska for a murder charge is due back in court for his case.
Steven Downs has been charged by Alaska authorities with the...
aska poet calls attention to environmental concerns
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lately there's been a sense of urgency to Mar Ka's ecologically minded poetry.
Ka, who traveled to more than 90 Alaska Native villages as an indigenous rights attorney...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal that cuts university funding is a "policy choice for Alaskans, not a fiscal necessity," the president of the University of...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks suffered serious injuries in a fall from the seventh floor of a dormitory.
Alaska governor proposes funding cut for medical program
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed cutting nearly $3.1 million in state funding for a program that trains medical students for service in the state. The state is...
Alaska troopers announce cold-case murder arrest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in Maine in connection with the sexual assault and murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in a dorm bathtub at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly 26 years ago, Alaska State Troopers said Friday.
Steven Downs of Auburn, Maine, was arrested in Auburn on Friday on charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault in the April 1993 death of Sophie Sergie of Pitkas Point, troopers said.
Governor says every Alaskan will feel impact of budget cuts
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed sweeping budget cuts Wednesday that he said are necessary to resolve an ongoing deficit. Critics called his plan reckless and said it would devastate key services such as education.
Dunleavy, a Republican, said sacrifices are needed to resolve a deficit that has been forecast for the coming fiscal year at $1.6 billion.
"This budget is going to impact all Alaskans," he told reporters.
The Latest: Budget plan includes cuts to education, Medicaid
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska budget (all times local):
Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal includes deep cuts to public education, the university system, Medicaid and Alaska's ferry system.
The budget plan also eliminates state support for public broadcasting and proposes changes in petroleum property tax collections that will benefit the state but affect areas like the North Slope Borough.
University of Alaska officials expect major budget cuts
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska is expecting Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to make substantial slashes to university state funding, officials said.
Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Native studies officials at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are praising efforts to reauthorize federal legislation funding immersion programs for Native American languages.
Teaching students allowed to graduate with approved degrees
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state will still consider spring and summer graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage's School of Education as coming from a state-approved program despite the school losing accreditation.
Alaska governor’s candidate screening process under scrutiny
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Newly elected Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's process for screening candidates for government work is under scrutiny after three people picked for prominent positions quit or declined roles, two after offensive social media posts came to light and one after questions were raised about his work history.
Dunleavy's choice for Department of Administration commissioner — a Cabinet-level job — was accused of lying to lawmakers about his business experience.
Regents board nominee withdraws amid social media scrutiny
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A University of Alaska Board of Regents nominee who faced criticism for social media posts has withdrawn from consideration for the job.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Tammy Randolph shared the letter she sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday.
Fairbanks man sentenced to 30 years for fatal shooting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old Fairbanks man who shot and killed a woman in 2016 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Fairbanks television station KTVF reports Lewis Tyshawn Harvin pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder as part of a plea arrangement.
Alaska university’s teaching programs lose accreditation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A national oversight organization has revoked the accreditation of teaching degree programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Temperatures in Alaska's second-largest city dipped to the extreme last week but a weather expert who monitors them says legendary Fairbanks cold snaps are less frequent and less severe.
2-year-old girl dies in mobile home fire west of Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 2-year-old girl died in a fire in a mobile home just outside the city limits of Fairbanks.
Alaska State Troopers say the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Department at about 4:15 a.m. Monday took a call of a home fire at Gold Rush Estates, a mobile home park west of Fairbanks.
The temperature was 36 degrees below zero (-37.78 Celsius).
Report: Warmer temperatures could cost Alaska up to $700M
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The effects of climate change could cost Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars per year in the coming decades, according to a new study.
University of Alaska sets goal to improve teacher retention
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska wants to address public school teacher turnover with more locally educated educators.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has set a goal for 90 percent of all new teacher hires to have graduated from the university by 2025, the Juneau Empire reported . The current rate is 43 percent.
University researchers analyze data from Alaska earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are expecting to gain a wealth of information from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked south-central Alaska last month.
Researchers are analyzing data captured during the powerful Nov. 30 quake, Anchorage television station KTUU reported.
The information collected is important for improvements to building codes, according to the scientists.
Student becomes first UAA deaf commencement speaker
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A student has become the first deaf commencement speaker at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports Katie Irwin addressed the UAA graduating crowd Sunday.
Irwin, who has been deaf since birth, used sign language for her speech, with a translator repeating it out loud.
People near Fairbanks talk to state officials about arsenic
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Residents of towns near Fairbanks have been talking to state officials about possible arsenic contamination of private wells where they live, the Fairbanks News-Miner reports.
Troopers release name of teen injured in motorcycle crash
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Fairbanks teenager seriously injured in a motorcycle crash.
Troopers say 18-year Zakary Skinner remains in critical condition at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Troopers on Monday afternoon received word of a crash on Farmers Loop north of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
University of Alaska regents consider $351.5M budget
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska officials are considering a proposed operating budget of $351.5 million for the next fiscal year.
Fairbanks man’s death goes unnoticed for years
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Neighbors figured the house had been abandoned, though some had a creeping feeling that might not be the case.
At the end of May, the Fairbanks North Star Borough had taken the deed of a dilapidated cabin on Red Fox Drive, a neighborhood of well-kept homes on big parcels of birch forest near the University of Alaska. The property taxes hadn't been paid for years.
Alaska Volcano Observatory to get $12M for equipment, staff
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Volcano Observatory is getting $12 million in additional federal funding to update equipment and hire more staff.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new project will examine ticks found in Alaska to see if they carry the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, tularemia or other illnesses.
This is the first time researchers will go out looking for ticks in Alaska parks and examine whether those ticks carry diseases, the Anchorage Daily News reported .