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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. He says the U.S. is gathering further details. The U.S. has been […] The post 2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 16:02
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former state senator is preparing to fight back against a bill that would restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and reduce the dividends Alaskans receive from the oil-wealth fund each year. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports both houses of the Legislature have passed a version of Gov. Bill Walker’s plan […] The post Ex-Alaska senator works on Permanent Fund repeal plan appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 16:02
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Matthew Shepard’s death in 1998 sparked an LGBT civil rights movement. Nearly twenty years later, Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare’s elegy for this American icon and symbol of hope is the group’s greatest undertaking yet. Tune in tonight at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for…
04.27 / 13:47
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While at his Nantucket home after his retirement from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers had a chance meeting with Benjamin Wagner, his next-door neighbor and an up-and-coming producer for MTV. The encounter, especially Rogers’ advice to spread the message that “deep and simple is far more essential than complex,” stuck with Wagner. After Rogers’ death…
04.27 / 13:47
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The critically acclaimed group The Mavericks merge traditional country with rock and roll. Whitney Rose is a special guest on the show as requested by Raul Malo himself. Tune in Saturday night at 6 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for…
04.27 / 13:47
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Tahia Rivara, KUAC FM’s newest on-call announcer, enjoys bringing her conversational skills to the airwaves. “I don’t want to sound robotic,” she said. “I want to be friendly and reach people with different ethnicities and backgrounds.” Born in Chile, Tahia spent her teenage years in Los Angeles. She came to Fairbanks in September 2015 to […]…
04.27 / 11:35
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KUAC wrapped up the Spring Fundraiser yesterday. Thanks to everyone who invested in public radio and TV during the 3-day extravaganza. Without our volunteers in the phone bank and on air we couldn’t have done it. The donors who called in expressed their support for KUAC in a big way and for that we are […
04.27 / 11:35
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The appropriation meets the full amount state law allows the CBJ to give the school district plus provides $925,700 for other programs and activities not tied to the state funding…
04.27 / 08:24
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The Juneau Assembly is no longer considering shuttering the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The 41-year-old institution is one of several facilities singled out for closing to help close a $1.9 million…
04.27 / 08:24
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Ishmael Hope's second book of poetry, "Rock Piles Along the Eddy," explores indigenous…
04.27 / 08:24
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a work session on the following item of business: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. City Council Chambers TOPIC: Discuss Housing With The Chamber Of Commerce, Local Realtors, Local Contractors, And The Public The […] The post City Council Work Session on Housing May 22nd appeared first on Seward City…
04.27 / 05:31
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Hubert Joseph is a classical singer who has been singing for six months. He wasn’t interested in classical music until he listed to symphonic metal. “It’s where you get a trained opera singer with metal guitar instrumentals,” Joseph said. When he worked a the Rustic Goat, a co-worker enjoyed his singing so much she bought […] The post Anchorage man finds peace through singing opera appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 05:18
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Governor Bill Walker and some citizen-led groups are turning up the heat in Juneau on the Senate’s calls for big budget cuts, on day 100 of the 90-day session. Walker pointed to a new report by the state Office of Management and Budget Wednesday to show Alaska’s budget may be bigger than most other states, […] The post Governor, education advocates ramp up pressure on Senate over cuts, broad-based tax appeared first on KTVA 11…
04.27 / 04:19
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Anchorage homeowners will have to budget a little more to pay their property taxes. The municipal assembly voted 9 to 2 to increase the mill levy at Tuesday night’s meeting. The mill levy is used to calculate the amount a person owes in taxes. Amy Demboski and Fred Dyson were the two assembly members who […] The post Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 04:19
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After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the…
04.27 / 04:19
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The Government Hill neighborhood that’s had a long history with problem bears is finally getting something residents say they’ve wanted: bear-resistant trash cans. The trash cans weren’t available two summers ago when a black bear with three cubs made regular visits to the neighborhood, attracting huge crowds in the process. The bears were eventually put […] The post Bear-resistant trash cans now available in Anchorage appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 03:10
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Musk ox momma, Avalanche, welcomed a calf Wednesday afternoon at The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Around 3:45, workers at the Farm captured the new calf coming into the world. The staff gives the new calf and its mom a few hours to bond before they make contact. So, it’s not yet clear if the […] The post Musk ox calf birth caught on camera appeared first on KTVA…
04.27 / 03:10
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Police say 33 vehicles' tires were slashed. It's seeking the public's help with…
04.27 / 02:00
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The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is included on a list of city-run facilities that could close. What would happen to the 85,000 items in its…
04.27 / 02:00
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by:  Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s budget proposal is out and it’s smaller than last year. If approved, the budget for the fastest-growing population center in the state would shrink about $9 million to about $400 million. The plan keeps school funding about the same as last year. The borough prides itself [̷…
04.27 / 00:49
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