Stimulus spending invested in volcanoes

Weeks after Mount Redoubt erupted in Alaska, the Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on April 10 that the department will use $15.2 million to modernize volcano warning systems in one of its first projects to be funded by the stimulus measure.

Deployed troops face health risks through waste disposal process

When operating in a desert landscape, the military faces many problems in the safe disposal of wastes. At the moment, the concern is that...

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UAA voters turn out in high numbers At UAA, voter turnout was high Election Day and by 1 p.m., almost 430 students, faculty or staff...

Generation Action protests Proposition 1

The proposed petition states that the Anchorage Municipal Code shall be amended to “protect the privacy of citizens by requiring that certain intimate facilities such as locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, and restrooms within municipal buildings be designated for and used only by persons of the same sex; and provide that private employers, public accommodations and other persons may lawfully choose to designate intimate facilities for use only by persons of the same sex.”

Bedbug incident at dorms eradicated

Resident buildings at UAA have witnessed five separate incidences of bedbugs over the past three years – two of which occurred this month. Bedbugs were found in a North Hall dorm room and in a room in Main Apartment Complex (MAC) 1 at the beginning of the semester – an occurrence “not uncommon, because a lot of people travel over Christmas,” said Jody Inman, the Associate Director of Housing.

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Preschoolers, college students share learning experience A new partnership is underway between the College of Education and Tanaina Child Development Center. According to a release...

Dark months bring suicide attempts on campus

Everyone experiences depression from time to time, especially in Alaska during the dim, frigid winters. The university campus has experienced two deaths by suicide...

Campus sky bridge reopens after repairs

The sky bridge connecting the Science Building, central garage and Social Sciences Building reopens Monday after being closed since the beginning of the semester.

Anchorage assembly considers banning disposable plastic bags

The Anchorage Assembly is considering an ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags, a policy that other communities in Alaska have implemented. On July 17,...

Denali Alaskan ATMs on the way out

After selecting another competitor on a contract put up for bid, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union will be withdrawing five ATMs from UAA's main...

WolfLink to feature evaluation results

Any University of Alaska Anchorage student who’s tried to find information about a prospective class and professor knows there are several resources available, from...

Coordinator presents goals for Care Team outreach services

UAA’s Care Team is raising awareness of its mental and behavioral health services to students on campus. The Care Team is primarily an outreach group...

Proposed alcohol tax fails to make ballot, affect campus

Petitioners couldn't get the more than 7,000 signatures they needed to put a 10 percent wholesale alcohol tax on the 2008 ballot, Anchorage municipal clerks report. The tax's proponents said it would enable the city to reduce alcohol-related crimes. University police said the tax would not reduce the number of students already choosing to drink illegally on campus.

The Edge Update: Uber and Lyft in Alaska, civilian death toll of American airstrikes...

The Edge Update can be heard every weekday on KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge, UAA’s student-run radio station.

The effect of lawmaker ethics on Alaska

How those in political power impact our state

Keeping it Alaskan: Fair reminds locals of home-grown goodness

With all the hubbub of new franchises and chains breezing in from the Lower 48, it’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy. But when the dust settles, there still exists the homegrown goodness that makes Alaska unique.

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Parking permit update Parking permits must now be purchased online at www.thepermitstore.com. Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Union, has...

KTUU to broadcast UAA hockey across Alaska

An arrangement between the UAA athletic department and KTUU-TV will bring Seawolf hockey games to more than 230 rural Alaskan communities this season. ...

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Theatre on the Rocks presents "Fat Pig" Come experience a story about the true nature of beauty, love and our inability to change what we despise about ourselves August 21-September 3 in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. "Fat Pig" is directed by Christina Ashby and stars Jaron Carlson, Jessica Pervier, Kate Williams and Eric Holzschuh.

Health center extends hours to accommodate busy students

In an attempt to better serve the individual health needs of UAA students, the Student Health and Counseling Center has extended its current office...

Statewide Briefs

Palin names Schmidt as succession choice Alaska's Corrections commissioner is second in line to head state government behind Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell under a revised succession plan announced by Gov. Sarah Palin. Palin recently appointed Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt to succeed Parnell if the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant.

Number of Title IX reports in the UA system increases

The number of Title IX reports have increased across the UA system compared to last year's data. At UAA, the numbers from last year...

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UPD promotes sergeant to deputy chief Ron Sands, the University Police Department’s day-shift supervisor, was promoted to deputy chief of police, effective Aug. 15. Sands...

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Aug. 14 Checking the records 5:42 p.m. – A United States Treasury investigator came into the University Police Department office and requested backgrounds on two previous...

Common ground hosts redistricting forum

What subject could bring together the republican and democratic parties as well as the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University to co-sponsor...

CTC still plays active role in Alaska education

When Jan Gehler, dean of the Community and Technical College, goes out into the community she is complimented on her excellent and state-of-the-art programs...

Arguments on need-based grants go to committee

UA students testified on the need for grants to a committee via teleconference in downtown Anchorage this month. "Students who were in positions of dire financial stress, who face the real possibility of dropping out of school simply because the tuition was getting too costly, told their personal stories to legislators," said David Childers, USUAA government relations director.

We’re still occupied

Occupy Anchorage protestors were prepared for a late night run-in with the police last Wednesday night. Amber Helman said that around 1 p.m. that day, police had “coffee with us,” and discussed their first amendment rights. The police told them they would be back when the park closed to review with any new protestors. From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the group roughly doubled from ten to around 20 people, but no police showed up. “we are live & the cops aren't evicting us!” read a Facebook status on the Occupy Anchorage page at 5:36 a.m.

At the drawing board for battling addiction

Drugs are a good escape from pain. A lot of people use drugs and alcohol to help cope with difficult situations, such as being...

Circus Art in the Arctic gets warm

Most people in South Central Alaska have known the circus to be an annual state fair event stock with ringmaster, elephants, horses, candy, and a big striped tent, but it's not the only circus in town. The space at the state fair for Circus Borealis, recently sold to Motocross, and local circus entertainment has fallen upon a motley group of underground performers, working in some way to keep an aspect of the circus art and lifestyle alive.