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(img1)Spotlight on Youth: College Gate

College Gate Students Motivate Others To Stay Active

At East Anchorage's College Gate Elementary School, home of the Cougars, physical education is not your typical gym class. Using a combination of fitness and fun, these kids won a nationwide competition that brought the current Super Bowl MVP in their building.

(img1)Great Alaska Schools Push

Alaskans Push for BSA Increases in Final Days of Session

This year's gathering of the Alaska Legislature has been called the education session, and with lawmakers scheduled to wrap it up in the next few days, the question of how much money schools will get is still up in the air.

(img1)20140416 APD Releases New Crime Tracking Program

New APD Mapping System to Focus Crime-Fighting Efforts

A new crime map from the Anchorage Police Department can pinpoint problem areas in the Municipality of Anchorage, by tracking different types of crimes.

ASD Students Seek Changes in Alaska Motorcycle Helmet Laws

ASD Students Seek Changes in Alaska Motorcycle Helmet Laws

If eighth graders at Anchorage's Gruening Middle School have their way, everyone who rides a motorcycle will have to wear one a helmet. While some say it's not a needed change, the students say all you have to do is look at the numbers.

New Incentive Program Keeping ASD Students In School

New Incentive Program Keeping ASD Students In School

The first year of the perfect-attendance incentive program that's ran by local businesses to get Anchorage School District students to come to school every day is almost over -- and students and staff say it's working.

Rural Alaska Superintendents Speak Out on BSA Increase

Rural Alaska Superintendents Speak Out on BSA Increase

While urban school districts have been debating the state's base student allocation, or BSA, it's also a hot topic in rural Alaska -- where some superintendents say it hasn't kept up with their districts' costs.

ASD Principals Try To Fill Teacher Displacement Spots

ASD Principals Try To Fill Teacher Displacement Spots

Slated to cut 180 teacher positions, Anchorage School District principals held their annual staffing meeting Tuesday in an attempt to find new schools for those displaced.

STAR Thinking Outside The Box In Fighting Alaska s Sexual As

STAR Thinking Outside The Box In Fighting Alaska's Sexual Assault Rates

It's statistics we've heard over and over and over. 

That almost 60% of Alaskan women will experience either intimate partner or sexual violence in their lifetime. 

Numbers that often times get forgotten or ignored, which is why STAR is going outside the box to get people to care.

Alaska Bites

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2 Your Health

  • Prevention Key with New Cancer Rates Soaring

    Prevention Key with New Cancer Rates Soaring

    The first steps of recovery for cancer patient Bev Stevens were on a sled with 11 of her closest friends. Stevens' sled dog team, along with the time she spent mushing with them, kept her spirits high.

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Marcus At The Movies

  • 'Draft Day'

    'Draft Day'

    Marcus recently took in the sports comedy "Draft Day," starring an ensemble cast including Kevin Costner and Josh Pence, as well as Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary and Frank Langella. He says whether it's a first-round pick largely depends on whether you're a sports fan.

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Assignment Alaska

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Lunch Box

  • Lunchbox: Long Branch Saloon

    Lunchbox: Long Branch Saloon

    Among Anchorage’s numerous hamburger eateries, only a few can make a serious claim to best burger in town. Enlisting the aid of a choosy burger connoisseur, I took a trip to one of them in South Anchorage.

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