Housing is not the main culprit for Unalaska’s high cost of living, according to a survey conducted by the City of Unalaska's Planning Department.

Through the national questionnaire from the Council for Community and Economic Research, Unalaska’s cost of living index was seventh overall – behind Manhattan; Nantucket, Massachussets; San Francisco; Honolulu; Brooklyn; and Washington, D.C.

For Planning Director Bil Homka, the results were an eye opener.

Juneau School District Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the gift of a Tlingit name for Juneau-Douglas High School. As with other schools in the district, the Tlingit name of Kalé will be an addition, not a replacement.

The oldest high school in Alaska’s capital sits at the base of a mountain. That mountain shares its name with the city, and with the school: Juneau.

But it has other names.

Put on your dancing shoes -- a 10-day festival of folk music and arts returns to Anchorage.

Musicians from all over the state will travel to Alaska’s largest city to celebrate music at the Anchorage Folk Festival.

“We go back 30 years, and what it is a ten-day festival of music and folk arts at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA campus,” said Joel Kadarauch, a Anchorage Folk Festival board member.  

Nearly two dozen teachers, parents and community members dominated public testimony last week's Anchorage School Board meeting, asking the school district to set aside more time for lunch and recess in elementary schools.

A paper published in November 2018 analyzes the oldest ancient artifact found in the Arctic -- a 9,000-year-old child’s tooth.

The state of Alaska has begun the process of giving about 20 acres of land the state developed without permission back to Gulkana, a village about 155 miles northeast of Anchorage, near Glennallen.

“Saturday was a big day for Gulkana, they got their land back," said Nick Jackson, Gulkana Village Council vice president.

According to a news release from his office, then-Gov. Bill Walker and the village formally agreed to the process Saturday.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and you can visit for information about your polling places, what you may need and other recommendations and rules.  Full results will be here

First Nations Experience, or FNX, television is also covering the elections. A live-stream of their coverage will be available here

The first day of the convention began with an unconventional note. The newly minted lieutenant governor for the state addressed the crowd just days after being sworn in.

Valerie Davidson took the position after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned. She spoke briefly about the incident.

The Alaska Native Book Fair will feature more than a dozen authors, illustrators and publishers. 

KNBA's Tripp Crouse sat down to talk with Joaqlin Estus, a founding member of Alaska Native Media Group, and Alaska Native policy advocate Willie Hensley about writing and the book fair. 

A world-famous singer-songwriter will bring her story as a sexual-abuse survivor to Alaska. 

Originally from Nunavut, Canada, Susan Aglukark infuses pop and country songwriting with Inuit folk music.

She’s also very outspoken about sexual violence. Her own journey began in the early 1990s after the court case with her own abuser ended.