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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 elections.alaska.gov 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.

An Anchorage Museum exhibit will feature the cultural significance of the walrus and polar bear. 

Aaron Leggett is the curator of Alaska history and culture at Anchorage Museum. During an interview with KNBA’s Morning Line, he says an ever-changing climate has forced the walrus and polar bear to adapt.

“These two giants are also on the forefront of science an indicators of climate change, certainly,” he said. “Polar bears, for example, (are) spending more time on land, or walruses having to find new locations for haul-out sites.”

First Alaskans Institute brings social justice leaders to Juneau

Sep 27, 2018

More than 150 people attended the First Alaskans Institute's Social Justice Summit in Juneau. The two-day gathering discussed 

The 2018 Conference for Writers and Illustrators will attract a number of authors and artist looking to break into publishing their work.

Writer’s Guild president Brooke Hartman leads part of the effort in coordinating the two-day event this weekend at the BP Energy Center at 900 East Benson Boulevard in Anchorage.

I sat down with Hartman earlier this week to talk about the conference.

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