By Lisa Phu Alaska Beacon

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In Alaska U.S. Senate primary, a race to finish fourth

The majority of voters going to the polls Aug. 16 will likely be choosing one of three candidates for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat as their pick-one primary option: incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, Republican...

Weeks from restarting, schools across Alaska are struggling to find teachers

Bobby Bolen is trying to fill around 50 teaching positions at the North Slope Borough School District.“This is our focus 24 hours a day right now – to get classrooms staffed for students,”...

Alaskapox a subject of scientific intrigue while world copes with more dangerous monkeypox

Monkeypox, a potentially deadly disease caused by a virulent strain of a virus in the Orthopoxvirus genus, is spreading at an alarming rate, with over 1,800 U.S. cases identified as of mid-July in...

Record number of Alaskans turned out Saturday to support abortion rights

More than 4,000 people attended the Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates Alaska rally in Anchorage this past Saturday, making it the largest abortion rights event the nonprofit has ever held, according to its director....

With post-Roe focus on abortion access, Alaska advocates plan events for Saturday

Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates Alaska is holding events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer and Juneau on Saturday focused on abortion access advocacy.The goal of the events is “so that people know how to get...

Constitutional convention ballot question in November becomes focus in Alaska’s abortion fight

With the overturning of Roe, reproductive rights advocates in Alaska are encouraging voters to vote no on a constitutional convention during the general election this coming November, while abortion opponents are encouraging voters...

Education department begins early stages of implementing controversial reading intervention bill

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development  kicked off the initial planning stage for implementing a controversial bill intended to assist students in achieving reading proficiency by the end of third grade....

Mat-Su schools’ ban on transgender girl athletes raises concern for ACLU, may violate federal law

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District board on Wednesday approved an activities policy that would prohibit transgender girls from competing in girls sports. The action comes as federal agencies continue to affirm legal protection...

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