Monthly Archives: February 2014
Brown bears are one of the most intensively-studied species in Southeast Alaska. Much of the focus is on population management for hunting. But one scientist studies bears for their sake and not ours. Tania Lewis is the terrestrial wildlife biologist at Glacier Bay National Park. She’s made some breakthroughs in both behavior and genetics, and she can’t help but sing about it.
Steve Ramp, of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses the free dockside exam program for commercial fishing vessels. The voluntary program gives fishermen a "second set of eyes" to look over their equipment and verify it meets federal requirements.
Proposed legislation would allow concealed firearms to be carried on University of Alaska campuses. Gov. Parnell appoints Democrat Sam Kito III to fill seat vacated by Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula. Pebble Mine opponents take their message to D.C.
SEARHC outreach and enrollment manager Andrea Thomas shares tips for healthcare enrollment in advance of the Affordable Care Act mandated deadline, March 31.
Alaska Oil and Gas President spoke to the Sitka Chamber about the state of the oil and gas industry in Alaska. Alaska's mayors and other local officials are worried about the cost of public employees' retirement. Legislation to reauthorize 12 economic development organizations in Alaska stalled.
Did you catch the show last night? In case you missed it, or couldn't escape the city lights, here's a glimpse of the Northern Lights captured by KCAW's Rebecca LaGuire. Rumor has it that an equally, if not more, brilliant display will take place this evening. It's worth trekking off the beaten path - more fodder for bragging to family and friends in the lower 48!
The Sitka School Board remains committed to putting a mobile computing device in the hands of every student in the near future. The board held a presentation on the Alaska 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative Tuesday night (2-18-14). The presentation evolved into a free-wheeling discussion of the role of technology in all our lives, and whether it contributes to real learning, or creates shortcuts that may ultimately weaken education.