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If you could make a map of Anchorage, what would be on it? Bree Kessler, an urbanist and public health professor from University of Alaska Anchorage, has a few ideas.

Kathleen McCoy
A program that provides laptops that foster kids can use to stay in touch with their families is struggling to keep pace with the increasing number of Alaska young people in out-of-home care. Megan Edge
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is facing a budget shortfall of $12 million to $14 million for the new fiscal year. On Monday, UAF unveiled its detailed plan to reduce costs, including reviews of all its academic programs, cutting travel costs and an across-the-board reduction for its various units.Laurel Andrews
The Public Offices Commission has rejected a complaint that parents who volunteered to spend the last month of the legislative session in Juneau seeking money for schools should have registered as paid lobbyists.Richard Mauer
The state board charged with regulating the alcohol business in Alaska doesn’t belong under a state agency that promotes business, the head of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority told the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Tuesday.Dermot Cole
In summer, University of Alaska Anchorage research activity picks up. Scientists and students do fieldwork as far away as Toolik Lake, the Aleutians and Greenland, and as close as Portage and Girdwood, and some students come here from top universities around the nation for the research opportunities.Kathleen McCoy
Evaluators have finished a controversial, high-stakes audit of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s hundreds of academic offerings, but faculty, staff and the public will have to wait until later this summer to learn which programs could be on the chopping block.Michelle Theriault Boots
The state has filed three additional felony charges against former high school tutor Claude Fowlkes III, 34, stemming from allegations of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor that took place in 2010. Meanwhile, a former Fairbanks family filed a civil lawsuit against the school district seeking hundreds of thousands in damages for alleged abuse that took place early this year.Dermot Cole
Billed for “RV travelers,” the Anchorage School District camper host program also offers a financial leg up for participants. Devin Kelly
The “education session” of 2014 was a bust for the public school advocates who banded together as Great Alaska Schools, and they now are vowing to make this year the “education election” at the ballot box.Richard Mauer

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