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Since 1979, the nonprofit Tanaina Child Development Center has provided early childhood care under a roof owned by the University of Alaska Anchorage. But this week, UAA issued Tanaina a notice asking it to leave -- permanently.

 

Tegan Hanlon
Rural Alaskans used to costly or clunky Internet service might not be surprised to hear that a new report from the Federal Communications Commission shows Alaska trailing most of the nation when it comes to Internet speed. Alex DeMarban
Alaska Regional Hospital on Friday announced plans to open a primary care clinic in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood in an effort to reduce the number of residents who go straight to the emergency room when feeling ill. Tegan Hanlon
A 25-year-old woman was killed early Friday by gunfire in a Bethel home, and police are still trying to sort out what happened.Lisa Demer
Gov. Bill Walker says that with current oil prices, Alaska can no longer afford its film subsidy program, an attempt to diversify the state’s economy by building a film and television industry.Pat Forgey
Despite dropping prices for oil and lower tax revenues for Alaska, a new report forecasts only a slight drop in construction spending in the state this year, mostly as a result of federal and state projects already in the works.   Mike Dunham
The guts of a bearded seal can be transformed into rain parkas and mittens, bags and drum heads, translucent skylights and artworks through ancient techniques passed on at a recent Smithsonian-backed community workshop in Bethel.Lisa Demer
Twenty-three people died in Anchorage vehicle accidents in 2014. Alcohol or drugs were a factor in at least 15 of those, police said.Megan Edge

Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, spoke to students at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at UAA.

Marc Lester
The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds, up from 19.705 million pounds in 2014. That's the first time in a decade the commission has increased the catch.Molly Dischner | Associated Press