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Interview with Tim Bauer – Valdez City Schools

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Superintendent Tim Bauer regarding the School Board meeting Monday, Nov 28th. Topics on the agenda include: 1. Approve meeting schedule for the Facilities Committee 2. Approve the School Board Work Session […]

KVAK’s Interview with Patrick Ball

KVAK’s Heidi Franke had the opportunity to interview Celtic Harpist and Storyteller Patrick Ball about his upcoming show.  He’ll be performing at the Valdez Civic Center on Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM.

What Happens When a Boat Sinks In the Harbor

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed USCG Lieutenant Shelby Frasca and DEC representative Jenny Benda about the number of boats that sank in the Valdez Harbor last year, what happens when a boat sinks and things to […]

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The Ladies’ Christmas Tea began forty-nine years ago when a handful of women gathered in the home of Joanne LaRue to begin a Christmas tradition that has now spanned over four decades.

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  • ADN Politics podcast: The 2022 Alaska election is over. Now what? December 9, 2022
    Each week, host Elizabeth Harball talks with ADN journalists and others about some of Alaska’s biggest news stories. Subscribe here or wherever you listen to podcasts.The votes are counted, the choices ranked and the 2022 election results now mostly in the books. Alaskans have a pretty clear picture of who they’re sending to Washington and […]
  • Set for greater success: Star Alaskan hoopster Alissa Pili is thriving in her new environment December 9, 2022
    Utah's Alissa Pili of Anchorage dribbles in a game against the University of Oklahoma at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (Hunter Dyke / Utah Athletics) (Hunter Dyke/)The second chapter of Alissa Pili’s collegiate basketball career is off to a red-hot start in her first season playing at the […]
  • AP Investigation: Federal prison boss rose in agency despite allegations he beat inmates December 9, 2022
    The Federal Correctional Institution is shown in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Thomas Ray Hinkle, a senior official at the federal Bureau of Prisons has been repeatedly promoted, most recently to one of the highest posts in the agency. And this has happened despite his being accused of beating multiple Black inmates in the […]
  • Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema switches from Democratic Party to independent December 9, 2022
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., flanked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters following Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite/)WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday she has […]
  • Alaska GOP leaders end censures of Murkowski, Merrick following their victories December 9, 2022
    The Alaska Republican Party has ended its censures of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and state Sen.-elect Kelly Merrick, and will not censure any members of the party at least until 2024, Republican Party leaders decided in a meeting earlier this month.The decision came after Murkowski won reelection to the U.S. Senate decisively against Republican opponent […]

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