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Join The Arc of Anchorage in this fun and festive event on September 16 allowing people of all abilities to enjoy a Trunk-or-Treating experience! None 

Join The Arc of Anchorage in this fun and festive event on September 16 allowing people of all abilities to enjoy a Trunk-or-Treating experience!

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 for a family friendly and inclusive trunk-or-treating event at The Arc's large and level surfaced parking lot before the cold of October comes! Trunk-or-Treat guests will walk to each decorated vehicle's "trunk station" and collect candy and small prizes. Admission ticket includes a treat collection bag, treats and prizes at trunk stations.

Master gardener session offered in Anchorage None 

Master gardener session offered in Anchorage

Gardeners seeking to improve their skills may sign up for a master gardener training session in Anchorage that begins Sept. 11.

Alaska Zoo invites visitors to give back on Homeless Animals Day None 

Alaska Zoo invites visitors to give back on Homeless Animals Day

The Alaska Zoo will continue its summer event lineup this August with a variety of programs focused on animal care, education and getting to know the zoo family. With programs for all ages, visitors are invited to join in the fun and learning at the Alaska Zoo’s annual Birds, Bees & Wine adult tour, Homeless Animals Day, Summer Family Nights, Toddler Programs and more this month.

Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk None 

Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk

I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Highway, it will be just Cora and me.

UAF feature: New nurse balanced school with pregnancy, newborn None 

UAF feature: New nurse balanced school with pregnancy, newborn

Two days after finding out she was pregnant, newlywed Deanna Pavil got another big surprise — an acceptance letter to the nursing program hosted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel.

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UA Board of Regents finalizes university’s FY18 capital budget for facility maintenance projects

The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously adopted the FY18 capital budget appropriation for facility maintenance projects at a special meeting yesterday, bringing the FY18 budget process to a close. The university’s total FY18 facility maintenance investment is $45.6 million -- $5 million from the capital budget and $40.6 million allocated from the university’s operating budget.

Alaska Earthquake Center to offer online course for educators None 

Alaska Earthquake Center to offer online course for educators

The Alaska Earthquake Center will offer an online course in fall 2017 to help educators teach about earthquake science.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM None 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned.

Learning by heart at the hospital None 

Learning by heart at the hospital

A new faculty-led internship option is linking University of Alaska Anchorage students with their future peers across the street at Providence Hospital.

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Four Longtime Alaskans Inducted to the Business Hall of Fame

Four outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January. Business peers recently selected Thomas Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Robert B. Gillam – Chairman & CEO, McKinley Capital Management, Charles E. “Chuck” Robinson (being honored posthumously) founder of Alaska Communications, and Robert Penney – Real Estate Developer/Investor. These business leaders are honored for their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaska business, demonstrated support and commitment to Junior Achievement’s programs, and demonstrated commitment to Alaska business.