Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?

Originally published on Alaska Public Media. It’s bright yellow and only flown in only a couple spots around the city. Few people have probably seen Anchorage’s municipal flag, but it plays an important role in the city’s symbolism. Victoria Petersen has the story. At Anchorage’s public library, the geese are returning from winter, and people … Continue reading Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?

Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around

Originally published on Alaska Public Media. The Anchorage School District is considering a huge change. The district is looking at implementing new school start times, with elementary schools starting earlier and high schools later. The district held a series of open houses recently to educate the community and hear feedback. At the first open house … Continue reading Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around

AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter

Originally published on Alaska Public Media Scraping the sides of the bowl, Abby Slater is forming a dough of milk, sugar, yeast and flour. It’s Slater’s first time making Easter bread. She’s observed and helped her Aleut family make it many times before though. “My earliest memory of Easter bread was actually later in life … Continue reading AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter

Alaska Railroad’s first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company

Originally published on Alaska Public Media. Harry Ross started moving trains when he was 21. Fifty years later, he’s still transporting passengers and freight by rail across the state. “I do not believe there has ever been nobody as foolish as I,” Ross said. It wasn’t a job Ross expected to get, and it wasn’t … Continue reading Alaska Railroad’s first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company