Holmes implicates new assailant during day 1 of FBX Four hearing; Obama announced global fishing enforcement, new sanctuaries; Theology school calls off Native Art sale amid investigation; Candlelight vigil honors those who died on streets of Anchorage; ‘I thought he was safe,’ brother says of man found dead in wetlands; Denali Commission-funded diesel plants planned in Togiak, Koliganek; Volcano farts: Scientists look to gas for beta on atmosphere, geothermal resource
Supreme Court to hear appeal challenging NPS authority on Alaska land; Court to hear new evidence in Fairbanks Four case; APOC fines Slope mayor Charlotte Brower $35k for failure to disclose; More cops, fewer consultants in Anchorage’s opening budget volley; Scientists stumble over active underwater volcano in Southeast; Chopper-cowboys herd hundreds of remote cattle in Aleutians; AK: Southeast dairy goat business presents unique challenges; 49 Voices: Chelan Schreifels of Japan
What’s the value of an LNG line? Numbers trickle in; Alaska’s fiscal crisis: Apocalyptic or overblown?; Muni memo sends Elmore extension project back to drawing board; With Medicaid expansion, the chance for a fresh start; Ancient human remains found in dirt pile in Haines; AVCP elects first female traditional chief; Red and blue king crab fishery closed again in Southeast
City budget allots added $5M to police, fire; Anchorage LBGT anti-discrimination measure 9 to 2; Sullivan calls in Corps to bash EPA over water rule; Heavy snowfall cuts power to thousands around Fairbanks; Floodwater recedes in Willow; Houston officials eye Little Su; Survey scans for elodea spread in Interior, finds naught; Report: Southeast’s economy is shrinking; Broken partnership puts Juneau senior housing project in limbo; Salvation Army buys building to house Bethel headquarters
Aleutians monument fought as threat, derided as ‘straw man’; Protesters flood Capitol steps in support of Planned Parenthood; Arctic Energy Summit focuses on both fossil fuels and renewables; Bipartisan effort to enact justice reform taps Outside help; Public asked to help find 23-year-old moose hunter; Flurries fly and winter arrives to the Last Frontier; Tourists spent more in Southeast this season; Flooding at Baird Glacier spreads green water
Shell pulls out of the Arctic, citing lack of resource; Murkowski calls Shell pull-out a ‘kick in the gut’; Anchorage convenes task force to combat human trafficking; Sen. McGuire won’t seek re-election in 2016; Buldir Island a ‘life changer’ for seabird researchers; As ice melts, Arctic opens for cruise ships; DEC to spend $4 million on Wrangell junkyard cleanup; With reservoir low, Kodiak asks citizens to conserve water; EIS forthcoming for proposed Donlin gold mine
25 walrus found decapitated off Cape Lisburne; Murkowski frets fees on public lands, especially Mendenhall; UA Board of Regents formulates Legislative budget requests; From Spanish flu to the ’64 quake, Alaska Child & Family celebrates 125 yearss; Equinox Marathon runners slog for Usher syndrome; Juneau roller derby team starts junior league; AK: Running the Klondike; 49 Voices: Sean Neilson of Gustavus
This week, we hear from Sean Neilson who lives in Gustavus. He works part-time as a park ranger in Glacier Bay National Park, boarding cruise ships a few times a week to talk with tourists.
Feds settle class-action lawsuit with tribes for $940M; Bethel attorneys add Outside muscle to class-action suit against GCI; In the arms race of internet speed, GCI pulls ahead; Anchorage anti-discrimination ordinance up for revision; Money in hand, Denali Commission looks where to spend; More than ink: Traditional tattoos roar back in Alaska; Too close for comfort? Chilkoot bears lure tourists; Study: Fast-growing skeeters threaten caribou herds
Arguments open in landmark Ketchikan schools case; Public testimony extended on city discrimination ordinance; Anchorage Assemblywoman savors White House embrace; Legislative council prepares for next phase of Medicaid expansion lawsuit; Reducing food waste to feed hungry Alaskans; AIDEA inches closer to choosing an Interior fuel supplier; Smooth sailing so far for MV Susitna sale; Cruise ship nearly doubles the population of Unalaska (for a day)
3 killed in floatplane crash near Illiamna; Activists say ‘keep it in the ground’ – Jewell calls it simplistic; Alaska’s prison population swells as inmates spend more time behind bars; Warm-water fish increasingly sighted in Alaska waters; Murre die-off reported around Kodiak; UAF looks to contractor for cleaner water supply; Can B.C. stop Tulsequah Chief Mine pollution?; After 18 years of bagels, Juneau’s Silverbow Bakery to close Oct. 4
Murkowski’s oil export ban gains traction, yet fate uncertain; Reality TV host faces on federal poaching charges; 6 groups file for emergency ESA listing for POW wolves; Equal rights law expected to sail through Anchorage Assembly; Ombudsman faults correctional procedures; Like Sitka, parts of Juneau are susceptible to landslides; Air China to service Fairbanks for Aurora viewers; In Dutch Harbor, a new orange barge is a beacon of oil-spill preparedness; Religion and climate change – can you talk about both?
Walker tenaciously courts LNG buyers in Japan; Alaska’s US senators assail Iran deal; New UA head sees opportunity despite bleak fiscal landscape; New road from Tanana to Yukon River nears completion; In unnerving trend, thousands of walrus haul out at Point Lay; New routes to housing open doors for Anchorage’s low-income families; AK: Alaska ice hockey player Zoe Hickel turns pro; 49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Anchorage
In bid to restore Voting Rights Act, Murkowski strays from party lines; State to provide language assistance to Yup’ik, Gwich’in voters; Emperor goose harvest: More than a memory for Kodiak subsistence hunter; Denali Commission ekes back into the spotlight; Donation illuminates Alaska Native civil rights history; Delivery service speeds produce to table; After amputation, the mobility of a sea kayak beckons
Judge rules against road between King Cove, Cold Bay; More downsizing on the horizon for UA; UAA’s College of Engineering moves into its new digs; Shots fired in chase, stand-off with Troopers near Fairbanks; State won’t back voter-backed school bonds in Bristol Bay, Anchorage; ‘What the pink!?’ Has breast cancer activism veered off course?; In Hydaburg, sea otter pelt craft is a budding cottage industry; Valdez ski advocate dies in ATV crash; Run, zipline, signal fires mark J’eet’s Challenge
At GLACIER, nations urge caution in opening the Arctic to fishing; President Obama’s Alaska visit yields little regarding Arctic Ocean drilling; Seward to try tidal heat; Getting to know a volcano, starting with its plume; Farragut Farm goes gaga for garlic; After a hard path to sobriety, Nanwalek couple helps others find the way
Walker may call gas-line special session in October; In historic Alaska visit, president sidesteps the press; Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users; With rising heroin use, Peninsula doctor lobbies for an antidote; Juneau hiker who freed eagle and spring traps being sued by trapper; AK: Fishing, cooking and a Yup’ik upbringing made Alaska’s health commissioner; 49 Voices: Anthony Gurule
This week we’re talking to Anthony Gurule, who’s been butchering meat for more than a decade. His first job in Alaska was at the AC Store in Barrow.
Rep. Young avoids POTUS hoopla; Obama wraps up his tour on the front lines of climate change: the Arctic; Denali Commission to spearhead relocation efforts; Sunken seiner leaks oil near Sitka; Uber agrees to pay state $78k for misclassifying employees; Alaska National Guard family program seeks Mat-Su support; National arts endowment leader explains why art is worth it; Restoring the ‘Tall One’ to its Athabascan roots; Juneau Library to launch Alaska Native stories project
Obama shares smiles, salmon and dance moves in Dillingham; In Kotzebue, excitement is high as the president ventures north; 5 Chinese warships spotted off the Aleutians; Shell drill rig is back on the grind after a brief storm-induced hiatus; Even with another icebreaker, US fleet pales against its Arctic neighbors; President gives a small fiscal boost to village relocation efforts; Praying to see POTUS, even just a glimpse!; With a potential buyer in the Philippines, Mat-Su floats a ferry deal; Dust settles on state’s new Douglas offices, but employee concerns haven’t gone quiet