Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Claiming two first ascents, climbing group seeks to create more opportunities for women in the mountains
Last month, an all-female group of mountaineers flew high into the mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. After nine days, they claimed two first ascents of unnamed peaks.
Across the state, port cities are preparing to welcome a record number of passengers.
Earlier this week, the parks department announced the closure of Byers Lake Campground in Denali State Park, and South Rolly Campground in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.
Economists in Alaska forecasted 2019 would be the year the state turns a corner, gaining jobs, after years of recession. The first two months of the year have followed that prediction.
Passenger capacity on planes flying to Anchorage is projected to increase by 6 percent.
"Eighty six percent of all release quantities of TRI chemicals reported from region 10 are from the Red Dog Mine," says Alexandra Dunn, the EPA's Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
"One of the biggest ones that really, I would say represents a huge structural change, particularly for Southeast Alaska, was the logging industry," Fried says.
Kameron Perez-Verdia, President and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum, presented Trantina the award for distinguished service in community at a ceremony in Juneau earlier this month.
The proposal would need to go-ahead from the legislature before becoming a reality. But school administrators are concerned about the possibility.
The checks qualified Alaskans receive each year give residents some extra cash. But the Permanent Fund Dividend, or PFD, could have broader impacts, too.
The biggest takeaway from the AEDC's forecast for the coming year: this recession that's been dragging on since 2015 -- it's probably going to end.
More people are leaving Alaska than are moving to the state, leading to overall population decline. That's the major takeaway from data released earlier this month from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
That's because the federal government is in its third week of a partial shutdown. Around 5,700 people in Alaska work for unfunded federal agencies. So right now, they're furloughed or working without pay.
In 2019, state economists think Alaska could finally start gaining a modest amount of jobs.
Alaska's lone congressman had a ceremonial role in a major transition that happened Thursday in Washington D.C.
An additional $30 million is needed before the Hubbard and Tazlina ferries can start sailing, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
Flight 128 had a potential engine issue, according to a statement from Delta Air Lines
Alaska oil is selling at a higher price than oil produced in the Lower 48. Why are the prices so different?
Economic activity driven by last month's major earthquake is not going to pull the state out of recession.