AKPM Staff


Are you searching for child care in Alaska? We want to hear from you.

Tell us about your search for child care in Alaska. What was it like? What were the challenges?
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‘I thought my name was my number’: Survivors recount Alaska boarding school experience

The recent discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada has prompted discussion, grief and memories of past trauma here in Alaska, where thousands of Native children were sent to boarding schools in and outside the state.
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Wanted: Your Alaska bear encounter stories

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best bear stories from Alaska. And we want you to tell us what you learned. Is there anything you do differently out on the trail after your encounter?
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Meet Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media’s new morning news host

Kavitha George is Alaska Public Media's former city reporter who's now taking over the morning news mic. We asked Kavitha to tell us a little bit about how she got into journalism, what it was like covering Anchorage and, of course, her strategy for fitting sleep into her new schedule.
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WATCH: Anchorage mayor candidates debate visions for the city

Former Air Force and commercial pilot Dave Bronson and Assemblymember and Alaska Army National Guard Captain Forrest Dunbar are the two runoff candidates for the Anchorage mayoral election.
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With help from Alaska’s Murkowski, Vanita Gupta is confirmed as associate attorney general

"I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to a woman who I believe has demonstrated throughout her professional career to be deeply, deeply committed to matters of justice," Murkowski said.
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Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson to head Alaska Native health consortium

Davidson is currently the president of Alaska Pacific University, and served in the administration of Gov. Bill Walker, first as commissioner of the health department and later as lieutenant governor. She grew up in Bethel, and is a member of the Orutsararmiut Native Council tribe.

VIRTUAL EVENT: PBS American Portrait on Alaska Insight Special LIVE Episode

Alaska Insight host and News Director Lori Townsend spoke with panelists from different backgrounds, perspectives, and age groups about what they want to see happen in our state to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities to lead happy and healthy lives.
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A year of pandemic: What was the moment when you realized everything had changed ?

The coronavirus has turned so much that we took for granted upside down. Tell us about the moment you first realized just how much life would change.
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VIRTUAL EVENT: Get to Know Your Spices with Milk Street and Alaska Public Media

The event featured videos from Chris Kimball and the Milk Street team, as well as special guests Maya Wilson, author of “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook”, and Alaska Public Media’s own Julia O’Malley, Collaborating Newsroom Editor with Alaska’s Energy Desk, and author of “The Whale and the Cupcake: Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska.”
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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy tests positive for COVID-19

Alaska's governor was exposed to a person who later tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, but his first test came back negative. He tested positive Wednesday after feeling poorly on Tuesday night.
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‘Mob rule’: Alaskans at the Capitol watch unrest roiling outside their doors

All three members of Alaska's Congressional delegation issued statements on social media Wednesday afternoon, saying they were safe and condemning violence.

Here are the 2020 stories that drew the largest audiences online

Our site had 10.1 million users over the last year and much of that audience was drawn by reporting that helped readers navigate the changes to public life that came with the pandemic as well as unique stories about Alaska life and politics.
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How has the coronavirus impacted you or your family?

Help us tell the story of the toll the coronavirus has taken on Alaska.

State regulatory commission gives final approval for BP-Hilcorp deal

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska, or RCA, issued its long-awaited decision Monday night.

Preventing Youth Suicide in Alaska: There’s Hope, There’s Help

Alaska Public Media and Well Beings teamed up for a community conversation about preventing youth suicide in a state with one of the highest per capita rates in...

PRESS RELEASE: CPB and PBS Awarded Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Helping Fund Education Content Development and Engagement in Alaska

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grant will provide $24,322,018 in year one of a five-year cycle* to fund CPB and PBS’s comprehensive multi-media learning and station engagement initiative, which will connect children’s media and learning environments to build key skills for success. The grant will provide resources to 12 PBS stations, including Alaska Public Media (AKPM), to implement local partnerships in Alaska.
“Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell, “Not My Girl” and “When I Was Eight” both by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and “My Name is SEEPEETZA” by Shirley Sterling will be available in fourth grade classrooms and elementary school libraries. (KTOO file photo)

Alaska families: Can we follow you as kids return to school?

Alaska is about to start a very unusual school year. And as we cover schools reopening this fall, we’d like to follow some of you through this transition.
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Alaska Air to require masks for almost all travelers

Beginning Friday, August 7, Alaska Air will require all passengers over 2 years old to wear face coverings without exception, the airline said Wednesday.

Additional actions needed, state warns, or ‘cases are expected to continue to rise rapidly’

The state stepped up warnings about Alaska's spike in COVID-19 cases in its weekly summary Tuesday, saying that without more compliance with masking and social distancing, the case count will continue to rise quickly.