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LIVE: Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1auW9m_Oxbs Opening arguments began Tuesday, January 21, in the Republican-led Senate trial of President Donald Trump, who last year became the third president in history to be...
Close up shot of the exterior of the Archdiocese of Anchorage building

Our reporter is trying to learn more about the Anchorage priests named in a sexual misconduct review. Can you help?

The archdiocese released the men's names last week after a months-long review of church records.

These were our biggest and most popular stories of 2019

Wildfires, plane crashes, an incredible fraud scheme, the sale of a major oil company and a mysterious disappearance in Southeast Alaska are just some of the stories that found the largest audiences online in 2019.

Catching up? Here are some Alaska stories you might have missed over the holiday

First day back in the office after a busy holiday week? We got you covered. Here are our 10 most read stories from last week to get you caught up.

Anxiety Disorders | Line One: Your Health Connection

https://youtu.be/JidMZhYOoLg Anxiety is a normal human emotion that functions as an alarm system, warning us of a perceived danger. While anxiety is necessary...

Richard Nelson, Sitka-based writer and “Encounters” radio host, has died

Richard Nelson has an encounter with a gray jay while producing an episode of his radio program in the Yukon Territory. Already a renowned anthropologist and author (he was the Alaska...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Fire-fighting foam containing PFAS works well for putting out burning airplanes, but is worth the risk of contaminating drinking water? Also: Raising the next generation of Lingít speakers in a language immersion program for kids.

PenAir Plane crashes in Unalaska; one person is dead, others critically injured

One passenger has died and another has been medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment after a PenAir airplane arriving from Anchorage went off the runway at Unalaska's airport on Thursday evening.

Sarah Palin’s husband appears to have filed for divorce. Here are the documents

Court documents, which provide only initials, were filed Friday

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

DNA evidence may have helped solve an Anchorage murder from the 1970s. Also: How damage caused by the Swan Lake wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula could cause monthly power bills to go up in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Surface fuels burn in the Moose Creek Fire late Saturday afternoon near Sutton. The fire is now estimated at 216 acres and there are 50 personnel working to suppress it. (Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

After a summer of uncertain budget numbers, homeless prevention service providers assess the damage. Also: How climate change, and more frequent wildfires, could be changing Alaska's forests for the long term.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Alaska wildfire officials reassess cause of McKinley fire; ‘Nothing survived. It’s just ash.’ In a trickle of information, fire evacuees learn fate of homes; Wildfires crimp Alaska’s major transportation corridor, halting tourist operations, delaying groceries; 5,000-acre fire continues to burn outside Levelock; Dunleavy repeats calls for closing budget gap, paying full dividends; University of Alaska regents vote to end financial exigency; EPA hears testimony on air plan; Alaskan Joe Balash resigns as assistant secretary of Interior; Dunleavy vetoes ferry funding added by the Legislature in the wake of cuts; Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney visits Nome to discuss public safety

Fires north and south of Anchorage close highways, trigger evacuations

High winds, dry conditions have caused the fires to grow rapidly.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Bill setting PFDs, reversing vetoes headed to Dunleavy on Wednesday, spokesperson says; Bethel water testing shows lead and copper levels exceeding federal standards; Nome officials suspend search for missing 14-year-old Nome girl; Man charged in Alaska cold case enters not guilty pleas; 2 men drown in canoeing accident on Kasilof River; University of Alaska to survey staff, students, community members about how to move forward; Parents recount traumatic stories from WVHS football players; US troops work to build homes with residents of Newtok, nation's first community to relocate due to climate change; Alaska senator says he's sickened by weekend mass shootings; Court reinstates Sarah Palin suit against New York Times; Iron Dog race officials announce change in course; Storms flood Kotlik, but other communities see little damage; In Alaska and nationwide, business groups push for inclusive hiring

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alaska lawmakers weight two major bills; 2 British Columbia teenagers suspects in 3 deaths along Alaska and Cassiar highways; Mother and daughter found shot to death at Kenai home; Operation “Summer Heat” leads to 42 arrests in Anchorage; Lights out for rural Alaska as the PCE endowment faces endangerment; Juneau’s Glory Hall will cut breakfast, lunch service in response to budget vetoes; USGS scientists say there’s not yet enough information to tie seabird die-offs to toxins; What a drought index of 500 means for Anchorage; Government Hill residents seek to reconnect neighborhood through new trail

New Bering Sea management plan to incorporate local and traditional knowledge

For the first time in its more than forty-year history, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will incorporate Traditional Knowledge from local communities into its core management plans for the Bering Sea region.
Liz Millman, right, and dog handler Maren Johnson pick up sled dogs flown in to Nome for a veterinarian check-up during a recent Iditarod. Millman carried out many of these kinds of tasks over the past five years as a volunteer for the Iditarod's returned dog program. (Photo by Davin Gilmore)

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 5, 2019

Alaska Senate president says lawmakers to meet in Juneau for special session; Alaska court system responds to governor's vetoes; Fires update for July 5th, 2019; Ask a Climatologist: Alaska sites reach record high temperatures on Independence Day; First class of veterinarians graduate from UAF-Colorado State program; Families along Kuskokwim River report high amounts of parasites in salmon; Australian mining firm explores potential vanadium deposit near Juneau; AK: A floating veterinary clinic goes to the dogs -- and to all other pets -- in Southeast's remote island towns; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell
The Nike Site Summit after recent demolition of the battery building. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Nike Site Summit.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 4, 2019

Montana Creek Fire update for July 4th, 2019; House speaker, Interior lawmakers lay out case for overriding governor’s budget cuts; 40 years after closure, volunteers restore historic Cold War site; Mount Marathon Race participants decide whether to run as smoke lingers in Seward; In Portage, business boom follows glacial recession; Honoring the Stars and Stripes

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

State officials say wildfire ignited near Talkeetna and Parks Highway, warn of possible evacuations and delays; Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain; Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor declares disaster emergency due to Shovel Creek wildfire; Cleanup crew recover diesel spilled after double-tanker wreck on Richardson Highway; Hundreds protest Governor's budget vetoes outside Anchorage legislative office; Yukon River summer chum salmon run rebounds from weak start; St. Paul's rogue rat is dead after 10 months of evading traps and causing ecosystem concerns; DOT’s Chiniak Highway Erosion Control Project fights a never-ending battle against coastal erosion; Sitkans protest conditions in detention centers from afar; Study on salmon ear stones cited by EPA in Pebble draft EIS comments; Mount Marathon Race officials offer deferral due to wildfires smoke

Depression | Line One: Your Health Connection

Depression is a real medical condition. It is common. More importantly, it is treatable. Therefore it is important to recognize the symptoms of depression. For more health-related information, tune into...