AKPM Staff


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...

Healthy Travel | Line One: Your Health Connection

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or a little of both, don’t leave your healthy habits at home. There are some simple steps that you can take to stay well when...

Measles | Line One: Your Health Connection

With recent measles outbreaks as close as Washington State, Oregon and British Columbia, now is a good time to make sure your immunizations are up to date. Children should get two doses...

Electronic Cigarettes | Line One: Your Health Connection

E-cigarette use has become popular, and especially among teens and young adults – groups that have seen seen large declines in tobacco smoking rates over the past three decades. More than...

Tuberculosis | Line One: Your Health Connection

Tuberculosis has had a devastating history in Alaska with Alaska Native people suffering the worst. Infection and death rates in Alaska in the early 1900s were among the highest in the world....

Vaccinations | Line One: Your Health Connection

Recent cases of vaccine-preventable infections remind us that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Vaccines have reduced and may eliminate diseases. For...

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Swan Lake Fire spreads smoky haze to much of Southcentral; Large Effort to combat Fairbanks area wildfire; No fatalities in Ketchikan area’s third floatplane crash in 2 months; Alaska unemployment lowest in more than decade; Judge ousted over plea deal outrage joins Walker's law firm; Alaska approves $10 million loan fund to prop up Ketchikan's shipyard; Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta police officers attend training in Bethel; With 12 gray whale deaths in Alaska waters, biologists race to find the cause; Anchorage may match its all-time record heat this weekend; Eielson airshow will give public first chance to see F-35 jets, other attractions

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 21, 2019

Legislators, Dunleavy administration expect school funds to be paid during potential lawsuit; Legislative Affairs Agency says Wasilla special session could cost more than $1 million; As sea ice changes in a warming Arctic, new challenges for polar bear research; Spreading Swan Lake Fire prompts traffic delays and air quality warnings; Planning for 2019 NPR-A oil lease sale begins as feds pursue opening more Arctic land to drilling; Nome residents share thoughts on potential deep draft port; Runner reports first eagle attack of Unalaska's nesting season; Free cooking class dishes up simple and creative summer recipes; AK: New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland; 49 Voices: Dimetros Baynesagn

Using NSAIDS safely and wisely

Over the counter pain and inflammation medicines such as ibuprofen are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for drug side effects. What do you need to know to use NSAIDs safely and wisely?