Berett Wilber, KHNS - Haines


Health insurance can be expensive, boring, and frustrating. But for the next five weeks, the federal marketplace is open for people to buy care — and one Alaskan is on a mission to make sure those bad feelings can’t stop good coverage. Listen now

Raptors and bird enthusiasts alike flock to Haines for the Bald Eagle Festival, when the world’s highest concentration of eagles gathers on the Chilkat River. Last year, the bird count spiked — and numbers are even higher this year. Listen now

When bald eagles die in Unalaska, it’s the beginning of a long journey. Literally. Many of them travel thousands of miles and find second lives in the Lower 48, after a stop in a well-stuffed freezer.

Scientists have finished another research season without solving the 40-year-old mystery of the Steller sea lion decline in the Aleutian Islands. Listen now
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After 75-days in the shipyard, southwest Alaska’s ferry is finally back in the water. Listen now

Sand Point faces a problem with its police force: It doesn’t have one any more. Listen now

While Unalaskans may be resigned prey for eagle attacks, advances in technology have introduce a less prepared victim: drones. Listen now

Scientists are using an underwater camera to keep close tabs on Atka mackerel, to make sure there’s enough for endangered sea lions and commercial fisheries. Listen now

Wreckage from the F/V Destination has been found off St. George Island. The boat and its six crew members were fishing for snow crab when they disappeared on February 11. Listen now

Unalaska is the national hot spot for bald eagle attacks. Biologists and law enforcement officials agree: You’re more likely to be attacked by a bald eagle here than anywhere else in the country. Listen now