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How Alaska voted: Precinct by precinct

A precinct by precinct look at how Alaskan voters chose the president.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Fairbanks representative calls for an investigation into the Office of Children's Services Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Walker...

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Westlake extends lead over Nageak in Northern Alaska recount Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO/APRN - Juneau Barrow Representative Benjamin...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 09, 2016

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Northern Alaska House seat to be decided in recount Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO/APRN - Juneau There will be a...

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sept. 08, 2016

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Armed conflict in Chevak leaves one dead Adrian Wagner, KYUK - Bethel One person is dead and another...

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 07, 2016

DOC inmate Dies of apparent suicide Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage A man at the Wildwood Correctional Complex died by apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon, though his death is still under investigation. Lawsuit over institutionalizing foster youth in psychiatric hospitals continues Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage When foster youth are admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Alaska against their will, they can stay there for up to 30 days without judicial review. Two tribes are arguing that's too long. The Office of Children's services says a judge shouldn't have to sign off at all on keeping kids at North Star Hospital in Anchorage. The court battle has lasted over two years, and a judge will hear more oral arguments later this month. Alaska Public Media's Anne Hillman has more.

Dallas Seavey wins 2016 Iditarod in record time

Dallas Seavey is the Iditarod's newest four-time champion. He crossed beneath the Burled Arch in Nome at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday with six dogs and hugged his family and championship dogs. His family now owns six titles, including two from his father, Mitch. His grandfather, Dan Seavey, ran the first Iditarod in 1973.
Dallas Seavey coming into the checkpoint at Galena. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

IDITAROD LIVEBLOG: Dallas Seavey claims fourth title in record time

Dallas Seavey, Mitch Seavey, and Brent Sass are racing to the finish of the 2016 Iditarod from White Mountain to Nome. Alaska Public Media reporters will bring you the latest from the final miles of the last great race.

Lance Mackey, injured Jim Lanier, and Cim Smyth scratch from Iditarod

Lance Mackey, Cim Smyth and Jim Lanier have scratched from the 2016 Iditarod. Four-time champion Lance Mackey scratched from the race in the Galena checkpoint. According to a press release from the Iditarod Trail Committee, Mackey said he had personal health concerns in his decision to leave the race. The cancer survivor has struggled with several health problems in recent races.

Monday’s Three to Read: catch up on Iditarod 44

39 minutes separate Dallas Seavey from his father, Mitch Seavey, in the final stretch of the 2016 Iditarod. Brent Sass is in pursuit in the third position as the race comes to a sprint finish. Dallas Seavey pulled into White Mountain at 9:48 Monday--the exact same time of his record-setting 2014 win. But between White Mountain and Nome that year, a ground blizzard ended the race for then-leader Jeff King, and Dallas pushed through the Safety checkpoint and past Aliy Zirkle for the win.

Aliy Zirkle arrives first into Galena

Aliy Zirkle was the first musher to reach the Yukon River checkpoint of Galena Friday morning. She arrived at 10:46 with 14 dogs. Brent Sass was next into the checkpoint but swiftly moved through without stopping with his 15 dogs. Mitch Seavey pulled into Galena by 2:45.

Friday’s Three to Read: catch up on Iditarod 44

The teams that have been lurking behind the front runners in the spotlight are about to come out of the woodwork. Leading teams are done with their 24-hour layovers (or soon will be) and head to the flat expanses of the Yukon River, where a new race opens up to the Bering Sea coast.

Iditarod adjusts Robert Redington’s rest schedule after mistaken early release

Iditarod officials are adding 50 minutes to Wasilla musher Robert Redington’s Yukon River layover after he was inadvertently allowed to leave the Nikolai checkpoint 50 minutes before the correct release time. Race Marshall...

Benja scratches in McGrath

Charley Bejna has scratched from the 2016 Iditarod. The veteran from Addison, IL pulled out of the race at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at the McGrath checkpoint. According to a press release from the Iditarod Trail...

Jeff King rolls into Yukon River checkpoint of Ruby

Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King has arrived at the Yukon River checkpoint of Ruby. He pulled in just after 1:00 Thursday afternoon. He told KNOM’s Emily Schwing prior to the race that he plans...

Thursday’s Three to Read: catch up on Iditarod 44

Halfway to Nome, teams’ locations on the map are just dots, or perhaps more appropriately, asterisks. The question this morning is not “where are the mushers?,” but rather “when are the mushers?” Hugh Neff...

Takotna provides respite for weary dogs and mushers

It’s the fourth day of the Iditarod, and dozens of teams are in the middle of their mandatory 24 hour rests. Mitch Seavey was the first to declare his rest in Takotna, and is cleared to leave just before 11 o’clock Wednesday. The elder Seavey is a regular in Takotna, and says there are plenty of reasons for that. Download Audio

Wednesday’s Three to Read: catch up on Iditarod 44

The 2016 race strategies that mushers have chewed over for months are coming into focus as top teams near their mandatory 24-hour rest period in some of the race’s remote checkpoints in Alaska’s interior....

Dallas Seavey first into McGrath, Mitch Seavey first out

Dallas Seavey was the first musher to reach the McGrath checkpoint Tuesday evening at 6:34. 11 minutes behind him--and with the fastest run time from Nikolai--was his father, two-time champion Mitch Seavey. While Dallas...

Brent Sass, Noah Burmeister, and Dallas Seavey race on to McGrath

Dallas Seavey is surging to the front of the Iditarod trail between Nikolai and McGrath. The defending champion dropped one dog and rested four hours in Nikolai, about 250 miles into the race. His father Mitch Seavey and Wade Marrs followed closely behind this afternoon, according to the Iditarod GPS tracker.