Henry Leasia, KHNS - Haines


Hundreds gather at Cuddy Park for music, games and grilled fish on Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Alaska Wild Salmon Day celebrations took place across the state on August 10th. This marks the second year of the official state holiday. Listen now

Alaska Highway open after clean up of spilled oil from overturned tanker

Canadian authorities reopened the Alaska Highway last night at a point near the Rancheria Lodge in the Yukon Territory. The road is now open to single lane traffic assisted by pilot cars. Delays of 20 to 30 minutes are expected.

Anchorage Parks and Recreation builds new community garden plots to keep up with demand

Community gardens across Anchorage are buzzing with activity this summer. 12 new gardening plots have popped up in the Fairview area, built with help from a youth employment program. Listen now

Fish Creek opens for dipnetting, drawing crowds

Near Wasilla today, hundreds of salmon set to spawn in Fish Creek swam a gauntlet of dipnets after the Department of Fish and Game opened the sometimes sporadic personal-use dipnet fishery there. Listen now

UAA celebrates 10 years of bringing writers together during summer reading series

Every summer at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, distinguished authors from around the country come to read their work and offer advice to burgeoning writers. The university’s creative writing department recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its reading series. Listen now

49 Voices: Jim Thiele of Anchorage

This week, as part of Alaska Energy Desk's Midnight Oil, we're hearing from Jim Thiele in Anchorage. Thiele did fishery surveys along the trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 70s. Listen now

Anchorage park receives $750,000 DOI grant

A new park in Anchorage has received $750,000. The federal grant is part of a nationwide program to enhance parks and recreation facilities in under-served communities. Listen now

Middle school students prepare for lift off at UAA’s Summer Rocketry Academy

Fourth of July celebrations may be over, but that doesn't mean people have stopped firing rockets. Last week middle school students from across Alaska learned how to design and launch their own rockets at one of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Summer Engineering Academies. Listen now

Working around the clock to make sure the trans-Alaska Pipeline holds water

"The first week I went to work was the only week in two and a half years that I worked less than eighty hours a week. Many times we would work twenty-four hours a day." Listen now
A roll of "I voted" stickers with the blue alaska flag nexxt to secrecy folders

White House’s election fraud commission suspends request for Alaska voter information

The Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has suspended its request for voter information from the Alaska Division of Elections. The commission’s nationwide voter fraud investigation has been put on hold because of a pending lawsuit by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 10, 2017

Murkowski speaks with constituents about health care during Senate recess; From Anchorage, Walker tells lawmakers to get back to Juneau; Frauds, scams, and schemes cost Alaskans millions last year; Big ships asked to slow down to reduce noise for iconic whales; Whale entanglement expert shares best practices with Petersburg volunteers; Could LKSD support of Alaska Native teacher training put an end to teacher turnover?; Bethel scientist returns home to study climate change Listen now

The challenges of being the only woman on a pipeline crew

Diane Schenker had recently graduated from Reed College and was living in Fairbanks when she heard a rumor that Welding Union 798 had been forced to hire women to help build the trans-Alaska pipeline. A 21-year-old with no experience in construction, Schenker convinced the union office manager to let her work with an all-male crew of welders from the South. Listen now

New Anchorage power plant improves efficiency and reliability while increasing rates

Last year, Municipal Light & Power completed a $300 million overhaul of their power plant in East Anchorage. The expansion aims to increase efficiency, reliability and environmental quality by replacing old technology. Listen now
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Educators come together for annual National Education Association meeting

Educators from across the nation are currently meeting in Boston for the annual meeting of the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in the country. Listen now

Brain injury survivors use mask-making to shed light on hidden trauma

An Anchorage woman has started a series of mask-making events to help people understand the challenges of brain injuries. Unmasking Brain Injury is a new project that lets people with cognitive disabilities from brain trauma share their experiences through art. Listen now

49 Voices: Adam Foutch of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Adam Foutch, who lives in Anchorage. Listen now

Redington High School commemorates ‘father of the Iditarod’ with bronze statue

A new bronze sculpture of Iditarod co-founder Joe Redington Sr. was unveiled at Redington High School in Knik on Friday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held the day before signups for the 2018 Iditarod race. Listen now

Alaska trail advocates warn Governor Walker of transportation funding lapses

Advocacy group Alaska Trails has sent a letter to let Governor Bill Walker know that transportation funds are at risk. Last September, Alaska returned $2.6 million to the US Department of Transportation. Listen now

Alaska Department of Natural Resources tracks bear that killed Anchorage teenager

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources is still searching for the black bear that killed 16-year-old Patrick Cooper on Sunday. Listen now

AK: World’s only urban king fishery has lines casting in downtown Anchorage

Anchorage's annual Slam'n Salm'n Derby is in full swing this week. Since last Friday, fishermen at Ship Creek have been competing to see who can hook the biggest king salmon. Listen now