Rashah McChesney, KTOO - Juneau


After RavnAir’s exit, North Slope Borough announces partnership with Ryan Air

A rural Alaska air carrier has agreed to step in and fly into North Slope communities that RavnAir said today it will no longer be able to serve.

As number of COVID-19 cases grows, Alaska officials warn of a limited healthcare system

State officials pleaded with Alaskans on Thursday to stay home to avoid overrunning the health care system, but they did not go as far as ordering residents to shelter in place.

State reports additional COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 21

Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in five communities, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said Saturday.

Without clear guidance, child care providers make tough choices on whether to close or stay open

Even though hundreds of thousands of Alaska schoolchildren have been sent home until May, the state put out a memo on Tuesday recommending that child care facilities stay open “if they can safely do so.”

Anchorage airman is among those who have tested positive for COVID-19

The airman is one of the state’s nine confirmed cases of the virus.

Alaska shippers, store owners say ‘panic-buying’ isn’t necessary, but long lines and empty shelves persist

But store owners statewide say that while the coronavirus-induced panic-buying is straining their supplies, they’re confident nothing is going to disrupt their shipments. Overbuying is unnecessary, but not everybody is listening.

Alaska Capitol will close to the public

Lawmakers voted today to close the State Capitol to the public to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Alaska Folk Festival canceled for first time in 46-year history

After an emergency meeting on Thursday the Alaska Folk Festival’s Board of Directors has cancelled the event.

Juneau school closed as student awaits virus test results

Sayéik Gastineau Community School will be closed Friday, Mar. 13. School officials were notified on Thursday that a student was tested for “multiple viruses.” They are still waiting for the results.

Former state lawmaker hired by the Alaska Department of Revenue

Eagle River Republican Anna MacKinnon left the state Legislature in 2018, and now works as an assistant to the revenue commissioner.

Alaska DOT has identified 18 rural airports it may close or spend less time maintaining

The airport in Aleknagik. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Community Photo Library) Last year, the state’s...

Dunleavy appoints Anchorage business owner to lead Department of Revenue

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday that he has appointed Lucinda Mahoney to be the state’s newest Department of Revenue commissioner.

Juneau police officer returns to work after fatally shooting a man in December

The Juneau police officer who shot and killed a man while responding to a 911 call last month has returned to duty.

Pat Pitney to head Legislative Finance

Pitney will step into the role that Teal held for 22 years.

Alaska Senate majority strips three Mat-Su Republicans of their leadership positions

The three Republicans -- Mike Shower, Shelley Hughes and Lora Reinbold -- broke from their caucus on a vote last year setting the Permanent Fund dividend amount.

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy picks Juneau man as new budget director

Juneau resident Neil Steininger started Tuesday, just in time for the first day of the legislative session.

Anchorage judge, in reversal, pauses Dunleavy recall to wait for Alaska Supreme Court ruling

The order blocks the Recall Dunleavy campaign from gathering signatures to put the question on the ballot until the Alaska Supreme Court reviews the case.

Alaska Supreme Court Justice Craig Stowers to retire

After more than a decade on the Alaska Supreme Court, Justice Craig Stowers is stepping down. He’s set to retire on June 1.

A week after fatal police shooting in Juneau, suspicions and questions about what happened

Some are questioning why the man who was killed provoked police, and others are asking whether it was necessary to use lethal force.

LGBTQ activist in hiding after she was attacked on the Kenai Peninsula

Tammie Willis staffs a Pride table during Pride in the Park in 2019 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Tammie Willis) A Kenai Peninsula woman is in hiding after...