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The Pacific Northwest heat dome just skirted Southeast. What will Alaska’s own extreme heat waves look like?
A heat wave in the Lower 48 cooked shellfish alive on Pacific Northwest beaches and triggered excessive-heat warnings in several states. Climatologists say it’s because of a dome of heat that drove temperatures high above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and even skirted part of Southeast Alaska.
For Alaskan peony farmers, a cool summer means slower-blooming peonies — which means more room in the wedding market for Alaska's top flower crop.
Kenai Peninsula parents join national outcry over critical race theory; School district says it’s not in the curriculum.
“CRT, or its tenets, are not part of the KPBSD curriculum, or what we do," said Clayton Holland, incoming superintendent for the Kenai school district.
Geologists have warned Alaskans for over a year that a 30-foot tsunami could hit Whittier following a potential landslide at a nearby arm. They’re still ringing the alarm bells, but new research suggests the wave will be a lot smaller than they originally expected.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $635,900 for a system that allows Alaskans to request just about any book, movie, or magazine in the state through a statewide lending network.
The Kenaitze Tribe on the Kenai Peninsula is raising a new building on the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Forest Drive in Kenai to house its educational programming.
Last year the Alaska LNG pipeline project got the go-ahead from environmental regulators, under then-President Donald Trump, to build the massive project, but the Biden administration wants to take another look.
Sportfishing group asks anglers to release big Kenai kings, even though Fish and Game says run is strong
The Department of Fish and Game says that king salmon have reached their early run escapement goals and that its okay to keep them. But some anglers worry that forecasters are being optimistic and that keeping large fish could threaten the long-term health of the run.
That’s following the January settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by Swan Being, a transgender woman from Homer who said Alaska Medicaid refused to cover costs related to hormone treatment in 2019.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced the eviction moratorium last September, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through homeless shelters and other congregate living. The agency has extended the order several times and said this extension will be the last.
When there’s moose roadkill in the area, dispatchers will call those teams, who will have 30 minutes to respond. Teams can keep the meat they salvage.
Those who live close to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers know belugas sometimes feed there. But it’s been a mystery how many whales actually travel through those waterways...until now.
But the company that builds them first has to finalize its aircraft design. Airflow CEO Marc Ausman said he hopes to have Airflow’s planes ready for service by 2025.
Alaska and the rest of the U.S. are deep in an ammunition shortage, likely due to a confluence of current events and production setbacks.
The Division of Forestry said it intends to fully suppress the fire and is attacking it with water drops and fire retardant. As of Monday afternoon, it had built 15 percent of a containment line around the fire’s perimeter.
‘It’s just a very life-affirming story’: Witness describes campers helping Kenai bear attack victims
A man involved in the rescue said that two kayakers paddled 6 miles across Skilak Lake after being attacked and injured by a bear. He heard them scream for help as they pulled in.
During a Monday work session, Sharyl Seese used the phrase “Jew them down” to refer to negotiating the price of a building.
The $1 million doesn’t come with any strings or a timeline. Chamber of Commerce Director Jason Bickling said that’s created a unique opportunity for the city to reflect on what it needs.
Later that year, a gay Sterling woman reported being attacked at her home. That catalyzed a community reckoning about how the central peninsula can support members of its queer community.