Zoe Grueskin, KTOO - Juneau


Disappointed by the last round of union negotiations, airline workers again rallied at airports across the west coast, including Juneau International Airport.

Unlike other members of the cabinet, the education commissioner is not directly appointed by the governor. Instead, the choice is made by the Alaska Board of Education. The governor confirms the board’s pick.

The three-day language summit brought together nearly 80 speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages: Lingít, X̱aad Kíl and Sm’algyax.

Alaska has a federal mandate to provide language assistance to voters who need it. This year, full ballot translations are available in 10 languages, including eight Alaska Native languages and dialects. Listen now

Seabirds have once again been found washed up on beaches in Western Alaska. Listen now

An unknown volume of diesel fuel has spilled in Savoonga. Listen now

Iditarod runner-up Nicolas Petit leads this year's Kobuk 440. He was first into the Ambler checkpoint this morning. Listen now

Sixteen dog teams took off from Kotzebue this afternoon at the start of the 2018 Kobuk 440. Listen now

Record low levels of ice have changed how the Bering Sea looks throughout the year. Now, scientists want to know if that will also change how the sea sounds. Listen now

More than two years since it shelved the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take a new look at a deep-draft port in Nome. Listen now

Allen Moore is the first musher to reach Eagle checkpoint. He checked in with a full team of dogs at 11:10 this morning. The two-time Quest champion has maintained first position in the international sled dog race since the wee hours of Sunday morning. Listen now

October 31 marks the end of the Coast Guard’s annual operations in the Arctic. Listen now

Commercial salmon fishermen across the state have had a “banner year.” Listen now