Alaska domestic violence shelters grapple with a massive federal funding cut. And, some Alaska businesses say mandating the COVID vaccine is about workplace safety. Plus, a virtual Alaska Folk Fest features artist collaborations from around the world.
Budget cuts to the University of Alaska could jeopardize federal funds for schools. And, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake rumbles from Fairbanks to the Kenai Peninsula. Plus, the town of Tenakee Springs raises money online for it's broken bridge.
Tens of thousands of Alaskans could once-again be eligible for the state's most generous retirement plan. And, a judge says all inmates can visit in-person with their lawyers. Plus, Hooper Bay's girls basketball team takes home their first state title.
Alaska legislators begin to grapple with the budget but still haven't settled on a PFD amount. And, mushers finally cross the finish line after a brutal Kobuk 440 sled dog race. Plus, Juneau health officials entice residents to get vaccinated with cash prizes.
Mushers, road crews and pilots contend with wild spring weather across Alaska. And, a single mom in Sitka benefits from a local program to encourage home ownership. Plus, an Anchorage startup helps companies launch rockets.
Tribes in Alaska face a good problem: how to best spend millions in COVID relief money. Volunteers pitching in to elect the next mayor of Anchorage talk about why they're backing their chosen candidate. Plus, the Kobuk 440 sled dog race kicks of in Kotzebue.
A Hail Mary attempt to salvage the cruise season. And, An alaska inmate sentenced to life in prison as a teenager sees hope in a new law. Plus, Chevak's high school girl's basketball team makes an appearance at state championships.
The latest on the investigation into a helicopter crash near Anchorage that killed five people. And, Anchorage health officials turn to trusted sources like pastors to help encourage people to get vaccinated. Plus, an Alaska lawmaker tackles police reform legislation.
Alaska lawmakers consider how federal relief funds will affect PFD payments this year. And, Anchorage sees an uptick in COVID cases. Plus, how one Anchorage city block has been transformed by the pandemic.
Officials say Canada's border policy with the United States is unlikely to change anytime soon. And, researchers find a new species of weasel in Southeast Alaska. Plus, slowed by the pandemic, Bering Sea crabbers push for an extension.
Legislators take a step toward extending the Governor's pandemic disaster declaration. And, Alaskans speak up about the pause on oil leasing on federal land. Plus, medication-assisted alcohol addiction treatment can be effective, but it's not widely used.
Alaska lawmakers look for a way to get cruise ships and their passengers to the state. And, a mother-daughter duo in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta help their community reach almost total vaccination. Plus, Alaska health officials try to dispel COVID vaccine myths.
Alaska joins a lawsuit against the Biden administration over its suspension of new federal oil and gas leases. And, Alaska's Asian community grapples with the increase in violence against Asian people nationwide. Plus, the state of Alaska makes the case to allow development in the Tongass.
Some Alaska lawmakers say their regions are suffering without a disaster declaration for the pandemic. And, new reporting examines the tragic journey of legendry heli skiing guide Dean Cummings. Plus, Anchorage officials face barriers to deploying a smartphone app for contact tracing.
Alaska health officials combat rising vaccine hesitancy in more conservative parts of the state. And, Sitka researchers conduct their first necropsy in five years. Plus, the latest federal stimulus bill could mean extra funds for Alaska families.
American and Chinese diplomats quietly meet in Anchorage. And, the first in-person family event at a Dillingham school is the annual spelling bee. Plus, Anchorage closes in on a record for its streak of days below freezing.
How many federal COVID relief dollars will Alaska get and where will they go? And, wood stoves in Fairbanks meant to be healthier might not be much cleaner after all. Plus, a new magazine in Alaska will feature creative responses to the pandemic.
Alaska health officials say more babies in the state are being born too early. And, getting the covid-19 vaccine to one of the most remote regions in Alaska. Plus, this year's altered Iditarod trail means a hit to Nome businesses.
The state's revenue forecast for this year and the next is rosier than it was last fall. And, students in Dillingham take part in an annual Iditarod reading tradition. Plus, pregnant Alaskans consider whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dallas Seavey is back on top of the Iditarod. And, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's new leader talks about her new role. Plus, a plan to privatize rural DMVs draws legislative pushback.