Sealaska shareholders have dividends to spend. With reduced ferries, it’s tough to shop.

Sealaska shareholders received $8 million in dividends this year, but gaps in ferry service mean many are cut off from traditionally anticipated shopping trips to larger communities in Southeast Alaska.

Bristol Bay red king crab fishery trends toward closure as fleet reports slow fishing, aging stock

The last time there was no red king crab season was in 1994. The closure of the multimillion-dollar fishery had significant financial impacts for the fleet, processors, and port communities like Unalaska.

Bethel sees spike in stolen vehicle reports

In the past month, reports of stolen vehicles in Bethel have more than doubled — despite the fact the community's off the road system, and there are only so many places for drivers to go.

A new oil boom on Alaska’s North Slope is encircling a village, and residents have raised a red flag

A major proposed North Slope oil project is running into local opposition from residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who are already partially surrounded by development and wary of more.

Those impeachment hearings? Alaska’s congressional delegation isn’t watching

Both of Alaska's U.S. senators and its congressman say they're too busy with their official duties to closely follow the impeachment testimony.

The last Forest Service ranger boat in Alaska, built in 1925, will become a museum in Wrangell

The M/V Chugach near Baranof Island. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service) A rare wooden ranger boat...

‘A hidden giant’: Alaska Legislature’s nonpartisan voice on the state budget is retiring

As the Alaska Legislature’s chief budget analyst, Teal has been the go-to source for nonpartisan information on state spending and revenues. That will end next month when Teal retires. And budget experts say Teal’s work will be missed.

LISTEN: Toxic algae emerges as possible suspect in some Alaska animal die-offs

A possible emerging, contributing factor to animal die-offs on Alaska's coasts that researchers are looking at is toxic algae, blooming farther north.

There’s a wild wolverine in Anchorage. What do city dwellers need to know?

In recent weeks, a wild wolverine has made forays into Anchorage. Here's what pet-owners, parents, and wildlife enthusiasts should know.

What’s driving Anchorage’s recent string of urban lynx encounters? Here’s what biologists say.

Last month, a lynx was spotted in Anchorage’s Airport Heights neighborhood, several miles from Far North Bicentennial Park. And on Friday, a resident captured a video of the animal walking along the Chester Creek Trail.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

A Republican who owns his own hunting and fishing guiding business has been appointed to the Alaska Legislature. Plus: As a wolverine makes headlines for venturing into Anchorage, we head to the zoo to learn more about the animals.

At USFS hearing, Sitkans make a unanimous case for a roadless Tongass

At a Nov. 12 public meeting on the Rule and a subsistence hearing that followed, Sitkans expressed strong support for keeping existing protections in place. But some are starting to lose faith in the public comment process.

Murkowski wants Pentagon to have an Arctic studies center and name it for Ted Stevens

A bill Murkowski sponsored would create a new Defense Department facility in Alaska: the Ted Stevens Arctic Security Studies Center

Bacteria levels high at Ketchikan beaches, shellfish harvest sites this summer

A dozen common shellfish harvest sites and recreational beaches in the Ketchikan area exceeded safe bacteria levels at least once this summer, according to a coalition of groups that monitor water quality.

Holy Cross looks to tribal courts for public safety solutions

While the Holy Cross tribal court has been called at least monthly since it started working under a civil diversion agreement in January, it has yet to see repeat offenders.

Human skulls found near Sinuk River

The bones were first reported to Alaska State Troopers on Oct. 10.

NANA approves new shareholder trust, allowing for tax-free dividends

Shareholders of the NANA Regional Native Corporation voted on Nov. 16 to establish a shareholder trust, which means dividends from the corporation will be tax-free.

Tazlina brought back into service to provide more Southeast Alaska ferry sailings

The Alaska Marine Highway System restored ferry service Friday to some of the communities that had service slashed earlier this month. The ferry Tazlina will be brought back online to make up for previously canceled sailings.

The forecast for Bristol Bay reds is stronger than ever, but some worry about when the bubble bursts

The past few summers have seen enormous returns. At 62.3 million fish, 2018 broke the record for the bay’s largest run ever recorded. Biologists say that abundance won't last.

Why was fire prevention funding used on the Roadless Rule process in Alaska? Congress members want to know.

A United States senator from Michigan and a representative from Arizona want an investigation into why federal dollars typically used to prevent wildfires were given to the State of Alaska to work on the Roadless Rule.