A truck enters a tunnel in a granite mountain. There is a green sign that says "Kensington Portal" above the tunnel and a blueish vent on the right side next to the vehicle.

COVID-19 reported at Juneau’s Kensington Mine

A mine vehicle enters the Kensington Portal on Oct. 15, 2019. It’s one of two accesses for a network of about...
A white woman about 60 with brown hair sitting on a wooden seat in front of an American flag. On the righthand image is a white man wearing a suit and red tie with white hair smiling.

Senate president Giessel faces primary challenge for Anchorage seat

Giessel's challenger said the majority leader has lost touch with the Republican governor's agenda.
President Trump signs an executive order.

Alaska officials say Trump’s proposed $400-a-week unemployment boost is under review

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy's administration is working to see how it can restore expanded unemployment benefits to about 60,000 people under a new initiative announced by President Donald Trump, but there's no time frame for getting the program started.
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Border woes: When Canada says no

Kathryn Miller of Juneau doesn't know why she was denied entrance to Canada at Beaver Creek in late July. Alaskans who...
Two people wearing masks hold protest signs on a sidewalk in front of the Best Western Golden Lion. One sign says "Love thy neighbor," and the other says "Housing is a human right."

Assembly to vote on controversial property purchases, CARES Act money distribution

The Anchorage Assembly is expected to vote on the distribution of the city’s remaining CARES Act funds on Tuesday. Of $156 million in federal funds, a little more than 85 percent remains unallocated.

6 things you need to know about Alaska’s new travel rules

Alaska is imposing new testing requirements. Here's what travelers need to know.
A yellow and black woven robe with Northwest Coast art motifs. The artist's hands are pointing at the design.

Northwest Coast indigenous arts program opens at UAS

It's been years in the making and part of a larger project to establish a Northwest Coast arts hub.
A large pacific green sea turtle lies with its face pointed down on the orange deck of a boat

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 10, 2020

Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel leans on a decade of experience as she faces a serious challenger in next week's Republican primary. And, Yukon Kuskokwim villages have different ideas about how they can spend COVID-19 relief money. Plus, a fishing crew near Prince of Wales Island makes a rare catch.
Several hundred walrus lie on a dark gray beach

Officials investigate suspected poaching after walrus deaths in Bristol Bay

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the illegal killing of walruses in the Bristol Bay region.
A bull and cow caribou on yellow tundra.

200 missing caribou push managers to drastically limit season on Nushagak Peninsula

The restrictions are a stark reversal from last season, when managers liberalized hunting on the peninsula.
A man in orange work raingear holds a large sea turtle in front of a background of corks on a fishing net

Seiners in Southeast Alaska rescue an unlikely hard-shelled visitor

Biologists identified the catch as a Pacific green sea turtle.
A man reaches across the frame to shake hands with another man in a school cafeteria. Political placards are in the background, as is one man wearing a "Mike Dunleavy for governor" t-shirt.

Prevo selected to run Liberty University in Falwell’s absence

Liberty University has selected retired Anchorage Baptist Temple Pastor Jerry Prevo to be the interim president of the school.
A photo taken from the water of a handful of painted wooden houses and a church steeple with mountains in the backgrorund.

Kake on lockdown following COVID-19 positive resident

The predominantly Alaska Native community of about 500 has instituted some of the strictest COVID-19 precautions in the region.
A blue ferry with a white cabin sits at dock next to a causeway

LeConte ferry crew member tests positive for COVID-19

State transportation officials say the unnamed individual had finished a two-week shift on August 1 and began feeling ill after returning home to Juneau.
A boom hoists a circular net filled with cod fish.

Cod tagging project shows cod might not overwinter in Bering Sea

As cod populations have surged in the area, it appears that so far, they aren't staying there the whole winter.

Murkowski, Sullivan back Senate bill to help Postal Service

Alaska’s U.S. senators have signed on to the Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act. It has aid for USPS that Senate leaders left out of their latest coronavirus relief bill.

Questions remain after GCI sells television assets to competitor

The future is uncertain for many employees of Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA, after the television station’s owner, telecommunications company GCI,announced in late July it is getting out of the broadcast television business.
Customers dined inside at Kriner's Diner on Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2020, just a few hours after a state judge ordered the restaurant to shut down dine-in service.

Kriner’s Diner backs down after Municipality of Anchorage seeks to increase fines

A co-owner said in a Facebook video that the new fines would be more than the business could afford.
A manila "vote here" sign hangs in a white room with an election worker in blue sitting at the table.

Lt. Governor calls for more poll workers in Western Alaska ahead of primary election

Historically, many retired people and elders have worked at the polls but this year many are sitting it out over coronavirus concerns.

Biden vows to block Pebble mine project if elected

“It is no place for a mine,” the former vice president said in a statement to news media.