A strip of river next to green land and neatly-arranged houses.

Mertarvik residents didn’t get primary ballots. The state says it didn’t know people lived there.

Materials for voting never arrived in Newtok, a sister village, from where absentee ballots were supposed to be taken to Mertarvik.
A half dozen inmates in yellow suits sit at a table with a brown haired woman in her forties wearing a blacck suit

Juneau inmates frustrated as state ban on classes, family visits, religious services continues

Visits to correctional centers have been banned since March.

With niche films and empty seats, going to the movies in Anchorage feels different

While some people are nervous about getting back to the theaters, meaning more opportunities for those who choose to go.
A blue, green and yellow blop on the cartographic map of Southeast Alaska

Weekend storm brings wind, rain and even lightning to Southeast Alaska

The rare weather event brought winds of up to 68 miles per hour in Sitka.
a sign that says "Wipe on Wipe off" in the corridor leading to the movie theater. A family walks at the end.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

With jury trials suspended for months, some Alaskans' lives are on hold, in pre-trial detention. And, some Anchorage residents spend a night out at recently reopened movie theaters. Plus, a new trail in Soldotna attracts different users.

Anchorage School District superintendent expects to postpone start of in-person classes

Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop said she'll likely push back the return to in-person schooling because of a surge of COVID-19 infections in the city.

Alaska’s COVID-19 cases rise, worries grow over hospital capacity

Alaska has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases over the last week, including five deaths last Friday. Daily case counts had been hovering in the upper double digits earlier this month, but have been above a hundred cases a day for the last six days.

Washington senator says Congress should block Pebble’s permit

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says she’ll support a bill to block a permit for the Pebble Mine. She also wants an investigation into whether Pebble’s CEO lied to Congress.
A blocky school house with a circular logo.

Denali Borough COVID-19 spikes shuts down in-person school

Five cases of COVID-19 were reported last week.
The sign outside the federal courthouse in Anchorage along 7th Avenue with the museum in the background

Indictment: Drug conspiracy that sent kilos of heroin, meth to Alaska led to Anchorage man’s murder

The indictment names Jordan "Two-3" Shanholtzer, 33, as their leader and Matthew "Matt Matt" Moi, 35, as the trigger man in the murder, both described as formerly from Anchorage.
yellow trees along a country road

PHOTOS: As termination dust arrives, a look back at September in Southcentral Alaska

Southcentral Alaska is awash in gold and red, as temperatures slowly drop and winter approaches. Here are some images that capture the...
a brown bear with its tongue stuck out

Bear in Denali National Park euthanized over safety concerns

The bear had entered buildings and food caches, according to National Park Service officials.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 28, 2020

A coronavirus pause on jury trials for six months and counting leaves some Alaskans waiting for their day in court. And, inmates in Juneau say programming has been limited too much during the pandemic. Plus, weak salmon runs this year threaten the dog mushing along the Yukon.

An initiative proposes to overhaul Alaska’s elections. But not everyone thinks they’re broken.

The initiative’s drafters argue that Alaska’s election system punishes bipartisanship and rewards partisan loyalty. And they’re proposing an overhaul, but they face opposition from those who say the state's elections work just fine.
Grey and white sled dogs howl in nblack harnesses

Yukon mushers struggle to feed dogs after poor salmon runs

Mushers usually rely on king and chum salmon - this year, both species have hadd poor returns.

COVID-19 unemployment boost may arrive mid-October

A program to boost unemployment benefits for Alaskans out of work because of the pandemic is still...
Three relatively small windmills turn above small, one-story homes. Green grass in the foreground and thick fog in the background .

COVID-19 cases send Gambell into lockdown

A VPSO is patrolling the community to limit contact between residents.
A railroad track leading into yellow leaves

Trump to OK cross-border railroad line from Alaska to Canada

1,600-mile rail line from Alberta to Alaska would move potash, sulfur, bitumen, and other products from Canada to Alaska where it could be exported overseas.
Red billowy objexxt with blue rods latching onto them

State announces four new COVID-19 deaths over weekend

10 deaths were announced by the state since Friday, though most aren't considered 'recent' and were found through data review.
A fat brown bear's bust

Haines mourns death of Speedy, the ‘Bearoness of the Chilkoot’

The bear was known to wait for people to pass by on the roadside in what appeared to be an attempt to let them pass.