LISTEN: Iditarod champion Pete Kaiser talks about role models, raising dogs

Alaska Federation of Natives convention keynote speaker Pete Kaiser grew up around sled dogs, and he says his speech Thursday was about relating lessons learned from raising dogs himself.

Ferry service linking Ketchikan to Prince Rupert, B.C. temporarily restored

State ferries have added two special sailings as officials on both sides of the border work on a long-term solution to an an impasse over border security.

LISTEN: A NOAA research vessel, docked in Nome, offers a peek into multi-year Arctic fish study

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Ocean Starr made a stop in Nome before the third and final leg of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Program, a multi-year study of fish species in the Chukchi sea.

LISTEN: With the state’s reversal on justice reform, Alaska prisons are filling up. One Republican senator saw it coming

The Alaska Department of Corrections is planning to send hundreds of inmates to prisons outside of Alaska — and North Pole Republican Sen. John Coghill says it will likely cost the state money in the long run.

New research shows juvenile rockfish boomed during “the blob”

Pacific Ocean Perch is a common species of rockfish. (Photo by Kathy Hough for NOAA) “The blob” is...

Dillingham’s new Moravian Church opens its doors

Congregation members singing at the opening service in Dillingham's new Moravian Church, Sept. 29, 2019. CREDIT ISABELLE ROSS/KDLG Members...

Overcrowding leads to loss of hobby shop at Juneau prison

The Alaska Department of Corrections announced this week that it also plans to move inmates out of state to address overcapacity in its prison system.

Industry, legislators and signature gatherers ready for another big oil tax fight

The Fair Share Act would raise the minimum tax and eliminate oil tax credits for the state’s largest legacy fields — Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk and Alpine.

PHOTOS: Inside AFN’s Customary Native Arts Show

As Alaskans from around the state gather in Fairbanks for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention, 170 artists filled the Carlson Center for the popular Customary Native Arts Show.

Passenger on Unalaska flight recounts crash landing: ‘He’s not going to stop — we’re going into the water’

Patrick Lee, 57, was on the plane returning home with his wife, daughter and granddaughter Thursday night. He said the approach was bumpy, though the pilot managed to get the plane on the ground.

LISTEN: Why an Alaska artist made a 12-foot kuspuk featuring the faces of missing and murdered Native women

Alaska Native artist Amber Webb says the 12-foot-tall kuspuk includes the portraits of 250 Native women missing or killed in the U.S and Canada.

PenAir Plane crashes in Unalaska; one person is dead, others critically injured

One passenger has died and another has been medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment after a PenAir airplane arriving from Anchorage went off the runway at Unalaska's airport on Thursday evening.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

In Fairbanks, a protest erupts on the first day of the AFN convention. Also: Sen. Lisa Murkowski responds to the latest revelations regarding the President and Ukraine.

AG Barr announces $42 million in tribal grants to combat crime and help victims in rural Alaska

The money is slated to go to tribal councils, women's shelters, youth programs, substance abuse programs and policing.

Protest, policy critiques mark first day of Fairbanks AFN

As the year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention began Thursday in Fairbanks, this year’s theme — “Good Government, Alaskan Driven” — loomed large.

Murkowski, true to form, breaks with GOP colleagues on ethical questions about Trump

Is President Trump's plan to hold the international conference at a Trump golf club in Florida appropriate? Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says "no."

Dunleavy wants White House to consider fast-tracking Prince of Wales rare earth mine

The Nova Scotia-based mining company Ucore says rare earth elements are buried deep below Bokan Mountain on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island. But now environmentalists worry that a proposed mine won’t get a thorough enough review.

Alaska’s history of immigration goes farther back than you might think

Immigrants play a large role in expanding the state's cultural identity, economy and community. But the road to citizenship is not easy, and arriving in Alaska is only half the battle.

Brian Smith, jailed for murder filmed in an Anchorage hotel, charged in second killing

The new charges are connected to the death of 53-year-old Veronica R. Abouchuk, whose remained were discovered near the Old Glenn Highway in April.

PHOTOS: Dancing, speeches and protest kick off the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives convention

The Tagiumiut Dancers perform at the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Conference at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. (Photo by Zachariah...