AK: Sludge, scum and grit take toll on Sitka’s aging wastewater facility

Ever wonder what happens when you flush? At Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant, a $10 million dollar revitalization project is in the works for the facility that was built almost 40 years ago.

2019 Iditapod epilogue

The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over, and we left off in our last episode with a lot of loose ends. So here's to tying up loose ends, maybe a minor correction and hoisting the Red Lantern and other awards we failed to mention earlier! Also: We play "Can't Let It Go," because, frankly, we can't get over -- or done with -- the Iditapod. See you next year!

Alleged Alaska prison gang member arrested in Georgia

The last of six Alaska men indicted together in late March on federal murder and kidnapping charges - and allegedly connected to a white supremacist prison gang - has been arrested in Georgia.

Senators weigh splitting permanent fund draw between state and dividends — and limiting spending

Sen. Natasha von Imhof says the combination of splitting the Alaska Permanent Fund draw and limiting spending would allow PFDs to grow over time.

Alaska Legislature confirms all of Dunleavy’s commissioners

The closest votes were for Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price and Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.

As Capitol reporters dwindle, Alaska lawmakers grapple with rise of political blogs

The newest member of the Alaska Capitol press corps isn't your average reporter -- he once made the news for posing for photos in a Speedo. But he's one of a growing number of political bloggers who are trying to fill in gaps left by Alaska's shrinking mainstream media.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Rep. Knopp leaves Republican caucus, seeks new bipartisan coalition; During supposed gun sale, two Anchorage men kill each other; How erosion is accelerating in the village of Napakiak; Alaska Airlines workers rally again for higher wages, job security; Anchorage schools resume classes post-earthquake, with some students relocated; Avalanche shuts down parts of Richardson Highway; New management plan for Kachemak Bay State Park adopted and then rescinded; Judge dismisses challenges to oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; TelAlaska provides first internet through fiber packages for Nome residents, with limitations; Knik Salvation Army red kettle scores anonymous $1,200 coin

US Army Corps extends comment period on Pebble’s draft EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period on its draft environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Search renewed for Iliamna Lake’s ‘monster’ with DNA testing and underwater video

If there really is a lake monster in Alaska's largest lake, a group of researchers using cutting edge technology this summer might have the best chance yet of finding it.

Friends went looking for a missing Southeast Alaska artist. Instead, they found a note.

“To the world and all concerned: This is to officially notify you that Eric and Pam Bealer, by their own choice and free will, have committed suicide,” the note said. “We have gone to some effort to hide our bodies, as we do not want them found. Please do not waste time and money looking. It would serve no purpose. We are gone, leave us to our peace.”

Bail denied in federal case on illegal weapons and threatening posts

An FBI investigation into social media posts threatening to kill racial and religious minorities turned up what prosecutors say was an unlawful machine gun and silencers, as well as almost a dozen other firearms taken from an East Anchorage apartment.
Spring Creek Correctional Center. (Department of Corrections photo)

Spring Creek continues clean-up, investigation of May 7 riot

Staff and inmates at Spring Creek Correctional Center - Alaska's maximum security prison, in Seward - continued to clean up this week after a riot there May 7th.

Major planned North Slope oil project gets key federal permit

Papua New Guinea-based Oil Search today announced it received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for its Pikka development, planned west of Prudhoe Bay.

Alaska Legislature prepares to sue governor over school funding

Lawmakers say they hope a lawsuit won’t be needed. But lawyers for the Legislature and the Dunleavy administration differ on whether a law passed last year can provide funding for next school year.

Ground broken at soon-to-be SEARHC hospital in Wrangell

Work has started on Wrangell’s new hospital. A tribal nonprofit health consortium is replacing the city-owned medical center that had been struggling financially.

Alaska Supreme Court to weigh in on final unresolved House race

Kathryn Dodge, just one vote behind Bart LeBon in the race for House District 1, met Wednesday’s deadline to file with the Alaska Supreme Court — thus extending a protracted battle for control of the state House of Representatives.

‘Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge’ speaks in Anchorage about suicide prevention

Retired Sgt. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. For years he patrolled the iconic San Francisco landmark and spoke with people who were considering suicide. Listen Now

Residents Urge Postal Service to Spare Douglas Post Office

Juneau residents turned out in force Wednesday night to urge U.S. Postal Service officials not to close the Douglas Post Office.

Wisdom Keeper: One Man’s Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People

Ilarion Merculieff, is an Aleut educator and has traveled the world working with indigenous people. He's written a book called Wisdom Keeper, that's available now, chronicling the stories of his people of the Pribilof Islands and messages from Native elders in Alaska and other countries. It also highlights the science and technology that his sea going people were adept at. Listen Now

New poll shows Juneau leaning pro-road

A new poll shows 54 percent of Juneauites say they support “the road” in the form of Juneau Access Project. The survey conducted by the McDowell Group asked 402 people transportation questions and was jointly funded by the City and Borough of Juneau and a pro-development group. Listen now