A cake features a print of the Koyukuk River at a USPS and NPS celebration of the stamps on May 29.

Alaska’s Tlikakila and Koyukuk Rivers get own Forever Stamps

Two of Alaska’s rivers are now featured on their own postage stamps on sale across the country.

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

Coast Guard wraps up seasonal operations out of Kotzebue

October 31 marks the end of the Coast Guard’s annual operations in the Arctic. Listen now

Is swimming in Anchorage’s waterways safe?

When it gets hot in Anchorage, some people cool off with a swim or a float down the city's creeks and streams. But is that safe? DEC data show that for almost all of the city's creeks and streams levels of fecal coliform bacteria are higher than the safety standards for drinking, swimming or even secondary activities like rafting and kayaking. Listen now

A century of bird data informs modern surveys on Kenai

Though it had no airline flights, highways or cruise ships 100 years ago, the Kenai Peninsula still drew visitors, both of the human and feathered varieties. And those early surveys are an early data set for modern day birders on the Kenai. Download Audio

State ferry Lituya runs aground near Metlakatla

The state ferry Lituya was refloated this afternoon after running aground early this  morning off the coast of Metlakatla. no people or pets were...

Activism as endurance test: Alaskans march on DC

Hundreds of Alaskans flew across the country to participate in the massive Women’s March on Washington. Here's how one Juneau protestor coped with the pink-hatted hordes. Listen now

Kwethluk tribe seeks to loosen some Kuskokwim set net restrictions

The tribe has submitted a proposal to the Board of Fish to allow set nets of 6-inch or less mesh to be used anywhere in the Kuskokwim River during times of king salmon conservation.

APU Cuts Tuition By More Than 30 Percent

Alaska Pacific University is lowering their tuition more than 30 percent. The president of the Anchorage private liberal arts college says the change will make a college education more affordable for Alaskans, and hopefully, boost their enrollment. Download Audio

Anchorage earthquake put new mapping tool to the test

The Nov. 30 Anchorage earthquake was one of the first big tests of a new computer model aimed at quickly estimating how significant landslides and other ground failures will be following an earthquake.

Feds sue to recover cost of M/V Challenger cleanup

The federal government is suing to recover more than $2.5 million spent cleaning up a World War II-era tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel.

LISTEN: Eagle River author Marc Cameron returns with new Tom Clancy novel

Eagle River resident and prolific thriller author Marc Cameron juggles three distinct fiction series--his longtime special ops character Jericho Quinn, his new Alaska based series with federal Marshall Arliss Cutter and recently, on November 19th, Cameron released his third Tom Clancy novel, Code of Honor.

In Kongiganak, a groundbreaking microgrid cuts heating costs in half

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, staying warm through the winter can cost you. Families spend hundreds of dollars a month on heating fuel, and communities like Kongiganak, colloquially known as Kong, are trying to change that. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

A Southeast Alaska teen becomes the state's first case of vaping-related illness. Plus: A new documentary tells the story of legendary Huslia sprint musher George Attla. And the Anchorage School District leads the way on Social-Emotional Learning.

Feds jump into transboundary mining dispute

A recent letter from the U.S. State Department acknowledges Alaskans’ concerns about pollution from current and potential British Columbia mines. Listen now

Extremely low cod numbers lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time

In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.

Anchorage classes cancelled through the week as clean-up continues

The tentative first day back for students is Monday, Dec. 10.

Alaska Senate set to debate state budget on Thursday

The biggest difference from the House budget is that the Senate bill does not include $1.28 billion for school funding. The Senate would provide that money in separate legislation.

Alaska Senate sends budget to governor without PFDs

It’s not clear how deeply Gov. Mike Dunleavy will cut using the line-item veto. Medicaid, the university and school bond debt reimbursement are the areas with the biggest increases over what he proposed.

Kipnuk the latest village to flood as storms rile the ice-free Bering Sea

This has become the new norm across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Late winters and sudden thawing have turned roads into slush and made rivers and sloughs, which are necessary for travel, less safe because they take longer to freeze.