A worker dressed in black leaves thebeige double doors of a grey building. In the foreground, a sign reads "at capacity"

COVID-19 outbreak among Anchorage’s homeless points to gaps in testing strategy

Experts say the lack of a national testing strategy has led to unnecessary deaths of people experiencing homelessness.

Calls for service plummet amid new strategy at Anchorage shelter

News of the program's apparent success took some elected officials by surprise at an Assembly meeting Wednesday. Listen now

Parenting with love and limits

Pushing back against the authority of parents is a normal part of the individuation process for teens.  These behaviors can usually be handled with patience, discipline, and love. Thanks for listening!
Lori Townsend interviews Congressman Don Young during Alaska Insight

Fighting for his 25th term, here’s why Don Young says he’s not done yet | Alaska Insight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEVXzVFiTt4&feature=youtu.be Alaska Insight is kicking off four weeks of discussions with Alaska Congressional candidates with U.S. House...

NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Quinn Christopherson reflects on his newfound fame

Christopherson had never toured anywhere outside of Anchorage before winning the contest. And even though he was born and raised in Alaska, this was his first time visiting Juneau.

Matthew Failor wins blistering fast Kuskokwim 300

Matthew Failor won the Kuskokwim 300 with 11 dogs in harness, setting a new race record at 7:02 a.m. Sunday.
An empty hallway in an elementary school with a black arrow sticker on the floor pointing in one direction that says "one way"

Palmer High School temporarily closed after single confirmed COVID-19 case

The district will provide an update on the length of the closure Tuesday evening.

Renewable energy competition wants Alaskans to ‘fail fast’ to eventually find ‘gold’

In late March, Volt49's organizers assigned a unique challenge related to renewable energy in Alaska to four teams across the state, and they have had five weeks to solve it. Listen now

Help for those in need for the holiday season

The lead up to the holidays can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and lonely. Financial pressure in the season of gifts and big meals can strain family budgets and what about those who are alone? On the next Talk of Alaska we'll hear from community members who help connect people to everything from food and housing to job assistance and friendship. Listen now
A teacher sits at her desk in a classroom full of tables and chairs but no students

Excitement and betrayal: families and teachers react to Anchorage plan to return to classrooms

As families await more details from the district, they’re trying to figure out what this plan means for them.

Low tide reveals Alutiiq fishing method in Kodiak

A Kodiak archaeologist said there may be the remains of a historic Alutiiq fish trap on the north end of Kodiak Island. He said those types of man-made formations are rare to discover in the region. Listen now

Sitka salmon fleet to Governor Walker: “Don’t sign a bad treaty”

Sitka’s salmon fishermen are worried about the state’s strategy for renegotiating the Pacific Salmon Treaty. That’s the document between the United States and Canada that allocates the king salmon harvest across borders and expires at the end of the year. Listen now
Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage.

Should Alaska consider ranked choice voting? Hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2

This week on Addressing Alaskans we hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2 and we balance out some arguments from a previous Addressing Alaskans regarding Ballot Measure 1.

Slow Fall Chum Run Leaves Yukon Smokehouses Empty

Slow fall chum runs have kept subsistence fisherman from being too active on the Yukon River this past week, but as Chinook continue crossing the border, officials say their numbers are well above escapement goals.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 26, 2017

CBO sees peril in Senate bill for uncrowded regions; Trump's Interior secretary takes first baby step on King Cove road; More Alaskans mauled by bears; Wilderness race cancelled due to bear mauling; Chilkat weaver receives national folk art honor; Chitina dip netters can now catch salon in Copper River after spring ban; Low tide reveals Alutiiq fishing method in Kodiak; New treasure trove of Inupiat recordings being assessed for possible digital use; Talkeetna’s inaugural Pride celebration draws a crowd; Study examines the ripple effect of charter operators' choices; Man becomes first person to Race to Alaska on a stand-up paddle board Listen now
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.

Group seeking Dunleavy recall submits signatures

The Recall Dunleavy group needed 28,501 signatures as part of its application. It says it collected about 49,000.

Dunleavy appointee resigns after being accused of lying about his credentials

After less than two months on the job, Department of Revenue Commissioner John Quick has resigned.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan studies notes in the House Speaker's Chambers while waiting for the Alaska House of Representatives and Senate to jointly convene for his annual address on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

For Sen. Sullivan, the Capitol becomes a pressure cooker as Election Day nears

President Trump, Capitol reporters and Senate Democrats put Sen. Sullivan in an awkward spot Thursday.

Centuries-old rattle carved by Tlingit artist sells for $500,000

The rattle is thought to be the work of a woodcarver named Kadjisdu.axch, who lived in a village near modern-day Wrangell 200 years ago.