Recall campaign provides at-home petition signing during COVID-19 pandemic

It may not be the most prominent item in the news cycle, but Gov. Mike Dunleavy is still facing a statewide recall.

AK: Staying power: world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor comes to Sitka

In the world of martial arts, the name Gracie is a major heavyweight. The Gracie family is synonymous with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and brought the sport to the United States over 40 years ago. A student of the Gracie family brought his teachings from Brazil to a local gym in Sitka. Listen now

49 Voices: Casey Ketchum of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Casey Ketchum in Anchorage. Ketchum is the head cook at City Diner. This weekend he'll defend his 1st place title at Anchorage's Beer and Bacon Festival. Listen now

Alaska courts quieter, but still working, amid coronavirus changes

Alaska’s court system looks very different these days, as judges, attorneys and court staff work under new directives to keep people safe from coronavirus.

Iditapod: Kaiser Racing team hangs on for first Iditarod win

That’s right: Iditarod has a new champion. And it’s really looking like we’re going to have three women in the top 10 for the first time in 47 years for the Last Great Race. As for the pride and swelling hearts of Bethel, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, maybe all of Western Alaska, Peter Kaiser and eight dogs crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome at 3:39 a.m. Alaska time Wednesday trailed only 12 minutes later by the 2018 champ, Joar Leifseth Ulsom.

Parnell Says Capital Budget Vetoes Will Be Substantial

Gov. Sean Parnell says his vetoes of the capital budget will be substantial. He told the Associated Press he is still holding to his $2.8 billion goal, meaning he wants to take $400 million out of the construction budget.

As states tighten restrictions on ivory, Skagway carvers worry about the future

Restrictions on the ivory industry are multiplying in the U.S., causing concern for artists in Alaska. Alaska Native carvers do have a degree of protection under federal law. But, non-Native carvers who only work with fossilized ivory are not shielded in the same way. Listen now

Lead facilitator of Anchorage youth leadership program to retire after 22 years

For 22 years, the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute, or PYLI, has worked to add in an important skill set for children: leadership.
The state ferry Columbia will soon sail south for repairs to a damaged propeller. That will leave Southeast with fewer port calls. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

AMHS budget cuts jeopardize local ocean acidification testing

Researchers now hope to move the project to the Kennicott.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 30, 2020

A new study shows the current "hunker down" mandate could be necessary for months. And Alaska lawmakers passed a budget that doesn't include a stimulus payment.

Alaska Fisheries Report With Jay Barrett

Coming up this week: the fall chum run on the Yukon has started, and managers are expecting it to be strong; NOAA has a new plan to address the problem of the charter industry constantly exceeding their harvest limits; and the lessons learned from the ammonia leak at a Sitka cannery.

Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan

The vote came as some House majority members called on university leaders to preserve athletic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks

The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 had grown to 147, up from 143 cases a day earlier.

Local residents show support after racist message spray-painted on Homer restaurant

A day after vandals spray-painted racist threats on the side of a Homer restaurant, community members have turned out to offer support.

Ecosystem study unlocks the mystery of black cod survival

Although stocks are strong, biologists don’t fully grasp black cod population ecology. A research partnership in Sitka hopes to change that. Listen now

Skagway to offer direct aid to residents affected by halted tourism season

Tourism is Skagway’s main economy and residents rely on the summer cruise ship season for income. That’s why Skagway’s assembly passed two direct aid resolutions this week.

UA president Johnsen highlights achievements, challenges and budget woes during State of University address

UA President Jim Johnsen gave his fourth “State of the University” address on Tuesday, showcasing achievements and listing challenges. Johnsen also talked about funding woes.

Sitka considers code changes in landslide zones

The state is currently mapping the potential risk for landslides in Sitka. This time next year, the Sitka Assembly will be presented with a community-wide map. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 6, 2020

A Ketchikan resident describes contracting and recovering from COVID-19. Plus: Alaskans flee the cities to ride out the pandemic in relative solitude. The cruise town of Skagway tries to stay afloat as the tourism industry sinks.

After the fall: Craig’s reaction

On July 21st 2002, Expert Rock Climber Craig DeMartino, fell 100 feet and landed on his feet, sending a shock wave through his body, crushing vertebra, shattering his legs, damaging internal organs, and leaving him broken and fighting for life. But, there is more to the story. Thanks for listening!