The Disney Wonder cruise ship docks near the ship loader at Skagway’s ore terminal. (Photo by Henry Leasia, KHNS - Haines)

Yukon mining industry sees opportunity in Port of Skagway

The industry wants to ensure that it has port access when ownership of the port returns to the city of Skagway from the White Pass and Yukon Railroad

Alaska oil tax initiative has enough signatures for ballot, its supporters say

They plan to turn in the more than 43,000 signatures on Friday.

‘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
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At closed campus seafood processors, workers swap freedom for paychecks

Workers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.

Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

Common murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 14, 2019

Dunleavy: Wasilla special session will be focused on PFD, capital budget can come later; State-to-state restrictions on ivory sales have Bering Straits leaders upset; Swan Lake Fire growth prompts switch from monitoring to firefighting; Fire danger is high in the Chugach National Forest; Kitchen fire sparks Fairbanks lodge evacuation; Alaska lawmakers OK retroactive allowances; How bad are cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau? An air quality survey aims to find out.; In wake of Copper River death, officials list dipnetting safety precautions; AK: Juneau beach yields gold to dedicated dredgers; 49 Voices: Charla Kouadio and Theresa Coley-Kouadio of Kotzebue

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy will pay $2,800 to settle ethics complaints over publicly-funded political ads

The complaints targeted a social media and mailer campaign launched by the governor’s office that attacked some of his opponents in the Alaska Legislature and boosted some of his allies.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

DC police: Driver handled ringing phone as bus struck Skagway mayor and her mother; How a missed opportunity and unforeseen costs became part of the Alaska Class Ferry story; 33 Jesuit priests named in report on abuse claims in Alaska; These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus (Part Three); Magnitude 4.9 aftershock rattles Southcentral; Price-tag for 7.0 earthquake: $76M. So far.; Ask A Climatologist: Where 2018 stacks up climatologically 

Rare species of North Pacific right whale carries a tune across the Bering Sea

Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have released recordings of songs by some of the rarest whales in the world.

Senate Debates Emergency Unemployment Policy Extension

The U.S. Senate has been debating all week whether to extend emergency unemployment compensation for the long-term unemployed. Some 6,500 Alaskans were receiving the extended benefits before Congress let the program expire Dec. 28. Download Audio

Survey finds higher-than-average number of Kodiak students may carry weapons to school

A recent survey of high school students in the Kodiak Archipelago looked at risk behaviors in the student body. That includes things like drugs, suicide rate and violence.

New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice loss

Researchers have published a new paper that adds a little more to what we know about how beluga whales are navigating their changing habitat. Listen now
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LISTEN: Anchorage mayor reflects on 6 months of coronavirus pandemic

We're asking experts and policy makers what they’ve learned in the past six months. Among the policy makers is Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, who says hindsight is always a wonderful tool.

Every dog awaiting the K300 race in Bethel gets a check-up. The vets come from all over.

Ahead of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in Bethel this weekend is a bit of house-keeping. Or rather, dog-keeping. Each competing canine needs to be checked out by veterinarians to make sure that there are no health issues that could cause problems.

Swan Lake Fire spreads smoky haze to much of Southcentral

The state Division of Air Quality is warning of the smoke's potential health effects, with advisories in effect until Friday evening, pending any extensions.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Anne Zink discusses the past six months of the pandemic and what's to come. And, more than a quarter of Alaska communities haven't claimed their share of the state's federal pandemic aid. Plus, a new trail project puts young Anchorage residents to work.

LISTEN: Difficult-to-predict explosions at Shishaldin Volcano could go on for months

There was a massive explosion at Shishaldin Volcano on Sunday, sending volcanic ash several miles up into the sky and lava streaming down its flank.

First class of veterinarians graduate from UAF-Colorado State program

The first graduates of a new veterinary-medicine program offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks have all been hired to work here in Alaska and the Lower 48.

Ask a Climatologist: What to expect when you’re expecting La Niña

Alaska is fully into fall now, which means winter is right around the corner. And that, of course, means pondering what sort of temperatures and snow we'll see in the months ahead.

VPSO working group sends final recommendations to legislature

There was only one substantive change to the recommendations: the working group now recommends keeping unfunded mandates for the VPSO program because of the state budget shortage.