The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Dogs Fare Better Than Mushers Over Rough Trail

Iditarod teams remain large. Most mushers are still running teams of 14 or more dogs. Mushers are surprised at how many dogs fared well through some of the roughest trail they’ve seen in the race’s history. Download Audio

State DHSS suspends thousands of senior benefits payments

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has suspended payments for some recipients of the state’s Senior Benefits Program due to a lack of funding.

Licensed child care availability up 21% in Juneau

Licensed child care availability is up 21 percent in Juneau compared with last year, according to a local organization. Listen now
Shipping containers stacked on top of one another.

The pandemic economy’s latest victim? The lowly shipping container.

Delayed containers are a symptom of and contributor to global supply chain problems. But imagine a world without them.
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Iditapod: Yukon do it

With the northern lights dancing above, we talked to Iditarod leader Brent Sass as he danced through the Ruby checkpoint and onto the Yukon River, skipping a gourmet five-course meal in favor of more comfortable cold temperatures for his dogs. We'll also hear more from Sass and his fellow competitors on their 24-hour layover earlier, and from the back of the pack, a trio of women, who banded together in a snow storm. Plus we have a dog profile and THREE listeners asking the same question, with an answer straight from the musher in question and a separate listener... answer?

New Iditarod two-way communication rules for safety, not advantage

During last year's Iditarod, an intoxicated snowmachiner struck Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle's teams on a section of the trail heading into Nulato. And the implications of that event are shaping aspects of this year's Iditarod.

St. Anthony's tackles neighborhood problems

This evening St. Anthony's Catholic Church is hosting a community meeting to take on three concerns not necessarily unique to the Russian Jack neighborhood...

Conservation group warning fishing industry of ocean acidification impacts

A statewide group of conservation-minded fishermen is calling on the industry to take action against ocean acidification. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council has been...

Court employees assigned two days unpaid leave

About 800 Alaska Court System employees will be forced to take two days unpaid leave around the holidays — a result of state budget cuts. Download Audio:

Friends and colleagues remember Dennis Egan: ‘the best curmudgeon around’

Dennis Egan was well-known and well-liked for his fairness, gruff voice and mischievous personality.

Federal coal mining rule angers operator

The operator of Alaska’s only coal mine is speaking out against a new Obama administration water protection rule for the industry. Healy-based Usibelli coal mine saw the Stream Protection Rule as an attack on the industry. Listen Now

The Ironman race is coming to Juneau, and the city asked residents to house athletes

With only around 1,000 hotel rooms, the city proposed a creative  solution: Incentivizing Juneau residents to go on vacation and rent their homes to athletes for a week. 

Busers Bolt into Iditarod Lead

Martin Buser and his son, Rohn, stopped for only a few minutes in Takotna and bolted into the Iditarod lead Wednesday morning. Martin Buser arrived in Takotna about 8:30 am, stopped a few minutes and then headed towards the ghost town of Ophir. Rohn, who won the Kusko 300 earlier this year, reached Takotna about 9:45 am and left almost immediately. As of 11:30 Wednesday morning, Aliy Zirkle, who had led much of the race, was still in Takotna.

ASD budget surplus indicator of unfilled positions

The Anchorage School District spent less money than they planned during the first quarter of this year. If that trend continues, they'll have an extra $22 million left over by the end of June 2015. Much of the savings come from the district's difficulty in hiring and retaining highly-experienced teachers and staff. ASD is spending less than planned on salaries and benefits.

UAA Women’s Basketball Coach Resigns

The University of Alaska-Anchorage's women's basketball team is once again without a coach. Unspecified professional misconduct allegations were cited as the reason for Nathan Altenhofen's departure. He had been on the job less than three months, replacing Tim Moser. Athletic Director Steve Cobb says he'll go back to his list of finalists for the job.

Giving the gift of alternative energy

Its the season of giving and for many people that includes charitable giving. But its rare to find a high schooler willing to part...

What’s Next For Longtime Lawmaker Albert Kookesh?

Most Decembers, Albert Kookesh is making plans to move to Juneau for the legislative session. But this year, he’s spending more time at his Angoon home, enjoying the view.
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The Race to Alaska is back, both in film and on the water

There's a new documentary out called "The Race to Alaska" that stitches together stories from the 750-mile, engineless, unsupported boat race.

Shots From Other Hunters Halted Grizzly Attack

An Alaska grizzly bear wounded by a Rhode Island hunter survived more than 90 minutes before attacking the man and slashing his head. Alaska State Troopers say John Matson sustained injuries Monday to his head and body. The wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Juneau mayor found dead in home

Juneau police have confirmed that Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead at his home on Monday afternoon.