Yukon Quest leaders watching the clock tick in Dawson City

A dozen Yukon Quest teams are resting in Dawson City, the race's half-way point. The latest to pull in was Dan Kaduce of Chatanika....

Governor Leads Valdez Choose Respect Rally

Governor Parnell led the Choose Respect rally in Valdez today. Download Audio

Unwanted Unalaska fishing nets find second life in Denmark

In Unalaska, unwanted fishing nets are everywhere. Now, for the first time, a company halfway around the world is recycling the nets. Listen now

Two Rivers Elementary School Receives Special Recognition

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Two Rivers Elementary School in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District also shared in today’s National Title...

Anchorage Working to Reduce Homeless Numbers

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage Considering the climate, it’s surprising that Alaska has so many homeless people as a percentage of the population. Alaska’s...

Council ponders plan to switch management of Homer permanent fund

The Homer City Council is considering an ordinance that will end its contract with a company hired to invest money saved in the city’s Permanent Fund.

BP Cleaning Up Oil Spill on North Slope

BP has had another spill on the North Slope. Liquids squirted out of a conduit under a road during a pressure test at the Lisburne field.

Walker sacks industry advocate from Marijuana Control Board

One of the state's key regulators on commercial cannabis has been unexpectedly ousted by the governor. Listen now
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Temblor shakes Anchorage, Mat Su

4.2 earthquake shakes Anchorage.

Walker Announces Budget Vetoes, Warns Of Layoffs

In a letter sent to state employees, Walker explained that the partial veto is being made because the Legislature authorized $5 billion in state spending when only $2 billion are readily available. Download Audio:

Top Army nominee says he’s not keen to cut Alaska troops

When Pentagon nominees comes before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a confirmation hearing, it’s a sure bet that Sen. Dan Sullivan will press them to rethink the announced cuts to JBER's 4-25th. Eric Fanning, nominated for Army secretary, offered little resistance. Download Audio

Unemployed Must Wait for January for Additional Benefits

Alaskans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits are eligible for 14 additional weeks thanks to legislation signed by President Obama on Friday...

Trail Mix: At an Iditarod checkpoint, the snowbank is the studio

Trail Mix is Alaska Public Media's trail reporters inside look at covering the Iditarod sled dog race. Emily Schwing knows a lot more than I...

Anchorage airport anticipates more passengers this summer

Passenger capacity on planes flying to Anchorage is projected to increase by 6 percent.

Crews Stage in Kalskag to Quell An Upshot in Wildfires

Fire officials are moving crews off the Whitefish Lake fire to Lower Kalskag as a staging area for protecting homes and other communities threatened by fires. Crews had been working to establish a fire line on the northern edge, but are now changing strategy. Listen now:

Militia Leader Sentenced To Nearly 26 Years

The leader of an Alaska militia convicted of conspiring to murder federal officials will spend nearly 26 years in prison. Judge Robert Bryan on Tuesday sentenced Schaeffer Cox during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

Statehood Documentary Premiering in Anchorage

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage An archive clip of Edward R. Murrow from the new documentary Statehood! from independent film producer Larry Goldin of Aurora...

UAF project seeks to provide air quality data for rural, remote Alaska areas

A graduate student with the University of Alaska Fairbanks is installing air-quality sensors in rural and remote areas around the state to monitor wildfire smoke and other types of air pollution.

Two escapees from Bethel prison recaptured

Two inmates escaped from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel Saturday, but not for long. The two got out by wriggling their way through a storm grate. They were found at a homeless camp and taken back to custody on Sunday after a manhunt that involved six different agencies. Both were considered dangerous. Listen now

New Computer Models Predict Climate, Ecosystem Changes For Alaska

New computer models predict climate and ecosystem changes for Alaska and western Canada. The “cliomes” models were produced by University of Alaska Fairbanks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife service scientists. One of the primary creators, forest ecologist Nancy Frescoe with UAF’s Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, says the models confirm climate driven change.