Assembly Repeals Labor Law, Mayor Uses Veto

The Anchorage Assembly voted to repeal a controversial labor law at their regular meeting Tuesday night, but Mayor Dan Sullivan used his veto power to over ride their decision.

These DC residents want to channel your voice

Washington, D.C. residents have no vote in Congress. Herd on the Hill sidles up to power by amplifying the voices of others, and on one recent day, they used a letter from Juneau as a ticket in.

Transmission line planned for Clear Air Force Station

A small Air Force station in interior Alaska is scheduled to be hooked up this year to a rural cooperative's power lines.

Scientists Use Satellites to Track Polar Bears

With sea ice in the Arctic melting, polar bears are in peril. Researchers have monitored the threatened species for decades, but tracking bears in remote and harsh climates can be costly and dangerous. Which is why federal scientists have started using a new tool to study the animal: satellites.

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Another member of Anchorage's homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It's the sixth such death in the last two weeks. Download Audio

Fairbanks to Stay Involved in Redistricting Case

The legal saga involving the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s involvement in the case challenging the state’s new redistricting plan continues. Thursday, State Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy allowed the borough to drop its claim in the multi party challenge.
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Fairbanks Interior Gas utility close to merging with Fairbanks Natural Gas

Fairbanks’ Interior Gas Utility is moving closer to inking a memorandum of understanding with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to acquire and merge operations with Fairbanks Natural Gas. The North Star borough formed IGU is gathering public feedback on the deal, which would also expand the local distribution network. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

Pilot identified in fatal Alaska Range crash; Austria man dies in Alaska pack-rafting accident; Kodiak pays $254K to settle lawsuit filed by family of autistic man; New data on Chukchi Sea polar bears leads to subsistence harvest level increase; Troopers seize 33,000 pounds of illegal salmon near Homer; After a long wait, Ugashik fishermen's patience pays off; FCC Commissioner to visit Unalaska during state broadband tour; Empty grocery shelves stem from missed shipments; Kodiak feels tropical at 78F and breaks a 1941 record; Anchor Point residents aim to keep an eye on crime; Philanthropic horticulturists and other prison community leaders Listen now

Muni Clerk Warns Voters to Check Precincts

If you live in Anchorage, you may want to double check your Assembly precinct before voting Tomorrow (4/1). The Anchorage Municipal Clerk's office says redistricting has shifted the boarders of precincts in three areas of the city. Download Audio

Extremely Dry Conditions Hindering Firefighting Efforts

Fire weather warnings remain in effect across much of the central and eastern interior again today.  Eleven new wildfires were reported statewide yesterday.  Most...

Iditarod teams consider options for run down the Yukon River

Halfway to Nome, the real racing has begun as Iditarod dog teams make their way to Ruby, the first stop along the Yukon River. Somewhere in the next 134 miles, teams must take a mandatory eight-hour layover, but gaps are starting to open up in the field. The challenge for mushers now is how and when they will decide to make their big moves.

Preliminary Gas Line Work To Continue This Summer

Preliminary work will continue this summer on an in state natural gas pipeline. That’s despite the legislature’s failure to approve $200 million, and expanded powers for the agency charged with pursuing the project, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. The legislature did provide $21 million, and AGDC President Dan Fauske says that’s enough to keep the North Slope to Southcentral project going in light of new direction from Governor Parnell.

Emmonak votes to keep alcohol and remain ‘damp’

Voters in the Western Alaska community of Emmonak have narrowly decided to continue restricted alcohol sales and remain a so-called "damp" community under local option laws.

Alaska News Nightly: October 13, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Apply For Marriage Licenses, State Asks For A Stay; Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage Decision; Bureau of Vital Statistics Prepares New Marriage License Documents; Report Details Rural Health Care Challenges; Groups Push To Mobilize Alaska Native Voters; Protesters Block Access To BC Mine As It Nears Completion; Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off Over Medicaid Expansion; Sen. Murkowski, Julie Fate Sullivan Bring Senate Campaign To Bethel; Judge Sides With Anchorage In Ride-Sharing Lawsuit; Leaders Gather In Bethel To Discuss Rural, State, Federal Issues Download Audio

Cordova annual shorebird festival gets underway

Birders from around the world are gathered in the community to observe the swarms of tiny fowl, and capture them on film. Meanwhile, the...

North Slope's mayor running for re-election; challenged by former mayor

North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta has made public his plans to seek another term. He faces a challenge from George Ahmoagak, a former...

Eagle Preparing for Winter

Eagle residents are settling in for winter nearly seven months after record spring flooding devastated the Yukon River community.  People from the city...

Goshawk Attacks Hiker near Bethel

A trip in the Alaskan wilderness has plenty of perils. Wild animals and attacks are certainly one of them.

49 Voices: Leena Tarar of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Leena Tarar in Anchorage. Tarar is an exchange student at Bartlett High School, originally from Pakistan. She was part of this year's Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute.

Anchorage: Data Show 2% Dip In Major Crime

Outgoing Mayor Dan Sullivan held a press conference Tuesday at City Hall to explain that statistics for the last year tell a more optimistic story than the one on the campaign trail.