USDA Organic Initiative Program Helping Growers Obtain Organic Certification

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Organic farm products are carving their own niche in Alaska’s grocery markets, although getting organic certification can be...

In the wake of elementary school abuse scandal, district trains staff to recognize grooming behavior

State law mandates that school districts conduct training to identify warning signs of sexual abuse, but critics say the policy is too vague. A new training program that started this February in the Lower Kuskokwim School District aims to change that.

Parnell Pushing for OCS Initiative

Governor Parnell is beginning what he calls a full-court press to support a five-year oil and gas leasing program on Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf....

Legislature OKs $5.8 Million In Capitol Repairs

The legislature has approved $5.8 million in additional repairs and renovations to the Capitol building.

Team begins new measurement of North America’s tallest peak

Climbers have collected new data from North America's tallest mountain to more accurately determine the height of its highest point.

SeaLife Center Blind Seal Warms Trainers’ Hearts

Bryce, the eight-month-old harbor seal, is a special resident at the Alaska SeaLife Center. After being rescued in August, the workers at the rescue center discovered he had a very unique quality. He was blind. Since then, they have trained him using auditory commands while they look for a permanent home for the young seal. Download Audio

Juneau Woman Wins Ultramarathon Bike Race

Dr. Janice Sheufelt had no idea she could win an ultra-cycling event. After years of competing in short bike races, she just started long distance training in the last year.

Alaska Native Cultural Center Could be Coming to Downtown Juneau

The large gaping hole in the middle of downtown Juneau could become an Alaska Native cultural center. Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau Download Audio (MP3)

Appeals Court To Rehear Tongass Exemption Case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement today (Friday) that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case. Download Audio:

Juneau coronavirus patient is in critical care, the first Alaskan hospitalized with the virus

A patient with COVID-19 was currently in the critical care unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday.

Facebook CEO dodges Sullivan’s softball

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was contrite in a U.S. Senate hearing. But he wouldn't play along when Sen. Dan Sullivan wanted to make a point about regulation. Listen now

Steamroller Art Rolls Into Anchorage

Anchorage art fans had a chance to view the results this weekend when artists' skills take on four tons of construction equipment. A local...

2 hikers rescued from Kenai Peninsula Glacier

Two hikers who were stranded on a glacier on the southern Kenai Peninsula since Friday night, were rescued by crews with the Alaska Air National Guard just after noon on Tuesday. Download Audio

The state of Alaska sued itself. Was it worth it?

The lawyers and judges all agreed the state must pay the travel bill. So whatever the outcome of this case, the effect on the state of Alaska’s bottom line was the same. Except now, there’s lawyers’ fees, too.

Mallott rejects Democrats’ proposed primary change

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has rejected a proposal by Alaska Democrats to allow candidates not affiliated with a political party to run in the Democratic primary.

Rare Earth Meeting Draws Large Crowd

A meeting on rare earth minerals drew a big crowd in Fairbanks on Friday. The state sponsored Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit brought together government, industry and research officials to discuss Alaska’s rare earth potential.

New Virology Lab is State of the Art

Alaska’s Public Health Department has a new state of the art facility for detecting disease. The new virology lab opened in Fairbanks in January....

Court Recordings Highlight Nome Judge Tim Dooley’s Alleged Conduct Violations

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley is facing a host of allegations from a judicial oversight commission for alleged violations of professional conduct, as well as violating sections of state law that the charges allege call his integrity into question.

Ex-lawmaker Kott gets six years for corruption

Former lawmaker Pete Kott was sentenced this morning to 6 years in federal prison for his role in Alaska's ongoing corruption scandal. David Shurtleff, APRN...

No Flood Danger Predicted For Matanuska, Susitna Rivers

The National Weather Service is predicting another shot of rain for Southcentral Alaska through Wednesday, due to low pressure moving in from the Bering Sea coast, but there is no flood danger expected at this time.