AK Essay: Barenaked

Nude is what is it is called. Nude is artsy and sophisticated. But when I crumpled onto the small wooden platform, I was just plain old naked. And then when I crawled the several feet between me and my robe, I was even more naked. Download Audio

Saint Mary’s Tightens Alcohol Restrictions

Saint Mary’s has decided to further restrict the amount of alcohol that’s legally available to its residents, effective immediately. Paul Korchin, KNOM – Nome Download...

Top athletes compete in Haines for Freeride World Tour

Big mountain skiers and snowboarders from around the world braved deep snow and steep slopes in the Haines mountains for the Freeride World Tour. Friday’s event took place after a week of waiting for unsafe snow conditions to settle. Listen now

Tongass Forest advisers finish review of logging transition plan

The Tongass Advisory Committee ended a 16-month series of meetings Thursday, formally completing its effort to advise the Tongass National Forest in a transition from old to young growth logging.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fed. Jugde Hears Oral Arguments from EPA, Pebble Over Alleged FACA Violations; Coast Guard Adds Response Vessels in Anticipation of Shell's Arrival; Nome Judge Accused of Misconduct; Alaska LNG Wins Conditional Export Approval; Federal Officials to Meet With Forty-Mile Gold Miners; Heroin Hits Home: Small Airlines Are A Major Inroad; #StickFigureAK Uses Art To Spark Community; Salmon Skin Wallets and Crab Shell Shirts for the Masses; Need to Get Away? Why Not Build An Airplane Download Audio:

State Transportation Commissioner Steps Down

State transportation commissioner Patrick Kemp has been ousted following his defense of the department's pursuit of the Juneau access road. Download Audio

BSEE employee claims whistleblower protection

A federal agency that protects whistleblowers is supporting an Alaska employee who says the Interior Department took shortcuts in its environmental review of Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic offshore drilling program. Listen now 

Haines Post Office faces a changing future

The Haines Post Office has been operating short-handed since early this year. The drop in staffing reflects a nationwide shift toward electronic communication. John Hunt,...

Airport Security Tightening Up After Dangerous Packages Intercepted

DHS If you’re traveling by air this weekend, you may want to get to the airport a bit earlier than you’d planned. Because of...

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

House passes tax plan, the bill Young says will open ANWR; ACLU says judges would invalidate crime law provision, but prosecutors see a solution; East Anchorage officer-involved shooting leaves one dead; UAA goes solar, panel by panel; Tracing social unrest in ancient Egypt to a volcanic eruption in Alaska; Kodiak’s commercial kelp harvest begins inside a seaweed nursery; Bingo hall theft: Man in Halloween mask grabbed money and ran; Interior Gas Utility sets public meetings to explain proposed purchase of Pentex Assets Listen now

Iditarod Start: From Snow Level

You can hear the dogs coming a block or two away, even at a slow pace during the start of the Iditarod. Here's what they...

HHS conducts survey on health care for state seniors

As the percentage of Alaska's 65 and older population rises, the issue of providing long term health care also looms ever larger.  That's why...

Southeast community turns scrap wood into energy

Craig’s wood-waste burner is up and running. The Prince of Wales Island city is using wood chips from a nearby mill to heat two...

Governor Palin drawing criticism over her kids' school enrollments

Governor Palin's children are attending schools in the Matanuska-Susitna District this fall. She says her children will transfer to Juneau schools for the second...

Begich may join crowded Senate race

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich may consider running as a write-in in this year's crowded U.S. Senate race.

Legislative Aide Resigns After Ethics Violation

A legislative aide resigned today because of ethics violations involving an anti-Islam organization.

Redoubt Rumbling Again

Redoubt volcano is rumbling again. The volcano 100 miles Southwest of Anchorage produced several explosive events this spring, disrupting air travel and sending...

Fish and Wildlife Propose Eradication Programs

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a plan to eradicate hoary marmots from one of the Barren Islands north of Kodiak, and...

The end of an era in Unalaska

On Sunday, residents of Unalaska bid farewell to one of the most storied drinking establishments in modern Alaskan history. It used to be called...

Legislature Funds Education For The Short-Term

In a last minute push, the Alaska Legislature passed funding for schools over the weekend. They passed SB 182, an education package and SB 160 - the capital budget. Together, they provide more than $100 million in funding for districts across the state.