PenAir Adding Baggage Fees

Come November, gone will be the days of the three free totes filled with goodies from Anchorage. PenAir, which for most of the year serves as the only commercial airline between Anchorage and several rural hubs in southwest Alaska, has announced new fees on baggage. Download Audio

Wild food and its role in Alaska culture

Berry picking, salmon fishing and preparations for fall hunting are in full swing and Alaskans are putting up food for winter. Whether canned, dried, fermented or smoked - wild foods go hand in hand with the culture and traditions of the north. APRN: Tuesday, 8/11 at 10:00am Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 24, 2019

A judge blocked a Trump plan for a controversial road through an Alaska wildlife refuge. Now the administration is appealing.; Dunleavy says second special session could happen on the road system, listing Mat-Su as an option; Climate change looks different in Southeast Alaska. Here’s how tribes are planning for that.; 1 dead, 2 hurt in Parks Highway collision; Kake tribe urges renaming Saginaw Bay over ‘Kake War’ connection; Study on Iliamna Lake seal teeth adds to debate on conservation status; AK: The end of Wrangell’s king salmon derby leaves locals longing; 49 Voices: Frank Hauser of Anchorage

Baranof Goat Study Unlocks Clues To Island’s Paleo Past

A study to help establish goat hunting guidelines on Baranof Island has revealed much more than how to manage the goat population. It has sparked a mystery. And it’s offered clues to what the island looked like before there were hunters. Download Audio

Japan Looks To Revitalize Nuclear Program

Japanese political leaders hope to revitalize the country’s nuclear program. It scaled back from more than 50 nuclear reactors to less than five after an earthquake caused a meltdown at the Fukushima reactors in 2011. Download Audio

Man pays for plowing into eagles

An Oregon man who willfully drove his truck through a convocation of eagles last summer - killing two - was sentenced this month by an Unalaska judge.

Birchwood crash victims include former NTSB investigator

Plane crash victims well-known locally.

Section of Ruling Declaring Global Warming Threatening Polar Bear Habitat Thrown Out

A federal judge has thrown out a key section of a 2008 Interior Department rule that declared global warming is threatening the survival of the polar bear.

Assembly Moves Election to November

The Anchorage Assembly has voted to move municipal elections from Spring to Fall. Proponents argued it would increase voter turnout, which has been low. Critics say local issues will be lost amongst state and national ones.

New TV series goes inside the yellow tape with Alaska’s plane crash investigators

A new documentary-style series by the Smithsonian Channel goes behind the scenes with investigators trying to figure out why planes crashed near Juneau, Knik Arm and other Alaska locations. A producer of “Alaska Aircrash Investigations” says it’s not another reality show. The TV crew had unprecedented access to information that’s not yet public. Download Audio

Murkowski visits Nome, addresses port development

Senator Lisa Murkowski made her first trip to Nome in almost four years this Thursday. She toured local facilities, talked with leaders, hosted a community meet-and-greet, and rounded out the day at a high school basketball game.

Alaska News Nightly: April 16, 2014

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill; House Finance Committee Considers UAF Power Plant Project; USDA Files Complaint Against UAF; Bill Arming VPSOs Goes To Governor’s Desk; State House Approves Alaska Native Language Bill; Leary Vies For Miss Indian World Crown; Origami Peace Peacock Finds Home In The State Capitol; Wrangell Hospital Renovations Don’t Preclude New Facility; Alaska Trails Conference Kicks Off Next Week Download Audio

Early seal hunt highlights unseasonable weather, future uncertainty in Northwest Alaska

One of the warmest winters on record in Alaska means the spring season for bearded seals, or ugruk , has come nearly two months early for some hunters in Western Alaska. Warm weather makes the hunt a little easier, but locals are concerned about precarious sea ice and unpredictable weather. Listen now

Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Hits Seasonal Low

As cold weather dips down into Southcentral Alaska, word comes that the Arctic Ocean has begun freezing up. The sea ice low was hit on Friday the 13th of September, according to a press release today from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Attorney General Craig Richards resigns abruptly; Walker appoints new DNR commissioner; second cabinet change today; Congressional delegation on Trump: meh; rural Alaska communities to get $16 million in federal energy grants; Anchorage woman wins Trans Am bike race; first woman, first American to do so; all manner of waterborne entries on starting line of race to Alaska; group cites concern for belugas in protest of Bluecrest; boulder the size of a van dislodged over Seward highway; Yukon subsistence fisherman get first targeted opening for Yukon salmon in 5 years; Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak at UAF in August; future of Denali Wolf pack in question; Tetlin fire estimated smaller than previously thought, still burning near Tok Download Audio

One Pilot Dies in Midair Crash Near Nightmute

Two planes flown by lone commercial pilots who were friends collided outside of Nightmute Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

$1B Icebreaker Isn’t In the Coast Guard’s Stars… Yet

Congress does not appear close to finding $1 billion to fund a new Coast Guard icebreaker, but Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill authorizing $14 million to plan for one.

Eagle Residents Voice Dissent With NPS Law Enforcement

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Eagle residents, upset about National Park Service law enforcement in the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve, have voiced their concerns...

BC Power Line Spurs Transboundary Development

Alaska and Canadian scientists are among a large group of experts hoping to convince the British Columbia government to study the cumulative impacts of proposed development in the transboundary region.

Gov. Walker to visit Bethel after Kilbuck blaze

State officials have committed their support to Bethel following a fire at the Kilbuck campus that destroyed one school and damaged another along with a set of dorms.