Nanwalek school converts garage into classroom

Nanwalek School is getting some relief from overcrowding after a garage/shop area was converted into a new classroom over the summer. Listen Now

UA President Announces Retirement Date

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble will step down at the end school year. Vice President of University relations, Carla Beam says Gamble announced his plan to retire June 1st 2015, to UA Regents, during an executive session Friday. Download Audio

Passenger on Alaska ferry tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger boarded the Kennicott in Washington state and disembarked in Whittier and Cordova.

Gary Gray Named UAF Athletic Director

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a new athletic director. Gary Gray is coming to Fairbanks from UAF rival Montanan State University. At a press conference announcing the selection Friday morning, UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers credited Gray’s experience.

University of Alaska defines consent in new student code of conduct

The University of Alaska system has defined “consent” for the first time when it comes to sexual misconduct terminology. The definition is in the university’s new student code of conduct, which is the basis of university disciplinary proceedings. One expert calls the definition good, but thinks it could go further. Download Audio

Report: Melting of Arctic sea ice taking heavy toll on marine species

The latest research shows that diminishing Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is forcing some species to travel further to find food or look for alternative food sources. Listen now

Math, science teachers convene on testing, curriculum and moon rocks

Hundreds of teachers from across the state convened in Sitka last month for the Alaska Math and Science Conference. This was the first time the biennial professional development summit was held in Southeast. Download Audio

Coast Guard Releases Names of Crew Members in Fatal Crash

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka The U.S. Coast Guard has released the names of the Sitka crew members aboard a helicopter that went down...

Save the whales – again!

Some members of Congress joined conservationists today in urging the Bush Administration not to cave into efforts by Japan, Norway and Iceland to resume...

Pro Pebble Group Wants to Join Suit

The pro Pebble Mine group - the Pebble Partnership - is asking to become a co-defendant in a case challenging the mine. If...

Are big energy projects the solution for Alaska’s budget crisis?

What's the prognosis for big energy projects in Alaska? Shell's abandoned the Arctic and state lawmakers are about to duke it out over an expensive new natural gas line. We'll dig into fossil fuel projects. Is the proposed gas line a real solution for the state's budget crisis or CPR on a flailing economy? APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 10:00am Download Audio

Warmth and Illness Slowing Lead Teams; Buser Up Front

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage and Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage It's become a Martin Buser style race, with teams taking their twenty...

Alaska legislative investigator subpoenas Todd Palin in Monegan/Wooten matter

The investigator looking into the events surrounding the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan updated legislators this morning on his work so far...

Gas Might Be in Cook Inlet, but Delivery on Peak Days Still Challenging

While a recent report from the Department of  Natural Resources shows about 10 years of natural gas is available in Cook Inlet, there...

No Plans Yet For Commercial Kuskokwim Opening

For the second consecutive week, it’s “wait and see” for fishermen who are eager or anxious for the next commercial opening on Kuskokwim River. Download Audio

Lance Mackey on 2015 Iditarod “This Is It For Me”

Race Update 6:00 pm: Five mushers were closing in on Ruby. The group of leaders included Mitch Seavey, Dallas Seavey, Aaron Burmeister, Martin Buser and Aliy Zirkle. The Mackey brothers were taking a layover in Tanana. The Mackey family has long been known as a mushing dynasty within the Iditarod community. Patriarch Dick Mackey won the race in 1978. Years later, Lance Mackey claimed four championships in a row. Little brother Jason just might take on the most meaningful race of his life. When Jason Mackey arrived in Tanana, he was not feeling good about his dog team.

Aleutian volcanoes remain active

Aleutian islands volcanoes Okmok and Cleveland continue to be active. The community of Unalaska is about 65 miles northeast of Okmok and Cleveland is...

Equal rights law expected to sail through Anchorage Assembly

The ordinance introduced by Assembly Member Bill Evans adds sexual orientation and gender expression as categories under which city residents are protected from discrimination. Download Audio
The sun sets Sunday, Aug. 6, over the Chilkat River in Haines. (Photo by Emily Files, KHNS-Haines)

Hunter mauled by bear near Haines

The attack occurred near 25 mile on the Haines Highway.