Health Food, Water Offered Through Petersburg School District Grant

Students’ physical well-being is paramount to how well they perform in school. The Petersburg School District is hoping to improve that through a four-year, $600,000 grant which started this school year. An update on the grant was given to the district’s school board at their last meeting. Download Audio

Murkowski finds EPA criticism of Pebble Mine ‘substantial’

The Environmental Protection Agency issued harsh assessments of the proposed Pebble Mine last week, and they've made an impression on Lisa Murkowski.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016

Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutions; bill strengthening Alaska's Code of Military Justice passes out of one committee into another; Walt Monegan reappointed as Commissioner for Department of Public Safety; Mallott, Murkowski try to put human face on King Cove road; bill fixing alcohol and marijuana laws sails towards passage; port expenses rattle Mat Su taxpayers; invasive species may have stowed on Homer drill-rig from Singapore; 'Justice Beyond Borders' highlights stories of local immigrants Download Audio

Dogs in Tow More Common This Iditarod

Race Update: 5:45 p.m. Aaron Burmeister was leading a pack of mushers into Huslia early Thursday evening. He was running ahead of a small group that included Martin Buser, Thomas Waerner, and Dallas Seavey. Whether sled dogs are in need of rest will start to show as teams near the halfway mark in this year’s race. More mushers than ever are towing trailers behind their sleds to carry dogs as they travel down the trail. The jury is still out on whether the method actually does benefit dogs.

Rep. Olson bill would tax Permanent Fund dividends as budget stopgap

Representative Kurt Olson, a Soldotna Republican developed a plan to tax Permanent Fund dividends back in February. But he didn’t introduce it at the time, because he wanted to see how the debate over plans from Governor Bill Walker and others unfolded. Download Audio

Facing global gas glut, ConocoPhillips to mothball Kenai LNG plant

ConocoPhillips hasn't found a buyer for its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula. Now, a company spokesperson said it’s going to save expenses by mothballing the facility this fall. Listen now

Palin releases new PPT proposal and calls Legislature to Juneau

Governor Sarah Palin says she has chosen Juneau as the site for next month's special session of the Alaska Legislature, where state lawmakers...

Anchorage Teachers Consider Tentative Contract

Tomorrow Anchorage teachers vote on a tentative, three year agreement with the Anchorage School District. On Monday, members met with...

Municipality wants to test lower energy use…and consumer participation

This month's electrical and gas bills to Anchorage customers are likely to contain more than just a payment request. Along with a bill...

Senate’s ex-spokeswoman will plead guilty to assault, DUI

The Alaska Senate's former chief spokeswoman is expected to serve at least two months in jail after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

New state hatcheries struggle to find funds

Skyrocketing costs have created a hurdle for new state fish hatcheries in the works for Fairbanks and Anchorage. A Senate Finance committee this...

USFWS quietly allows land survey in Izembek; Enviros call foul

Conservation groups say the Interior Department has gone behind the public’s back to conduct a land survey in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, in the area of the proposed King Cove road. Listen now

Dems Appoint Rollison to HD 13 After Gazaway Withdraws

The Democratic Party announced that the person who won Anchorage's Democratic House District 13 primary has withdrawn and that they have appointed someone new. The party announced that Kay Rollison will replace Hal Gazaway in the Muldoon neighborhood Thursday.

Two more Alaska soldiers die in Iraq

34-year-old Staff Sergeant Carletta Davis of Anchorage and 24-year-old Sergeant Derek Stenroos of North Pole died Monday when a bomb went off next to...

With international travel restrictions, burgeoning Arctic tourism season is canceled

It's the first time since the 90s that Nome hasn't seen a cruise ship over the summer.

Gov. Walker, Republican Leadership Tangle Over Proposed LNG Line

Since Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has transformed into outright hostility in dueling press conferences. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez is on the line to talk about the disagreements over a proposed natural gas line. Download Audio

Fort Yukon Tribal Hall gets energy upgrades

Eight miles north of the Arctic Circle, a fixed 72-panel, 18-kilowatt array of solar panels went online last month atop the Fort Yukon tribal hall.

Writer Nick Jans captivates audience with tales of Romeo the wolf

Writer Nick Jans calls the years between 2003 and 2009 “a magical and transformative time” in Juneau’s history. It was during those years that a wild black wolf, who came to be known as Romeo, lived in the community, played with dogs and interacted with residents. Download Audio

49 Voices: Taylor Holman of Unalaska

This week we're hearing from Taylor Holman in Unalaska. Holman is a high school senior and placed first place in Alaska's Russian Language competition this year. Listen now