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Murkowski votes yes, Sullivan no on establishing a Jan. 6 commission

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says democratic principles are at stake: “Something bad happened. And it's important to lay that out.”

Bethel Council Refuses to Take Up Rate Hikes

The Bethel City Council once again declined a hard look at raising water and sewer rates. Mayor Joe Klejka was behind a memorandum to have staff write up ordinances that would make the water and sewer operation cover its costs.

AK: Ketchikan students focus on ‘Sense of Place’ in Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Monday marked the second year for Alaskans to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than the federal Columbus Day holiday. In Ketchikan, the local UAS Campus Library hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture. Listen now
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Alaska expands vaccine eligibility to age 55 plus, ‘essential workers’ and others

Phase 1c eligibility opens vaccine to those who live in multigenerational homes or in communities with limited running water or sewage system. It also opens vaccines to those deemed “essential workers."

Anchorage-area power companies announce agreement to reduce costs

Three electric utilities serving the Anchorage area — Chugach Electric Association, Municipal Light & Power and Matanuska Electric Association– on Monday (Jan. 30) announced a preliminary agreement to work together to provide lower-cost power. Listen now

Computer Glitch Means $2 Million in Anchorage OT

An overlooked computer glitch  in Anchorage is being blamed for about $2 million worth of overtime paid in error to city employees. Ellen Lockyer,...

Chickaloon Elder Katie Wade Left Behind Lasting Legacy

Chickaloon elder Katie Wade passed away a year ago Wade is remembered for her book, Chickaloon Spirit, but she has left another legacy....

You’re vaccinated. Congrats! Now what can you do safely?

While being fully vaccinated doesn't mean it's suddenly safe to party like it's 2019, most interactions pose a much lower risk than they did before you got jabbed.

Investigation into loss of Alaska Ranger begins

A formal inquiry into the sinking of the Alaska Ranger got underway this morning in Unalaska. Several high-ranking Coast Guard officers, joined by representatives...

Petersburg Leaders Encouraged By Redistricting Ruling

Petersburg leaders are encouraged by the Alaska Supreme Court order on the state’s new legislative districts. The Southeast City was the only other town that had challenged the Redistricting Board’s plan. In that case, the Superior court ruled in favor of the Board last December and the city chose not to appeal.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation plans to acquire Katmailand

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation announced plans to acquire Katmailand, Inc., a long running sport fishing and bear viewing operation in and around Katmai National Park. Download Audio

Federal managers extend comment period for humpback whale critical habitat decision

The decision could affect coastal waters from southern California to the Aleutian Islands.
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Hope, hesitancy as first vaccine shipments grow near for Alaska

Providers charged with giving the vaccine say they’re eager to use the first doses to protect their front-line workers. But they also say workers are hesitant about being among the first to receive doses on a nationwide scale, and add that the first shipment will do little to ease the current demands of the pandemic.
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SpaceX considers Alaska-based stations to improve worldwide internet satellite network

An aerospace and technology company is considering building key parts of a satellite network in Alaska — including Ketchikan, Nome and Fairbanks — that, according to the company, could help improve internet access across the globe.

Study downplays leaking mine’s impact on fish

State biologists say a study shows pollution from an abandoned Canadian mine upstream of Southeast Alaska does not harm fish. A chief critic of the Tulsequah Chief Mine said the research doesn’t tell the whole story. Listen Now

Some Homer City Coucil members weigh recall case appeal

An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Listen now

Public Defender Agency caseload may be compromising ability to meet ethical and constitutional obligations, report finds

The state’s Public Defender Agency has issued its response to a critical state report, saying that Alaska shouldn’t join other states in failing to represent low-income defendants.

Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Passes Away

Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye died Monday at age 88. His office said he died of respiratory complications. The Democrat was a World War Two hero who became the first Japanese American to serve in Congress. He served 49 years, second only to the late Robert Byrd at 51 years.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Pilot in Alaska crash took plane without permission; 8 survive Anaktuvuk plane crash, all with serious injuries; Alaska Fred Meyers could start carrying overdose medication; Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds; Alaska Chamber of Commerce gears up for annual legislative fly-in; Kenai school board weighs building lease for overcrowded school; Belle Mickleson awarded for traditional music program; APU skate skier takes 1st at nationals; Unalaska man makes good on 2015 New Year's resolution; StoryCorps: Recovery from addiction led Haines carver to healing art Download Audio

EPA Holding Bristol Bay Watershed Draft Assessment Public Comment Hearings

The EPA is holding a public comment hearing on its draft assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed until 9:00 p.m. Monday night in Anchorage. There will be more hearings around the state on the assessment later this week. Advocates for and against the proposed Pebble Mine are reacting to the assessment with differing and predictable points of view.