Dispute looms over Anchorage parking meter policy

The battle centers on a new plan to start charging at parking meters during weekends, and whether the changes will drive business in or out of the area.

‘Woman with small shovel’ finds a clue to Sitka’s paleo past

A sewer replacement project in Sitka has turned up more evidence that one of Alaska’s oldest cities has been inhabited for a long, long time.

Homer’s recall remains in limbo until vote certification

The votes are all in for Homer’s recall election of three liberal city council members. But the results are not yet clear. The politically divided town will remain in limbo until absentee votes are counted Friday.

State House votes to restore full dividend check

The Alaska House voted to restore Permanent Fund dividends to the full projected amount of roughly $2,200 dollars this fall.

Propeller problems postpone ferry Columbia’s return

The largest vessel in the Alaska Marine Highway fleet will be late to return to service this summer. Listen now

Naknek’s Fishy Fabrications takes on skiff building this spring

Bristol Bay has a big fishery but not a big marine services industry, beyond the seasonal shops that show up in the summer. This spring a local fabricator in Naknek expanded their business to try building a few set net skiffs from the ground up. KDLG's Caitlin Tan reports on how that’s working out.

Ask a Climatologist: Alaska’s hottest temp ever matches Hawaii’s

Fairbanks hit 90 degrees last week for the first time in four years. The heat was very localized to the Tanana and Yukon river valleys. We asked Brian Brettschneider, with our Ask a Climatologist segment, which areas of Alaska usually see the hottest temperatures in the summer. He says the warmest temperatures are almost always found in the Interior.

Military ramps up spending ahead of Eielson fighter jet squadrons

The first of the two contracts was worth $37.3 million and went to a joint venture between Anchorage-based Bethel Federal and the Unit Company. Kevin Blanchard, who directs the 354th Fighter Wing’s F-35 Program Integration Office, says the companies will build a facility that’ll be used for corrosion control and maintenance and repair on the jets’ engines.

Tax would require low- to middle-income residents to pay higher share

Today, House Finance aides referred to it as a payroll tax. That’s because it would only tax the money people are paid for their employment, either on their employer’s payroll or through self-employment. But other forms of income – like the money people make on investments – wouldn’t be taxed.

New Coast Guard cutter to be commissioned Wednesday in Juneau

The Bailey Barco will patrol the coast and features advanced equipment, including the ability to launch and recover standardized small boats from its stern. Sentinel-class cutters are lightly armed patrol vessels capable of traveling almost 3,000 nautical miles.

Alaska’s Don Young applauds Puerto Rico statehood vote

Alaska Congressman Don Young went there with other U.S. lawmakers as an election observer. His spokesman Matt Shuckerow says Young favors self-determination for Puerto Rico and personally believes statehood is a good idea.

Igiugig puts about $1 million to work revitalizing Lake Iliamna Yup’ik

The smell of caribou maniaq roasted over the open fire, mixes with the sharp wood smoke. Annie Wilson, a short, commanding 70 year-old keeps up a steady stream of Yup’ik. With a chunk of raw caribou skewered onto a long stick, she narrates her actions in her first language. Her language apprentices echo the Yup’ik words and phrases, gleaning the meaning of new words by a mixture of explanation in Yup’ik and charades.

Delta school district turns to feds to demolish old school

The Delta Greely School District wants to get rid of an old, unused schoolhouse on Fort Greely. But it can’t afford to demolish the structure, and the Army and state government have turned down requests by the district to pay those costs.

Coast Guard rescues man and dog in Gastineau Channel in duct-taped inflatable

A Coast Guard Station Juneau crew picked the 32-year-old up. According to a news release, he was trying to reach Point Bishop in an inflatable, duct-taped craft when it began taking on water. He was not wearing a life jacket, the release said.

Fairbanks school name voted out

The Badger Road Elementary school in North Pole will transition to a new name this summer. The Fairbanks North Star School District board voted Tuesday to rename the school Midnight Sun Elementary, but as KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, the board nearly backed away from changing the Badger name, which links the school to a pedophile.

Trump against F-35 program; Alaskan delegates think he’ll come around

Alaska's Congressional delegation is largely unconcerned about President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the $400 billion dollar F-35 fighter jet program. Listen Now

Governor Walker recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Gov. Bill Walker has undergone surgery to treat prostate cancer, and his office says no further treatment is currently expected. Listen Now
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Fuel spill reported in interior village of Beaver

Alaska environmental regulators are monitoring the cleanup of a fuel spill in the interior village of Beaver.
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Sullivan plans Senate field hearing on ivory sales

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is holding a field hearing this week focused on state laws that prohibit ivory sales. Listen Now

Anchorage police investigate 2 early morning robberies

Anchorage police are investigating two robberies of pedestrians on city streets that took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Listen Now