Both Sides Appealing Redistricting Ruling

Both sides are appealing a Superior Court Judge’s ruling in the Alaska redistricting suit. A mixed decision issued last week by Judge Michael McConahy remanded four districts proposed by the Alaska Redistricting Board back for re-working.

Great Bear Petroleum Won’t Make Decision on Continuing Work Until Next Year

The company with the largest stake in future development of shale oil on the North Slope says a decision on whether to proceed with work there will not be made for another year.

Suit Challenging Redistricting Plan Moves Forward

A suit challenging Alaska’ proposed new voting district map is moving ahead, despite federal approval of the redistricting plan. The Fairbanks North Star borough, two local residents, and the city of Petersburg have sued to halt the plan.

Tobacco Company Headed to Western Alaska Court

The biggest tobacco company in the world will be defending themselves in a courthouse in Western Alaska this week.

CORRECTION: Fish and Game Looking to Learn More About the Wood Frog

And finally tonight, a correction. Tuesday, we said there was only one amphibian in Alaska – the Wood Frog.  But there are actually...

Correction: Whaling Season Off to Strong Start

Wednesday night, in a story on spring whaling, we said there had been 18 strikes this spring out of 75 allowed. That quota...

Whaling Season Off to Strong Start

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow Whalers in Northern Alaska are off to a strong start for the 2011 spring season. Crews have been...

BP Chief Touts New Oil Tax Structure

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The President of BP Exploration for Alaska, John Minge, gave a rousing talk to a couple hundred people...

Coastal Management Program Talks Fall Apart

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Talks to keep the coastal management program going after July first have fallen apart.   Word came in messages...

John Baker Wins Iditarod in Record Time

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage John Baker and his team have made the Iditarod run in record time. Baker is the first musher from...

Woman Fasts While Waiting for Government Response, Action

Joshua Tucker, APRN – Anchorage A former Alaska Green Party candidate for Governor and longtime Native activist, is in her 18th day without...

Alaska News Nightly: November 18, 2010

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio...

St. Paul Tribal Government Awarded Grant for Steller Sea Lion Diet Study

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB - Unalaska The North Pacific Fishery Management Council  is awarding $158,000 to the St. Paul tribal government in the Pibilof Islands. The Species...

CORRECTION: Leaders Meet About Suicide Prevention

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel In a story that aired Tuesday evening on Alaska News Nightly about a roundtable discussion on Suicide, reporter Shane...

UA Board of Regents to Vote on Tuition Hike on Friday

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Thursday, students, professors and parents asked the UA Board of Regents to keep higher education affordable in Alaska. The Alaska...

Correction: Alaska Sea Life Center

In a February 16, 2010, APRN misidentified the marine center in Seward. It is  the Alaska  Sea Life Center.

Noorvik Located on Kubuk River in Northwest Alaska.

In a January 25, 2010 story regarding the census starting in Alaska, we misidentified the location of Noorvik. Noorvik is located on the Kobuk...


In a story from Juneau yesterday regarding a proposed tobacco tax we reported the rise in the tax on tobacco products other than...

Department of Education Releases Yearly Progress Report

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development releases the annual Adequate Yearly Progress Report for 2008-2009. Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage List of Schools Meeting...

President Bush signs new Arctic policy

President George W. Bush has signed into law a new policy for the Arctic, just 10 days before he leaves office. The policy...