Alaska News Nightly: May 5, 2008

CORRECTION: When originally published, we titled this post as May 6 rather than May 5, 2008. Sorry for the confusion. Conservation organizations turned to the...

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...

Alaska News Nightly: October 10, 2008

The "Troopergate" report says Governor Palin abused her power. Also, a Judge orders the governor not to destroy personal e-mails that deal with state...

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...

Alaska News Nightly: April 14, 2008

The fate of capitol and transportation projects is now in the hands of Governor Palin. State lawmakers approved the massive spending bills in the...

Correction

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

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...

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...

Alaska power producers meet in Valdez; discuss renewable energy

The Alaska Power Association held its 56th annual meeting last Thursday and Friday in Valdez. The event was hosted by Copper Valley Electric Association....
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Drugs are getting into Alaska prisons through the mail, officials say. Now they want to give inmates copies, instead.

Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is proposing to stop giving state prisoners their mail -- instead providing them with copies to make sure that no "contraband" gets through with the original version, according to budget documents.

Wrangell Seafoods might be closed by city council

The Wrangell city council is considering foreclosing on Wrangell Seafoods, Inc. (WSI). The company wrote several bad checks to the city and is delinquent...

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.

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...

Alaska News Nightly: November 18, 2010

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Alaska News Nightly: September 20, 2007

Former state lawmaker Pete Kott offered an emotional apology to jurors today during his federal corruption trial in Anchorage. Plus, scientists think the...

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.

Dinosaur excavations underway on the North Slope

Scientists have successfully built a tunnel into the abundant fossil dinosaur deposits along the Colville River on the North Slope and are taking out...

Correction

On Monday's Alaska News Nightly (17 Sep 2007), in a story on the Alaska Power Association meeting in Valdez, we wrongly attributed a quote...

Video shows teen tasered repeatedly in Sitka jail

Sitka police are defending their actions in the arrest of an 18-year-old man last year, who was tasered multiple times in his jail cell. A Sitka teacher over the weekend posted a video showing the arrest of a Native high school student. Download Audio

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...