Statewide News

News coverage from every corner of Alaska from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is continuing forward in acquiring Wrangell’s hospital. The Native nonprofit plans to build and operate a new hospital in the island town within the next three years. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Nancy Murphy in Anchorage. Murphy's husband is in the Coast Guard, so she's lived all over. She is a local jazzercise instructor. Listen now

The Klehini River near Haines is about 42 miles long, from its source in British Columbia to its mouth at the Chilkat River, of which it is the largest tributary. It is also one of the most accessible and sublime summer rafting experiences to be had in Southeast Alaska. Listen now

A major business deal has fallen through for the proposed Pebble Mine. A Canadian mining company, First Quantum Minerals, will no longer back the controversial project. Listen now

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has pledged action to address PFAS ground water contamination. Listen now

A little after 6 a.m. Friday the body of Bryce Adams, 19 of Wasilla, was found. An initial investigation found that neither boater was wearing a life jacket and alcohol does appear to be a factor. Listen now

The Alaska Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in a case that could have huge implications for how Alaska village residents are included -- or excluded -- as jurors in trials. Listen now

As China trade mission moves to Beijing, a few agreements and more talks; Social media records brought in for evidence as alleged Grunwald murder accomplice stands trial; Appeal challenges Alaska’s exclusion of village residents from juries; Wildwood Correction Center inmate dies; This old growth timber didn’t sell last time. Can it attract a buyer now?; State experiencing outbreak of Gonorrhea; Homer’s first pot shop set to open Thursday; Meet the companies testing self-driving vehicles in the Pacific Northwest; Community in Unity: Life in Limbo Listen now

Though an animal rights' group says the change is the result of a campaign against musher, the company says it made the decision prior to being contacted. Listen now

When rural Alaska makes the headlines, the focus is often on things like suicide rates, alcohol use, and trauma. But one project in southwest Alaska shifts attention to strengths instead. Qungasvik was developed by Yup'ik people, for Yup'ik people and is proving to be an effective way to help youth in parts of southwest Alaska thrive.

The Palmer trial of Erick Almandinger is in its second week. Almandinger is one of several teenagers who are accused of murdering 16-year-old David Grunwald in 2016. Listen now

The U.S. Forest Service removed some of the more sensitive watershed areas included in the original Kuiu Island sale, which received zero bids back in 2016. Listen now

Alaska is seeing an outbreak in a dangerous sexually transmitted disease. In a notice today, public health officials say an outbreak of Gonorrhea first reported last fall led researchers to find Alaska's rate of infection is more than double the national average. Listen now

An inmate at a Department of Corrections facility died yesterday morning. Listen now

“The industry, the private sector is pulling government along, whether we’re ready or not,” a said Washington transportation official said. “We’re trying to play catch up, but we do need a public policy framework.” Listen now

Uncle Herb’s joins the roughly 30 marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Listen now

Alaska's Energy Desk's Rashah McChesney is in China covering Governor Walker's Opportunity Alaska: China Trade & Investment Mission 2018.

Each Alaskan adult would be able to donate $100 increments to the raffle, when they apply for their PFD. Each $100 would count as one entry. And once per year, four winners would be drawn. Listen now

The U.S. State Department has taken a role in the transboundary mine controversy. A representative will be part of an Alaska stakeholders meeting June 1 in Juneau. Listen now

State-run raffle could be new way to fund schools; Bethel's AC Quickstop liquor store shuts down; Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting; Alaska jail sued over alleged mistreatment of Muslim inmates; Transboundary mine meeting includes State Department, B.C. reps; Final lecture from beloved UAF history professor Terrence Cole to be held tonight; HistoryMakers to document diversity of Alaska African Americans as part of national project Listen now