Statewide News

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

Friday is the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Premiums are down this year and that's in part due to the Alaska Reinsurance Program. Listen now

Working parents looking for child care can find themselves without many options in Juneau. Like a lot of things in Alaska — it’s expensive — sometimes costing more than $1,000 a month.

Cruise ships sailing to Alaska are getting bigger and bigger. One planned for 2019 is twice the size of many of the ships already sailing here. Listen now

Many parts of Alaska lack enough accessible care for older people. It's a problem without a solution. But there are ways to prevent the problem in the first place. Exercise for elders.

Republicans say they've reached a final agreement on their tax bill, and it appears to include ANWR drilling. Democrats complain they haven't been allowed to even see the final agreement, and Rep. Young explains the purpose of cowboy boots. Listen now

The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) is taking steps to tighten security along the race route in the near future. Listen now

Chilkoot Indian Association members would like to see more Native art made by Native people for sale and on display in Haines. And they’d like to see less Native-style art made by people who aren’t tribal members. Listen now

Earlier this fall the Human Rights Campaign gave Sitka and ten other American cities a score of zero on its municipal equality index, because these communities had no legal protection for residents based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Sitka assembly on Tuesday will consider on final reading a sweeping anti-discrimination ordinance. Listen now

Floyd Jay Mann, a 56-year-old from Puyallup, WA, was sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday for scamming several Dillingham residents out of millions of dollars. Listen now

The Alaska Division of Elections has denied the Alaska Republican Party’s request to block three incumbent House Republicans from running in the party’s 2018 primaries. Listen now

Starting in February, Ravn will offer regular service between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Listen now

While the state is forecasted to make more money this year than it did last year, it is still spending more than it makes. Listen now

Still melting – and melting fast. That’s the basic take-away from the federal government’s annual Arctic Report Card. It finds that Arctic ocean temperatures are increasing and sea ice is declining at the fastest rate in at least 1500 years. Listen now

Lobaugh wrote in a report released Tuesday that the video showed Wilson held his cellphone about one to two feet away from the hemline of the aide’s skirt for four seconds. Listen now

Golden Valley Electric Association crews are still working to repair damage to power lines caused by warm chinook winds that blasted the Interior over the weekend, especially around Delta Junction. Listen now

The law authorizes nearly $700 billion for the military, including $200 million for a new missile field at Fort Greely. Actual spending may vary. Listen now

State’s largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest next spring. Listen now

Anti-bullying campaigns are increasing across the nation. These are bringing to light the scale and impact of harassment in schools. Wrangell Public Schools just rolled out an app to help address that issue. Students can now anonymously report incidents of bullying. Listen now

The team’s job is to come up with recommendations for how Alaska should deal with climate change. Listen now

Peterson wrote that it is unlikely the state will be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Wilson acted with the specific intent to harass or annoy Herz. Listen now