Statewide News

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

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Legendary Alaska broadcaster Tom Busch is dead.  He was a longtime manager of the Catholic radio station in Nome -...

Katherine Ford, KSDP – Sand Point Sand Point residents are having to adjust to less frequent mail service. Download Audio (MP3)

Monday kicks off Bike to Work week in Anchorage. Steve Heimel, APRN-Anchorage Download Audio (MP3)

Four crewmen were killed Wednesday evening when a C-17 cargo plane crashed after takeoff from Elmendorf Air Force Base, according to the Air Force. Three...

Petersburg's library project got a major boost last week. The local masonic lodge presented library officials with a $25,000 check. The donation will go...

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau The House Finance Committee is taking the special legislative session to Anchorage. The committee will hold two hearings there...

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble will step down at the end school year. Vice President of University relations, Carla Beam says Gamble announced his plan to retire June 1st 2015, to UA Regents, during an executive session Friday. Download Audio

The Nome Police Department responded Friday afternoon to reports of a body found on the beach west of town. Police identified the deceased as 58-year-old Napolean Bergamaschi.

Leaders of five Southeast communities have decided to move ahead with plans that could lead to a regional landfill. Local voters will get a...

Senator Ted Stevens faced intense and critical cross examination today in court.  Alaska’s senior senator is on trial for charges of lying about gifts...

The American Polar Society recently recognized the work of a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor. Dr. Lawson Brigham received an honorary medal for his polar research and policy work with the Arctic Council. Download Audio

Two of Klukwan School’s high school students are either graduating or moving after this year. The high school/junior high teacher is also leaving.

The Tanana River crested last night at an historic level. National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Fisher in Fairbanks says the river peaked at more...

The Aniak Traditional Council is stepping back from a request that the State pull Troopers out of the mostly native village.  Last month the...

Decreased federal spending has downsized the budget and scope of the Denali Commission in Alaska. The independent federal agency was created by former Senator Ted Stevens in 1998 to address infrastructure in rural communities, but its financial clout is greatly diminished.

Today's program features a discussion with mariner, surfer and author, Jonathan White about his book Tides-The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. White spent ten years researching tides and the global effects of tidal action after his boat nearly sank in Alaska. Listen now

Sitka author Brendan Jones has won a statewide award for his book The Alaskan Laundry. Listen now

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Wrangell High School continues to offer support services following a student’s recent suicide. The tragedy is bringing renewed calls...

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Former Alaska poet laureate John Haines has died.  The interior homesteader spent decades in the bush, an experience...