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The renovated and enlarged Sitka Public Library is now open for business, with thousands of books having been moved back from temporary quarters on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Residents showed up in force to check out the new digs last week. Download Audio

A drama playing in Fairbanks explores the experience of homeless teens. The original work “Alice in the Underground” is a production of...

It's like a dance, or an orchestra: Each piece of the grid watches the rest and responds second by second, millisecond by millisecond. Listen now

Furloughed workers are breathing a sigh of relief after Congress threw together a bipartisan deal today to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state’s case against alleged matricide conspirator Rachelle Waterman was shaken Friday when the final defense witness took...

Next summer’s Bristol Bay sockeye run is estimated to number 46.5 million, with about a quarter of those fish headed for the Nushagak District.

The Air Force released its report Thursday. It outlines the impacts of relocating the F-16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska’s congressional Delegation says the report leaves much to be desired.

State troopers, investigators and local police raided a house in Bethel this week and recovered heroin, crack cocaine, money and drug paraphernalia. They arrested seven people.

A decision this week from the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia has big implications for Alaska tribes. In the case of Akiachak Native Community v. Salazar, the court affirmed the ability of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Alaska tribes. The ruling also states that Alaska tribes have the right to be treated the same as all other federally recognized tribes. Download Audio

The Trustees of the Permanent Fund last month approved a new way of managing the $30 billion dollars in assets for which they are...

Rep. Young bucks tide, supports Obama on veto; Alaska transportation agency fined over waste storage; Homer Electric wants more control, is that best for consumers?; 1919: The Spanish Flu in Dillingham; Forest Service purchases 4,500 acres of Cube Cove forest; Bethel Native Corporation opens Bethel's second liquor store; ask a Climatologist: Long temperature streak ends; Luxury cruises don’t signal Arctic shipping boom, expert says Listen Now

A day after the launch of Alaska’s health insurance marketplace, it’s still impossible to sign up for plans on the website. The federal government says higher than expected web traffic has hampered all of the federally run marketplace sites, like the one in Alaska. They are working to add more server capacity to address the problem. Download Audio

The city of Nome just bought a new recycling shed online. It’s another step towards diverting more waste from the landfill, and either re-purposing it or shipping it out of Alaska. Rural recycling presents some unique challenges for environmental management. And the city is finding some unique solutions. Downlaod Audio

Byron Mallott has held many positions in his 71 years. He was the CEO of the Permanent Fund, the CEO of Sealaska, the president of AFN, and even briefly held the mayor's seat in both Yakutat and Juneau. Now, he's running for lieutenant governor. Download Audio

Shell has secured another air permit necessary to proceed with oil and gas exploration plans in the Arctic.

The Calista Corporation announced a record dividend Tuesday, totaling just over $5 million. The dividend amount is $3.80 per share, which works out to about $380 for the average shareholder with 100 shares.

Thursday marks the unofficial beginning of climbing season on Denali, when base camp gets set up for the thousand-plus climbers that will make an attempt to summit North America’s highest peak. Download Audio

Alaska attorney general joins others arguing that redistricting can be too partisan; Trump's decision to end DACA prompts Anchorage protest; Anchorage DA announces departure from position, move to private sector; Skagway rocked by second landslide in under 2 weeks; No injuries in Sitka Labor Day landslide; First large wind storm moving through Southcentral; Russian River flooding is affecting Kodiak residents; Drivers can expect night closures along Denali Highway; 18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou hunt; New exhibit tells little-known story of a plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska during WWII; Groups conserve habitat on Afognak Island Listen now

The ferry Tustumena is delayed in shipyard yet again. The ship was scheduled to be back in the water on Monday, but a Coast Guard inspection revealed problems with some of the welding work on the ship’s hull. Download Audio

A lawyer for Vic Kohring says he intends to ask a federal judge to dismiss the case against him, and cites new evidence of...