Statewide News

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

More details are coming out about the reproductive failure of Walruses in the Chukchi Sea last fall. A few of the animals were tracked...

The state collected more than $46 million from cruise ship passengers last summer as a result of the Head Tax initiative voters passed in...

A representative from the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation recently told the borough assembly in Kodiak that there is more than 17-million-dollars in the governor’s...

5 to 10 thousand gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a tank earlier this week in the Alaska Native village of Selawik - about...

In December, the Japanese government agreed not to target humpback whales during its annual whale hunt now under way off Antarctica. Alaska’s humpbacks don’t...

The U-S Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has begun a series of hearings on how to go about reforming the 1872 Mining Law...

State Legislators are aware of the ninety-day limit on this year’s session. But there’s some question on when and how they will shift into...

The Board of Game will consider allowing the culling of wolf pups pulled from dens.  The proposal is one of several aimed at enabling...

National Democrats are courting Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich to run this year against Senator Ted Stevens, who’s perceived to be vulnerable because of corruption...

As Frontier Flying Service and Hageland Aviation formally join forces over the coming weeks, they hope to become the largest aviation service based in...

The flu season has been slow so far in Alaska.  With winter half-over, only 142 cases have been reported so far.  Nearly 90 percent...

Forest service offices around southeast Alaska are going through another round of staff cuts. It’s part of a re-organization plan for the Tongass that’s...

The Tribal Council passed an ordinance requiring all employees, volunteers, and contractors who have direct interaction with children or the public, to undergo criminal...

In Canada, the Yukon government has started to hand out free meals to elk in an attempt to kill off an alien invader.  It's...

Third-grader Jack Weaver from Sitka is one of two grand-prize winners of the 2008 Subsistence Student Art Contest - a statewide competition intended to...

Kodiak Republican Gabrielle LeDoux has put her campaign for Congress on hold -- at least the fundraising part of it. Fellow members of the...

Yesterday, attorneys submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of claimants in the Exxon-Valdez punitive damages case. This is the plaintiffs' final...

High world oil prices are a boon to state coffers, but they're taking a toll on personal budgets. Homeowners and local businesses suffer when...

The Anchorage School Board spent all day yesterday examining the administration's proposed 2008/2009 budget. Balancing expected state funding increases against perceived student needs, the...

Nome representative Richard Foster is undergoing treatment in Seattle following a stroke last Friday. Foster, a Democrat, is serving his 20th year as a...