Statewide News

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

Supreme Court Exxon 'Valdez' ruling sends shockwaves across the state

The U.S. Supreme Court today united Alaskans in a sense of shock and sadness. In a 5-3 ruling, the justices slashed the $2.5 billion...

Cordova reacts to 'Valdez' decision with anger and disbelief

Amy Bracken has been speaking today with Cordova residents. She says the weather in town is dreary, kind of like the mood. Amy Bracken, KCHU...

Exxon Valdez ruling seen as narrow and legalistic

The Supreme Court has been sharply divided on the issue of punitive damages for years, and today's Exxon Valdez ruling doesn't change that. Steve Heimel,...

Kodiak reacts to Exxon Valdez decision

In Kodiak, home of the largest fishing fleet affected by the Exxon Valdez spill, fishermen and others are reacting with disappointment to today's news...

Homer reacts to Exxon Valdez decision

Fishermen in Homer were also affected by the spill and its aftermath. Emily Schwing, KBBI - Homer

Governor Palin and Alaska’s Congressional delegation condemn Supreme Court ruling

Alaska's state and national leaders also expressed their disappointment today. Governor Sarah Palin used the word "gutted" to describe the Supreme Courts' impact on...

Governor Palin calls for second special session

The legislature will be back in special session on July 9 -- just a week after the end of the current special session dealing...

Vic Kohring headed to prison June 30

A judge says former state Representative Vic Kohring must surrender to the U.S. Marshal Service in Anchorage on Monday. The Wasilla Republican was convicted...

Anchorage suit to determine educational role for parents of autistic children

How much say should parents have when determining the educational program of their autistic child? It's a question that's put parents Chris and Dan...

Historic excavation to begin at Baranoff Museum in Kodiak

The Baranov and Alutiiq Museums are teaming up to begin an excavation at the historic Baranov Museum site in Kodiak. Mary Donaldson, KMXT - Kodiak

Exxon 'Valdez' decision prompting big reactions in Alaska

Plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez punitive damages case are reacting with sadness and disbelief to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Court capped the...

Yukon King run could be slowest on record

The king salmon run on the Yukon River is turning out to be one of the weakest on record.  State and federal managers are...

Weak salmon runs weaken Kodiak's economy

The weak start to the salmon season has caused fishing restrictions on several Kodiak rivers. The latest is the Ayakulik River, where only...

Chitina Dip Netters look to defend their turf

The Chitina Dip Netters Association is creating a legal fund to look into key issues affecting the popular Copper River fishery.  Chitina Dipnetters Association...

Curbside recycling could come early in Juneau

Juneau officials say curbside recycling could be available in parts of the city by next summer. City attorney John Hartle told the Juneau Assembly...

Angoon seeks to germinate new businesses

Borrowing ideas from Silicon Valley and the former Soviet Union, a business incubator in the Southeast Tlingit village of Angoon hopes to spawn new...

NOAA tries to make sense of changing climate

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is funding new research in Alaskan coastal communities to help people adapt to new weather patterns caused by climate change. Researcher Phillip Loring says he’s focusing on how these patterns affect people’s lives. Listen Now

CIRI sets itself an ambitious agenda

Wind energy and commercial development are just two new ventures that Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, or CIRI -- has embarked on in Anchorage and...

YK home for children in crisis may have to close

The State and Bethel-based Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation have come up with a date to close KEYS - the region's only emergency intake home...

Leaving Barrow after 30 years

Tomorrow, long-time KBRW morning host Earl Finkler, his wife Chris, and two Greenland Huskies - Nuna and Avu - begin a long move from...