Statewide News

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

Some state senators are expressing concern about the projected shortfall in funding Alaska’s public employee pensions. But those who manage the pension funds say the shortfall will likely remain manageable. Listen now

Mining companies are putting money into a campaign to defeat the “Stand for Salmon” fish protection initiative. Listen now

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a resolution that supports and authorizes testing of a type of air-pollution control technology that local advocates say will clean smoke from woodstoves and help improve the area’s air quality. Listen now

Industry representatives are telling Southeast leaders they need to oppose the Stand for Salmon initiative and related legislation.

Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. Listen now

It's an untold story almost 250 years old - what really happened during Captain Cook's contacts with indigenous people during his explorations in Alaska and the rest of the Pacific.  Two unpublished journals by Cook crew members have been found in an Australian store-room.  We'll learn more of the untold story of Captain Cook, and what happened after he died. LISTEN HERE

The U.S women’s cross-country ski team didn’t win their first medal but they finished 5th, their best relay result ever at the Olympics. Listen now

Today is the filing deadline for potential candidates who hope to replace Zach Fansler as House District 38's State Representative. Fansler resigned after being accused of domestic violence related to alcohol. Listen now

On Valentine’s Day, Ravn Alaska made its first regularly scheduled flight between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Bristol Bay residents said they were excited for increased competition among airlines in the region. Listen now

Last day for Y-K Delta residents to apply for Fansler's seat; Bill would exempt utility companies from pesticide pollution; Alaska Senate passes resolution to combat all-inclusive ivory bans and legislation; Walker has early fundraising edge in Alaska governor's race; Mushers finish off Yukon Quest 2018; Alaska skiers Bjornsen and Randall to compete in four by five kilometer relay; Ravn begins flights between Bristol Bay and Anchorage; AK: Rising populations, threat of disease prompt renewed interest in bat research; 49 Voices: Yilli Ferati of Anchorage Listen now

Senate Joint Resolution 4 passed through the Alaska Senate unanimously today. Listen now

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists discovered “concerning levels” of the pesticide Penta in soils around power poles running through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Ylli Ferati in Anchorage. Ferati is a bartender at Fiori D'Italia, which his family owns. He claims to have the largest whiskey collection in the state. Listen now

Bats are a pretty low priority for most Alaskan biologists, but that could be changing due to a recent uptick in the creature’s population. Add to that a disease that’s been killing millions of bats in the lower 48, and Alaska might be taking note with the rest of the nation very soon. Listen now

A new possibility to fill the seat emerged. The Republican Party advanced retired Palmer small business owner Vicki Wallner to replace Braund as one of three nominees. Listen now

Murkowski, Sullivan split as immigration reform mires in Senate; Senate appointee drops out after controversial Facebook comments scrutinized; Mallott lambasts Juneau’s annexation bid; Air Force completes another round of cold-weather tests on F-35s at Eielson; Juneau Assembly approves 24-hour anchor rule; Unalaskans want to follow other Alaska communities by banning plastic bags; Kenai Borough may ask tax payers to help pay for a new Kachemak Selo school; Meet Utqiaġvik’s Arctic Youth Ambassador, Eben Hopson; Anchorage skier Scott Patterson exceeding his Olympic expectations Listen now

"I feel like me carrying his name is a big deal for me because he did things for our people during his time. And I feel I need to do something for our people during this time," Hopson said about his grandfather. Listen now

The future of immigration reform was in doubt Thursday, after two proposals failed to win 60 votes in the U.S. Senate. Alaska's U.S. senators split their votes, on both measures. Listen now

Scott Patterson, Erik Bjornsen and Tyler Kornfield will compete in the men's 15k skate race tonight, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Listen now

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Juneau is not behaving like a good neighbor. During a Wednesday speech to the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit, he lambasted officials for trying to annex parts of nearby Admiralty Island. Listen now