Northern Bering Sea trawl survey shows fisheries in flux

NOAA Fisheries' summer trawl survey shows Norton Sound red king crab are moving, Arctic cod numbers have dropped significantly and Pacific cod are continuing to increase as the Northern Bering Sea ecosystem undergoes drastic change.

Dillingham woman is a semi-finalist to name celestial bodies after rivers in Bristol Bay

The International Astronomical Union is holding a competition to give the two a name — with the public casting votes through November 14 for the top three finalists. One of the 10 semi-finalists is a member of the Curyung Tribal Council in Dillingham.

Forest service audit of troubled Alaska timber sale program nears completion

The U.S. Forest Service audit and questions about it spring from multiple internal reviews the agency completed on the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island and the Tonka sale on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg.

A month after PenAir crash, Unalaska explores legal action against airlines over flight suspension

The City of Unalaska may consider legal action against the airlines involved in last month's fatal plane crash.

As Anchorage grapples with homelessness, ConocoPhillips grants $150k to community housing program

The Community Housing Project provides families facing homelessness with rapid rehousing, short-term rental assistance and case management, and since launching in 2016, it's served nearly 100 households.

Southeast’s “extreme drought” is over, but there are still concerns about water conservation

Southeast communities are working to adapt to a problem they never imagined-- drought. This week on Talkf of Alaska we discuss community health, water conservation in a rainforest and the climate model forecasts for the future.

Alaska governor’s recall effort on hold as judge sides with state on timeline

Superior Court proceedings over the state’s denial of an application to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy will follow a timeline proposed by state attorneys and not the recall’s supporters, who had proposed an expedited schedule.

Southeast Alaska supply chains breaking down as ferry service gap enters second week

As the partial ferry shutdown enters its second week in Southeast Alaska, small communities are trying to find alternative means of bringing groceries and other essentials to their residents.

How can Alaskans make the most of the PFD? Here are a few ideas.

Beyond the political battle, part of the PFD story is a lot more personal. If you're handed this sum of money each year — how do you make the most of it?

Amid a midtown Anchorage mall’s rebirth, is downtown retail in decline?

After surviving a tumultuous few years, the commercial complex formerly (and sometime still) called the Sear's Mall is at the heart of a business boom in the city's midtown district.

Elected officials, economic groups push to deploy Tazlina amid ferry service reductions

Several communities in Southeast Alaska lost ferry service this winter when the Alaska Marine Highway System docked the M/V Leconte for expensive repairs. Now some in the region are pushing the state to deploy the M/V Tazlina to make up for the reduced sailings.

BLM responds to tribes’ criticism over planning process for draft resource management plan

The Orutsararmiut Native Council is calling the federal planning process for how 13 million acres of public land is managed in the region “woefully inadequate.” BLM says that they are taking more steps to reach out.

How would lifting the Roadless Rule change Tongass logging? Not much, both sides say

But at a U.S. House hearing Wednesday, people for and against the rule agreed that removing the roadless restrictions won't make much difference for an industry that's already a shadow of its former self.

Man charged with importing drugs to sell in Petersburg

According to a criminal complaint filed in court, 39-year-old Eric Nash Jennings was arrested on a houseboat Saturday after allegedly retrieving a package mailed to him from California.

Akhiok’s new power system opens the door to renewable energy, and reduces costs

The Kodiak village of Akhiok is replacing its 40-year-old power grid and generator. The new system will be vastly more efficient, and comes with the ability to add solar energy in the near future.

Dunleavy administration wants to join court case in defense of Hilcorp’s search for Cook Inlet oil

Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is coming to the aid of an oil company’s plans to search for oil in Cook Inlet, in the face of a lawsuit filed by environmental organizations.

Dunleavy statement on school funding stirs hope among education advocates

The governor said he views “education as the cornerstone to any society.”

With pixels and stagecraft, ‘Arctic Experience’ aims to inspire the next generation to fight Big Oil

The Arctic Experience is designed to inspire the next generation to continue the environmentalist fight to block oil development in the...
Wrangell’s mayor. Steve Prysunka. circulated this image on social media. It shows the lack of water running into Wrangell’s reservoirs. (Photo Courtesy of City of Wrangell)

Rains erase last of ‘severe drought’ in Southeast as conditions improve statewide

Places like Ketchikan, Wrangell and as far north as Juneau are still in “moderate drought.”

Southeast Alaska winter king salmon landings up from last year but still below average

Commercial landings and number of fish caught are up from last year, and the season kicked off with opening prices of $12 per pound.