Revenue commissioner outlines a new direction for Alaska’s gas pipeline project

That direction looks a lot like a previous version of the project: one that was led by the oil companies on the North Slope.

Alaska’s Danielle Riha is one of 4 finalists for National Teacher of the Year

Danielle Riha, 2019 Alaska Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Two Eagle River schools to remain closed next school year due to Nov. 30 quake damage

Two schools in Eagle River will be closed next school year due to damage sustained during November's magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Theophany on icy Kuskokwim

Russian Orthodox parishioners gathered in Bethel Jan. 19 to observe the Russian Orthodox holy day of Theophany.
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December jobs report shows modest growth in Alaska’s oil and gas industry

At 6.3 percent, Alaska's unemployment rate is currently the highest in the nation.

Dunleavy targets crime in first State of the State address

Gov. Mike Dunleavy promised to reduce crime and protect permanent fund dividends in his first State of the State address on Tuesday.

Republican Talerico falls one vote short of becoming House speaker

The vote was the latest action in a stalemate that’s preventing Alaska’s House of Representatives from beginning work this session.

Students remain frustrated while UAA works to resolve education accreditation debacle

This week, UAA officials are meeting with the state Department of Education to determine the next steps for UAA's education department, leaving roughly 250 students affected by the loss of accreditation waiting for the university to address their concerns. 

Alaska’s population is down for the second year in a row — why?

More people are leaving Alaska than are moving to the state, leading to overall population decline. That's the major takeaway from data released earlier this month from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Pollock ‘A’ season starts amid federal shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown has caused some hiccups for the pollock fishery, but it still started as scheduled Jan. 20.

Questions about federal shutdown’s impact on upcoming halibut season go unanswered

As the federal government shutdown wears on, a major question is going unanswered: Does the National Marine Fisheries Service have a plan to open Alaska’s halibut and sablefish fisheries if the shutdown lasts?
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

DOC suspends some re-entry related policies

Alaska's Department of Corrections has removed a position focused specifically on re-entry and is changing policies that some advocates say helped people succeed when they released from prison.

Juneau food bank opens doors to federal workers during shutdown

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank plans to open its doors to federal workers every Monday until the government is reopened.

State of Alaska issues two key permits for Donlin mine

Along with the reclamation plan approval, the state also increased the amount of money Donlin Gold will be required to put down ahead of time for the mine’s cleanup.

Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP

BP Alaska is one of the biggest oil companies in the state. To help address climate change, it's paying to keep forests standing on land managed by two Alaska Native corporations.

AMHS announces another change to Alaska Class Ferry rollout

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced more changes to the Alaska Class Ferry rollout this week, but the summer schedule is still uncertain. A spokesperson says the new plan will get Alaska Class Ferries in service sooner and save money.

Matthew Failor wins blistering fast Kuskokwim 300

Matthew Failor won the Kuskokwim 300 with 11 dogs in harness, setting a new race record at 7:02 a.m. Sunday.

In rural communities, jails house psychiatric patients awaiting transport to hospitals

When Alaska residents go through a severe mental health crisis, many rural clinics lack the resources to ensure their safety. About 10 patients are held in the Haines rural jail each year awaiting transport to hospitals.

Jason Pavila wins Bogus Creek 150 in rookie race

Fifteen-year-old Jason Pavila of Kwethluk and his nine dogs won the Bogus Creek 150 on his first attempt.

Dillingham well tests positive for PFAS contamination

The Department of Transportation says it was recently alerted to potentially harmful chemicals contaminating a drinking water source near the Dillingham airport.