A boom hoists a circular net filled with cod fish.

Cod tagging project shows cod might not overwinter in Bering Sea

As cod populations have surged in the area, it appears that so far, they aren't staying there the whole winter.

Murkowski, Sullivan back Senate bill to help Postal Service

Alaska’s U.S. senators have signed on to the Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act. It has aid for USPS that Senate leaders left out of their latest coronavirus relief bill.

Questions remain after GCI sells television assets to competitor

The future is uncertain for many employees of Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA, after the television station’s owner, telecommunications company GCI,announced in late July it is getting out of the broadcast television business.
Customers dined inside at Kriner's Diner on Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2020, just a few hours after a state judge ordered the restaurant to shut down dine-in service.

Kriner’s Diner backs down after Municipality of Anchorage seeks to increase fines

A co-owner said in a Facebook video that the new fines would be more than the business could afford.
A manila "vote here" sign hangs in a white room with an election worker in blue sitting at the table.

Lt. Governor calls for more poll workers in Western Alaska ahead of primary election

Historically, many retired people and elders have worked at the polls but this year many are sitting it out over coronavirus concerns.

Biden vows to block Pebble mine project if elected

“It is no place for a mine,” the former vice president said in a statement to news media.
The blue Kriner's Diner sign in Anchorage. 

Judge orders Kriner’s Diner to stop dine-in service

Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth said the city demonstrated that indoor dining exacerbates the risk of spreading the coronavirus. "A property interest cannot outweigh a person's interest in life," he wrote in his decision.

Melanie Bahnke, Kawerak CEO, appointed to redistricting board

Map of Anchorage legislative districts. (Alaska Public File) The members of the board that will set Alaska’s legislative...
Joshua Easterly, operations manager at Alaska Club East, uses a disinfectant fogger to clear the gym.

As gyms adapt to operate during a pandemic, some are struggling to get users back inside

Gyms are adapting, but some still face financial strain as Alaskans opt out of indoor exercise.
“Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell, “Not My Girl” and “When I Was Eight” both by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and “My Name is SEEPEETZA” by Shirley Sterling will be available in fourth grade classrooms and elementary school libraries. (KTOO file photo)

Alaska families: Can we follow you as kids return to school?

Alaska is about to start a very unusual school year. And as we cover schools reopening this fall, we’d like to follow some of you through this transition.
An aerial image shows a winding river delta next to a bluff. Several dozen wooden houses stand on the berm abutting the water.

Troopers investigate death of Tununak woman

Troopers say that 56-year-old Josephine Link was found unresponsive in an open field near the coastal community.
Stacks of silver canisters and kegss sit around a crowded warehouse along with ladders, tools, and a garage door in the back.

In the middle of a pandemic, brewery opening brings craft beer to Sitka

Another brewery in Sitka closed down last fall after a decade in business.
Samantha Wells, owner of Little Dipper Diner, talks with assistant manager Frankie Henley at the restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.

Anchorage takes second diner to court over emergency order violation

The city is asking a judge to order Little Dipper Diner to shut down dine-in service immediately. It filed the paperwork, seeking a temporary injunction, in state court in Anchorage on Thursday.

Fish and Game kills 4 bears near Hope as it investigates fatal mauling

The agency says it will analyze DNA samples taken from the four bears to see if they match samples collected at the site of the attack.
Corks from a gillnet lie on t he black sand in front of beach grass.

COVID-19 restrictions spark food security concerns in Western Alaska

Communities like Stebbins with limited access to the road systems are worried about what an outbreak could mean.
An aerial shot of a massive dam holding in mine tailings surrounded by spruce forests and rolling hills.

Global mine standards rest on voluntary compliance

There are concerns that new standards don’t go far enough to protect communities downstream.
Flowers of different colors in front of the beige Anchorage Pioneer Home buildgin

4 COVID-19 cases at Anchorage Pioneer Home

Three residents and one employee at the Anchorage Pioneer Home have tested positive for the coronavirus.
An aerial view of OBI Seafoods showing a blue-roofed processing plant jutting out into the water from a green island.

OBI Seafoods confirms COVID-19 outbreak at remote Kodiak Island processing plant

A total of 37 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant.
Melissa Hutchinson is a waitress and the dayshift supervisor at Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant. She's standing behind the bar at the Anchorage restaurant.

‘We’re all angry’: Anchorage restaurants lay off workers and shut down dine-in, while others defy order

Restaurants across Anchorage are having to make tough decisions as they quickly respond to the latest restrictions from Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.
A white sign on a light wooden door says "University of Alaska Board of Regents/Executive Session in Progress/Please do not disturb"

University of Alaska regents rescind idea of merging campuses

In a meeting Wednesday, regents unanimously voted to rescind a June 4 resolution that directed the administration to explore the merger introduced in May by former UA President Jim Johnsen.