Congressional delegation eyes federal funds at risk in state budget impasse

A pile of federal dollars on the line as legislators negotiate the state's capital budget and whether to restore some of the roughly $400 million Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed.

Fire officials shift priorities as wet weather slows Shovel Creek Fire

The Shovel Creek wildfire response is transitioning as weeks of work and cooler, wetter weather have slowed activity on the blaze northwest of Fairbanks.

Juneau’s Glory Hall will cut breakfast, lunch service in response to budget vetoes

The most recent state budget cuts mean the shelter will have to reduce its hours. The building will close from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., likely starting next month. That means no breakfast and no lunch.

ADEC approves waste management permit for tunnel excavation at the Palmer Project

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a waste management permit for a controversial mineral exploration project near the communities of Klukwan and Haines.

ADN report: Lack of village police leads to hiring cops with criminal records

In some parts of Alaska, local governments are so desperate for law enforcement they've had to hire people with criminal records. For...

The burn season

With extreme heat and dry conditions, wildfires are burning across the state. What's the outlook for the rest of the summer and what should we all do to help reduce the risk of causing a fire or losing property to one?

UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns

The announcement comes despite concerns expressed by the accreditation commission’s president, who has warned that cuts to the University of Alaska’s budget could jeopardize accreditation in the future.

Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Inupiaq communities

Richard Glenn is an inconvenient truth for opponents of drilling in the Arctic Refuge. He presents a challenge to the prevalent narrative in D.C., that Native people oppose development in the Arctic.

Hospital group sues to block emergency Medicaid payment cut

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association’s president says the changes should have been handled through the normal process for changing rules.

Attorney General pushes back on ACLU lawsuit over court cuts

Department of Law says it doesn't believe the governor's vetoes are unconstitutional, and that the ACLU's suit risks elevating the judiciary above other branches of government.

Israel Keyes book reveals new details about serial killer

A book out this summer takes an extensive look at Israel Keyes, the man federal authorities say admitted to kidnapping and murdering...

Amid PCE issues, what Y-K Delta residents can expect electric bills to look like

Starting this month, people in rural Alaska will pay the high cost of electricity without any state subsidy. But that could still change.

Planes violating airspace restrictions raise safety, operations concerns at Swan Lake Fire

Officials say some area pilots aren't abiding by the temporary flight restriction over the fire, and that could have major consequences.

Bears try to move in, Angoon sets boundaries

Furry visitors have kept the residents of Angoon on their toes for the past few weeks. Several bears have made a habit of passing through town.

Tug and barge owner to pay $2.2 million in B.C. fuel spill

The owner of a tug and barge that grounded and spilled diesel in Canadian waters on its return from Southeast Alaska will pay about $2.2 million in fines.

Could climate change research in Alaska be put on ice?

The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding.

ACLU sues Dunleavy over “punitive” cuts to court system

The civil rights group claims that the move by the governor infringes on the separation of powers laid out in Alaska's constitution.

‘We’re never going to surrender’ — Sarah James on a life fighting oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Sarah James’ desire to preserve the Neets'aii Gwich'in way of life drove her into the thick of the battle over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Dunleavy calls lawmakers to Juneau to continue special session

In a declaration Wednesday, Governor Mike Dunleavy amended his call for the second special session to have it take place in Juneau, rather than his original choice: Wasilla.

Alaska sees first measles case since 2015

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the diagnosis was confirmed Tuesday, in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula.