Dunleavy, Begich spar on budget, crime in debate

They traded accusations over which branch of government is responsible for the rise in crime. Listen now

CVRF hopes tiny homes could serve as big solution for region’s housing crisis

A pilot project of the Coastal Villages Region Fund aims to alleviate the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's housing crisis with tiny home construction.
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There will be a recount Friday of the East Anchorage House race Liz Snyder won by 13 votes

A group of 11 Anchorage residents requested the East Anchorage recount on Tuesday. They said they believe an election official made mistakes that could change the result.

Ketchikan school board to consider giving tribal leaders input in hiring process

Advocates say adding tribal voices to the hiring process would give Native students positive role models, and encourage them to stay in school and graduate.

House committees take different approach on crime bills

House members have brought different ideas on addressing crime to the House Judiciary and House Finance committees.

Sitka settles police whistleblower lawsuit for $325,000

Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva filed suit in August 2018, claiming he was harassed and demoted after calling out irregularities in the department’s procurement of automatic weapons.

As memories of the Exxon Valdez fade, a plea to Congress to retain the lessons learned

A group of Alaskans traveled to Washington, D.C. to ask lawmakers to renew a fund that allows the government to launch a spill response and pay compensation, even before the company at fault is held to account.

ASRC: Obama acts in our name, ignores our needs

President Obama cited subsistence and the needs of Alaska Natives yesterday in explaining why he decided to block future oil and gas lease sales in Arctic waters. Some Native people welcome the resource protection. But the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation says the president didn’t consult with its members and is ignoring the real needs of the Inupiat people. Listen Now

ConocoPhillips announces three new oil discoveries on the North Slope

Conoco didn’t release many details about the discoveries, including how much oil was found. But in a press release, the company called the results of this winter’s drilling season “promising.” Listen now

Wednesday’s Three to Read: catch up on Iditarod 44

The 2016 race strategies that mushers have chewed over for months are coming into focus as top teams near their mandatory 24-hour rest period...

Gov. Walker lets Juneau road money stand, but maintains no-build policy

A governor’s spokesman said Walker’s no-build policy on the road isn’t shifting. Previously, state plans called for extending Glacier Highway in Juneau about 48 miles north. Listen now

Murkowski’s statements on impeachment cut both ways

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is showing her independent streak as she discusses the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Judge dismisses Pebble-funded lawsuit against BBRSDA

In a legal victory, a Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a Pebble-backed lawsuit against Bristol Bay's regional seafood development association.

Police killed a man in Juneau this week, the first fatal police-involved shooting since 2007

Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer during a press conference on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the Juneau Police Department headquarters. A...

As budget debate draws out, a deadline for state layoff notices approaches

It’s not clear that lawmakers will be able to resolve differences over PFDs by the June 3 deadline to provide layoff notices — or in time to avoid a state government shutdown on July 1.

Golovin lawmaker calls for REAL ID extension to benefit rural Alaska residents

In a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Sen. Donny Olson wrote that both Dunleavy and President Trump have a responsibility to ensure the REAL ID mandate is implemented properly so as not to infringe upon Alaskans’ rights to travel.

Anchorage ‘re-entry walk’ offers glimpse of path out of prison

Re-entering the community after incarceration can be complicated. In Anchorage, a unique tour gives people a glimpse at what it can entail.

Alaska corrections officer faces federal drug charges

A Goose Creek prison guard has been arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to distribute drugs in the correctional facility. The corrections officer faces federal charges. Download Audio

As some sea star populations make a comeback, scientists may have found cause of ‘wasting disease’

Along the West Coast, there are signs that sea stars are recovering from what’s known as a wasting disease epidemic that began around 2013. Stars suffering from the disease literally melt away within 48 hours of the first sign of sickness. Scientists once thought it was caused by a virus or another pathogen, but now they think it may actually be another sign of climate change.

Extreme cold temps in Bethel region mean more ice road, but river hazards remain

The crew experienced no issues while they plowed the 50 miles from Tuluksak to Kalskag in a wind chill of negative 45 degrees fahrenheit.