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.

Climate change in Alaska and The Big Thaw podcast

Alaskans have a front row seat to climate change, and Alaska's Energy Desk is telling the stories of our changing state in a new podcast called The Big Thaw. On the next Talk of Alaska- the stories behind the podcast. Join us for a conversation with Energy Desk journalists about what they learned reporting on climate change in our state. LISTEN HERE

Amid environmental grief, finding hope in a graveyard of yellow cedar

One ecologist wonders, for the yellow cedar forests and the people who care about them, what comes after climate change and environmental loss in Southeast Alaska?

State trooper charged with illegal use of computer

An Alaska State Trooper serving on active duty with the Alaska National Guard has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of illegal use of a computer.

After a peak, APD says car thefts in Anchorage are declining

Officials say the steep increase in the number of cars stolen is largely attributable to drugs, and that the decrease is being driven by an expanded police force and collaboration among law enforcement agencies.

Drilling foes in House launch bill to close ANWR

Opponents of development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge filed a U.S. House bill Monday that would end the possibility of drilling in the refuge. The bill's prospects are dim in the Senate, but sponsors say they will press on.
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent makes an approach to the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard)

Marine Science Symposium – LIVEBLOG – Wednesday

3:30 p.m. -- Mark Brzezinski, the White House's point man for the Arctic, told participants at the Marine Science Symposium this afternoon that they're in a growth industry.

U.S. Air Force ‘barren lands’ survival course teaches how to stay alive in Arctic wilderness

Survival course trainees are exposed to subzero temperatures and winds that gust up to 30-plus miles an hour. “They don’t go back inside after they come out here and begin the training,” said instructor Sgt. Garrett Wright.

House committees organize, five weeks after session began

The powerful House Finance Committee will have eight Republicans — including four from each caucus — two Democrats and one independent.

Governor’s housing summit seeks solutions

Experts from around the state gathered in Anchorage Wednesday to hear and share information on a variety of topics related to housing in Alaska. Download Audio

NovaGold stakes company future on Donlin Gold mine after major asset sale

NovaGold is staking a lot on the success of the proposed Donlin Gold mine after selling a big asset last year: the Galore Creek project in British Columbia.

Iditarod checkpoint enforces ordinance to control loose dog population as mushers arrive

Coinciding with the Iditarod sled dog race, Unalakleet issued an emergency ordinance to address loose dogs running free around the community. Many residents complained about a problem, and not everyone is happy with the solution.

Winter storms flood houses in Nunapitchuk and Kotlik

Storms battered the southern Bering Sea and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta last month. February storms aren’t unusual, but the amount of rain and flooding is. The combination caused a lot of damage for two communities in the region.

Murkowski explains why she’ll vote to cancel Trump’s emergency

"One can be for border security ... and at the same time question whether the administration has overreached in using the National Emergencies Act in the way that it has,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski said on the Senate floor.

Kake hydro gets boost in governor’s budget

A hydroelectric plant for a small Southeast Alaska community is a step closer to reality. Gov. Bill Walker included funding for Kake’s Gunnuk Creek project in his capital budget proposal. Listen now

Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board has approved its largest land exchange to date, a deal that would swap about 18,000 acres of trust-owned land in Southeast Alaska for roughly 20,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land.

Enviro group says Interior hid gaps in ANWR science

An environmental group has published 18 leaked memos by government scientists that outline gaps in knowledge about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The public comment period for oil and gas lease sales in the refuge ends Thursday.

Murkowski votes to block Trump’s emergency; Sullivan votes opposite

Alaska's U.S. senators split on the vote Thursday to block President Trump's declaration of an emergency. If Trump prevails with a veto, Alaska could lose military construction projects as money is diverted to build a wall on the southern border.

As Trump administration contemplates drilling in Arctic waters, North Slope organizations stress need to protect subsistence resources

In public comments made available on a federal site, most North Slope institutions didn’t express outright opposition to the plan. But they did voice concern for subsistence resources and hunters’ continued access to them.

HAARP goes artsy

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in Gakona is expanding its scope beyond traditional science.