Anchorage School Board member Dave Donley appointed to Dunleavy administration, remains on board

A spokesman for the governor says that since January 2nd, Donley has been deputy commissioner of the Department of Administration. According to the school board, it isn't unprecedented for someone to serve on a school board in Alaska and also work for the Governor.

Credit rating agencies watch as Alaska pivots toward a new budget

Right now, there’s a plan in place that kept the state’s credit outlook stable. But there a new governor, and his administration has a new plan for the state’s budget.

Alaska Native arts teacher asks governor to reconsider proposed budget cuts

Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s impending budget cut proposals loomed large at the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards last week in Juneau.

New bridge dedicated to Alaska Native Brotherhood

State transportation officials and Juneau Native leaders dedicated a new bridge crossing the Mendenhall River as the Brotherhood Bridge Saturday.

Rep. Young sponsors bill to bring back deported vets

The "Repatriate Our Patriots" bill would allow honorably discharged veterans to return to the U.S. as permanent residents and apply for citizenship.

With winter snow trails, North Slope Borough hopes to offer residents a safe path over tundra

“Near-deaths and freezing, running out of gas are some of the issues surrounding being able to go between communities,” said Gordon Brower, director of the North Slope Borough’s Planning and Community Services Department.

Karluk Manor evacuated, turns to church for shelter

When the earthquake struck, the 46 residents of Karluk Manor had nowhere safe to go until a church quickly opened their doors.

The pulses overhead: remote radars still tie together Alaska’s air defense

At the height of the Cold War, the military built secretive radar sites all over Alaska. Most of them are still operating, doing essentially the same thing: scanning the sky for anything that's not supposed to be there, particularly Russian long-range bombers. Download Audio

Petit lead disappears as Ulsom overtakes on coast

There's been a shakeup along the Iditarod trail. Bad weather along the coast earlier today hampered the race's front runners. Listen now

USCG report blames Destination sinking on overloading, outdated stability book

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering civil penalties against the owners of the F/V Destination — the crab boat that capsized two years ago in the Bering Sea, killing all six crew members.

Dunleavy’s proposed budget would cut $6.4 million from Southwest Alaska schools

At a public hearing on the Dillingham school's operating budget, Superintendent Jason Johnson said that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts would be "catastrophic." For now, educators in the region are sticking to the status quo.

BlueCrest is latest company to stop work, citing state’s defunct cash-for-credits scheme

BlueCrest is the latest to fall victim to the now-defunct cashable credit program. It announced on August 1 that it couldn’t afford to keep drilling on the Kenai Peninsula and that it would be laying off about 150 people. Listen now

Republican senators concerned with scale of proposed budget cuts

While Democratic senators have been most outspoken in their opposition to Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts, it’s the Republicans who control the Senate majority. Several Republican senators on the Finance Committee have expressed concerns.

New Play Explores Homelessness In Juneau

A local playwright has spent the past few years exploring the lives of Juneau’s homeless population and the people who work with them. The result is the new play “A Lifetime to Master,” which debuted this week. Download Audio

Anchorage lawmakers weigh options for $1.9B port modernization project

Anchorage Assembly members are considering whether to spend $100,000 to hire an independent analyst to monitor an ongoing modernization project at the Port of Alaska.

Groups say they will sue unless EPA renews effort to restrict oil spill dispersants

The plaintiffs say the federal Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its duty to update its rules so they reflect the latest science on how dispersants affect the environment.

DOT closes popular Seward Highway water spout

The conversation about safety in the area has been going on for many years. Concerns go beyond rockfall, and include the combination of pedestrians crossing the road and high-speed traffic. 

49 Voices: Benjamin Agimuk of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Benjamin Agimuk in Bethel. Agimuk is originally from Chevak and is part of several Native dance groups as a yuraq drummer. He performed at this year's Cama-i Dance Festival.

Valdez woman run over by drunk driver, police say

Valdez police say a drunk driver ran over and killed a woman Sunday morning outside of a local bar.

Federal government shutdown’s effects linger for Coast Guard in Alaska

The commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s Alaska district says it may take until summer’s end to catch up on some of the work delayed by the partial federal government shutdown.