How tourists could see the Mendenhall Glacier after it retreats

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is preparing for a future that includes more tourists and a melting attraction. Listen now

Taku River turns cold, runs fast after glacial dam release in the Juneau Icefield

This glacial dam release, or jökulhlaup, was relatively small, but there could be more this summer.

Moore Hopes To Take On Don Young

An Anchorage Democrat who hopes to take on Rep. Don Young for the U.S. Congress seat is in Ketchikan for a few days, listening to voters and getting his message out.

49 Voices: Jim Baldwin of Chugiak

This week's 49 Voices features Chugiak resident Jim Baldwin, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska.

After Haines mine site visit, Dunleavy says he’ll keep pushing to make Alaska ‘open for business’ — and conservationists are concerned

Governor Dunleavy posted photos of his visit to the Palmer Project on his official Facebook page — and it didn't take long for the comments on his post erupted in controversy, a reflection of the growing local unrest over the proposal.

One man’s quest to find Glacier Bay’s ecological Holy Grail

William S. Cooper left directions from over 100 years ago. But rediscovering the lost research plots in Glacier Bay required an epic adventure. Listen now

The squid or the whale? Reported giant squid in Lynn Canal actually decomposing whale

On Tuesday morning, a fisherman called the U.S. Coast Guard to report a giant squid on the West side of Lynn Canal, near St. James Bay. Listen now

House chooses Neal Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority

Speaker Pro Tempore Neal Foster was able to swear in House appointee Sharon Jackson, but the legislative body still can’t form committees or start work on bills until a majority comes together.

Former YKHC employee pleads guilty to distributing child pornography

A former Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation employee has pled guilty in Anchorage Superior court to distributing child pornography. Listen now

Earthquake recovery in Alaska’s largest city

Aftershocks from the massive earthquake that struck Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska on Friday morning continued over the weekend, adding stress to the assessment and recovery effort now underway. A lot of that damage was to major transportation corridors. How long will recovery take, especially in winter conditions?

Alaskans show the flag at Washington March for Life

It was another day of massive demonstration in Washington, D.C. today, this time for the annual March for Life. We caught up with a contingent from Eagle River, and a Catholic chaplain from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. Listen now

Sitka man takes plea deal in murder of girlfriend; will serve 45 years

A Sitka man accused of killing his girlfriend last year has taken a plea deal, and now could face up to 45 years in prison. Listen now

Iditarod mushers in striking distance surprise themselves

As top Iditarod teams reached the checkpoint at Galena, several were trying to account for their spots at the top of the pack. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes spoke with three mushers surprised for one reason or another with their place in the standings. Download Audio
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December jobs report shows modest growth in Alaska’s oil and gas industry

At 6.3 percent, Alaska's unemployment rate is currently the highest in the nation.

DEC agrees to test for more PFAS chemicals

Across Alaska, PFAS from fire suppressant foams ended up in wells near airports and military facilities. Now, residents in these communities are getting state-supplied bottled water delivered.

AK: Hunters sleep in Bethel parking lot to get muskox permits

Muskoxen are prized for their fatty, flavorful meat and soft, warm fur. Every year, thousands of people apply online for less than 200 winter permits to hunt them in Alaska. Or, for the truly devoted, you can travel to Bethel to sign up in person.

GOA Pacific cod allocations hacked 80 percent after massive stock decline

A dramatic decline in Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod stocks forced regulators to hack the fishery’s total allowable catch by about 80 percent Saturday. The large cut will likely hit the commercial fishing industry in the Gulf hard. Listen now

Alaska GOP Gov. Dunleavy seeks to oust Democratic chair of oil and gas watchdog agency

A two-page letter from Dunleavy last month charges French with “neglect of duty and misconduct,” and levies five charges to justify the governor’s bid to remove French from chairmainship of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

LISTEN: Who will answer Mat-Su police calls? A task force has a few ideas

A rise in crime and cuts to Alaska State Troopers have pushed the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to consider new ways to provide more law enforcement in the borough.

‘Devastating’ and ‘significant’: Educators react to Dunleavy’s budget proposal

Education leaders are deeply worried about how the cuts will affect schools.