Maniilaq Association Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees

Kotzebue based Maniilaq Association will be laying off around 40 employees effective immediately.

Record Numbers Turn Out to Testify Against Anchorage Mega-Projects

AMATS takesk hours of public testimony from dozens of Anchorage residents opposed to the proposed Bragaw Extension and the Knik Arm Bridge. Download Audio

Alaska public safety head says state will assist Nome police investigating sexual assault cases

State public safety officials assured the audience at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week that they are aware of Nome police’s troubles and plan to assist NPD.

Parnell Plans Aggressive Push for ANWR and APR-A Development

Governor Parnell announced plans on Thursday to aggressively push oil development on state lands and waters including areas next to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.
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Anchorage Assembly passes measure to make healthcare pricing more transparent

The Anchorage Assembly passed a measure that could have an impact on healthcare for anyone getting care in Alaska’s largest city. Listen now

BOEM seeks input on Beaufort leasing; plan still pending

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is beginning work on a lease sale next year in Arctic waters, even though the larger plan for offshore leasing is still a draft proposal. Listen now

With 35th homicide this year, Anchorage hits an all-time high

The number of homicides in Alaska's largest city has again hit an all-time high. Listen now

Suspicious Soldotna deaths under investigation

Alaska law enforcement officials are investigating two suspicious deaths in Soldotna. According to a Alaska State Trooper dispatch posted Monday, two burned bodies were found in a burned-out Ford Bronco that was located off a trail near a Soldotna residence.

Trail Mix: Esteem and Steam

It was about 7:15am, and Schwing had just seen a press release about a snowmachiner hitting Aily Zirkle and Jeff King en route to Nulato overnight, killing a dog and injuring others. "Zach - get up! GET UP!" I started making calls and poking at the computer while Schwing roused her pilot and basically sprinted toward the plane, and Nulato.

Coastal Management Program Talks Fall Apart

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Talks to keep the coastal management program going after July first have fallen apart.   Word came in messages...

Shell’s Q3 results reflect Arctic hit

Royal Dutch Shell has announced its quarterly financial results. They're not good, and Shell’s dry hole in the Chukchi Sea is just one factor. Download Audio

Guitar maker opts for more sustainable Sitka spruce

A little piece of Alaska has helped create some of the music industry’s biggest hits. Sitka spruce is a prized “tonewood” used to make guitars and violins. But one guitar company is pushing back and asking the feds and music insiders to reconsider clear cut logging in the Tongass National Forest. Listen Now

Climate change may have sparked human migration into Interior Alaska, UAF study finds

Climate change may have spurred the first humans to move into interior Alaska. A new University of Alaska-Fairbanks study, released on Tuesday, found that around 15,000 years ago, the Bering Land Bridge became much wetter and warmer. That coincides with when people began to leave it. Listen now

UA Board of Regents formulates Legislative budget requests

The University of Alaska Board of Regents this week is meeting in Juneau. Among the topics up for discussion is figuring how the university should move forward in a progressively bleaker fiscal climate, and developing a plan of attack for their legislative budget requests. Download Audio

LISTEN: What makes someone a ‘real’ Alaskan?

As public historian David Reamer points out in a recent installment of his column for the Anchorage Daily News, called Histories of Anchorage, there’s little doubt that Alaska Natives are “real” Alaskans. But what about everybody else?

State GOP primary holds some surprises for Alaska legislative races

The current House majority mostly is made up of Democrats, with three moderate Republicans and two independents. Tuesday night’s state legislative races yielded several surprises. Listen now

Five Conservation Groups File Lawsuit To Stop POW Timber Project

Five more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island. Download Audio:

Democrats Vie for Opportunity in General US Senate Election

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Three candidates are vying to win the Democratic primary this year for the US Senate. Sitka mayor Scott McAdams...

Airline passenger brings first case of COVID-19 to Southeast town of Gustavus

The person is not an Alaska resident and appears to be asymptomatic. They are currently in self-quarantine.

$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It's the city's second try at cracking down on the drug...after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly Tuesday after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.  Listen Now