Commercial fishermen scrambling to buy life rafts for their boats this winter can rest a little easier. Congress has changed a new law that would have required life rafts for fishing boats traveling at least three miles off shore. Download Audio
A U.S. House subcommittee today considered a bill aimed at creating a deepwater dock at Point Spencer, a narrow curlicue of land on the Bering Strait, just south of the Arctic Circle. Alaska Congressman Don Young says his bill would divide the 2,000 acre spit among the Coast Guard, the state and the Bering Strait Native Corp., creating a partnership to build a port. Download Audio
The number of syringes exchanged at one Anchorage non-profit doubled in just two years to almost half-a-million. This year they're on track to outpace that. Listen now
The planned move is part of a wider effort to centralize dispatch operations, which also involves closing dispatch facilities in Wasilla and Soldotna.
The state Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn a decision allowing a coal mine project to go forward near Sutton.
Two crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska started up Wednesday, February 17. Fishing for Tanner crab and golden king crab opened at noon.
Last month, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announced it was thinking about temporarily suspending brown bear sport hunting on the Refuge until late next spring. This week, they held two public meetings to see how people felt about the proposal and on Friday, they made their decision. Download Audio
The Unalaska City Clerks department is checking signatures on a petition to recall Mayor Frank Kelty.
Just a week after a vote shooting down a controversial proposal to ban commercialization of marijuana within Anchorage, the city Assembly is forming a new committee to handle local implementation in the months ahead. Listen now:
Bethel is gearing up for a big sled dog racing weekend as top-tier mushers from around the state arrive to compete in the Kuskowkim 300.
Alyse Galvin is challenging Congressman Don Young for Alaska’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Listen now
The incinerator at the Dillingham landfill has been clean-burning trash for a little over a year now. While it’s doing a good job of cutting down the volume of material that gets buried in limited cell space, it’s not proving as cost efficient to operate as hoped.
A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former police officer against the City of Sitka has settled out of court for over $500,000.
Front running teams are making their way for White Mountain Tuesday morning.
Two separate items coming before the Anchorage Assembly will shape the state's largest market for commercial cannabis for years to come. And industry representatives are worried it'll be for the worse.
A program aimed at helping mothers who are in prison connect with their kids is called the Lullaby Project. Professional musicians work with inmates at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River to write songs for the inmate’s children then the musicians record them onto a CD. Listen now
Alaska health officials issued a directive Monday asking hospitals statewide to postpone non-essential surgeries for 90 days. But, It’s not a mandate.