Search for missing Ketchikan hiker stretches to 3rd day

A 22-year-old Ketchikan man remains missing on Deer Mountain as the search stretched into a third day. Download Audio

Cook Inlet leaks draw more scrutiny for Hilcorp and its aging infrastructure

State regulators on Monday announced an oil leak from an underwater pipeline owned by Hilcorp in Cook Inlet was halted successfully. Listen now

Tie-dye, rainbows and love songs: Juneau’s first youth LGBTQ Pride party

Pride week in Juneau featured something new this year: a party just for LGBTQ middle school and high school students.

Alaska lawmakers approve vaccine program continuation

Lawmakers have voted to extend the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program, which provides universal

Alaska Republicans go to the polls on Super Tuesday

Republicans are holding their Presidential Preference Poll on Tuesday. Alaska will send 28 delegates to the Republican Convention -- the same number as Oregon, despite Alaska's small population. Download Audio

Why The Capital City Isn’t As Likeable As It Should Be

The City and Borough of Juneau has yet to join the more than one billion users on Facebook, though other governments use social media regularly. While city employees may be personal users, most don’t use it in a professional capacity to push information or interact with the public. But the city of Juneau is beginning to develop a social media policy. Download Audio

State Legislature Gears Up For Overtime

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau This year’s legislative session will not end Sunday night, the voter-mandated 90 day deadline. It’s not yet...

As They Leave Kaltag, Mushers Say The Real Racing Is Yet To Come

Iditarod teams are making their way for the Bering Sea Coast, after days of travel along the frozen Yukon River and through the Interior’s boreal forest. Download Audio

Murkowski, Sullivan split as immigration reform mires in Senate

The future of immigration reform was in doubt Thursday, after two proposals failed to win 60 votes in the U.S. Senate. Alaska's U.S. senators split their votes, on both measures. Listen now

Despite Shutdown, Alaska WIC Recipients Should Still Get Food Aid

Even though the federal government is shut down, poor women and children can still get food vouchers through the State of Alaska. The Women, Infants, and Children Supplement Nutrition -- or "WIC" -- program should be able to operate until the end of the month, according to the Alaska Department of Health.

Report: Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise

A new report says that as Artic ship traffic has increased, so has the number of Arctic ship mishaps. The annual Shipping and Safety Review by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, counts 55 ship casualties in the waters of the Arctic Circle last year, up from three a decade ago.

Teacher housing teaches life lessons

The school in Nikolai, until recently, had a problem. There was nowhere for the high school teacher to live. So they asked the students to build her a house.

FERC Concerns Slow Dam Project

A proposed hydroelectric project in Southcentral Alaska has drawn of comments from concerned Alaskans. The Susitna Watana dam is expected to provide Railbelt energy needs for a hundred years, but at what cost?

State Bans Importation, Sale Of Certain Elodea Plants

The state has taken steps to ban the importation and sale of some aquatic plants that are commonly found in aquariums. Elodea is a plant used in fishbowls that has become a big problem in Alaska, and is considered an invasive species. Last year, the state began working to eradicate the plant from areas in Fairbanks and in Anchorage. Download Audio

Alaska wildfires linked to climate change

2015 was a headline grabbing year for extreme weather events. Massive floods, extreme drought and low snowpack were seen around the globe. In Alaska, wildfires scorched over 5 million acres of land. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking a closer look and trying to figure out what caused them. Listen Now

Alaska pilot convicted of lying to investigators after crash

The 2014 crash seriously injured pilot Forest Kirst of Fairbanks and three Canadian tourists. One of the passengers died 35 days later.
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Herring fleet catches 1/4 of quota in Sunday opener

The Sitka Sound Sac Roe herring fishery opened Sunday (March 19) for just over three hours. In that window, the fleet caught nearly a quarter of this year’s quota.

Bail denied in federal case on illegal weapons and threatening posts

An FBI investigation into social media posts threatening to kill racial and religious minorities turned up what prosecutors say was an unlawful machine gun and silencers, as well as almost a dozen other firearms taken from an East Anchorage apartment.

Judge Sentences Kott, Kohring

Two former state lawmakers were sentenced to time served at a federal courthouse in Anchorage on Friday. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline accepted plea deals for former state House Speaker Pete Kott and former lawmaker Vic Kohring.

Alaska News Nightly: April 10, 2014

House Debates Limiting Medicaid Funding For Abortions; Sponsor Wants Vote On Judicial Council Issue; Geraghty Testifies On Tribal Law And Order Commission Report Findings; Army Sets New Protocols During Fire Season; Exit Exam Bill Could Bring Diplomas To More Students; Assembly Passes Anti-Smoking Law; Fairbanks Will Help Fund New Mental Health Drop In Center; Retired Detective Discusses ‘Finding Bethany’ Download Audio