U.S. Coast Guard commissions fast response cutter in Ketchikan

A commissioning ceremony was held in Ketchikan Wednesday for the U.S. Coast Guard cutter John McCormick. The 154-foot vessel is the first of six fast response cutters that will home-port in Alaska, and the first to be home-ported on the Pacific Ocean. Listen now

Kotzebue prepares for a presidential visit

As president Barack Obama plans to shift his focus to western Alaska by midweek, residents of Kotzebue — the northwest Arctic hub of about 4,000 people — are making final preparations for the president’s historic visit above the Arctic Circle. Download Audio

Special Olympics Athlete Returns Home in Kodiak to Fanfare

Twenty-seven-year-old Kodiak resident Brittany Tregarthen represented the United States in powerlifting at this year’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Download Audio

Alaska Edition Friday February 28, 2014

Education and the funding of education remain deeply contentious in Juneau. The Anchorage School District passes the budget for the coming year. Flint Hills refinery closes - controversy follows. Channel 2 has a series "Inside Alaska Prisons." Anchorage Municipal Elections are barely a month away. US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan not only has raised a lot of money, he has a lot of his own and family money. Eielson AFB remains in the hunt for the F-35 fighter. CH2MHill returns to the troubled port of Anchorage as a contractor. The Iditarod. KSKA: Friday, 2/28 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 2/28 at 6 p.m. KAKM: Friday 2/28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 2/28 at 4:30 p.m.  Listen now:

Emperor goose hunt opens again after 30 years

Alaska resident waterfowl hunters will have the opportunity to harvest emperor geese this fall for the first time in 30 years.

Walker cuts $58M from schools

Gov. Walker’s vetoes fall heavily on K-12 education. He cut the reimbursement for school bonds, shifting the burden to local governments, and reduced formula funds. Download Audio

Produce coming soon from Pilgrim Hot Springs farming project

Nome residents could soon be able to buy locally grown vegetables from Pilgrim Hot Springs at a market stand in town. Listen now

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

House passes tax plan, the bill Young says will open ANWR

Rep. Young says the bill will lower taxes for Alaskans and, once reconciled with the Senate version, open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. But don't run to the bank just yet. Listen now

Y-K Delta Democrats discuss Fansler’s potential replacement

Representative Zach Fansler refuses to resign from the House, but his constituents are already planning to replace him. Listen now

For Alaska Cities, Lobbying Pays

The Alaska State Legislature is putting the finishing touches on a $2 billion capital budget. Even though it’s small in comparison to previous years, it still funds hundreds of projects big and small across the state. But how do lawmakers decide which ones take priority? APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez takes a look at how one set of players figure into that process: lobbyists. Download Audio

START May Affect Fort Greely

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Delta Junction city officials say they don’t believe the New START treaty will threaten the missile interceptor base at...

Frank Murkowski Lays Blame On Environmentalists

Former Alaska Governor and U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski is laying blame on environmentalists for a range of U.S. problems. Download Audio

Parnell Proposes Chinook Salmon Research Initiative

Governor Sean Parnell visited Kenai Wednesday to meet with local officials, mingle with residents and make a $30 million announcement. That’s the amount the Governor is proposing to spend on a five-year Chinook Salmon Research Initiative.

U.S. House Panel Advances Fisheries Law

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee today moved a bill to renew the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The sponsor, Alaska Rep. Don Young, says the bill makes minor changes to the fisheries law. But some fishermen and conservationists say it undercuts environmental protections and the requirement of science-based management.

Alaska News Nightly: May 31, 2011

Fire North of Fairbanks Draws Big Response, Top VA Official Visits Rural Alaska, Petersburg Coast Guard Commander Temporarily Relieved of Duty, Court Issues Final Judgement on Reinstating Roadless Protections, and more...

AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skills

Alaska’s high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That’s unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School. Listen now

Private family medical practice shuts doors in Dillingham

Dillingham’s only private family medicine practice closed at the beginning of October.

EPA Settles Over Lead Dust Violations At Governor’s Mansion

Throughout his administration, Gov. Sean Parnell has accused the Environmental Protection Agency of “overreaching” on Alaska affairs. Now, it looks like the EPA may have reached into Parnell’s own home. The Governor’s Mansion appears on a list of construction projects requiring EPA intervention for lead violations. Download Audio

Strong turnout in early voting across Alaska

With days left, 46,000 Alaskans have already voted early, about half the number as last year. Listen Now