Most Eagle River High School sports resume after district investigates party

After a weekend of testing and contact tracing, the district gave five programs at Eagle River the go-ahead to resume activities Monday including flag football, gymnastics and drama, debate and forensics.

Pogo mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 after 12-day shift

A worker at the Pogo gold mine has tested positive to COVID-19. And he may have come in contact with up to 14 others at the mine that’s located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.

Legislative Ethics Committee Says Senator Hoffman Failed To Disclose Income

Senator Lyman Hoffman failed to file complete financial disclosures, according to a decision by the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics. The committee found that Senator Hoffman “knowingly” prepared and filed incomplete disclosures, leaving out a “substantial” amount of income.

Over 16,000 Alaska Jobs May Be Affected by Possible Federal Government Shutdown

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks More than 16,000 federal workers are on the job in Alaska. And with a Congressional impasse over the...

Alaskan Officials Rip Feds on NPR-A

Alaskans in D.C. tell Congress to alter NPR-A plans. Download Audio

Company Operating Red Dog Mine May have to pay Fine Over Wastewater Pipeline

The Canadian company that operates the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska says it won’t build a pipeline to carry wastewater away from the mine site to the Chukchi Sea. Now a court will decide if the company will have to pay a fine laid out in a 2008 lawsuit settlement. Download Audio
Seiners in Starrigavan Bay during the first opening of Sitka’s 2014 sac roe herring fishery. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

It’s herring season! Sitka sac roe fishery opens on short notice

The commercial herring season opened Thursday, more abruptly than in past years. Herring seiners had about 2-days’ notice to get to Sitka. And then about another 4 hours’ notice to prep their gear. Download Audio

Budget defers 5 jets, but Air Force general ‘excited’ for F-35s in Alaska

President Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s, the new fighter jet slated for Eielson Air Force Base. But the Air Force chief of staff still speaks highly of the plan to keep them at the Fairbanks base.

When the lights went out – Alaska’s great recession

Less than ten years after oil started flowing, Alaska’s economy cratered. The recession was quick and deep. Ten banks failed, real estate values plummeted and tens of thousands of people fled the state. It was Alaska’s great recession, 20 years before the rest of the country went through almost the same thing.

Cruise Ship Waste Bill Opened To Amendments

Yesterday, the Alaska State Senate was expected to vote on a bill that would change the way that waste from cruise ships is regulated. But instead, they opened the bill up to amendments and put off a real vote on the measure until next week. The bill is a priority of the governor, and the administration had hoped for passage by this week. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez is here with us to explain why that didn’t happen.
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Gov. Dunleavy issues fourth COVID-19 disaster declaration for Alaska

Under state law, disaster declarations expire after no more than 30 days unless the Legislature votes to extend them.

Anchorage Assembly says no to legalizing marijuana

The state’s largest city is publicly speaking out against Ballot Measure 2, which aims to legalize marijuana. But the Anchorage Assembly’s vote was not unanimous.

49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Diane Timberlake of Fairbanks. Download Audio:

BRHS students walk out of class to demand gun reform

On Wednesday afternoon, students walked out of class at Bethel Regional High School to raise awareness about school shootings and to demand stricter gun laws. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: July 11, 2014

Denali Commission Money Survives House; Fairbanks Wind Energy Battle Continues; Rep. Guttenberg Looks To Jumpstart Fairbanks LNG; Fairbanks Rains Approach Record Levels; 'Among Wolves' Details Researcher's Lifelong Passion; Alaska Native Leader Don Wright Passes Away; AK: Bear Aware; 300 Villages: Palmer Download Audio
A seal lies on a small chunk of ice

Arctic seals were listed as threatened in 2012. Now their sea ice habitat will be protected, too.

After being delayed for almost a decade, the federal government is moving forward with the process for designating critical habitat for two species of seal listed as threatened.

Iditarod Mushers Prepare For Break From Yukon River

Huslia marks the halfway point along this year’s Iditarod Trail. Many mushers are looking forward to leaving the Yukon River and heading for the tiny Interior village.

49 Voices: Andrew Freed of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Andrew Freed in Anchorage. Freed is a UAA student and moved to Alaska 12 years ago from Mississippi. Listen now

No budget by July means no ferry service

All state ferries will stop sailing by early July if the Legislature fails to reach a budget deal. The Alaska Marine Highway System’s plans are among dozens of state service cuts announced Monday by the Walker administration. Download Audio:

Great Bear Undecided on 2013 Drilling Season

The small oil company won't say whether it will proceed with oil fracking this summer. Download Audio