After coronavirus concerns close Shaktoolik checkpoint, residents band together to create spot for mushers to rest outside of town

Shaktoolik is usually a key resting spot for mushers and their sled dogs before they push the 50 miles to the next checkpoint at Koyuk.

Earthquake simulator to bring jolt of awareness to Southeast and Yukon

Alaska is earthquake country. But many people don’t know the basic safety measures they should take to prepare for an earthquake. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants to change that. The Division hopes to jolt people into awareness with a mobile earthquake simulator. The ‘Quake Cottage’ is scheduled to visit ten communities in Southeast Alaska and the Yukon for the first time ever this fall. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: February 23, 2015

With School Choice Resolution, Legislature Revisits Voucher Question; Walker Files Bill Creating Marijuana Control Board; Marijuana Legalization Questions Linger; Bethel District Attorney Fired By State; As Budgets Shrink, State Eyes Cuts to Film Incentives; Judge Hears Arguments On Stay In Education Lawsuit; Holly Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner Ski Race; DEC, Coast Guard Respond To Statter Harbor Oil Spill; ANSEP Builds Bridges For Middle Schoolers To Science Education; Haines Artists Collaborate On Sixth Percent For Art Mosaic Download Audio

River otters use latrines as social hubs

When it comes to picking a good place to socialize, the bathroom probably isn’t high on your list. For coastal river otters in Southcentral Alaska, however, the bathroom is a major social hub. Listen now

Juneau legislators address budget concerns at town hall

In back-to-back town hall meetings this week, Juneau city officials and legislators addressed concerns about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget. The City and Borough of Juneau has said it stands to lose more than $28 million from reductions in state funding.

Petit out front: Iditarod leaders swap positions as race pivots to the Yukon

This year's Iditarod has hit what could prove the defining moment in who wins the race. Joar Ulsom pushed his 24-hour rest all the way to the Iditarod checkpoint, arriving Wednesday evening while his main competitors were posted up in towns further down the trail.

LISTEN: Take a break from pandemic stress with some help from Alaska musicians and writers

With the stress of sheltering in our homes and a daily barrage of worrisome news about the global pandemic, it’s important to find time to decompress, relax and find hope for the future.

Guilty: Third conspirator convicted in Grunwald murder

A jury has found a third man guilty in the 2016 murder of Palmer teenager David Grunwald today in Fairbanks, where the high-profile case had been moved to avoid a prejudiced jury.

Alaska Supreme Court rules for LeBon in pivotal election recount case

The Alaska Supreme Court is meeting in Anchorage this morning to hear arguments in Kathryn Dodge’s case against state election officials and her election opponent.

What’s school like in Tenakee Springs without a school?

Tenakee Springs is a small Southeast Alaska town on Chichagof Island about 46 miles southwest of Juneau. In 2015, the state reported it had about 140 residents. It also has a small student body that fluctuates from year to year. Frances Ziel said some families were already choosing to home-school before the closure. After the school shut down, she said the district wanted to support them. Listen Now

Here’s which Alaska services would stop if the state government shuts down next week

The House Finance Committee heard on Thursday from industry leaders who expressed concern about the impact of a shutdown on the private sector.

Frank Bailey Fined For Email Use

A former aide to Sarah Palin has been fined for using confidential emails to write a tell-all book. Frank Bailey was fined $11,900 for violating the state's ethics law.
The BP Building in Anchorage.

Economists say the loss of BP jobs will be significant, but ‘not disastrous’ for Alaska’s economy

BP, which has been a major employer in Alaska for decades, is planning to sell all of its assets in the state to Hilcorp, a smaller, private company.

The Blind Spot: Juvenile Justice And Substance Abuse In Young Alaskans.

Juvenile crime in Anchorage is down, but crimes involving drugs and alcohol is not. Many who work in the juvenile justice system say we’re not catching young people who are getting into trouble soon enough. A new series examines what services are available, how youth are getting help and how they're helping themselves. APRN: Tuesday, 4/28 at 10:00am Download Audio

Murkowski Supporting Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski left no question today about her position on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the law banning...

Revenue commissioner outlines a new direction for Alaska’s gas pipeline project

That direction looks a lot like a previous version of the project: one that was led by the oil companies on the North Slope.
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Sullivan on Mueller report: ‘There’s no evidence of collusion. It’s over.’

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says Attorney General William Barr's summation of the Mueller report clears President Trump and closes a chapter.

Washington man sentenced to 10 years in prison for extensive Alaska scamming spree

Floyd Jay Mann, a 56-year-old from Puyallup, WA, was sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday for scamming several Dillingham residents out of millions of dollars. Listen now

49 Voices: Quinn Bennett of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Quinn Bennett in Anchorage. Bennett is a lifelong Alaskan who's done everything from outdoor guiding to teaching. He moved to Anchorage from Soldotna at the age of ten. Listen now

Can Alaska Lawmakers Break The Gridlock?

While negotiation meetings have taken place between legislative leaders and the governor, there has not been a formal structure with a clear, mutually agreeable path to a resolution. Listen now: