Borough mayor’s race too close to call

Outcome of tight Mat Su Borough mayor's race may not be official for a while.

Sullivan calls in Corps to bash EPA over water rule

The controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule took effect in most states this summer, redefining which bodies of water are covered by the Clean Water Act. While legal challenges progress, the WOTUS rule remains a political hot button. Sen. Dan Sullivan pushed that button at a hearing this morning. Download Audio
Snow covers Mount Juneau, Sunday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Tripp Crouse/KTOO)

Juneau under winter storm warning

Juneau is under a winter storm warning and forecasters are expecting one of the city's heaviest snowfalls in years. Listen Now

Public Turns Out For Eielson Meetings

The Air Force is wrapping up a series of public meetings in Alaska tonight in North Pole. The scoping sessions are to identify issues to consider in an environmental impact statement for the proposed downsizing of Eielson Air Force Base. The cost savings of moving an F-16 squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage have faced a range of opposition and questions at meetings in both communities.

St. Lawrence Island assistance centers offer state aid for storm repairs

The Department of Homeland Security and emergency management, or DHSEM, set up assistance centers on St. Lawrence Island after Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration almost two weeks ago. Listen now

From Texas to Colorado to Scotland, ANWR drilling opponents take their case to CEOs

A small crowd marched on BP's American headquarters in Denver today, demanding the oil conglomerate not drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's part of a larger effort by environmental groups to target oil companies and also banks.

NTSB releases preliminary report on May 13 mid-air collision

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report for a fatal May 13 mid-air collision of two flightseeing planes in Southeast Alaska.

RUNNING: State Senate, District J Anchorage

Bill Weilechowski (D) and Ron Slepecki (R) are running for State Senate, District J Anchorage in the Alaska General Election...
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Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP

BP Alaska is one of the biggest oil companies in the state. To help address climate change, it's paying to keep forests standing on land managed by two Alaska Native corporations.

Claman increases lead in House District 21 race

Democrat Matt Claman has pulled further ahead of his opponent, Republican Anand Dubey, in the House District 21 race. The Division of Elections started counting absentee and question ballots Tuesday afternoon. Claman is now ahead by 86 votes. Download Audio

Power and Empire: New Alaskan-helmed Tom Clancy novel launches

The author Tom Clancy died in 2013, but Tom Clancy the fiction series powerhouse is very much alive and well. The continuation of Clancy's thrillers are now in the capable hands of an Alaskan author-Eagle River resident Marc Cameron, a best selling author in his own right, Cameron has just released his first Clancy book -- Power and Empire features Clancy characters President Jack Ryan and his son, Jack Ryan Jr., who works for a secret intelligence agency.

Alaska Natives protesting Dakota Access pipeline share mixed views on oil

About 60 demonstrators, including many Alaska Natives, gathered in downtown Anchorage Saturday afternoon to sing, dance and carry signs. They were there to support North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Tongass in transition: Striking a chord with old growth trees

Alaska Specialty Woods uses salvaged trees to make instrument tops, which are shipped all around the world. This sustainable company still wants the timber industry to stick around.
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Bethel votes to hire investigator to review city’s handling of sexual assault cases

Bethel City Council took action in response to a Bethel woman’s protest regarding her sexual assault case. On Tuesday, the city council voted to hire an independent investigator to review the city’s response to reports of sexual assault.

House passes bill intended to curb opioid overdose deaths

The House passed a bill Monday intended to reduce the number of deaths from overdoses of prescription opioids. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: June 26, 2014

Flooding Closes Portion of Denali Park Road; Senate Bill Includes $6 Million For New Icebreaker; How will Sealaska Solve its Money Problems?; Housing Tops Juneau’s Economic Concerns; Nenana Bridge Will Provide Access To Agricultural Land; Eaglet Rescued in the Aleutians, Recuperating in Anchorage; Behind the Scenes of Alaska's Film Industry; Online Program Hopes To Revive Eyak Language Download Audio

Ketchikan’s school board agrees to give tribal leaders input on hiring

The agreement gives tribal leaders or their designees 20 percent of the seats on district hiring committees. In exchange, KIC will provide higher education funding for Alaska Native teachers, who will then be eligible to be hired by the school district.

2 hunters rescued, 1 mauled near Hoonah

A brown bear mauling prompted the Coast Guard to rescue two hunters from a mountain near Hoonah and bring them to Juneau Saturday afternoon. Only one of the hunters was injured. Listen Now

Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal range

Polar bear researcher Eric Regehr says that in individual cases like this, it’s very difficult to attribute cause to why a bear wandered so far from its typical area.

Forest Service official says fighting Lower 48 wildfires is cutting into Alaska forest services

“We’ve seen 8,000 positions across the agency that we have essentially shifted from either providing services, forest management (or) recreation management to fire suppression,” said U.S. Forest Service Associate Deputy Chief Chris French. Listen now