UA Hopes Survey Will Reveal True Scope Of Sexual Assault Problem On Campus

If you’re a student, faculty or staff member of the University of Alaska, you may receive a survey in your email this month asking questions about sexual assault on campus. The survey follows campus visits by federal investigators looking into how the college handles sexual assault complaints and violations. Download Audio

Juneau educator named 2016 Alaska Teacher of the Year

Juneau teacher Amy Jo Meiners has been named 2016 Alaska Teacher of the Year. Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley made the announcement Sunday at the Association of Alaska School Boards conference. Download Audio

Snow scientist helps archaeologists know where to look for finds

A study underway at Gates of the Arctic National Park is looking at how warming temperatures are eroding snow that can carry important archaeological information. Download Audio

Green Lake dam awaits replacement part to get back up and running

A breakdown in the Green Lake hydroelectric plant has forced Sitka to temporarily switch fuel sources this winter. The city - which normally runs on hydropower - has been using diesel since October to meet energy demand on the coldest of days. As the Electric Department waits for the new part to arrive. KCAW’s Emily Kwong visited the dam to see the work in progress. Listen Now

Commuter flight makes emergency water landing outside Juneau, all occupants unharmed

Four passengers and a pilot are unharmed after an Alaska Seaplanes aircraft made an emergency landing in the water near Juneau Monday morning. Listen now

Sitka settles police whistleblower lawsuit for $325,000

Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva filed suit in August 2018, claiming he was harassed and demoted after calling out irregularities in the department’s procurement of automatic weapons.

State partially lifts ban on drug felons applying for food stamps

People with drug felonies can now apply for food stamps in Alaska, but they have to prove that they are complying with parole and substance abuse treatment requirements. Listen now

Short Term Spending Bill Shot Down in House

The U.S. government again faces threat of a shutdown because of Congressional disagreements. The House failed to pass a short term spending bill Wednesday night that would keep government running past Sept. 30. Its defeat was a surprise blow to House GOP leadership. Despite Speaker John Boehner’s entreaties four dozen Republicans defected and voted against the bill.

Novagold talks expansion, mine development in latest earnings call

Novagold, one of two companies developing the proposed Donlin Gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, is looking at building the mine in stages to reduce construction costs, according to its latest quarterly earnings call.

Bill Allen Not Facing Child Sexual Abuse Charges

It looks like the key government witness in the federal corruption case in Alaska will not face charges of child sexual abuse. Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny says the case is closed unless someone provides new information or there are federal charges against 74-year-old Bill Allen.

Honey Buckets Here For The Long Haul

Governor Tony Knowles wanted to put honey buckets into a museum. 20 years later, experts meeting in Anchorage recently heard that they're not going anywhere soon. Download Audio

Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline

Despite skepticism from Alaska’s congressional delegation about the future of a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to North American markets, the Parnell administration is still optimistic – and they’re still working on what they consider the opening steps of a long project.

Science takes center stage at USARC meeting in Nome

Science was in the spotlight when the U.S. Arctic Research Commission came together for its second and final day of meetings, covering a range of topics — from fire forecasts and walrus tagging to sea ice loss and the nutritional value of reindeer meat. Download Audio