Child care advocates have started pushing for more funding and reforms

Advocates hope that with additional funding will stabilize providers but reform is necessary to be sustainable.

How Providence workers fought to contain ‘lightning speed’ coronavirus at site of Alaska’s largest outbreak

Two health care workers from the Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage share their stories.
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

As law enforcement agencies diversify, Alaska State Troopers remain nearly 90% white

About 87% of troopers are white, compared to 65% of Alaska’s population. Alaska Natives and American Indians have the next-largest representation among troopers, at 5%, compared to some 20% of the population overall.

COVID-19 case in Mountain Village shuts down commercial fishing in some Yukon communities

Kwik’pak, a plant that processes Yukon River salmon, has stopped purchasing fish in District 2 of the Yukon River, which includes Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station, and Marshall.

A former student speaks out about racism in Juneau schools; administration says it’ll do better

After watching protests unfold for Black lives in Alaska and across the country, Lacey Davis posted a video on Facebook about her experiences of growing up Black in Juneau.

Goldbelt shareholder fined $1,000 over Facebook post accusing state regulator of inaction

State financial regulators have fined a Goldbelt, Inc. shareholder over a Facebook post complaining of inaction by the state agency responsible for financial oversight of the corporate board. This comes as the state’s broad powers over shareholder speech is under review by the Alaska Supreme Court.

LISTEN: Haines author’s new book shares the ups, downs and adventure of small-town politics

"Of Bears and Ballots" is about Heather Lende's time as a member of the Haines assembly, from running for office, through some contentious debates, some uplifting moments, and then a recall effort that ultimately failed.

Anchorage names bars and restaurants where patrons may have been exposed to COVID-19

The city identified 19 establishments in the municipality, Palmer and Seward where individuals infectious with COVID-19 "spent extended time."

BP and Hilcorp can keep business info private, state regulator says

Hilcorp and BP don’t have to publicly disclose details surrounding the sale of BP’s assets.

Sand Point loses half of police force

The police force of just five normally works on a two-week shift

Kasilof dipnet area expanded; Russian cut back due to low returns

The Russian River run is about 7,000 fish below the escapement goal with about 10 days left in the early run.

Anchorage struggles to keep up with contact tracing and testing as cases surge

As Anchorage continues to see a sharp uptick in new COVID-19 cases, two important components of the city’s public health resources are maxed out. The city is scrambling to train new contact tracers and expand testing facilities.

Sullivan disparages NYT report that Russia paid Taliban bounties to kill Americans

Sen. Sullivan casts doubt on a New York Times report that Russia paid the Taliban to kill American troops.

Petersburg to unveil new mural to honor Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich

Alaska residents have taken a renewed interest in the civil rights leader after her likeness was used on a $1 U.S. Treasury coin last year.

Siberian fires bring smoke to Southcentral, Eastern Alaska

The wildfires have burned over four million acres of Siberian forests and have reached the highest latitude of any fires recorded.

Kenai loses air traffic after virus arrives and RavnAir departs

The passenger traffic at the Kenai Municipal Airport has dropped by 18,000 compared with this time last year.

A Juneau police officer killed Kelly Stephens last year. Now Stephens’ family is suing

Without the bodycam footage of the incident, the parents of a man shot by police say they haven't been able to understand what happened to their son in his final hour.

LISTEN: How important is removing statues in the larger context of systemic racism?

For many Americans, monuments, statutes and other historical markers are tributes to past figures, but for Native and Black Americans, these relics are painful reminders of racism and colonization. Some want them torn down, others say they should remain with accurate historical context. Is this the right fight?