Juneau immersion classroom aims to teach new generation of Lingít speakers

Haa Yóo X̱ʼatángi Kúdi opened briefly this spring and again this September, with 14 students enrolled in the program and more on the waitlist.

Kensington Gold Mine plans major expansion for operations past 2024

The modern Kensington Gold Mine began operations in 2010. But its 28 miles of underground tunnels follow veins first explored and blasted more than a century ago.

Protest interrupts governor at AFN, reveals fissures over appropriate dissent among attendees

Protesters standing with their back to the stage during Governor Mike Dunleavy's speech at the 2019 AFN convention in Fairbanks. (Photo...

State senators’ support may clear path for Revak confirmation

Multiple senators, including Senate President Cathy Giessel, said they support confirming Anchorage Republican Rep. Josh Revak to the District M Senate seat.

Man accused of documenting woman’s killing pleads not guilty

Smith faces charges of murder, sexual assault and evidence tampering in the death of 30-year-old Kathleen Henry.

In Sitka, Indigenous Peoples’ Day a prelude to broader ‘reconciliation’

As many Sitkans gear up to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on Oct. 18, others are working on reframing the holiday to include the idea of “decolonization.”
Donlin runway and camp site in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Mountain Village corporation wants vote on Donlin mine

Azachorok, a village corporation in Mountain Village, seeks to give shareholders who live closest to the proposed Donlin mine a say in whether it’s built.

Newtok moves first families into new homes in Mertarvik

Throughout this month, over 130 people from Newtok — roughly a third of the village — will cross the Ninglick River to pioneer Mertarvik, their new home.

Trump to pick former Alaska oil industry attorney for federal judgeship

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he intends to pick Josh Kindred, a federal attorney in Anchorage and former oil industry attorney, as a new federal district court judge for Alaska.

Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood

The collaborative project will offer houses at a cost well below Sitka's average list price. Some residents hope it will help tackle the community's affordable housing problem.

“I’m going to come off my high horse.” Alaska’s Republican senators inch closer compromise on dividend

Why hasn’t Alaska solved the problem of what to do about the permanent fund dividend? A long-term solution faces major political obstacles.

As recall effort looms, can Gov. Dunleavy ease tensions with Alaska Native groups?

With a recall campaign in limbo, this week's convention could preview some of Dunleavy's next steps when it comes his tense relationship with a potent Alaska Native voting bloc.

Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68

He's survived by family members, his namesake cross-country race and hundreds of stories.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

State to seek bids for sending inmates out of Alaska

The Alaska Department of Corrections plans to seek bids for housing inmates out of state, saying its institutions are near capacity and opening a moth-balled facility will take too long.

After summer of record heat, Alaska health officials see spike in scombroid poisoning from fish

Caused by eating fish that has not been properly chilled, symptoms can last up to 48 hours and include severe headaches, palpitations, blurred vision and abdominal cramps.

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.

After record-breaking season, Juneau task force takes on tourism challenges

Cruise ships in Juneau. (Photo by Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN) Should the City and Borough of Juneau do more to...

Forest Service recommends lifting Roadless Rule for the Tongass

Alaska’s congressional delegation has long pushed for the full exemption in the state — saying there needs to be more access to timber and energy opportunities in the region.

Learning Yup’ik on the go: a new language app for Bristol Bay

People learning Yup’ik now have another way to practice — a new Yup’ik language app aiming to help them develop their skills outside the classroom. The goal is to revitalize the language in Bristol Bay.

When it comes to cruise ship passengers, how much is too much? Visitor industry insiders differ.

While some Alaska communities and tour operators look to expand their foothold in the cruise industry, others voice concern about the need for serious conversations about how much is too much.