Government shutdown would close Skagway’s national park at the start of cruise ship season

In less than a week, the first cruise ship of the season will dock in Skagway, bringing thousands of visitors to the busy Northern Lynn Canal port. But if lawmakers in Washington haven’t agreed on a spending plan by then, a government shutdown would close one popular visitor attraction – Skagway’s national park. Listen now

Court Orders Review of A Controversial Fisheries Observer Program

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a newly-implemented fisheries observer program in the Gulf of Alaska may have become unreliable, and is sending federal managers back to the drawing board to fix it.

Bethel man ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat on Facebook

A Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook. It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska. Listen now

State’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties Announced

The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation on Tuesday released its list of the state’s 10 most endangered historic properties for 2014. Download Audio

Petersburg harbor turns to light show for bird deterrent

The equipment is marketed for deterring birds and will look similar to laser light shows people project on their homes for the Christmas holiday season.

Moore Hopes To Take On Don Young

An Anchorage Democrat who hopes to take on Rep. Don Young for the U.S. Congress seat is in Ketchikan for a few days, listening to voters and getting his message out.

Alaska News Nightly: May 7, 2014

Arctic May Not Be That Busy, Report Says; Coast Guard Says Its Increased Arctic Presence Will Have ‘No Significant’ Environmental Impact; Emergency Personnel Battle Unalaska Warehouse Fire; Honor Flag Lands In Fairbanks; Troopers Maintaining Presence In Tanana; Agencies Emphasize Fire Prevention Awareness; NAACP Demands Apology Over Sullivan Comments; Borough School Honors Redington, Sr.; Minecraft In The Classroom: When Learning Looks Like Gaming; Anchorage Schools Celebrate Bike To School Day Download Audio

Alaska History Gallery To Get Complete Rebuild

After nearly 30 years, the Anchorage Museum is preparing a complete renovation of one of its most visited areas. The Alaska History Gallery will be taken down at the end of summer 2016 and rebuilt from scratch. Download Audio

State reverses decision, disallows Yukon king commercial sales

The state has reversed its decision to allow Yukon River fishermen to sell king salmon. Listen now

Internet improvements bode well for location-neutral workers in Haines

A number of Haines residents make a living with "location-neutral" jobs. For many of those people, a reliable internet connection is essential for their work. So in January, when Alaska Power and Telephone rolled out new internet packages following its Lynn Canal fiber optic project, internet-reliant workers were paying attention. Listen now

Former Planned Parenthood worker rejected for midwives board

Opposition to Linden’s appointment to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives was centered on Planned Parenthood’s role in providing abortions. Listen now

Sealaska Bill Advances To House

The House Natural Resources Committee successfully reported out a bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Sealaska Corporation. Download Audio
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Alaska Board of Fisheries looks to restructure how proposals are vetted

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries considers possible changes to each of the state’s fisheries every three years. But later this month, the board will consider changing that process so that some proposals get added to a consent agenda, hopefully shortening the length of each meeting. Download Audio
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As Capitol reporters dwindle, Alaska lawmakers grapple with rise of political blogs

The newest member of the Alaska Capitol press corps isn't your average reporter -- he once made the news for posing for photos in a Speedo. But he's one of a growing number of political bloggers who are trying to fill in gaps left by Alaska's shrinking mainstream media.

Melanie Bahnke, Kawerak CEO, appointed to redistricting board

The members of the board that will set Alaska’s legislative districts for the next decade have been finalized.  Melanie Bahnke, the president and CEO of...

SHI program trains educators to see Thru the Cultural Lens

Juneau teachers and administrators were the students on Saturday at a Sealaska Heritage Institute seminar intended to help them see the world from their pupils’ perspectives.

Campbell Says Allegations By Miller Are ‘Baseless’

Associated Press Alaska Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell says allegations made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller in a state lawsuit are “baseless.” Miller...

Most Incumbents Retain Seats in Anchorage

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Anchorage had a city election Tuesday that saw most incumbent Municipal Assembly members retain their seats.  Absentee and questioned ballots...

Renewable Juneau invests carbon offset funds in free heat pumps in local homes

Applicants to a carbon offset program in Juneau hope to replace older home heating systems with an efficient, zero-emission system.

AK: The haunting of Alaskan Hotel’s Room 315

Juneau's historic Alaskan Hotel has a reputation of being haunted. Listen now