Crystal... lion’s mane... sea nettle... moon.... comb... the big red... These are some of the species of jellyfish that live in Southeast waters. A Ketchikan diver who logged a 'big red' said it was like reporting a Big Foot sighting.
A contractor is expected to begin work soon building up a portion of the Dalton Highway severely damaged earlier this year by overflow ice and flooding from the Sag River. It’s part of plan to armor the major North Slope oil field supply conduit against future ice and flood impacts.
A handful of churches defied the city’s emergency order to limit gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19 last week.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill today outlining the nation’s defense policy for the year. The bill could potentially delay the closure of Eielson Air Force Base. Despite bipartisan calls for reigning in federal spending, there’s zero appetite in Congress for closing military bases.
Even as more than 70% of Juneau’s eligible population has had its first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, hospital officials say the patient load hasn’t decreased: It’s just leveled off.
Every summer, Homer and the surrounding area are inundated by a transient population that’s come to work for eco-friendly businesses. They’re called WWOOFers, and they spend weeks in different places around the world learning how to live sustainably.
The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a lawsuit that halted a voter-passed law requiring health care providers to notify parents of minors before performing abortions. Download Audio
Two state commissioners are making big money even though they don't have much work left to do. That's the story recently reported by the Alaska Dispatch News. Listen now
As permit applications trickle down from the state, local community groups are meeting prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open shop nearby. Download Audio
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Feb. 17 that it would provide assistance for the December storm disaster in Southeast Alaska.
A Department of Transportation insider is the new manager of the agency’s division overseeing Southeast Alaska. Commissioner Marc Luiken on Tuesday announced Rob Campbell will fill in as interim director of DOT’s Southcoast Region. That includes Southeast, plus coastal Southcentral and Southwest Alaska. Campbell already directs the department’s Central Region, which includes Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
It's well-known not all children learn in the same way or at the same pace, but it's not always easy to realize which kids need extra attention. The Juneau School District is adopting a system that is supposed to systematically identify kids who need extra help and show educators whether their attempts to help are working.
A group of military officials, foreign dignitaries, and survivors gathered at the Fort Richardson National Ceremony to recall the bombing of Dutch Harbor and tragic aftermath.
The Secretary of the Air Force told Alaska officials Tuesday that Eielson Air Force Base will keep its F-16 Aggressor squadron. Alaska Congressman Don Young says it’s good news on its own but it also improves the chances the Eielson will get F-35 aircraft, too. Download Audio
A group of teenagers are calling on Gov. Bill Walker to create a climate change task force.
A state advisory board is recommending Gov. Bill Walker hike the aviation fuel tax to support rural airports. Download Audio
Last year 16 million viewers glued their eyes to screens to watch a reality show with no dialogue, no celebrities, and hardly any humans. Download Audio:
Most facilities funded by the Indian Health Service can’t afford to have specialists on staff in areas such as heart disease or intensive care for newborns.