Murkowski Questions Attorney General About Bill Allen Case

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says convicted felon and government witness Bill Allen has not been prosecuted...

Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott officially register for reelection run

Governor Bill Walker registered today as a candidate for next year’s election for governor. He’ll be joined again on an unaffiliated ticket by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. Listen now

Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules, For Now

The White House and the EPA today released the final version of its rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants. The administration's Clean Power Plan sets targets that states have to meet and requires them to submit plans detailing how they will acheive them. But Alaska will not have to comply with new mandates, at least not yet. Download Audio

Anchorage Announces Fiscal Surplus

As law-makers battle over budgets in the closing days of the Legislature, the city of Anchorage is announcing a fiscal surplus. Download Audio

Gov. Walker’s New Adviser To Focus On Rural Economy, Local Governments

Gov. Bill Walker named his new rural affairs adviser Tuesday at the Alaska Federation of Natives winter retreat in Kotzebue. Gerad Godfrey’s full title is “Senior Advisor on Rural Business and Intergovernmental Affairs” — a title that Godfrey says is meant to communicate that much of his work will focus on economic development in villages and bringing tribes to the table when the state consults local governments. Download Audio

Tribes to get $100 million back pay

A federal court has approved payment of almost a billion dollars by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to 700 tribes across the nation. The settlement is for decades of underpayment by the BIA to tribes for education, road construction, and other contracts.

Iditarod Mushers Continue to Gamble with Rest, Long Runs and Extreme Cold

According to the Iditarod race rules, teams have to rest for 24 hours somewhere along the trail. They also have to take an eight-hour mandatory rest before they leave the Yukon River and again near the end of the race.

Board bans spotter planes, holds off on Chinook conservation plans

Following a 4-3 vote, commercial salmon fishermen are now banned from using spotter planes in Southeast waters. Listen now

Sparc! Gives Artists A Way to Communicate When They May Otherwise Be Silent

Sparc! studio blends in with the line of shops and galleries in downtown Anchorage, but behind the displays of vivid paintings and sculptures, artists are learning more than just creative expression.

Innovative Program Brings Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans

Ten years ago, the American Dental Association unsuccessfully sued to get the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to halt its Alaska Dental Health Therapist (DHAT) program. Now the program has won a national award for its innovative approach to providing Alaska Natives with dental care. And the idea is expanding to other states. Download Audio:

Construction starts on Alaska Native Medical Center housing

Tribal, state, and private sector leaders Wednesday kicked off construction of housing at the Alaska Native Medical Center. They say it will improve services for Alaska Native and American Indian people who travel to Anchorage from across the state for health care. A state Senator who helped get the project financed says it will also save the state millions of dollars a year for decades to come.

Southeast ‘Trashwood’ Finds New Markets

Southeast residents will be able to buy locally milled lumber in the future—as small scale timber sales begin on Mitkof Island. The trees are mostly from young growth stands, comprised of what some would call “trashwood.” Download Audio

UA System presidential candidate promises to listen and share

The candidate to be the state university system's next president is meeting with students, faculty and community members around the state this week. Download Audio:

Murkowski asks for longer Pebble comment period

The current 90-day public comment period ends on May 30. The senator wants the Army Corps of Engineers to give the public an additional 30 days to weigh in.

As national media hone in on Alaska, ICC plots its course

Alaska and the future of Arctic policy are seeing increased international attention as the U.S. holds the chairmanship for the Arctic Council and foreign ministers prepare to meet in Anchorage later this month. Bethel has seen international leaders on hand last week as the Inuit Circumpolar Council executive council met to plan their next few years of work. Download Audio

Courts Rule Against 2 Plaintiffs Challenging Park Service Authority

The 9th Circuit Court of appeals has ruled against plaintiffs in two cases challenging National Park Service authority. The court found against hunters John Sturgeon of Anchorage and Jim Wilde of Central, who challenged park service regulation of state waters inside Yukon Charley Rivers Park and Preserve. Download Audio

Lt. Colonel Bob Brocklehurst and Tara Bourdukofsky reflect on the Battle of Attu

Today, we hear from Tara Bourdukofsky and retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Brocklehurst. Her grandmother survived the internment, and he served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Listen now

The numbers are in on Juneau’s economy

In 2015, Juneau gained more young people and seniors, cost of living fell slightly, unemployment remained steady and the housing market was still tight. Listen Now

Drones vie for role in wildfire fight

They’re a danger when they intrude on the airspace, but unmanned aircraft can also be an asset in firefighting and efforts are underway to bring more pilotless aircraft to the fight. Download Audio

John Active retires from KYUK

John Active, the legendary Yup’ik storyteller and host of Ketvarrluku and Talkline, has retired from KYUK. Listen now