Congress adds soldiers, removes pressure for JBER cut

President-elect Donald Trump has called for a much bigger military, and Congress took a step in that direction today. Listen Now

Fire marshal: Butte fire that claimed the lives of five girls was “cooking related”

The Alaska Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire that claimed the lives of five girls in the Mat-Su Valley Butte area last week was accidental and “cooking-related.” Listen now

Alakanuk man arrested after hitting brother-in-law with ax

A man from the Western Alaska village of Alakanuk is in custody after striking his brother-in-law in the head with an ax.

Hydroelectric Project Focus of Energy Hearing

The Alaska House Energy Committee heard testimony this week from the Alaska Energy Authority. While the meeting was not initially intended to focus on the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, a multitude of questions from legislators, as well as the presence of members of the Susitna River Coalition, prompted a shift that saw about half the meeting center around the proposed dam.

Bering Sea Storm Expected To Lose Power Quickly

After a week of warnings, a heavy-duty storm washed into the Bering Sea early this morning. Hurricane-force winds smacked the far western Aleutian Islands. And while the storm has disturbed life at sea, it’s expected to start losing power fast. Download Audio

City gives new warnings about bars and explains why it’s naming them

Patrons of the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge and Eddie's Sports Bar who visited on July 2 may have been exposed to COVID-19, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said late Thursday in a release.

Federal fishery regulators forced to postpone official decisions during shutdown

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council may not be able to make any official decisions at its February meeting due to the partial federal government shutdown.

LISTEN: Interest rates are low, but competition is high for home buyers in Alaska

Home prices have remained surprisingly high during the pandemic, which may be a result of fewer people moving out.

49 Voices: Judy Donegan of Palmer

This week, we're hearing from Judy Donegan, who's lived in Palmer for six years. Download Audio

Race Leaders Approach Finger Lake

Martin Buser leads the pack as he approaches the Finger Lake checkpoint. Buser holds a few mile lead over fellow Big Lake musher, Kelly Maixner.

Kick the Bucket: The Future of Rural Sanitation in Alaska

Over the past four days, we have brought you stories that go out into the field for an in-depth look at Alaska's rural sanitation situation - a series we call "Kick the Bucket." We have seen how the lack of modern sanitation is linked to disease as people strain the limits of their clean water supply. And we have looked at the implications of decreasing funding and looming maintenance expenses in villages with a limited cash economy. Today we’ll wrap up the series by trying to look into the future.

Bethel robotics team “The Moosekateers” goes to Nationals

Bethel’s Robotics team placed second at the state championships this year, which sent them to the national competition in sunny southern California. Listen now

Why this Alaska glacier is surging ahead of the others?

Geologic changes typically move slow. But one glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve could be moving at a decidedly un-glacial pace. Scientists think it’s doing something only a small amount of glaciers do, an event called “surging.” Listen now

Final day for Donlin to review draft permit to discharge wastewater in Crooked Creek

Donlin Gold has taken another step toward opening its proposed mine. State regulators have sent Donlin a draft permit for discharging wastewater into Crooked Creek before it flows into the Kuskokwim River. Listen now
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After 16 years with unpumped sewage, Red Devil citizens try to reestablish government

Red Devil can’t get funding together to pump its tanks or to dig a lagoon because it doesn’t have any entities to act as recipients on the community’s behalf.

House Opens Hearings on Bill to Abandon AGIA

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Monday, the House Finance committee opened hearings on a bill that could lead to the abandonment of the...
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This Anchorage mom is trying to keep up with her kids’ online learning and keep a business afloat

It’s an impossible balancing act made all the more difficult because English is her second language.

State partially lifts ban on drug felons applying for food stamps

People with drug felonies can now apply for food stamps in Alaska, but they have to prove that they are complying with parole and substance abuse treatment requirements. Listen now

Lawmakers Skeptical Of State’s Plan To Buy Fairbanks Natural Gas Utility

Governor Bill Walker’s latest move to advance the state backed Interior Energy Project with the purchase of a private natural gas utility is expected to expand availability and lower the price of gas in Fairbanks. Download Audio

At $1.50/lb., lamprey harvest tops Yukon salmon

The commercial harvest of lamprey eels on the lower Yukon wrapped up over the weekend, with just under 37,000 pounds harvested and sold. That’s 7,000 pounds less than a quota set by the Department of Fish and Game. Download Audio