A Juneau police officer killed Kelly Stephens last year. Now Stephens’ family is suing

Without the bodycam footage of the incident, the parents of a man shot by police say they haven't been able to understand what happened to their son in his final hour.

LISTEN: How important is removing statues in the larger context of systemic racism?

For many Americans, monuments, statutes and other historical markers are tributes to past figures, but for Native and Black Americans, these relics are painful reminders of racism and colonization. Some want them torn down, others say they should remain with accurate historical context. Is this the right fight?

As it prepares for holiday crowds amid COVID-19 outbreak, Seward council votes for restrictions

The city council voted to limit seating capacity in buildings, require face masks in public buildings, and limit campground space.

Fairbanks company hopes wood-drying kiln will lower costs and help air quality

The kiln will use excess heat from the power plant to dry wood that will be used to heat homes.

Napaskiak says residents are facing discrimination after announcement of likely community spread

Officials from the village say they've heard that Napaskiak residents have been turned away from Bethel businesses after two positive tests last week. But one of those results was potentially a false positive.

LISTEN: Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz talks mask mandate, concerns about Fourth of July gatherings

As the pandemic hit Alaska this spring, it forced the closure of nonessential businesses in Anchorage, and Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says mandating mask-wearing now -- as cases spike in the city -- is a way to avoid another shutdown.

Defund the police? Murkowski says no. But she says they don’t need bayonets.

Sen. Murkowski is against defunding police, but she wouldn’t mind disarming them of weapons of war.

Scientists say Unalaskans don’t need to worry, despite recent earthquakes near Makushin volcano

Over the past two weeks, several tremors have shaken Unalaska, but scientists say there isn't any current need to panic.

Effort to have term limits for Sealaska board fails at the 2020 annual meeting

While most shareholders voted for the move, it failed to meet the required threshold of held shares.

Alaska Airlines could suspend passengers from future flights for violating new face mask policy

The Seattle-based company said it will start issuing formal warnings to any passengers who don't wear a face covering, though there will be exceptions.

Skagway’s economy depends on cruise tourism. With little money coming in, the city is paying millions of dollars to residents

In Skagway, the city is distributing a large portion of its federal CARES Act funding directly to residents. City officials hope this unique action will save the town.

Lawsuit over cultural appropriation of Native designs proceeds, despite Neiman Marcus bankrupty

The retailer Neiman Marcus sold a Ravenstail knitted coat on its website for $2500, which contained the same patterns as a coat designed by a Native weaver.

COVID Q&A: What are the legal and medical barriers to wearing a mask under Anchorage’s new mandate?

One area of confusion has been how customers need to prove a disability that might prevent them from wearing a mask to a store owner.

Alaska’s economy is headed for an ‘income cliff’ at end of July

Economists say $600 weekly payments to the unemployed are greasing the gears of the local economy. Those payments are set to end in less than a month.

Bethel to offer free hotel quarantine to travelers headed from Anchorage to villages

The city manager says Bethel is in a unique position since all traffic to smaller villages goes through town.

Protections for Alaskans facing foreclosures, evictions and repossession end on July 1

The protections were put in place as part of the state's coronavirus response plan.

State’s top doctor says bars have been linked to seven outbreaks of COVID-19

Dr Anne Zink reported that there were seven different positive tests in seven different bars over the past weekend.

Ask a Climatologist: Where are we at so far this summer in Alaska?

Whether it's thunder and lightning and rain in Fairbanks, or just a whole lot more rain in Juneau, a couple things stand out about the summer so far in Alaska.

Hilcorp quietly takes over BP’s stakes in Prudhoe Bay and other Alaska oil fields

Hilcorp Alaska announced in a written statement Wednesday morning that it has taken over BP’s interests in the Prudhoe Bay, Milne Point and Point Thompson fields.