House Bill Would Strip Park Service’s Enforcement Power in Yukon Charley Preserve

A bill before the U.S. House would strip away the National Park Service’s power to enforce regulations on the waters of the Yukon Charley Preserve. Representative Don Young inserted language into an appropriations bill now being voted on in the House.

Young Would Vote ‘Yes’ On Boehner’s Plan

There are just six days until the U.S. risks defaulting on its debt and Congress is still locked in a stalemate over whether to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending.

Federal Employee Union Concerned About Deficit Battles

Leaders of the union that represents most federal employees here in Alaska say the workers are worrying about how the political battle being fought in Washington, D.C., will affect their jobs.

Navy to Sink Two Ships Per Year in Gulf Exercises

The United States Navy has decided to go ahead with the sinking of two derelict ships per year as part of its annual summer exercises in the Gulf of Alaska.

Tribal Organizations Receive Grant to Reclaim Ceremonial Objects

Southeast’s largest tribal organization is attempting to recover ceremonial objects from two museums in California.

Anchorage Assembly Postpones Mayor’s Sidewalk Sitting Proposal

The Anchorage Assembly has shelved a proposal by Mayor Dan Sullivan to restrict sitting on sidewalks and panhandling downtown.

Alaska News Nightly: July 27, 2011

Young Would Vote ‘Yes’ On Boehner’s Plan, Federal Employee Union Concerned About Deficit Battles, Last Minute Offers May Keep Alaska Newspapers Alive, Navy to Sink Two Ships Per Year in Gulf Exercises, and more...

Anchorage Assembly Votes Down Ordinance Banning Sitting on Downtown Sidewalks

Tuesday night the Anchorage Assembly shot down Mayor Dan Sullivan's ordinance to outlaw sitting on the sidewalks downtown by a 9 to 1 vote.

36 Alaska Post Offices in Danger of Closing

The U.S. Postal Service is again looking at closing post offices in Alaska to save money. Tuesday, the Postmaster General announced a list of more than 3,600 offices around the country being examined for closure or relocation. Three-dozen of them are in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: July 26, 2011

36 Alaska Post Offices In Danger of Posting, Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists, Men in Juneau Earn Significantly More than Women, Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown, and more...

Douglas, Point Baker Post Offices Could Close

Post offices in Southeast Alaska's Douglas and Point Baker are among 36 in Alaska tentatively slated for closure under a federal money-saving plan.

Parnell Administration and State Legislature Give Details on Energy Projects

The Parnell administration and the Legislature on Monday presented details on two energy projects that will cost an estimated, combined $12 billion when they’re done – primarily for the railbelt and SouthCentral.

Administrative Pressure for Susitna-Watana Project Raises Eyebrows

Richard Leo, with the Coalition for Susitna Dam Alternatives, says there are reasons to oppose the Susitna-Watana project – especially considering the speed with which the administration is getting to work on it.

Congressional In-Fighting Holds Up FAA Authorization Bill

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC, Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau & Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel Fights in Congress are holding up approval of the bill that authorizes the Federal Aviation Administration.

Alaska Redistricting Lawsuits Consolidated

Three lawsuits over Alaska's new political boundaries have been consolidated and will be heard in Fairbanks.

Alaska News Nightly: July 25, 2011

Two Bodies Found in Plane Wreckage Near Eaglecrest Ski Area, Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet, Survival Camp Teenagers Attacked by Bear, Village Public Safety Officer Shot in Napakiak, and more...

Congress Still Has No Deal for National Debt, Partial FAA Shutdown Imminent

Congress is gone for the weekend even though there’s no deal to avoid defaulting on the national debt. It also left without extending a bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, causing a partial shutdown of the FAA Friday night.

Anchorage Mayor Proposes Limiting Downtown Sidewalk Sitting

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is proposing an ordinance banning sitting or lying on downtown sidewalks. This is happening as a homeless man has been camped out in front of City Hall protesting the shutdown of homeless camps.

Grant to Study Trucking Natural Gas Approved by Fairbanks Assembly

The Fairbanks borough assembly has approved spending half a million in state grant money to fund studies to assess trucking in natural gas from the North Slope and distributing it in Fairbanks.

Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2011

Congress Still Has No Deal for National Debt, Partial FAA Shutdown Imminent; Anchorage Mayor Proposes Limiting Downtown Sidewalk Sitting; EPA Releases Two Draft Permits for Offshore Projects; Missing Railroad Employee’s Body Found Near Healy; and more...