Haines bear a star in Minnesota

A 50-pound brown bear cub captured in Haines 2 years ago has made it big in the media, after it and 2 other Alaskan...

Alaska leads nation in latest worker fatality report

The 2006 statistic was made public this week in an annual report put out by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial...

Greenhouse gases rise sharply

There has been a sharp increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index report from a federal agency shows the concentration of...

Bill would provide impetus for alternative energy projects

Record high costs for energy have many Alaskans watching a bill that unanimously passed the legislature this year. The bill would set up a...

Energy crisis not just a Juneau story

As residents of Juneau brace themselves for a big spike in their monthly fuel expense, the sudden increase in power costs will mirror what...

Legislature expanded funding for homeowner weatherization programs

Alaskans wanting to improve the energy efficiency of their homes can benefit from the expanded funding for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). The State...

Stevens leads charge on inspections of seafood imports

In wake of concerns about carcinogens and contaminants in seafood produced in China and other countries, a bill to step up inspections of seafood...

First round of Park Service program only includes one Alaskan park

The first round of projects in the National Park Service's Centennial Challenge program were announced today -- but it includes only one project among...

Museum of the North catalogs 100,000 specimens

The University of Alaska's Museum of the North in Fairbanks cataloged it's 100,000th specimen recently. The museum's collection includes everything from meadow voles to...

Doyon names Norm Phillips as its new president

The Interior Native Regional Corporation Doyon has named Norm Phillips as its new president and CEO. Phillips has worked at Doyon for more than...

WWF Canada calls for polar bear hunt moratorium

World Wildlife Fund Canada is calling for a moratorium on the polar bear hunt in Baffin Bay. The environmental activist group sent a letter...

Native Youth Olympics descends on Anchorage

The Native Youth Olympics are taking place in Anchorage this week. The games work to promote healthy lifestyles, an appreciation of Alaska Native traditions...

APRN dominates Alaska Press Club radio news awards

This past Saturday (19 Apr 2008) the Alaska Press Club held its annual banquet and awards ceremony and reporters from across the Alaska Public...

Land swap leading to road for King Cove and Cold Bay at cost to Izembek refuge

Today the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee easily approved a bill that would swap land and allow for a road to be built through...

Governor's disaster cabinet reviewing Juneau power crisis

The governor's disaster policy cabinet met for nearly 2 hours this morning to discuss Juneau's request for state disaster funds to help the town...

Survey finds Arctic air a nasty mix of global pollutants

Federal scientists have completed a 3-week survey of the arctic atmosphere. 100 NASA, NOAA and Department of Energy researchers flew aboard specially-outfitted aircraft to...

Petersburg may raise rates 50% for some assisted living residents

The cost of living at Petersburg's assisted-living home could get a lot more expensive for residents who pay their own way. The City Council...

University using federal grant to fight fat in Alaska

The University of Alaska's Interior-Aleutians Campus is using a $1 million federal grant to address the issue of obesity in rural Alaska. The award...

Wrangell mayor resigns, citing messy politics

The mayor of Wrangell resigned yesterday in a surprise move. He made the announcement at last night's city council meeting. Lisa Phu, KSTK - Wrangell

Rebounding bowhead whales may drop off Canadian endangered list

Bowhead whales may be coming off the endangered list in Canada, thanks to some new population estimates. For decades, the Department of Fisheries and...