Soaring gold prices behind new Alaska gold rush

High mineral prices are spurring another gold rush in Alaska. Peter Frantz, a geologist with the Department of Natural Resources in Fairbanks, says the...

Sitka sac roe fishery sets new record

The Sitka sac roe herring fishery wrapped up yesterday evening in a 4-1/2 hour opener that saw seiners land the rest of their record...

Prince Rupert ferry dock under repair

Prince Rupert officials say they’re firmly committed to repairing the British Columbia city’s ferry terminal. Alaska officials had to cancel one sailing after the...

Municipal elections underway in Anchorage

Today Anchorage voters are deciding the fate of a half dozen municipal assembly seats and bond propositions totaling around $103,000,000. Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage

Anniversary of historic tsunami arouses vivid memories

62 years ago today, one of the 20th century's worse tsunamis hit the pacific ocean. It followed an 8.2 magnitude earthquake that was ecorded...

Hispanic group asks Anchorage school superintendent how to help Latino students

This weekend Anchorage School Superintendent Carol Comeau met with a local Hispanic council to discuss improving overall Latino student performance in district schools. Len Anderson,...

Alcohol may have been a factor in sinking of the Alaska Ranger

A surviving crew member from the Alaska Ranger told Coast Guard investigators on Sunday that he believed alcohol use may have been a problem...

HACA meets with Anchorage School Superintendent about supporting Latino students

This weekend Anchorage School Superintendent Carol Comeau met with a local Hispanic council to discuss improving overall Latino student performance in district schools. Len Anderson,...

House resurrects Susitna dam study

The State House has approved spending a million dollars to resurrect and update a study done in 1984 to help determine the viability of...

Blessing of the Herring Rock helps bring healing to Sitka

Sitkans celebrated the annual Blessing of the Herring Rock yesterday afternoon.  Tlingit clan leaders gathered outside the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi to welcome in...

Native leaders discuss climate change

Indigenous leaders from the US, Canada and Mexico gathered earlier this month in Chiapas to discuss how Native communities can help address climate change....

Zorro expected to make full recovery

The veterinarian treating Lance Mackey's sled dog Zorro says he will make a full recovery from injuries suffered when he was hit by a...

Cross-country race season ends in Fairbanks

The cross country ski racing season wrapped up in Fairbanks yesterday with National Championship Distance series events. Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Vacant school board seat draws eight candidates (Part One)

Over a half dozen hopefuls are competing for Anchorage School Board Seat C. This first of two reports on the Seat C race...

School Board, Seat C (Part Two)

There are eight candidates in the race for Anchorage School Board Seat C. In this second report on the Seat C race, KSKA...

School Board D seat features three way race

In the Seat D School Board race, incumbent John Steiner is seeking a third term. As KSKA's Len Anderson reports, he's facing two...

Governor calls for special session

The Palin administration plans to have made a decision by May 19 on the next step in the development of a natural gas pipeline...

Investigation into loss of Alaska Ranger begins

A formal inquiry into the sinking of the Alaska Ranger got underway this morning in Unalaska. Several high-ranking Coast Guard officers, joined by representatives...

Anchorage municipal election campaign enters the home stretch

Anchorage is in the final days of its municipal election campaigns and yesterday one of the assembly races wound up in the Alaska Supreme...

Blackwater takes up private security duties in Juneau

Security guards wearing badges that say “Blackwater” have been spotted in Juneau.   They’re employees of a joint venture between the global military contractor and...