House Finance budget includes cuts, but less than the governor’s

The Alaska House Finance Committee has proposed a budget that reduces state spending by $314 million, less than a third of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cut of $1.03 billion. The committee finished its work on Friday, proposing cuts that are much greater than those proposed by House subcommittees.

Fairbanks missed EPA deadline for reducing fine particulate levels in North Pole area

The EPA says that the Fairbanks North Pole area failed to reduce wintertime fine particulate pollution to acceptable levels.

Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68

He's survived by family members, his namesake cross-country race and hundreds of stories.

New Stuyahok educator selected as National Assistant Principal of the Year

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has named New Stuyahok’s Meghan Redmond the 2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year.

Northern Dynasty rebuts Kerrisdale attack, warns of action to protect investors

Northern Dynasty Minerals issued a response Friday (Feb. 17) to a New York hedge fund’s claims that the Pebble project is over-hyped and overvalued. That report drove Northern’s share prices tumbling quickly, but the Vancouver-based mineral exploration company said they are the target of an aggressive activist short selling attempt based on "unsupported speculation." Listen now

LISTEN: Iditarod champion Pete Kaiser talks about role models, raising dogs

Alaska Federation of Natives convention keynote speaker Pete Kaiser grew up around sled dogs, and he says his speech Thursday was about relating lessons learned from raising dogs himself.

State ferry reshaping study stalls as coastal lawmakers remain skeptical

A state contract worth up to $250,000 to study the future of Alaska’s ferries is on hold.

There’s a third case of COVID-19 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

The person was in Bethel when they tested positive for the coronavirus at the hospital.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

A passenger describes what it was like on board the plane that crash landed in Dutch Harbor yesterday, killing one person. Also: Corporate leaders express support for the effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on day two of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.

Through language, a Yup’ik teacher passes on a way of life

As a child, Alice Fitka was punished for speaking her Yup'ik language in school. Since then, she's spent decades teaching it in the Western Alaska village of Tuntutuliak.

Alaska to replace 14-day quarantine with testing, preferably in advance but also offered at airports

Gov. Dunleavy is ending Alaska's 14-day quarantine. Instead, visitors and returning Alaskans will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.

Fairbanks wood stove buy-out program gets $5M boost

The Fairbanks North Star Borough has been paying people to give up their polluting devices since 2010.

Interior delays offshore drilling plan, citing judge’s decision

The Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic and throughout U.S. coastal waters is on indefinite hold.

Your questions about the travel quarantine and testing for travelers, answered

The state health mandate that requires a 14-day quarantine for people who arrive from out-of-state is set to expire Friday. After that, visitors and Alaskans returning to the state will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.

Cash-strapped Ambler Road project gets boost from AIDEA to complete permitting

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority’s board approved the additional funding for the proposed Ambler Road, which would stretch from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dunleavy administration being sued for withholding $20M in education funding; Senate passes budget that ignores most of Dunleavy’s cuts; Tensions flare among members of Congress as anti-ANWR drilling bill clears committee; Rapidly-growing 2,500-acre wildfire burning on army training range near Fort Greely; Kasigluk boater recovered after being missing for 6 months; An international airplane feud could crimp one of Alaska's most lucrative fisheries; Fish and Game predicts larger salmon harvest compared to 2018; Hoonah Icy Strait Point prepares for influx of cruise ship passengers; MTA announces fiber optic network from Alaska to Lower 48; Whale dies after beaching near Turnagain Arm; Indian Country Today editor discusses TV expansion, search for Alaska reporter; 2 Y-K women recognized by Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

Alaska’s top environmental watchdog on climate change: ‘it’s not an emergency’

Alaska Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Jason Brune stands in his downtown Anchorage office last week. He says the state is addressing...

As memories of the Exxon Valdez fade, a plea to Congress to retain the lessons learned

A group of Alaskans traveled to Washington, D.C. to ask lawmakers to renew a fund that allows the government to launch a spill response and pay compensation, even before the company at fault is held to account.

Headbutt or head nudge? MoveOn gets a rise out of Rep. Young

Alaska Rep. Don Young has been all over social media this week because activists from the liberal group MoveOn posted a video of him headbutting their camera.

Dunleavy administration weighs in on Pebble-backed lawsuit against BBRSDA

Last month, six commercial fishermen filed a lawsuit against the regional seafood association in Bristol Bay to which they belong. The lawsuit, funded by the Pebble Limited Partnership, challenges more than $250,000 in funds the association had spent on groups that oppose the Pebble Mine. Now, the Dunleavy administration has added its voice to the dispute.