Alaska Natives and American Indians gather over suicide prevention

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Alaska Natives and American Indians have the highest suicide rate of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S., particularly among youth. Beginning about...

Mauricio Escobar: An Immigrant's Journey, Part 3

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Last evening, we heard about Mauricio Escobar discovering and becoming a member of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). When he returned to Los Angeles...

Barrow: Home of the endless summer?

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The folks in Barrow seem to be having an extended summer in the far north this year. A new record high temperature of 60...

Illegal immigrant ordinance prop provokes strong reactions

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It's rare that just the introduction of a proposed ordinance before the Anchorage Assembly will prompt informal debate and attract citizen lobbyists. But that's...

Web Extra: Interview with Richard Benavides

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Complete interview with Richard Benavides, Vice President of the Hispanic Affairs Council of Alaska (HACA), about the proposed "Ordinance 125" currently up for consideration...

Web Extra: Interview with Alan Tesche

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Complete interview with Alan Tesche, Anchorage Assembly member, about the proposed "Ordinance 125" currently up for consideration by the Anchorage Assembly. Listen to the original...

Web Extra: Interview with Paul Bauer

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Complete interview with Paul Bauer, Anchorage Assembly member and originator of the "Ordinance 125" proposal currently up for consideration by the Anchorage Assembly. Listen...

Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert passes away at 90

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Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert died this morning in Anchorage. He was 90 years old. Hiebert started his Alaska broadcasting career in Fairbanks long...

Bill Allen takes the stand, admits to bribing legislators

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Former VECO chairman Bill Allen faced cross examination today on his testimony that he bribed former state legislator Pete Kott. Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Defense cross turns combative; Allen admits evidence overwhelming

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Bill Allen will face more cross examination from Pete Kott's defense team tomorrow morning. While he started the afternoon with a relatively innocuous line...

Kivalina evacuates as Arctic storm threatens

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The Northwest Arctic coast community of Kivalina is being buffeted by a fall storm. Enoch Adams, Jr. is the Kivalina project coordinator for the...

30 of 54 Alaska school districts making 'Adequate Yearly Progress'

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Alaska’s local school districts continue to make progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards. Thirty of the state’s 54 school districts...

Ninth Circuit definitively shuts down fall drilling plans for Shell

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied Shell Offshore's request to reconsider a ban on oil exploration in Alaska's Beaufort sea. The suit...

New record high oil price based on shortage speculation

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Crude oil closed above $80/barrel for the first time today – with West Texas Crude ending up at $80.09 on New York markets. Oil...

Mauricio Escobar: An Immigrant’s Journey, Part 2

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This week, we're looking at the life of Mauricio Escobar, who grew up in war torn El Salvador and is now working for the...

Allen testimony may spell trouble for Ben Stevens

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Former VECO Chairman Bill Allen returned to the stand this morning in the Pete Kott corruption trial in Anchorage. And he provided some damaging...

Task Force recommends Anchorage sales tax

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Yesterday a special municipal task force looking for a way to lower Anchorage property taxes recommended a sales tax. Despite a history of...

Web Extra: Kott trial phone taps

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In addition to today's story on the Kott trial, we wanted to offer a sampling of the original phone call audio intercepted by...

VECO chairman Allen takes the stand in Kott trial

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The corruption and bribery trial of former legislator Pete Kott continued today in Anchorage. Former VECO chairman Bill Allen testified today in the Pete...

Shell ramping down Beaufort Sea drilling ops

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Shell Oil has begun a staged ramp-down for its exploratory drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea while an injunction ordered by the Ninth Circuit...