Alaska Senate revamps leadership structure

The Senate today reorganized its leadership structure following Anchorage Republican John Cowdery’s resignation as Chairman of the powerful Rules Committee. Cowdery has been ill...

Senate Task Force grapples with village public safety issues

The Senate Task Force looking into improving the state’s Village Public Safety Commission took its hearings to the capitol today. The task force is...

Nikolski struggles with fuel crisis

The Aleutian village of Nikolski has been hovering on the edge of a fuel crisis for months. For the second year in a row,...

More cuts for Southeast halibut fishery

Southeast Alaska halibut fishermen will see a big cut to their catch this year. The International Pacific Halibut Commission this week went with its...

Military flights in Fairbanks give some the jitters

Military operations over Fairbanks this week concerned some locals, as Fort Wainwright helicopters flew over downtown to practice urban scouting. Libby Casey, KUAC - Fairbanks

ACVB plans to build on big, wild year

The final numbers are not yet in, but Anchorage's visitor industry enjoyed a fine year in 2007.  And according to the Anchorage Convention and...

The 39th ALCAN 200 snow machine race begins tomorrow

The race runs from the Canadian border at 42 mile on the Haines Highway to Dezadeash Lake, and then returns to the border. John Hunt,...

The day for the Little People

According to Yu’pik tradition, the little people come out today, but who are the little people and what are they up to. Anne Hillman, KDLG...

Anchorage visitor stats: 2007 good, 2008 better

The final numbers are not yet in, but Anchorage's visitor industry enjoyed a fine year in 2007. And according to the Anchorage Convention and...

Polar bears take center stage in the US House

At a U-S House hearing today, critics of the delay in listing polar bears as threatened were dissatisfied by the answers they heard from...

Don Young takes stock of his chances for '08

U-S Representative Don Young says he feels good about the way his re-election effort is going, even though he's facing his most serious challenge...

2 bills propose significant change to education funding formula

The first hearings are now on the schedule for two bills the House and Senate Task Force on Education produced over the summer. They...

Army Alaska commander looks to the future

Major General Stephen Layfield, the commanding general of all Army-Alaska met with members of the media this morning at Fort Richardson. General Layfield mostly...

Fairbanks Vietnam vet receives high military honor

A Fairbanks man was awarded the Silver Star yesterday, one of the military’s highest honors.  Andy Wescott got the commendation 40 years after he...

School loses fuel to theft

State troopers in Haines are investigating an apparent case of stolen fuel from the Mosquito Lake School. John Hunt, KHNS - Haines

"Ice Crystals" documents Meth use in MatSu schools

A young documentary filmmaker is highlighting the Meth problem in the Mat-Su Valley with a film called "Ice Crystals." 19 year old Eirin Strikland...

Yukon Quest loses its race marshall – for the second time

For the second time this season, the Yukon Quest’s race marshal has quit.  Trapper Creek musher Joe May resigned this month for what Quest...

Legislators talk up smarter crime fighting

The Legislature today opened this year’s session with a major push toward reducing crime in the state. Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau

Federal gun laws updated; will Alaska increase its participation?

The National Instant Check System (NICS) is a database designed to keep guns out of the hands of felons and people with defined mental...

New mine safety bill passes U.S. House

Today the U.S. House narrowly approved (214-199) a bill to beef up mine safety, even though a big overhaul of safety measures was enacted...