Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition

A fight over land is reigniting after the City and Borough of Juneau submitted a proposal to annex portions of Admiralty Island to the state’s Local Boundary Commission.

Village of Igiugig one step closer to replacing diesel electricity with hydrokinetic system

“One year from now, we’ll know whether the community would like to own this device,” says IVC President AlexAnna Salmon. “If it really is going to prove itself to be an effective option for providing power.”

Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit

A former underground miner at Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska has won a settlement in a lawsuit against Pogo's owners after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found she was discriminated against because she is a woman.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Working group seeks a path forward on PFDs amid heated debate; Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit; GCI announces state's first wireless 5G network in Anchorage; Federal agency halts proposed 'hybrid energy' project, citing company's qualifications; Village of Igiugig one step closer to replacing diesel electricity with hydrokinetic system; Federal audit finds gaps in Alaska 'critical incident' reporting; Fairbanks City Council unanimously votes down proposal to increase hotel tax; Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition; Anchorage to make safety renovations to local Town Square park

Defendant in Anchorage teen’s homicide case now faces federal child porn charges

New federal charges have been filed against two people involved in the June 2 murder of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman in Anchorage.

Working group seeks a path forward on PFDs amid heated debate

Working group members say they want the committee’s work to help end the annual legislative fights over permanent fund dividends.

GCI announces state’s first wireless 5G network in Anchorage

The state's largest telecommunications company announced it's building the first 5G wireless network in the state's largest city.

Prosecutors: Indiana man offered millions for Anchorage teen’s murder

An Indiana man is now charged with murder in the death of Anchorage resident Cynthia Hoffman in early June. Prosecutors say he...

Alaska fishermen appeal Carnival’s $20 million pollution settlement

Three Alaskans are appealing a deal reached between Carnival Corporation and federal prosecutors after the world’s largest cruise company recently admitted to violating its felony probation.

Army investigating fatal humvee crash near Ft. Wainwright

Army officials are investigating the death of a soldier over the weekend during a field training exercise near Fort Wainwright.

Mat-Su Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is planning to leave the Alaska Municipal League at the end of June. That's after Assembly members voted to zero-out funding for membership in the organization earlier this month.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 17, 2019

Troopers shoot, kill Fairbanks suspect who allegedly wounded officer serving warrants; Army investigating fatal humvee crash near Ft. Wainwright; Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan; Court: Alaska sex offender registry violates rights; North River wildfire smoke spreads across Norton Sound; Mat-Su Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League; ConocoPhillips picks up another oil prospect west of Prudhoe Bay; For Quinhagak, climate change means they may have to move; Alaska fishermen appeal Carnival’s $20 million pollution settlement; Despite ice loss, study shows Chukchi Polar Bears are doing well; For Homer residents with disabilities, accessibility is a waiting game

ConocoPhillips picks up another oil prospect west of Prudhoe Bay

ConocoPhillips announced it intends to buy 21,000 acres from Caelus Natural Resources, which includes the Nuna oil discovery.

Despite ice loss, study shows Chukchi Polar Bears are doing well

A ten-year study of Chukchi Polar Bears, conducted from 2008 to 2018, found more bears than expected — and healthy ones, too. That’s despite sea ice loss in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.

For Quinhagak, climate change means they may have to move

In Western Alaska, accelerating erosion is forcing several villages to consider moving. In Quinhagak, a village on the Bering Sea, erosion is threatening the sewer lagoon and the building that houses its washeteria and health clinic.

How bad are cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau? An air quality survey aims to find out.

This summer, a state agency is conducting an air quality study in downtown Juneau, with an eye toward measuring the impact of cruise ship emissions. Here’s how Juneau residents are helping.

EPA officials visit Dillingham to gather opinions on Pebble Mine

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency came from Washington, D.C., and Seattle to meet with fishers and community organizations.

Alaskans push for acceptance of walrus ivory, but there’s an elephant in the room

Federal law prohibits sales of African elephant ivory, but six states have now banned the sale of ivory more broadly. That has repercussions for Alaska Native ivory carvers, who use tusks from legally hunted walrus.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 14, 2019

Dunleavy: Wasilla special session will be focused on PFD, capital budget can come later; State-to-state restrictions on ivory sales have Bering Straits leaders upset; Swan Lake Fire growth prompts switch from monitoring to firefighting; Fire danger is high in the Chugach National Forest; Kitchen fire sparks Fairbanks lodge evacuation; Alaska lawmakers OK retroactive allowances; How bad are cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau? An air quality survey aims to find out.; In wake of Copper River death, officials list dipnetting safety precautions; AK: Juneau beach yields gold to dedicated dredgers; 49 Voices: Charla Kouadio and Theresa Coley-Kouadio of Kotzebue

Kitchen fire sparks Fairbanks lodge evacuation

A fire at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge led to the evacuation of more than 500 guests and staff Thursday evening.