The McKinley Fire burned 50+ homes. These Alaskans plan to rebuild

As winter approaches, Alaskans who lost homes in the McKinley Fire race to rebuild. It isn't easy.

Prince Rupert delegation to lobby to keep B.C. ferry link with Alaska

Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) traveled to British Columbia to meet with Canadian officials to find ways to salvage ferry service with Canada.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor fights for local funding from feds

Payments in lieu of taxes from the federal government help support communities around Alaska. But the payments are discretionary, which makes it hard for cities and boroughs to plan — and local leaders are now asking Congress take a longer-term approach.

Cruise ships are coming to Nome through the Northwest Passage. Locals are excited — and wary

This has been Nome’s busiest cruise season to date, leaving some residents to wonder what that means for the future.

Nanwalek residents worry ‘if this is the future of no water’

The Kenai Peninsula village is one of six Alaska communities that have dealt with water shortages this summer, a season of record heat and dryness.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Discussing Alaska as a place to invest this week at a gathering of international of sovereign wealth funds. Also: Military mountaineering with Uzbek soldiers at a northern warfare training center in the Interior.

Justice Department to send millions to rural Alaska law enforcement

Tribal agencies are set to receive $5 million for equipment and hiring, with another $6 million is set for infrastructure and hiring in rural communities.

Alaska considering early close for telephone, internet fund

Alaska regulators are considering whether the state should continue replenishing a rural telephone and internet service fund or shut it down.

How does affordable energy and broadband affect community health?

Affordable energy and access to high-speed broadband is essential for engaging in modern commerce, education, telemedicine and for economic development initiatives. How is the rural energy infrastructure need being addressed?

US military exercises come with indications of a growing Navy presence in Alaska

Across Southcentral Alaska and the Aleutians, some 3,000 service members are participating in the joint forces Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise this month.

State files felony charges against Baker Hughes after Kenai Peninsula workers were sickened

The charges against the company and its subsidiaries stem from an alleged 2014 incident involving workers from UIC Construction

Alaska’s sales pitch: Vast resources and a melting Arctic

It was the first time the annual meeting has been held in the United States, and it offered a unique chance for the state to pitch itself as a great investment opportunity to wealth managers from across the globe.

Fairbanks photography conference focuses on diverse perspectives

While showing Alaskans new ideas they rarely have access to, the conference — In Our Own Voices: Culture/Identity — was also designed to provide visitors with an Alaskan experience.
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2 in 5 Alaska students are proficient in English language arts, fewer in math

This is the third year the state has used this test, and the scores aren't much changed.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

The State of Alaska has filed felony criminal charges against an oilfield services company on the Kenai Peninsula. An Anchorage grand jury indicted Baker Hughes and John Clyde Willis on 25 felony counts of assault.

‘The ice should have been safe’: International panel gathers climate change stories from Western Alaska

Representatives from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were in Nome and Shishmaref this week to collect feedback for an upcoming report.

NOAA declares unusual mortality event for Arctic ice seals

Since June 2018, NOAA has documented 282 dead seals in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, and close to 300 stranded seals.

Haines hiker injured during encounter with brown bear sow, cub

A female cruise ship passenger suffered a minor injury after falling while being charged by a bear on Mount Ripinsky Wednesday.

US House votes to block drilling in Arctic Refuge; bill unlikely to become law

Two hundred and twenty-five members voted to block oil development in the refuge, while 193 voted against the bill.

Generations of Alaska businesswomen build 50 years of success for Petersburg outdoor clothing shop

The local clothing and gear shop opened in 1969, a time when Petersburg was mostly run by women while the men were away fishing.