Regional airline ends scheduled Juneau-Petersburg service

Island Air Express is discontinuing scheduled stops in two Southeast Alaska communities on Jan. 15.

Governor’s mid-year budget bill cuts VPSO recruitment funds

Governor Mike Dunleavy has proposed pulling back $3 million in unspent money for the VPSO program to help pay for larger Permanent Fund Dividends, among other items.

Murkowski aims to revive public lands bill, despite objection

One of Sen. Lisa Murkowski's first priorities of the year is to pass a 680-page public lands bill. Murkowski nearly passed it last month but was thwarted by a single senator.

Former Ketchikan teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor; gets six years

A former Ketchikan High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual abuse of a minor through a plea agreement that calls for him to serve six years in jail.

Following alcohol complaints, governor’s office proposes meeting with Napaskiak leaders

The governor’s office plans to meet with leaders from Bethel and Napaskiak to discuss the impact of legal alcohol sales on Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities. Listen now

Signal detected from missing Guardian Flight plane

Searchers have detected an underwater beacon from the Guardian Flight air ambulance that vanished en route to the Southeast community of Kake, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Statewide Trails Conference focuses on sustainable trails

The Statewide Trails Conference opens Thursday in Anchorage and will focus on issues such as making trails sustainable and active transportation. It brings together land managers, trail users, and trail builders for a three-day event.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Walker sacks DOC commissioner after scathing report; House lawmakers scour prison stats; FBI to investigate controversial Sitka arrest, tasing event; Railroad hopes Congress fixes expensive math gaffe; Trans-Pacific Partnership nixes sockeye tariffs; BC tells Tulsequah mine to control leakage; Forum: Alaska holding out against emission-cutting policies; Dillingham youth center to close as funding runs dry Download Audio

Conservationists, hunters denounce Ambler road plan

The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the plan came under fire at a hearing Tuesday, the first of a series of statewide public meetings on the road plan.

After a month of deadlock, Bryce Edgmon selected as state House speaker

The Alaska House has a new speaker and can officially begin its work.

Study: As alcohol access increases in Bethel, so do demands on health and safety responders

The study examined more than a decade of data from law enforcement, health providers, state agencies and non-profits.

Alaska teachers travel to Texas to protest child detention at the border

Five Alaska teachers traveled thousands of miles to advocate for immigrant children’s rights this weekend. They took part in a national teachers’ protest in the border city of El Paso, Texas.

ANWR drilling foes see chance to sow doubt

What can opponents of drilling in the Arctic Refuge expect to accomplish with control of just one chamber of Congress? Momentum.

ASD using new searchable database to craft solutions for district’s weaknesses

New, easily searchable database helps the Anchorage School District develop solutions. And the information will be public. Listen now

New Attorney General Lindemuth speaks on tribal land trust status

Alaska's new Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth is no stranger to litigation. Lindemuth has been practicing law in the state for nearly 20 years and has argued cases before the Alaska Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lindemuth also represented clients pro bono, including one of the men known as the Fairbanks Four, helping to secure the release of the men after 18 years in prison. Listen now

An unusually high number of black Alaskans are running for the Legislature — and most are Republicans

As long as Alaska has been a state, its legislature has always been overwhelmingly white. Even in the most diverse areas of the state, white Alaskans have almost always been elected to serve in Juneau. However, this year's general election has an unusually high number of black Alaskans on the ballot, and most of them are running as Republicans. Listen now

Fast ferry returns to Lynn Canal for the holidays

The Fairweather will make runs between Juneau, Haines and Skagway, while the Malaspina is scheduled to make runs to Hoonah and Gustavus.

2019 Yukon Quest champ Sass talks about return to elite dog mushing — and Iditarod

He's sitting out this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race -- that starts March 2 in Anchorage -- but Eureka musher Brent Sass just won the Yukon Quest again, after taking a year off from racing. Sass is a former Iditarod Rookie of the Year, and though he's struggled in a couple other attempts at that race, he said his young dog team will likely be ready for an Iditarod run next year.

B.C. government asks for input over mining regulations. But how serious is it about reform?

The province of British Columbia is taking public input on ways to reform its mining regulations — regulations that could impact the safety of the transboundary watershed the province shares with Alaska.

In speech to JBER troops, Trump praises Alaska, military and Dunleavy

Returning to Washington D.C. from peace talks in Vietnam, the president gave a 20-minute speech, his first in-person address in Alaska.