1 dead, 5 injured in Tutka Bay floatplane crash, Troopers say

A 57-year-old from Maryland died and five others were injured in a plane accident near Tutka Bay Friday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Saturday update: Alaska COVID-19 case count jumps by 17, to 102

Alaska has confirmed 102 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon, up from 85 the day before, the Department of Health and Social Services said.

Aniak Resident Takes Freezing to a New Level

Many Alaskans rely on carefully stocked freezers to get them through the long winter. But Aniak resident Dee Matter takes it to a new...

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alaska lawmakers weight two major bills; 2 British Columbia teenagers suspects in 3 deaths along Alaska and Cassiar highways; Mother and daughter found shot to death at Kenai home; Operation “Summer Heat” leads to 42 arrests in Anchorage; Lights out for rural Alaska as the PCE endowment faces endangerment; Juneau’s Glory Hall will cut breakfast, lunch service in response to budget vetoes; USGS scientists say there’s not yet enough information to tie seabird die-offs to toxins; What a drought index of 500 means for Anchorage; Government Hill residents seek to reconnect neighborhood through new trail

Dunleavy extends shutdown of dine-in service at restaurants as COVID-19 cases climb

Meanwhile, the number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 grew to 143 by Wednesday, up 10 from the day before.

Coin commemorating Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich released

The U.S. Mint released a coin commemorating the work of Alaska Native leader Elizabeth Peratrovich on Wednesday.

‘We’re gonna be out on the streets’: Anchorage readies for a homeless crisis

As the city extends a civil emergency over an anticipated surge in homelessness, families worry they will have nowhere to go after budget vetoes.

For Alaskans in Paris, climate talks hit home

Alaskans were among the thousands of people who gathered in Paris over the last two weeks for international climate change talks. APRN spoke with several about why they made the trip. Download Audio

Cordova Hiker Mauled By Brown Bear

Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear. Download Audio:

Point Lay sees earliest walrus haul out ever

It's the earliest walrus haul out since it began happening in 2007, according to the federal agency. The haul outs are associated with declining sea ice due to climate change. Paragraph

LISTEN: As coronavirus concerns grow, telehealth connects patients and doctors virtually

As the novel coronavirus has forces the world to adapt to a “new normal,” telemedicine has become the perfect tool for the delivery of vital physical and mental health services while protecting patients and health care workers alike.

Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties Are Recruiting

Women in Wrangell are strapping on roller skates and heading to the rink. Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties meet Wednesday and Sunday evenings at the skating rink inside Hope Community Church. Ten women showed up during a recent practice. They took a few spins around the track, practiced skating fundamentals and learned some derby techniques.

Carriers scramble to fill void left by Ravn bankruptcy

Alaska Air and other carriers are working with the Department of Transportation to ensure that communities around the state continue to receive air service after Ravn's decision to shut down operations.

Russian nuclear power plant afloat in Arctic causes anxiety across Bering Strait

Russia has produced the world's first floating nuclear power plant. A barge mounted with nuclear reactors is expected to begin traversing the Arctic this month, bound for the Chukotka Peninsula. Across the Bering Strait, Alaskans are worried about radiation, though one Arctic security expert also sees room for optimism.

Alaska seed companies are overwhelmed as people panic-buy for pandemic gardens

A small seed company in Juneau says that people seem to be buying more seeds than they could ever need.

Veto blocks cruise funding for Marine Exchange

Alaska’s primary provider of real-time marine vessel tracking has lost 11 percent of its funding. That’s following a line item veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in the 2020 capital budget.

Alaska banks can’t keep up with demand for coronavirus relief money

The bottleneck is becoming evident just as the PPP opens to a wider swath of the population: Self-employed Americans and independent contractors are allowed to turn in their applications starting April 10, assuming they can find a lender willing to accept them.

State of the State: What do Alaskans want to hear?

Gov. Bill Walker is giving his State of the State address Thursday night. The state is facing tough times. Walker’s budget plan includes a reduction in the permanent fund dividend payments that Alaskans receive each year. What do Alaskans want to hear from the governor? Download Audio

Park Service closes access road into Denali National Park

In a statement Tuesday, the National Park Service said the decision from Denali National Park and Preserve is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest on Southcentral wildfires: Aug. 21, 2019

The Caribou Lake Fire is threatening around 30 cabins near Homer. The blaze, 25 miles northeast of the city, grew to an estimated 700 acres on Wednesday.