Seen from a distance, a boat pulls a abloated whale that is half-way submerged in water

Dead whales wash up near Unalaska, but pandemic complicates necropsies

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The two dead whales that were recently reported included a relatively rare fin whale.

How tourists could see the Mendenhall Glacier after it retreats

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is preparing for a future that includes more tourists and a melting attraction. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

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Alaska's senators react to a partial government shutdown; Dunleavy picks Jackson for Alaska House seat; Judge says court should uphold House District 1 recount; Alaska groups sue EPA over air quality; Mechanical issues trigger rural air cargo delays; Family of Cody Eyre hold tribute to son on one-year anniversary of his death by Fairbanks police; Alaska’s top forester talks timber in Southeast; Unalakleet constructing assisted living facility to serve elders of Norton Sound; How Juneau grocers are helping families during winter break; AK: TubaChristmas spreads brassy holiday cheer in Anchorage; 49 Voices: Tribute to Dave Waldron
Tiny fish swimming in green-colored water.

‘More hungry mouths’: Bristol Bay sockeye are abundant but shrinking

Most fish that returned this year only spent one or two years in the ocean instead of three, but they’re also getting smaller for their age.
The Disney Wonder cruise ship docks near the ship loader at Skagway’s ore terminal. (Photo by Henry Leasia, KHNS - Haines)

Yukon mining industry sees opportunity in Port of Skagway

The industry wants to ensure that it has port access when ownership of the port returns to the city of Skagway from the White Pass and Yukon Railroad
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Alaska oil tax initiative has enough signatures for ballot, its supporters say

They plan to turn in the more than 43,000 signatures on Friday.

‘Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge’ speaks in Anchorage about suicide prevention

Retired Sgt. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. For years he patrolled the iconic San Francisco landmark and spoke with people who were considering suicide. Listen Now
A person with purple gloves puts a shot in someone's arm.

FDA authorizes third COVID-19 dose for people with weakened immunity

The FDA amended its emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow for an additional dose for some immunocompromised people.
Workers gather outside a square, weathered one-story warehouse building

At closed campus seafood processors, workers swap freedom for paychecks

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Workers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.

Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

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Common murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry. Download Audio

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

Sarah Palin Embarking on East Coast Tour

Sarah Palin is embarking on an East Coast tour this weekend, hitting historical sites that her political action committee calls key to the country’s formation, survival, and growth. Limited details of Palin’s “One Nation” tour were released on the website of SarahPAC. The tour is beginning in Washington, D.C., and moving up the East Coast.

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy will pay $2,800 to settle ethics complaints over publicly-funded political ads

The complaints targeted a social media and mailer campaign launched by the governor’s office that attacked some of his opponents in the Alaska Legislature and boosted some of his allies.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

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DC police: Driver handled ringing phone as bus struck Skagway mayor and her mother; How a missed opportunity and unforeseen costs became part of the Alaska Class Ferry story; 33 Jesuit priests named in report on abuse claims in Alaska; These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus (Part Three); Magnitude 4.9 aftershock rattles Southcentral; Price-tag for 7.0 earthquake: $76M. So far.; Ask A Climatologist: Where 2018 stacks up climatologically 

Rare species of North Pacific right whale carries a tune across the Bering Sea

Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have released recordings of songs by some of the rarest whales in the world.
a shipping container and a sign that reads "COVID-19 TESTING SITE"

Alaska children make up growing percent of state’s coronavirus cases

Children age 11 and under accounted for 15% of Alaska’s COVID cases last month, up from 7% a year ago.

Senate Debates Emergency Unemployment Policy Extension

The U.S. Senate has been debating all week whether to extend emergency unemployment compensation for the long-term unemployed. Some 6,500 Alaskans were receiving the extended benefits before Congress let the program expire Dec. 28. Download Audio

Survey finds higher-than-average number of Kodiak students may carry weapons to school

A recent survey of high school students in the Kodiak Archipelago looked at risk behaviors in the student body. That includes things like drugs, suicide rate and violence.

New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice loss

Researchers have published a new paper that adds a little more to what we know about how beluga whales are navigating their changing habitat. Listen now

Troopers say Anchor Point man fired at officer during arrest attempt

Alaska State Troopers say an officer first encountered Bret Herrick at a business in Anchor Point on Monday. Herrick opened fire and then fled.