Alaska to replace 14-day quarantine with testing, preferably in advance but also offered at airports

Gov. Dunleavy is ending Alaska's 14-day quarantine. Instead, visitors and returning Alaskans will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.

LISTEN: Putting Native issues out front, Portugal. The Man talks protests, indigenous influence on next album

Portugal. The Man's Zachary Carothers told Alaska Public Media at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention that the band has been acknowledging local Native people, their traditions and their land before each of the band's shows, as they have toured all over the world.
A small plane is flipped upside down.

12 photos of the wreckage from Mat-Su’s powerful windstorm

As winds subside, Alaskans in the Mat-Su are assessing damage and cleaning up the wreckage. Here's what that looks like.

49 Voices: Robert Fowler of Tuntutuliak

This week we're hearing from Robert Fowler in Tuntutuliak. Fowler has lived in Alaska for seven years, having moved up from Oregon. He's the principal of the school in the village.

Warm weather and plowing in Anchorage mean clear trails likely a week away

A month into a cold spring that followed a pandemic winter, temperatures in Anchorage are reaching into the 60’s this week and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is hard at work, transforming the slushy remains of ski trails into clear paths for the bikes, strollers and roller blades of summer.

Your questions about the travel quarantine and testing for travelers, answered

The state health mandate that requires a 14-day quarantine for people who arrive from out-of-state is set to expire Friday. After that, visitors and Alaskans returning to the state will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.
a man in a black uniform with the yellow letters NTSB holds a propellor of a crashed airplane

Unalaska declares emergency over suspended air service; city plans to charter flights for community

The order allows the city to charter as many as three flights per week — and to resell the seats to the many community members looking to travel for work, vacation, medical appointments and more.
a Covid-19 swab specialist in medical gown, face mask, and face shield prepares to swab a traveler

As COVID cases skyrocket, Alaska health officials closely watch hospitalizations, staffing

In the last week, the coronavirus’s omicron variant has pushed Alaska’s daily case counts higher than the fall delta variant surge and sidelined health care workers at an alarming rate.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 13, 2019

Three dead after two planes collided midair near George Inlet; Senate committee goes further than House in repealing controversial crime law; Alaska lawmakers are trying to fight crime by toughening prison sentences. Not everyone agrees that will work.; Fire officials take preventative measures to combat Oregon Lakes Fire; University of Alaska begins transition for Anchorage campus's teacher education program; Workplace anti-discrimination agency sues free sample company, alleges ADA violations in Juneau; Military begins Northern Edge exercises in Alaska; Eielson GPS signal-jamming exercise may affect navigation devices, cellphone apps; Rangers rescue Denali climber hurt in snowboarding fall; Claiming two first ascents, climbing group seeks to create more opportunities for women in the mountains; Shaktoolik students save abandoned bearded seal pup

LISTEN: With tribe’s input, Wasilla High updated ‘warrior’ logo but kept Indigenous mascot

Wasilla High School is altering the logo of its warrior mascot, but not changing the mascot or logo from depicting an indigenous person, as some other sports teams have done recently.

LISTEN: With the death of George Floyd, America comes face to face with persisting racism

The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer is just the latest version of a story heard way too often in America. Eric Gardner, Breanna Taylor and Aumaud Arbery are just a few of the Black lives that have been cut short due to the entrenched, systemic racism persistent in American culture.

Calista launches effort to help high school students plan for life after graduation

The project⁠ — called Tengluni, or "Take Wing" ⁠— aims to increase high school graduation rates and prepare students for life after high school by using Yup’ik values and curriculum.
People wearing military camo gear in a room around desks

Fort Greely Missile Defense Base evacuated last week, but leaders won’t say why

North Korea test launched a missile the same day of the evacuation, but military officials wouldn't answer questions about whether that was the reason for the evacuation.

Aspiring to have a ‘live city again,’ Solomon moves forward on path to renewable energy

What used to be a fast-growing community during the gold rush in the early 1900s, the Village of Solomon is now only inhabited seasonally with no year-round residents. Located about 30 miles east of Nome, this community now seeks to return to its former status as a city.

The bears are back in Anchorage. Here’s what to know.

Bears are up and about in Anchorage, and looking for food. If you haven’t already, now is the time to take down bird-feeders, clean up any outdoor food waste, including pet food, and ensure trash is stored securely.

Gambell seamstress keeps knowledge of traditional Siberian Yupik sewing alive

The art of skin sewing has long been a treasured skillset in Western Alaska, especially in Central and Siberian Yupik communities, like Gambell and Savoonga.

Colonel’s Military Honors Questioned In Wake Of Guard Scandal

Two of the state’s top military officials have already resigned as a result of a grim report on the Alaska National Guard. Now, attention is moving to other members of senior leadership.
Green tundra with mountains in the background

Hot dam: Beavers have gnawed their way into the Arctic, speeding permafrost thaw

Beavers are moving to the Arctic as the Alaskan tundra heats up and the beaver population rebounds after centuries of trapping. A study published in December shows the small, industrious mammal is accelerating climate change in the north.
On a cloudy, twilight winter day, an oil platform an be seen rising in the water.

State agencies at odds over new law to address ‘orphan’ oil wells

This month, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission started requiring oil and gas companies to put up substantially higher bonds to cover the wells they have drilled. But a different state agency -- the Department of Natural Resources -- is criticizing the new law and asking for it to be rescinded.

Mat-Su Borough holds terror response drill in Palmer

A terror response drill was held in Palmer over the weekend, organized by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It was a staged scenario of a busload...