Sea ice.

Biden administration launches series on Arctic energy

Separately, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced the Department of Defense had selected Anchorage as the location for the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.

With knowledge of his ancestors, young leader looks to ANCSA’s future Aaron Tolen has tribal and ANCSA regional corporation affiliations across the state. He aims to balance a modern education with the values and traditions...
A black and white photo of a village.

Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska’s Kodiak Island.
A woman wearing a military uniform stands in front of a small plane.

Search and Rescue Airman uses her training to fly Alaska’s smallest planes | INDIE ALASKA

Jasmine Chavez is an Air Force veteran aspiring to be a bush pilot in Alaska.
Fire engines and other big trucks surroung the scene of a plane crash.

Federal investigators probing ‘loss of control’ in Alaska Seaplanes crash on Juneau runway

Federal investigators have released more information about a commercial passenger plane that crashed at Juneau’s airport during takeoff late October. But they have yet to determine what caused the small passenger aircraft to lose control as it picked up speed on the runway, forcing the pilot to crash land.

Troopers: Russian Mission shooting suspect went on another rampage after evading authorities for months

A suspect in a shooting in Russian Mission had been on the loose for months when state troopers say he went on another rampage last week, allegedly assaulting, threatening and attempting to rob members of the community. Alaska State Troopers finally arrested him five days later.
A group of kids sit underneath a deck.

After years of waiting, Akiak turns on high-speed internet

It’s the first community in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to bring broadband to all its residents.
A photo shows a village on the water.

Alaska without ANCSA? Look to Metlakatla.

At first glance, Metlakatla looks similar to many of the other villages in Southeast Alaska: glacier-cut coastlines, dense temperate rainforests, dramatic mountains in the backdrop. But locals know better — there is something distinctly different about the place. 
People pull canvas over a steel frame in front of a large brown building

Tumult within Anchorage’s homelessness response team continues with another firing

Nicole Lebo, who oversaw federal housing grants and childcare and shelter permitting for the city, was fired from the health department on Monday.
A dining room with empty, roud-top tables and a lit-up bar behind it.

Fairbanks restaurant says no vax, no proof, no service

Lavelle's Bistro, a fine-dining establishment downtown in the Golden Heart City, has started requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for patrons.
A handwritten proclamation on two pages, hung on a wall.

Anchorage mayor throws support behind conservative parent rights organization

The group is part of a national trend of conservative advocacy directed at school districts.
A covid-19 Testing Center is set up in the yard of the Union Station, downtown L.A. where part of the Oscars Ceremony will take place Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles, California, March 17, 2021. - Academy president David Rubin confirmed this year's Oscars would be broadcast from Los Angeles' cavernous Union Station as well as its traditional Dolby Theatre home in Hollywood. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. COVID cases start to rise again as the holidays approach

After declining most of the fall, new infections are up again in more than half of U.S. states, worrying experts about what the holiday season may bring.
A woman in a dress and face masks paints a black and white piece of art.

With reading and writing close behind, Juneau’s school board approves spoken Lingít teaching standards

These are the first oral narrative standards developed for the Lingít language to be taught to school children.
Dave Bronson at an Assembly meeting

Bronson vetoes 2 ordinances aimed at asserting Anchorage Assembly’s authority

ly Wednesday. The ordinances were aimed at asserting the Assembly’s authority over the chamber and the city’s mayoral appointee confirmation process.
Protestors with a banner that says "the era of fossil fuel finance is over. Climate Justice now."

While natural gas is vilified in Glasgow, Sen. Sullivan casts it as a climate savior

In the climate debate, natural gas is cast as both hero and villain.
People look at maps hanging on a wall.

Critics raise concerns with new Alaska political boundaries

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, known as a hotbed of conservatism, gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in the Alaska Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries that some critics say short-changes the area.
The outside of a building that says: Joe Lomack Building.

Association of Village Council Presidents enacts COVID vaccine mandate for employees

Under the policy, all employees must be fully vaccinated against the virus by Jan. 4, 2022.
A school bus pulls up at a school in the dark.

Alaska’s first electric-powered school bus is performing well – even at 40 below

"It has not missed a single day of school,” says Tok Transportation co-owner Gerald Blackard.
A woman in a hat gets a lick on the face from a dog.

Don’t get dragged! Iditarod musher shares tales from the trail

Blair Braverman says if she lets go of the sled, the dogs will race on without her. The question, she says, is not how to get sled dogs to go. Rather, it's how do you get them to stop?

Eugene Carl Haberman, perennial presence at Southcentral Alaska’s public meetings, dies at 70

If you’ve ever sat in on an Anchorage Assembly, Mat-Su Assembly, Anchorage School Board, or any other local government meeting, you probably heard him say this: "When the public process is done appropriately, the decision made by the governing body is more likely in the public interest.”