A village

After COVID-19 closes post offices for weeks, Western Alaskans suffer critical mail delays

The post offices in Kwethluk and Pilot Station have been closed for weeks because employees were infected with COVID-19, delaying shipments of essential medicines and supplies.
A concrete sign with the words "Anchorage Correctional Complex_

More COVID-19 cases at Goose Creek as outbreaks climb in Alaska prisons

Three-quarters of Goose Creek Correctional's 1300 inmates have active cases of COVID-19.
A dock in a small town filled with skiffs

Unable to reach hospital because of weather, Pilot Station man dies of COVID-19

A 37-year-old man in Pilot Station died from COVID-19 at the village health clinic before he could be transported to a hospital. Stormy conditions prevented a medevac from reaching him.
A town on a cove as seen from above

Cold Bay COVID-19 outbreak leaves Unalaska without flight service

AFter at least 10 of Cold Bay's 50 residents tested positive, the DOT cancelled commercial air flights to the village, the first closure of this kind during the pandemic at any State of Alaska airport.
Lori Townsend talks with guests about village relocation during Alaska Insight.

Climate change is forcing some villages to move. What is the government doing to help? | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/hIRZZO__lCE Increasingly violent and frequent storms driven by climate change are becoming the new normal. The reliable freeze-up that would stabilize shorelines before heavy winter...
Piles of crabs with workers behind them

For Alaska’s seafood processors, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost tens of millions of dollars

Economists are looking at the cost of the precautionary measures processors took to contain the spread of COVID-19.
A plain, blue pleated mask sits on a gray-white background.

LISTEN: Alaska doctors say masks work and some are better than others

Masks are effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. But misinformation about masks has been easy to find on social media during the pandemic.
A man speaks at a podium

LISTEN: U.S. Senate incumbent Dan Sullivan is here to answer your questions

Republican Dan Sullivan, Alaska’s junior U.S. Senator for the last six years, is running for reelection. What does he think the most urgent needs are for the state and what are his plans for getting the work done in a fractured senate?
A blue, green and yellow blop on the cartographic map of Southeast Alaska

Weekend storm brings wind, rain and even lightning to Southeast Alaska

The rare weather event brought winds of up to 68 miles per hour in Sitka.

Alaska’s COVID-19 cases rise, worries grow over hospital capacity

Alaska has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases over the last week, including five deaths last Friday. Daily case counts had been hovering in the upper double digits earlier this month, but have been above a hundred cases a day for the last six days.
Sen. Maria Cantwel

Washington senator says Congress should block Pebble’s permit

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says she’ll support a bill to block a permit for the Pebble Mine. She also wants an investigation into whether Pebble’s CEO lied to Congress.
A blocky school house with a circular logo.

Denali Borough COVID-19 spikes shuts down in-person school

Five cases of COVID-19 were reported last week.
Three relatively small windmills turn above small, one-story homes. Green grass in the foreground and thick fog in the background .

COVID-19 cases send Gambell into lockdown

A VPSO is patrolling the community to limit contact between residents.
Red billowy objexxt with blue rods latching onto them

State announces four new COVID-19 deaths over weekend

10 deaths were announced by the state since Friday, though most aren't considered 'recent' and were found through data review.
Shell’s Polar Pioneer leaving Dutch Harbor on Oct. 12, heading for Washington state. (Photo by John Ryan, KUCB - Unalaska)

Shell seeks Alaska lease extension, but no plans to return

The company applied for an extension of its lease holdings in order to make the leases more attractive to a potential buyer, not to develop it them itself.
Blue ticket counters with the logo "Yute Air"'

Former Yute Commuter Services business manager sued for embezzlement

Yute Commuter Service is suing its former business manager for allegedly embezzling company funds to pay for personal expenses, pay raises and bonuses.
A rocky beach with rocks covered in thick black oil. Spruc trees in bacground.

Alaska regulators seek more money for oil spill fund

Alaska environmental regulators are seeking additional money for the state’s oil spill response fund amid a review of requirements for petroleum producers and shippers.
Senator Dan Sullivan speaking to the media

‘Pebble Tapes’ prompt Sullivan to raise volume on his opposition to the mine

"No Pebble Mine," Sen. Sullivan wrote on Twitter, after Pebble CEO was caught on tape saying the senator would stay in his corner and be quiet.
A beige building with long windows and three front doors

Tribes win decision to exclude Alaska Native corporations from $8B coronavirus fund

A federal appeals court says Alaska Native corporations can't receive a share of the $8 billion coronavirus fund Congress created for tribes.
Horns pointing out in multiple directions with spruce trees visible in the background

Kodiak’s decades-old Tsunami siren system gets a new song

The sirens are being replaced one-by-one and will offer new sounds and features.