Citing population decline, ADF&G closing hunt early for Mulchatna caribou herd

The restriction is a conservation measure following the herd’s dramatic population drop to half the size that it was three years ago.
An aerial view of one of the exploration pads and wells that ConocoPhillips drilled during the 2018 exploration season at its Willow prospect.

ConocoPhillips shuts down North Slope drilling over coronavirus concerns

The impacts of the coronavirus continue to reverberate across Alaska, including its oil fields.

‘Putting the company almost on life support’: Cruise ship cuts devastate Alaska tourism

Alaska had planned for a record-number of cruise ship passengers this year. Then came the pandemic. Now, across cruise lines, at least 360 sailings to Alaska have been called off so far.

Newtok man tells troopers he assaulted girl because he “got bored”

Pedro John Mark Active was arrested on May 1, five months after a 15-year-old girl reported that he assaulted her while she slept on November 3, 2019.

Red Dog Mine employees permitted to return to home communities

In March, flights in the Northwest Arctic Borough to surrounding communities were suspended.

Dunleavy signs off on Railbelt utility corridor plan to bring reliability and renewables into grid

The plan would connect the energy utilities from Fairbanks to Seward.

As the state reopens, health care and labor leaders express concern about worker safety

Lawmakers met on Wednesday to hear from health care providers and labor leaders about their concerns as workplaces in Alaska reopen.

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.

LISTEN: April’s job losses were huge — how long will they last?

But, unlike other periods of significant job loss in Alaska’s history, this one may be short lived.
A blue bow with a yellow stripe at a dock

Tustumena crew member tests positive for COVID-19, passengers quarantined

The Tustumena ferry’s sailings were canceled after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.

ConocoPhillips to resume normal production in July in Alaska

ConocoPhillips plans to resume normal production operations on Alaska’s North Slope in July, a spokesperson said, after a reduction this month that the company attributed to low prices and a global oversupply of oil.

Workers headed to a Naknek cannery forced to quarantine in L.A. hotel without pay, lawsuit says

On the day they were supposed to travel to Naknek, the results for three of the workers came back positive. All 150 of the workers were told they had to quarantine for an additional 11 days, the complaint alleges.

Weaver Lily Hope donates Chilkat Protector mask to Juneau’s Sealaska Heritage Institute

Weaver Lily Hope created a similar mask as part of an online art competition in April.

It’s official: Alaska won’t see any large cruise ships this year

Carnival and Royal Caribbean already announced that they wouldn't be sailing to Alaska.
A square building with red bottom

Alaska Psychiatric Institute has its first COVID-19 case

The employee became sick last Wednesday and took a COVID-19 test.

With permit for controversial mine nearly in hand, Pebble CEO says he’s sure opposition will soften

Pebble Chief Executive Tom Collier said it’s the most significant day for the proposed mine n 15 years.

Bethel City Council passes mask resolution

The resolution says that people should wear masks in public spaces, like at work if you interact with the public, or while riding taxis, but the city doesn't have the authority to enforce it.

Travel ban in Unalakleet after two cases detected in one week

This latest case is a resident of Unalakleet unlike the first one which was identified as a non-resident of the community over the weekend.
Several hundred walrus lie on a dark gray beach

Officials investigate suspected poaching after walrus deaths in Bristol Bay

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the illegal killing of walruses in the Bristol Bay region.
Bright red salmon with green heads swim in shallow waters with small mountain in background.

State now has an opportunity to veto Pebble Mine. Pebble foes aren’t getting their hopes up.

The state of Alaska now has the power to veto Pebble's federal permit. But the opportunity won't last long, and mine opponents aren't hopeful.