Face coverings now required to enter federal courthouses in Alaska

Anyone entering a federal courthouse in Alaska must wear a mask or face covering or they will not be allowed inside.

Palmer police chief back on the job after ‘inappropriate’ comments about Black Lives Matter

Palmer’s police chief returned to work Monday after a nearly three-week suspension over Facebook posts he made calling the Black Lives Matter movement a “hate group” and, separately, questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault reports.

LISTEN: Is it safe to send kids back to school?

As coronavirus cases spike in the U.S., states are in a mad scramble to figure out what to do about kids returning to school in the fall. Is the virus really “low risk” for kids and how easily do they catch and spread it?
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Lower Kuskokwim resumes school construction projects after COVID-19 restrictions lift

Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.

As COVID-19 restrictions send more Alaskans outside, Fish and Game warns about bears

Anchorage area wildlife biologist Dave Battle said Fish and Game started to get a few calls about bear sightings in early April, and in the past week, “it’s really ramped up.”

Marine highway advisory group seeks to right-size Alaska’s ferry fleet

A working group says the $24 million in subsidies proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy isn''t sufficient to keep the Alaska Marine Highway System running.

Kwethluk man broke into VPO building, took guns in evidence locker, fired at officers, troopers say

Police say the man, when asked why he was shooting, said he'd "seen it in a movie"

Federal judge questions venue for king salmon injunction in orca case

While the Wild Fish Conservancy has asked for an injunction that would stop all chinook salmon fisihing in Alaska, Alaska trollers say that there is more than just fish at stake.

After armed resident thwarts shooting, Kwethluk VPOs consider carrying guns

When a 19-year-old man broke into a village public safety building dressed for combat, state troopers say tragedy was avoided thanks to an armed resident who got the man to give up his weapon and lie on the ground.

A rural school district said it was blindsided by a Bethel principal’s arrest. Except he’d been investigated twice before.

The principal for one of Alaska’s largest rural elementary schools, in a region with some of the highest sex crime rates in the country and a state with a history of failing to protect students, was allowed to remain on the job until the FBI got involved.

LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic

The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year?

LISTEN: This Alaska bush pilot died in a plane crash. Now his friend who survived wants to honor him.

Researcher Ben Jones says he's compiled a list of more than 100 scientific publications that his pilot friend, Jim Webster, contributed to, and he's seeking an honorary, posthumous degree for Webster from UAF.

Brooks Camp closes due to COVID-19 cases

The Brooks Camp Developed Area of Katmai National Park and Preserve is closed due to multiple cases of COVID-19 among residents of the area.

Caribou heart was ‘a gift,’ says activist after disruption at Sullivan event

An activist brought a caribou heart to protest Sen. Sullivan's support of drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

New COVID-19 rules in place for Alaska’s ferries, including testing, mask-wearing and social distancing

Passengers will be required to be tested for COVID-19 before boarding Alaska's mainline ferries.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recommends lockdown after COVID-positive person traveled to a regional village

The health corporation is not naming the village, and says the individual is now in isolation.

‘Half-melted boots and buckets’: Juneau campers fight wildfire until help arrives

Onlookers estimated the fire spread to about 15 acres as officials and volunteers tried to contain it.

Petersburg mourns four killed in crash

Four people died in a vehicle wreck south of Petersburg. It’s believed the late model SUV went off Mitkof Highway sometime Monday night.

LISTEN: Pelvic physical therapy can be an important part of postpartum recovery

The anatomy and function of the pelvis is complicated and recovery after childbirth can be both challenging and confusing. Join host Dr. Justin Clark for Line One and a discussion on how pelvic physical therapy can help in postpartum recovery and return to exercise and normal life.

Lawsuit: Alaska absentee application mailings discriminatory

A lawsuit filed Friday says state elections officials are discriminating by mailing unprompted absentee ballot applications to older Alaskans but not to all qualified voters.