Two Conoco employees on the North Slope test positive for COVID-19

The two workers who tested positive for COVID-19 were flown to Anchorage from the Alpine oil field, near Nuiqsut.

In Newtok and Mertarvik, nothing gets in the way of basketball

Sinking permafrost has caused basketball hoops to tilt and fall in Newtok, but kids are still finding ways to play their favorite sport.

Knopp remembered as ‘one-of-a-kind leader’ in Alaska

State Rep. Gary Knopp, who died in a plane crash on Friday, became a pivotal legislator during his two terms, who was recalled by friends and former legislative colleagues as plainspoken and friendly.

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Kenai legislator and local pilot among 7 killed in midair plane crash

Seven people died after two planes collided midair near Soldotna on Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. All were confirmed dead on scene except for one person that succumbed to injuries during transport to the local hospital, troopers said.

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Why biologists fear Pebble could risk Bristol Bay salmon’s resilience

Biologists fear that despite the relatively minor footprint of the proposed Pebble mine, the risk to sockeye biodiversity could threaten the stock's longterm survival.

With more than 50 cases, Seward renews business restrictions, mask mandate

The city has experienced a recent outbreak of nearly 100 seafood workers.

Pandemic pushes fishermen to call for more government support

A loosening of PPP rules allowed fishermen to take advantage of easy loans, but some are saying it's not enough.

Sitka fired a police officer for assaulting prisoners. Then it hired him to work in the jail.

A legal loophole prevents a statewide police oversight council from taking any action against the officer.

With virus funds, Newtok will build more homes in Mertarvik

Despite the CARES Act money, there are still questions about equity and efficiency when it comes to relocating the remaining residents.
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The rules for crossing the Canadian border into Alaska just got even stricter

Starting July 31, people driving to Alaska from the Lower 48 will only be able to enter Canada through one of five border crossings

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.

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.

Inequity in alcohol enforcement in Mertarvik and Newtok causes frustration

Newtok Village Council owns most of the homes in Mertarvik, so it can evict tenants who violate its alcohol prohibition.

Stebbins teacher arrested after sexually explicit chats with girl

Lon Dean Gillas, 65, is alleged to have used his Google account with the Bering Strait School District to chat about sex and BDSM with a 16-year-old girl, and to ask her for explicit photos.

Unalaska fish processor evacuated hundreds during tsunami warning

Less than half of Unalaska's sirens failed to sound during the recent tsunami warning.

Flight reductions cause complications in Kotzebue resident’s custody exchange

With just one Alaska Air flight to Anchorage each day, some residents have been struggling with the difficulties of shared custody in the hard-to-access region.

In Haines, a race to harvest fruit before bears do

Fruit trees are an easy target for black bears, who can become accustomed to easy food in residential areas.