Search suspended for missing plane near Kake

A search has been suspended for the medevac plane that vanished over Southeast Alaska with three crew members on board.

49 Voices: Gina Hays of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Gina Hays, born and raised in Anchorage. Hays works for KRUA, the University of Alaska Anchorage's college radio station as the marketing coordinator. Listen now

Stolen Dance Paddle Recovered in Juneau

Juneau Police are reporting the recovery of an eight-foot dance paddle that was stolen Saturday after the end of Celebration, the big biennial cultural event in the Capital City. Listen now:

Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts report millions in post-quake repair costs, with millions more to come

The two school districts affected by last November's magnitude 7.0 earthquake are reporting they've spent millions of dollars on repairs to schools.

House committees organize, five weeks after session began

The powerful House Finance Committee will have eight Republicans — including four from each caucus — two Democrats and one independent.

House chooses Neal Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority

Speaker Pro Tempore Neal Foster was able to swear in House appointee Sharon Jackson, but the legislative body still can’t form committees or start work on bills until a majority comes together.

Shutdown puts strain on some Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations

Some Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations are dipping into reserves in order to pay for services that the federal government usually covers.

Dunleavy unveils budget proposal, with deep cuts to education and health care

The spending plan would overhaul major government functions and eliminate specific programs and services. Dunleavy says the cuts are needed to balance the state budget while paying out larger Permanent Fund dividend checks under a historical legal formula.

Sullivan discusses broad spectrum of topics with statewide listeners on Talk of Alaska

Republican Senator Dan Sullivan spoke on Talk of Alaska Tuesday morning about a broad range of topics, from national news stories in the headlines to regional issues facing the state. Listen now

Interior Dept. kicks off new round of meetings on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Some people at the meeting expressed concern about the process. Lisa Baraff with the Northern Alaska Environmental Center said that the timeline BLM has been using for their environmental review is too short.

Alaska fishing towns would forfeit $28M in fish tax under Dunleavy budget

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposals for balancing the state’s budget include a plan to stop sharing of millions of dollars in taxes on commercial fishing with coastal communities.

After struggling for years to clean up its air, Fairbanks still faces contentious wood smoke problem

For years, Fairbanks and neighboring city North Pole have had some of the worst air quality in the United States. The area has been failing to meet a federal air quality standard since 2009 — now it's reached the deadline.

Defense Dept. says climate change is a threat to bases around the country

The report looks at 79 major military installations around the country, assessing both the current and future risks of flooding, drought, wildfires, desertification, and thawing permafrost.

Large crowd greets Celebration paddlers

Dozens of paddlers from Yakutat to Metlakatla and places in between landed their canoes on a Juneau beach on their way to the Southeast Native cultural festival Celebration 2014. More than 500 people waded into the water or watched from the shore as the paddlers ended their journey Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of others lined a nearby causeway or cheered from parks and bridges along the route. We spoke with some of the paddlers and recorded some of the songs and filed this audio post card. Download Audio

Alaska GOP Gov. Dunleavy seeks to oust Democratic chair of oil and gas watchdog agency

A two-page letter from Dunleavy last month charges French with “neglect of duty and misconduct,” and levies five charges to justify the governor’s bid to remove French from chairmainship of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Dunleavy seeks to scuttle Ocean Rangers cruise ship monitors

Voters in Alaska approved a 2006 ballot measure that put independent environmental watchdogs on cruise ships. But Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is looking to scrap the program.

Mat-Su emergency services director resigns with incendiary letter

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's emergency services director has resigned in a fiery, accusatory letter to the borough.

Dunleavy appointee resigns after being accused of lying about his credentials

After less than two months on the job, Department of Revenue Commissioner John Quick has resigned.

‘Devastating’ and ‘significant’: Educators react to Dunleavy’s budget proposal

Education leaders are deeply worried about how the cuts will affect schools.

Alaska’s population is down for the second year in a row — why?

More people are leaving Alaska than are moving to the state, leading to overall population decline. That's the major takeaway from data released earlier this month from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.