Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Quinhagak

The Coast Guard is reporting a Crowley fuel barge is grounded near the village of Quinhagak on the Kanektok River. The village is...

Alaskans take flight in last-minute push to persuade Murkowski to vote no on Kavanaugh

With Sen. Lisa Murkowski one of the undecided Republicans who could sink Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Alaskans who oppose him are boarding flights to make their case to the senator in person. Listen now

Trump signs Sullivan bill aimed at reducing plastic waste in ocean

The "Save Our Seas" law encourages the executive branch to take up the problem of plastic waste internationally. It was sponsored by Sullivan and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. Listen now

Obama appoints ‘independent thinker’ to cabinet’s Interior post

President-elect Barack Obama has named Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as his Interior Secretary. Salazar comes from a ranching family, and as a first-term Democratic...

Alaska Native representatives offer support for income tax

Representatives of two regional Alaska Native tribal organizations offered support for an income or another progressive tax Tuesday. Listen now

FBI tests nuclear bomb drill at Port of Anchorage

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wrapped up a two-day assessment of how to respond to a nuclear bomb discovered at the Port of Anchorage. Download Audio

Federal government may review Alaska Native tribal status

A letter sent to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in May sought to prompt a review of the legal status of tribes in Alaska. The...

Amid icy trail conditions, mushers ready for K300

Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international – all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails — are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend. Download Audio

State ends Wellpath contract to run psychiatric institute, could open up contract for bids

The company will continue to work at the facility through December. The state also has hired a contractor to study whether it makes sense to privatize API.

Authorities Investigate Bird Killings in Sitka

What began with the death of a swan last month in Sitka’s Starrigavan Valley has turned into spree of protected bird killings.Federal and state...

"Running of the Bulls" comes to Anchorage. In February. With Reindeer.

Anchorages's Fur Rondy got off to a flying start over the weekend. One event certain to go down in the annals of the weird...

Alaska Fire Service has furloughed most employees as shutdown continues

Although wildfires are unlikely to bust out in the Interior anytime soon, the shutdown is hampering the Alaska Fire Service’s planning and preparation for the coming fire season.

AK: Russian adventurers look to retrace Alaska route of past countrymen

This summer, an expedition of Russian adventurers arrived in Dillingham to retrace an historic route taken by Russian explorers in 1830, when Alaska was under the control of the Russian Empire. Listen now

State budget cuts hitting Interior’s main public media company

KUAC, which brings public radio and television programming to Fairbanks, the Interior, and communities across rural Alaska, is scaling back its operations. Listen now

F-22s intercept Russian bombers outside Alaska for first time since 2015

Military officials say they launched fighter jets on Monday afternoon to intercept two Russian long-range bombers flying toward Alaska. Listen now

Special legislative session opens, focused on North Slope gas

Legislators opened a week of hearings at the capitol on a project to take natural gas from the North Slope to North American markets. Dave...

Rep. Laddie Shaw selected to fill seat of late Sen. Chris Birch

Less than a year into his freshman term as a Representative, Laddie Shaw has been selected to fill the Senate seat of the late Chris Birch.

Alaska spent millions. So why is this historic building still a wreck?

The Jesse Lee Home is a nearly century-old former children's home and the birthplace of the Alaska state flag. The nonprofit Friends of the Jesse Lee Home had millions in grants and more than a decade to fix it up, but they now say time is running out. The problem, according to state officials, is that the group mismanaged state funds. Now the Jesse Lee Home is closer than ever to being demolished. Listen now

More than ink: Traditional tattoos roar back in Alaska

Though the custom weas nearly lost, a new generation is using tattoos to reclaim and rebuild a strong native identity in the 21st century. Download Audio

Congress overturns presidential veto on the Water Resources Development Act

Congress has passed a bill which lays the groundwork for funding some two dozen water resource projects across Alaska. The Water Resources Development Act...