Pilot project exploring banking services options in rural Alaska

Most rural Alaska villages don't have banks and that makes it tough to get a loan or start a business. A pilot project announced...

AK: Archaeologists shed light on Tlingit culture near Petersburg, before Europeans

The small island town of Petersburg in Southeast, Alaska is known for its Norwegian heritage. But archaeologists are finding more evidence that Mitkof Island is just like others in the region. Tlingit people had settlements around Petersburg for thousands of years before Europeans planted their roots. Listen now

‘Big Blue’ Fire Truck Departs Unalaska For St. George

A big blue fire truck is on its way from Unalaska to the Pribilof island of St. George. The truck has been ready to go for almost a year, but until now, the two communities had no way to move it. They found their solution in a crab boat. Download Audio

Walker hopeful plan to pay off oil tax credit debt with bonds will pass this session

What the state owes in tax credit payouts varies wildly from year to year. By paying off the tax credit debt with bonds, the repayment rate would theoretically become predictable. Listen now

As waters warm, Arctic fish populations change

A new report shows more fish are moving to Arctic waters. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management teamed up to create the inventory, which describes more than 100 species of fish found in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas — including 20 species new to the region.

House Takes a Look at Senate's Oil and Gas Proposal

The House on Wednesday took its first serious first look at the Senate bill that would separate the state’s oil and gas taxes. Senate...

Cargo Shipments to Anchorage Falling

Cargo shipments in and out of Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport are down, and that's not helping much as the city deals with a...

Kodiak utility wins $38 million, pursues renewable energy

Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) received a big boost in its efforts to purchase the Terror Lake hydro plant from the Four Dam Pool. A...

Industry launches campaign to rid ocean of plastic. Is it for real?

The plastics industry has a new billion-dollar campaign to get plastic trash out of the ocean. Sen. Dan Sullivan and a close ally are working on a bill to enhance that campaign. But is industry really suited to clean up the mess its products create?

Cheering from Alaska: Women’s relay 5th at the Olympics

The U.S women’s cross-country ski team didn’t win their first medal but they finished 5th, their best relay result ever at the Olympics. Listen now

UAA Gets Multi-Million-Dollar Donation from Anonymous Supporter

In the past few weeks, mysterious anonymous multi-million-dollar donations have arrived at a number of colleges and universities. One of them is the University...

Dallas Seavey first into McGrath, Mitch Seavey first out

Dallas Seavey was the first musher to reach the McGrath checkpoint Tuesday evening at 6:34. 11 minutes behind him--and with the fastest run time...

Museum of the North Rolls Out A New Exhibit: DINOSAURS!

The University of Alaska Museum of the North opens a new exhibit Saturday. “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologists quest and what they’re finding in an underexplored region. Download Audio:

Haines ski manufacturer lands its own storefront

A small business in Haines has taken a big step forward by opening a shop and storefront in Dalton City. Fairweather Ski Works moved into the Haines Brewing Company’s old location in late October. The move happened about a year after the company won the Southeast entrepreneurial competition Path to Prosperity. Download Audio

Palin publishes natural gas pipeline project invitation

The state has invited anyone interested in developing a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Canadian and Lower 48 markets to send...

After BP leak report, state calls for review of all North Slope wells

The emergency order comes after BP blamed an April oil and gas spill on a piece of a flawed well design and melting permafrost. Listen now

Young OK with special counsel, rues ‘media hype’

Alaska Congress Don Young says it's fine with him that the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 election. "This is all media hype," Young said. Listen now

Critics call feds’ new ‘mitigation’ a coerced fee

Conoco had to pay $8 million in mitigation for a project in NPR-A. Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls the amount arbitrary, "throwing a dart at the board." Another Republican senator says it's a way for the feds to hold projects hostage.

Will Bering Sea crab fishermen get emergency rationalization relief?

Bering Sea crab fishermen are looking for emergency relief from the Crab Rationalization program, but it's not what you might think. Casey Kelly, KMXT -...

Black Friday: 1; Family Budget: 0

Today was Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving start to the holiday shopping season. In Anchorage, at least one store opened at 4:00 a.m. and...