Lawmakers Consider Extending Legislative Session

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Some Alaska lawmakers want to go back to a 120 day legislative session. Voters in 2006 narrowly passed an initiative limiting...

Top four gubernatorial candidates voice support for Donlin mine

Walker, who is running for re-election as an independent, and three other top gubernatorial candidates have pledged support for the Donlin mine, which would be the one of the biggest gold mines in the world. Listen now

Settlement Awards Sex Abuse Victims $166.1 Million, Written Apologies

Associated Press An order of priests has agreed to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused as...

A Night of (Competitive) Spoken Word

Today we’re attending a spoken word show. Nora Herzog has been performing spoken word for about a year now. She’s always enjoyed writing poetry, but could never find a good way to share it. More.

A week later, Alaska's votes only 60% counted

The Division of Elections now faces counting close to 40% of the votes cast in last week's general election. Dave Donaldson, APRN and Rosemarie Alexander,...

Supreme Court Sides With Kensington Gold Mine

The Supreme Court has sided with a mining company, saying it can dump tailings from the Kensington Gold Mine into a lake near...

FERC orders TAPS to pay state refund

Alaska could be getting an oil revenue boost. Federal regulators today ruled that owners of the 800-mile, trans-Alaska pipeline system overcharged for shipping oil...

Army wounded being treated at Elmendorf

Wounded Iraq war Army personnel based at Fort Richardson are receiving care at the Elmendorf Air Force Base hospital so they can be close...

Revenue Forecast Released

State department of Revenue commissioner Patrick Galvin today released the revenue forecast for 2010 and 2011. Galvin said 2009 was a wild ride...

Governor calls lawmakers for 2nd special session after House budget gambit fails

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has called the Alaska Legislature back for a second special session to begin at 1 p.m. today, after lawmakers failed to pass an operating budget.

Randall Sweeps Nationals at Kincaid Park

Kikkan Randall won today's classic sprint at the US Cross Country ski Championships at Kincaid park in Anchorage. The win gave her a sweep...

Stevens and Begich jockey over mud-slinging

Senator Ted Stevens, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich and the Alaska Democratic Party are ‘one-upping’ each other in a tussle over smear tactics in the...

Video: How the landfill in Anchorage harvests gas from trash

Hundreds of landfills across the lower-48 have turned their decomposing trash piles into a source of energy. So far, there’s only one project in Alaska harnessing the power of trash to produce gas. Listen now

Lt. Gov. Meyer prepares to wield gavel amid House uncertainty

Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer will gavel in the legislative session on Tuesday, and there’s an unusual amount of uncertainty surrounding the Alaska House of Representatives. As of Monday afternoon, there was still no majority coalition.

Shockingly High Rate of Violence Against Women Found in Alaska

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Alaska has led the nation in the incidence of sexual assault and domestic violence against...

Dunleavy apparent victor in governor’s race as Begich concedes

Republican Mike Dunleavy is off to a promising start with 59 percent of precincts reporting. He leads Democrat Mark Begich by a 9-point margin, leading 52 percent to 43 percent. Listen now

Longterm education funding bill becomes law.

Governor Sarah Palin signed the measure today.The bill was the result of a special task force set up at the end of last year’s...

Plane Crash Kills Miner’s Son, Sleetmute Tribal Leader

Richard I Wilmarth crashed his father's airplane at Red Devil Friday evening and he and his passenger both died in the crash. The...

Two thousand people March for Science in Anchorage

About 2,000 people participated in the March for Science in Anchorage on Saturday. Participants carried signs talking about scientific contributions to medicine, such as “Got the Plague?! Ya, me neither! Thank a scientist!” Other signs addressed the impacts of climate change saying “There is no Planet B” and “The oceans are rising and so are we.” Listen now

Juneau Empire report finds state tsunami response system has critical flaws

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake off the coast of Alaska rattled the state in the early morning hours of January 23rd, setting into motion a series of various emergency warnings and tsunami evacuations. In the end, a destructive tsunami never materialized, but the response revealed some flaws in how Alaskans get warned about possible disasters. Listen now