Nome woman arrested after confronting Dunleavy at airport

During Governor Mike Dunleavy's visit to Nome yesterday, which was one of his scheduled “roadshow” stops around the state, he was greeted at the airport by Brenda Evak, who was ultimately taken away in handcuffs for alleged disorderly conduct.
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Authorities declined to charge trooper who killed Nikolaevsk man, they never told his family

More than a year after a Nikolaevsk man was killed by an Alaska State Trooper, the family is still seeking answers.

UA president Johnsen highlights achievements, challenges and budget woes during State of University address

UA President Jim Johnsen gave his fourth “State of the University” address on Tuesday, showcasing achievements and listing challenges. Johnsen also talked about funding woes.

Feds charge white supremacist gang members in Alaska

Recruiting for the gang occurred in and outside of prison, and when incarcerated members were released they were required to remain loyal to the gang, according to federal officials.

Dunleavy gives budget pitch as hundreds rally outside in Anchorage

As the governor made his case for drastic changes to the state's budget, a crowd outside railed against cuts to services like education, healthcare, and the ferry system.

Which Native voices? On Arctic Refuge, lawmakers practice selective listening

It's all about who you ignore. Rep. Don Young told his colleagues to disregard the anti-drilling Gwich'in witnesses while pro-development Inupiat witnesses accuse Democrats of erasing them from the land that's been their home for thousands of years.

Pebble CEO emphasizes mining project’s changes at legislative meeting

Pebble CEO Tom Collier says the organization has addressed concerns raised about the initial project in the most recent permit application.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of Sturgeon, limiting NPS jurisdiction of state-owned rivers

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state controls rivers running through Alaska’s federal conservation lands.

Public divided over process for establishing federal water quality protections

Several communities across Alaska have nominated their local waters for a federal Tier 3 designation, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest water quality standard.

Yukon Territory says the US is on the hook for Alaska Highway upgrades

The stretch of the Alaska Highway that connects the Interior to the panhandle is called Shakwak, or the Shakwak Highway. Parts of this vital link are degrading and the Yukon government says the United States should foot the bill.

DEC looks into helicopter fuel spill in Jakolof Bay

State officials are investigating whether a charter helicopter spilled fuel near a Kenai Peninsula oyster farm in Jakolof Bay.

Alaska lawmakers weigh becoming only state to not fund medical education

Sixty-one percent of Alaska medical students who attend the WWAMI program return to Alaska. That’s higher than the national average of graduates who stay in state, but it’s lower than what Alaska lawmakers would like to see.

Sullivan on Mueller report: ‘There’s no evidence of collusion. It’s over.’

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says Attorney General William Barr's summation of the Mueller report clears President Trump and closes a chapter.

Ketchikan Kings reclaim state title after 45 years

After a 45-year drought, the Ketchikan High School Kings basketball team on Saturday took the 4A title, winning 57-53 against Dimond High School at the state championship tournament in Anchorage.

Juneau Assembly accepts settlement agreement with cruise industry

“We’re certainly pleased with the settlement,” the head of the cruise industry association said. “It’s really an opportunity for all of us in the cruise industry and the community of Juneau to move forward.”

Alaskans pack Anchorage hearing to testify on proposed state budget cuts

The vast majority of the people who testified during a House Finance Committee hearing Sunday spoke out in opposition to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal.

49 Voices: Mary Miner of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Mary Miner from Anchorage. Miner helped to develop “Raven’s Roost” community living space, and is spending this winter at her cabin in Talkeetna.

Governor’s team contrasts 10-year plan and alternatives, but House speaker says message is ill-timed

The plan looks at what the state would spend over the next 10 years if the Legislature adopts all of Dunleavy’s spending proposals — and if lawmakers and Alaskans amend the state constitution to limit spending.

Chief justice: Dunleavy has to choose a judge from the list

"The governor must appoint one of the candidates nominated by the council," the chief justice wrote, referring to the Alaska Judicial Council. The council screens applicants for judicial vacancies and sends a list to the governor. Gov. Dunleavy's decision not to select anyone for one judicial vacancy puts the state in uncharted waters.

Local residents show support after racist message spray-painted on Homer restaurant

A day after vandals spray-painted racist threats on the side of a Homer restaurant, community members have turned out to offer support.