Statewide News

News coverage from every corner of Alaska from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rehear the case of an Alaska moose hunter whose use of a hovercraft in the Nation River got him in trouble with the National Park Service. Listen now

According to a press release, the board of the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) approved expanding its numbers from nine to 12 earlier this month. And several directors may step down.

Larsen Bay, a community of fewer than 100 people on southwest Kodiak Island, is dealing with ongoing water issues. Listen now

Jill Yordy has been waiting since January to learn whether her five-year-old daughter Raven has qualified for Denali KidCare. Listen now

"Barrow" is everywhere while walking around town: on the fire trucks, in the name of the high school, the local utility company, on the North Slope Borough’s official logo. But the name "Utqiaġvik" is showing up, as well. It's on City Hall and on municipal department letterhead. Listen now

Alaska’s economy could suffer as a result of China’s 25 percent tariff on American seafood imports and that worries U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. In a written statement, Murkowski urges President Donald Trump to reach a trade policy with China that protects the export market. Listen now

China plays a major role Alaska’s seafood industry, so the tariffs would affect a significant portion of the market. Listen now

China responds to U.S. tariffs with tariff on Alaska seafood; State backlog means long wait for health coverage for some Alaskans; Final public hearing on ANWR drilling held in DC; Even a rainforest can experience a drought, weather service says; AK: Keeping memories alive on Father's Day; 49 Voices: Bruce Gordon of Excursion Inlet Listen now

Rural Alaska has long had a lack of adequate law enforcement. State budget cuts have exacerbated the problem and recent reporting reveals trouble with how or if some local law enforcement officers are screened before they're hired. What's being done to make rural Alaska safer?

There are no tumbleweeds blowing through the streets of Southeast Alaska towns, but, the region has received less precipitation than usual over the past nine months. Listen now

Pogo Mine officials say the company may extend the life of the mine northeast of Delta Junction if exploration they’re conducting this summer confirms the presence of potentially rich gold deposits. Listen now

In canneries, the term "Mug Up" means coffee break. It’s also the name of a new effort to share the history of the NN Cannery, a now-closed cannery in South Naknek that functioned almost continuously for 120 years. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Bruce Gordon in Excursion Inlet. Gordon works as the watchman for the Ocean Beauty cannery. Listen now

The Dinner Party connects people grieving the loss of a loved one. On Father's Day they're sharing stories on social media from the thousands of Dinner Partiers all over the world whose dads have died. Listen now

Sport and personal-use fishing closes on the Copper and Chitina rivers; Murkowski concerned about Sessions border policy; Gov. Walker lets Juneau road money stand, but maintains no-build policy; Special election set for vacant West Anchorage assembly seat; Optimism scarce as commercial fisheries start up in Southeast; UA Board of Regents discuss approval process for Chilkat Valley timber sale plans; Four young filmmakers from the Y-K Delta tackle climate change; New Anchorage museum exhibit hopes to shed light on pingoes Listen now

A new sculpture is more than something to look at. It’s an interactive, mixed-reality experience that can educate urban Alaskans about the northernmost part of our state. Listen now

Ahead of an August election, the Assembly members will pick an interim representative from a pool of applicants. Listen now

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday she's troubled by the Trump administration's practice of removing children from their parents when a family is caught crossing the border without authorization. Listen now

These students practice subsistence and are documenting how climate change is changing a way of life that has been passed down for millennia. Listen now

The University of Alaska’s Board of Regents will review plans for a proposed timber sale in the Chilkat Valley. The decision on whether the board would approve the development and disposal plan for the sale was postponed at a meeting last month. Listen now