Statewide News

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

A top scientist resigned late last year to protest what he saw as a threat to the agency’s scientific integrity. The deputy secretary of Interior was pressing the USGS to allow a preview of its findings on the oil potential in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Listen now

A bill to legalize the production of industrial hemp has made its way through both the Alaska House and Senate and now awaits the governor's pen. Listen now

Hildebrand is known for being among the wealthiest people in the world, with a net worth of $7.6 billion, according to Bloomberg. Listen now

Residents are eager to find out if wind will be Unalaska's ticket to a greener future.

Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan has spent nearly 10 years in the state Legislature representing Juneau, Haines and Skagway. But his career and legacy has been far more varied than just politics.

Kachemak Selo, a small Russian Old Believer village at the head of Kachemak Bay, is desperate for a new school building. Deteriorating infrastructure and limited space has plagued the community for years. However, progress toward a new school is happening. Listen now

The president signed a bill this month that directs recovery funds to fisheries disasters on the West Coast, including in Alaska, but it’s still unclear how the limited funds will be distributed.

In Episode 1, we take a look back at the 2017 Iditarod and hear some of the boots-on-the-ground perspective on Mitch Seavey's record-breaking speed, the physical toll on his son Dallas Seavey and more from our reporters on the trail: Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes and Ben Matheson, who was working for Nome radio station KNOM.

The owner of Alaska's largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, is purchasing three other publications. Listen now

“We’ve had some exciting meetings with (the) Chinese delegation lately, that’s included some potential talks of air service over there,” Szczesniak said. Listen now

In his State of the University address Tuesday, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen stressed the need for an increase in state funding after four years of cuts. Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget would flat fund the university at $317 million. Listen now

The Olympic gold ends a 46-year drought for the American women, who had never won a medal before at the winter games. Listen now

Murkowski isn’t done with ANWR. After speaking at an event in Anchorage this week, the Senator told reporters there are a lot of details that need to be filled in. Listen now

Young, Murkowski hold fast on gun rights; State leaders push to take next steps on ANWR drilling; District 38 Democrats select 3 candidates for Fansler seat; Walker appoints USAF veteran to Dunleavy Senate vacancy; University of Alaska president appeals for public support for more funding; New Anchorage airport manager looks to China for growth; This man wants to bring more electricity to Juneau. What’s the hold up?; ADN owners acquire three new publications; Kachemak Selo makes progress toward a new school but the project isn’t guaranteed; Skagway residents sell barbecue sandwiches in fundraising effort for Florida shooting victims Listen now

Last week, 17 people, including students and staff, were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many others were injured. Thousands of miles away, in Skagway, Alaska, one family wanted to help those affected. Listen now

Alaska's members of Congress remain unapologetic supporters of gun rights. They have top ratings from the National Rifle Association. But Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Don Young say the mass shootings reveal something is wrong in America. Listen now

Duff Mitchell has a big vision for a small rectangular plot in downtown Juneau. He envisions it as the future site for a district heating facility. Listen now

In the past, climate models have struggled to connect ocean conditions with what happens in the atmosphere. But two new studies do a much better job describing that link. Listen now

Governor Bill Walker has appointed retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Shower to fill the vacancy in Senate District E. Shower lives in Wasilla, and currently works as a pilot for FedEx. Listen now

The event was intended to be a victory lap for Murkowski and Young, who were at the Anchorage Petroleum Club speaking about successfully opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil development.