Will oil companies participate in a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And, a look at Alaska's newest legislators. Plus, Anchorage restaurants see demand for take-out Thanksgiving dinners.
Public records suggest an Alaska agency has been collaborating with the Pebble Mine on its permit application. And, hard-hit Anchorage restaurants prepare for more restrictions as case counts soar. Plus, Anchorage health officials say contact tracing has become too difficult.
What will it take to get a coronavirus vaccine to Alaska's rural and remote communities? And, a shipwrecked fisherman gets an unexpected rescue. Plus, college students join a Sitka program to take in-person classes.
The Anchorage Daily News learns more about what Alaska officials knew of the former attorney general's misconduct. And, the electric school bus in Tok survives a cold snap earlier this month. Plus, Pollock move north, threatening Alaska's billion dollar industry.
Governor Dunleavy issues several health orders under a new disaster declaration. And, a Sitka science teacher wins one of the highest honors in her field by featuring traditional knowledge. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly extends the city's emergency declaration.
Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and other Alaska Republicans sick with the coronavirus. Congressman Don Young was released from the hospital yesterday. And, how Alaska health officials are preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, Alaska's elite skiers weigh the risks of international competition this season.
U.S. congressional candidates Alyse Galvin and Al Gross concede. And, hospital officials across Alaska say the surge in covid cases is threatening healthcare systems. Plus, a new video game is set in the Southeast community of Hoonah.
As COVID cases surge, Governor Dunleavy urges Alaskans to commit to safe practices. And, a new documentary examines the Pebble Mine's potential impact on Cook Inlet Belugas. Plus, sports that allow for better social distancing gain popularity during the pandemic.
Juneau health professionals say they're seeing more mental health issues among kids. And, chicken coop keepers in Bethel wonder what's killing all their chickens. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly will now tax e-cigarettes like other tobacco products.
The true number of COVID cases in Alaska is even higher than reported. And, Anchorage residents debate the risks and rewards of in-person learning. Plus, an Inupiaq dancer from Kotzebue appears in the President-elect's victory video.
Alaska politicians have mixed responses to Joe Biden's presidential victory. And, several coastal communities were battered by storms over the weekend. Plus, Alex Trebek's connection to, and love of, Alaska's musk oxen.
Anchorage's acting mayor tightens restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. And, Native communities around the country react to a nationally televised election graphic. Plus, how a pet cat from Washington State ended up in Kenai and the effort to get him back home.
People in and out of Alaska question the decision to wait to count mailed-in ballots. And, a federal judge puts a speed bump in the way of selling genetically modified salmon. Plus, Alaska's Pacific Islander community battles against the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Despite thousands of ballots still to count, Alaska candidates and campaigns are ready to predict winners and losers. And, Senator Sullivan is not backing President Trump's false claim to victory. Plus, the Anchorage School District continues the debate over reopening classrooms.
Alaskans head to the polls on the final day of voting in the 2020 election. And, thousands of Alaskans ask Gov. Dunleavy to restore money for snow plowing in Turnagain Pass. Plus, a Unalakleet woman fights the government over toxic chemicals spilled on her property.
A group in Anchorage tries to amplify the concerns of Alaska's second-largest ethnic voting demographic. And, the story of one Kodiak woman's life long passion for voting. Plus, high speed winds blow through Anchorage.
Governor Dunleavy says local leaders have the power to impose mask mandates but some of those leaders aren't so sure. And, Anchorage families ask the assembly to weigh in on the school district's reopening plan. Plus, cruise ships can resume sailings but that doesn't guarantee a cruise season for Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and other state leaders share steps the state is taking to try to reduce the recent surge in coronavirus cases. And, Southeast Alaska subsistence users react to the "Roadless Rule" rollback. And, UA researchers look to sewage for information about the coronavirus.
Anchorage officials issue a public health advisory but no further restrictions, pleading with residents to adhere to safety precautions as coronavirus cases continue to surge. And, calls for lockdowns as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta sees some of the highest infection rates in the country. Plus, after seven months, Juneau’s residential substance abuse treatment facility will reopen.
Between early voting and absentee ballots - what will Election night in Alaska look like this year? And, state health officials warn of an overwhelmed healthcare system if coronavirus cases continue to surge. Plus, scientists think there was a massive glacial dam release recently in Southeast Alaska.