House and Senate look to compromise on oil and gas tax credits; Fairbanks health care rally draws diverse crowd; Black bear that attacked workers near Pogo Mine was behaving like a predator; Silver salmon buyer coming to Kuskokwim Bay; New Anchorage power plant improves efficiency and reliability while increasing rates; As Cape Greig walruses draw “flightseers,” pilots urge caution; YK Delta villages receive federal energy grants; Anchorage exhibit highlights 'unseen' exploits of combat medics; AK: ANSEP students get an inside look on the world of sharks; 49 Voices: Merridy Littell of Anchorage Listen now
Vice President Mike Pence visits JBER, emphasizes missile defense; China seeks bigger role in Arctic; Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan won’t seek re-election; Legislators hope to fix uncertainty plaguing school budgets this session; Alaska’s only tribal college now offering bachelor’s degree in business; Sitka sewer emergency required “all hands on deck”; Yukon Quest: Allen Moore maintains lead at Eagle; New research illuminates “bear necessity” in Alaska’s berry patches Listen now
USFWS quietly allows land survey in Izembek; Enviros call foul; Endangered Species Act overhaul could put Alaska’s polar bears in crosshairs; Feds join governor in ending Juneau road extension; Anchorage officials employ new methods to clear away illegal homeless camps; Feds request public input on National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska oil leasing; DNA shows Eagle River bears shot after maulings were not to blam; Tlingit & Haida tight-lipped about project near Eaglecrest; Anchorage pilot dies, two suffer injuries in Willow plane crash; Panel finds Alaska lawmaker violated ethics law; A woman seeks Don Young's seat in Congress. And she's never been to Alaska; How bold? Governor’s climate action team talks emissions reduction goals and education Listen now
Kathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one vote; Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissioners; Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administration; Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claims; Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfires; Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damage; After Friday's quake, UAA classes resume in under a week; Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning -- for two different reasons; Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric; Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor Dunleavy; Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quake
Legislature still at reduced capacity as budget deadline looms; Dunleavy's candidate screening process under scrutiny; Trump's pick for Interior secretary has worked for Alaska and energy industry; Teen arrested after trying to take control of a flight from Napakiak to Bethel; Credit agencies paying close attention to state amid budget discussions; Fairbanks City Council holds additional meetings on anti-discrimination ordinance; Shutdown cripples, but doesn't sink ocean science symposium; Gatt, Moore and Sass in early Yukon Quest lead into Dawson City; Aleknagik boys' basketball team hits the court for the first time in 32 years
Dunleavy points to university budget cut agreement as a model for other services; State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected; Homeless shelters and services to see reduced funding; Flood warning issued for several Interior rivers; Sitka Assembly takes no action on police investigation; Chinook runs in Southeast are looking very profitable; Ask A Climatologist: Summer 2019 was rife with records being broken; Petersburg climbers successfully summit Devils Thumb
House committees take different approach on crime bills; Senate bill to change PFD formula advances; Mine opponents ask SEC to investigate Pebble's parent company; Fairbanks joins others in lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers; House Fisheries urges pressure on B.C. over transboundary mining; Trial date set for Sitka herring suit; Sitka Assembly calls for city hiring freeze; Thanks to makeshift driftwood sign, Coast Guard rescues stranded ATV drivers; Pilot study of black-tailed deer underway near Petersburg; Meet the first girls of Juneau Cub Scouts
Dunleavy calls for round two in Wasilla after Alaska Legislature adjourns first special session; Murkowski differs with Trump on campaign help from foreign powers; EPA officials hear concerns over Pebble Mine during Bristol Bay visit; Why fishermen are mailing corks to Murkowski; Corrections commissioner cancels prison's Father's Day event; Alaska's US senators express concerns over transboundary mines in BC letter; Federal review finds gaps in Alaska 'critical incident' reporting; 'Pretty unbelievable,' says Kotlik hunter who helped document recent spike in seal deaths; State attorney general praises federal ruling on road-building in Southeast; Three women removed from state human rights commission without much explanation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Former UAF hockey player part of Stanley Cup-winning Blues
Legislature passes capital budget funding, $1,600 PFD, veto reversals; 'Tired of playing defense': GOP claims the environment issue. But climate change? Not so much.; Coast Guard Commandant makes statewide tour stop in Kodiak; As ferry strike continues, Angoon must find alternatives; Troopers: Hiker dies on the way to Stampede Trail’s 'magic bus'; West Valley pre-season football practice suspended after swimming incident puts 3 players in hospital; With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poised to profit; Air Force works to decontaminate PFAS-affected areas in Moose Creek; Alaska beekepers suspect pesticides in deaths of honeybees; Online education ad targeting University of Alaska students draws criticism
State Senate Republicans reject the governor's appointee. Also: A brief spike in oil prices from attacks on a Saudi producer won't help the state's budget.
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Gov. Parnell Proposes $1 Billion In Budget Cuts; Presidential Adviser Pete Rouse Touts Alaska Roots; Savoonga Whales Fulfill Musical Needs; Warming Arctic Likely Contributing To Erratic Worldwide Weather Patterns; Revisions Required For Shell’s 2014 Chukchi Exploration Plan; Bethel Homeless Shelter To Open By Christmas; Eaglecrest In Finals Of Ski Town Throwdown; US Women’s Nordic Team Entering Third World Cup Week Download Audio
Anchorage to close year with 34 homicides and no clear solution; National Weather Service forecasts snow for much of Alaska; In wake of impending snowstorm Golden Valley Electric preps for outages; No missing people or property damage reported after avalanche scare over downtown Juneau; Winter fire pops up in Delta Junction; Continued unrest at Bogoslof volcano; Alaska village renews push for road through federal refuge; Anchorage schools taking proactive approach to security, safety; State monitoring spill at Tesoro pipeline facility near Cook Inlet; Demolition begins on shuttered North Pole refinery; Galena to receive more than 1,000 acres of land from National Defense Authorization Act; Clamming halted on East Cook Inlet beaches due to low razor clam numbers; Nome-based non-profit hopes to revitalize Inupiaq with ‘language nest’ Listen Now
Alaska attorney general joins others arguing that redistricting can be too partisan; Trump's decision to end DACA prompts Anchorage protest; Anchorage DA announces departure from position, move to private sector; Skagway rocked by second landslide in under 2 weeks; No injuries in Sitka Labor Day landslide; First large wind storm moving through Southcentral; Russian River flooding is affecting Kodiak residents; Drivers can expect night closures along Denali Highway; 18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou hunt; New exhibit tells little-known story of a plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska during WWII; Groups conserve habitat on Afognak Island Listen now
Former climate official says details surrounding his reassignment look “damning” for Trump admin; Alaska Senate set to debate state budget on Thursday; Workplace smoking ban advances; Army Corps defends review process for Pebble Mine; Walker’s bills to swap oil tax credit debt for bond debt making progress; Alaskan educators advocate for increased K-12 funding; Wind storm hits Southeast; Ketchikan clocks biggest gusts; Walker's climate team meeting in Fairbanks for two days; Juneau Empire and Alaska sister papers sold again; Juneau Hidden History ‘docu-follow’, reality TV show premieres this week Listen now
Trump signs Sullivan bill aimed at reducing plastic waste in ocean; AVCP passes one resolution in annual convention, tables others; State receives federal funds to help tribal courts; Alaska delegation urges Pompeo to take up transboundary mining concerns; Nome city manager placed on administrative leave after harassment claim; Anchorage airport looks at building a new cargo handling center; 'A Normal Life': Navigating life after tragedy; Alaska plans changes to how it taxes marijuana; Rocket launch planned at Kodiak's Pacific Spaceport Complex; Bristol Bay red king crab quota down 35 percent; B.C. tribe sues U.S. barge company over 2016 spill Listen now
Alaska Supreme Court rules for LeBon in pivotal election recount case; Overpass damaged in Anchorage due to 'bridge strike'; Alaska cities pay handsomely for ‘ears on the ground’ in Alaska’s capital. They’re called lobbyists.; Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon; 2018 second warmest year on record for Bethel; Finding hope in a graveyard of yellow cedar; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell
Senators question Dunleavy’s budget proposal; Suspect arrested for 25-year-old murder of UAF student; Industry launches campaign to rid ocean of plastic. Is it for real?; 5 people rescued from life raft after vessel sinks southwest of Unalaska; Ketchikan, Peterburg and Wrangell all low on hydropower; Part of Bering Sea Pacific cod fishery could move toward quota system; UAF to name new coastal research vessel; Fashion faux pas? MLM company LuLaRoe sued in Alaska over sales taxes.; Mushers cap off 2019 Yukon Quest at annual banquet
Lawsuit seeks to eliminate Medicaid application backlog; Seeking hidden 'pockets of oil', BP takes on a massive project at Prudhoe Bay; Police: Man shot, killed after pointing BB gun at officers; UA President Johnsen recommends closing UAA College of Education, amid accreditation debacle; Pre-K schools in Southeast Alaska wait for better budget news; In response to high case backlog, Juneau judge begins term ; Ask A Climatologist: 2019 had warmest March on record in Alaska