Walker appoints Kotzebue resident John Lincoln to vacant House District 40; Alaska lawmakers release draft harassment policy; Chefornak bands together to combat climate change; Former Skagway tribal employee sentenced for embezzling $300,000 from tribe; Lawmaker could thwart Alaska smoking ban proposal again; Chinook action plan a 'question mark' for conservation and economics; Amid controversy, Skagway Assembly passes final lease understanding with White Pass; Ask a Climatologist: 2017 ranks among the top three warmest years on record Listen now
The company trying to get federal permits for the Pebble Mine is going to need a lot more money to keep up the pace. Plus: A group of young scientists are logging data to try to figure out how warmer water temperatures will affect future salmon returns. And, a service member sues an Anchorage car dealer over a so-called "yo-yo scam."
Former lawmaker Pete Kott was sentenced today to six years in federal prison for bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Plus, Yukon River fishermen in Alaska...
Amid a shortage of hospital beds, psychiatric patients put in jails; Ex-hospital officials claim whistleblowing led to firing; BBNC will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1; Census Bureau looking for rural Alaskans to help with the next big count; 'It's become politicized': advocates give notice of lawsuit to clean up Fairbanks air; 'What Happened in Craig': Trying to piece together one of the state's most perplexing murder mysteries; Elders and Youth, AFN kick off in Anchorage next week; AK: Ketchikan students focus on 'Sense of Place' in Indigenous Peoples Day celebration; 49 Voices: Gloria Johnson of Anchorage Listen now
Protesters Rally Against The Governors Oil Tax Plan. Tenure Bill Passes The Alaska House. ‘A Call To Action’ On Planning Arctic Development. Outside Group Targets Begich On Immigration. Officials Reviewing Anchorage Election, Write-In Campaign Hopeful. Sitka Sac Roe Closes As Co-Op Yields 250 Tons. Bethel Assembly Considers New Decency Laws. Small Cruise Lines Grow In Southeast. Geese Return To Fairbanks In Annual Sign Of Spring.
University system, Medicaid hit hard as Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoes nearly $400 million from the state budget; UA president: Dunleavy vetoes 'will impact everything we do'; Alaska Gov. Dunleavy wields veto pen to attack state Supreme Court over abortion ruling; Justice department pledges $10.5M in emergency funds for public safety; Homeless shelters receive large cuts with Dunleavy vetoes; Gov. Dunleavy cuts $20.7 million for low-income seniors; Swan Lake fire 20 percent contained; AK: Solstice golf, Haines style; 49 Voices: Jennifer Younger of Sitka
Parnell Vows to Veto Coastal Management Bill, Parnell Proposes to ‘Secure Alaska’s Future Initiative – Oil’, Estimate of Cook Inlet Natural Gas Reserves Increased by 10x, NASA Wraps Up ICESCAPE Mission, and more...
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Pebble project granted land use permit; Oil tax credit bill on its way to the Senate, with ultimatum from House; Following majority departure, Dunleavy to lose committee seats; Body of man recovered in Turnagain Arm off Beluga Point; Alaska’s congressional delegation sticking by Sea Grant; Anchorage Assembly unveils public transportation overhaul; State economists publish a “Where are they now?” for Alaska high school grads; Most of Alaska should see normal winter breakup this year; King salmon trollers to have lower harvests this year; Fish and Game predicts more Chinook fishing openings this summer; Unalaska receives surprise visitor from the deep Listen now
Conservationists try to use success on Polar Bear listing to pave the way for seals and Walrus. Meanwhile, experts say avalanche defenses would not...
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is again making national news, this time for her opinions on impeachment. Plus: A look at the ongoing effort to build a new generation of rural Alaskan National Guardsmen.
Senate group recommends few changes to oil tax credits; Injuries found on Juneau mayor's body; Parole officers: Arm of the law with a human touch; Sitka police reverses stance on releasing operations manual; UAF rehearses for active shooter event; Board to discuss residency rules for legal pot businesses; Conservative talk show host aims to repeal Anchorage LGBTQ law; Alaska students venture to Capitol as cultural ambassadors Download Audio
Lawsuit Challenging Native Language Needs at Polls Winds Down; Shaktoolik Erects Coastal Berm to Delay Relocation; After Floods, Huslia Earmarked $356,000 In Federal Funds; Honor Flag Arrives in Anchorage; Air Force Delays Scrapping Research Facility, UAF Seeks Takeover; Bear Urine Tested as Musk Ox Repellent in Nome; Despite Higher Fees, Sitka's ANB Harbor A Welcome Upgrade; Juneau Utility Sold for $170 Million to Outside Purchaser. Listen now:
The Kenakuchuk Creek fire northeast of Okstukuk Lake likely started by lightning, and first reported by area pilots. State firefighting assets out of McGrath will monitor fire that is in a "limited protection zone."
Today is election day; Y-K Delta one of nation's few areas where federal monitors will oversee voting compliance on Tuesday; A warming Arctic means a change of plans for offshore drilling project; Public comment closes on on-site consumption for marijuana retailers; Alaska village residents: Lack of housing hurting community; Sturgeon case heard in Supreme Court for second time; Anchorage official responds to transgender case; 'They need to happen.' Native women turn up the volume in violence, sexual assault conversations; Hundreds of frustrated Anchorage teachers stage walkout during school board meeting; Voting materials available in Alaska Native languages, Spanish, Tagalog; New glacial melt data collected from the ocean floor at Leconte Glacier Listen now
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Gubernatorial Challenger Would Prefer To Face Parnell On His Own; Treadwell Urges US to Check Putin in Arctic; Sullivan Spotlights 'Pro-Putin Rally'; State Seeks to Join Izembek Lawsuit; UAF Releases Plan For Budget Cuts; Possible Growth at Ted Stevens Airport Has Some Concerned; Southeast Summer King Fishing Opens With Record Hopes; Fairbanks Weathers Wettest June On Record; Predator Run-Ins Threaten Hikers in the Chugach; New Dock at Jewel Lake Makes Area Accessible to Everyone Download Audio
Musher Aliy Zirkle suffers an injury and is helicoptered off the Iditarod trail, ending her race. And, a single father of four in Fairbanks shares his experience parenting during a pandemic. Plus, the Southeast town of Port Alexander hopes a new program will keep its school open, and keep its town alive.
Photo by Tim Bodony, APRN Jeff King leads the Iditarod. He was the first in to Ruby on Friday. Individual news stories are posted in...
No sign of missing fishing vessel or 6 fisherman in Bering Sea; 3 rescued near Akutan after fishing vessel takes on water; Legislators mixed in response to income tax bill; Trump’s federal hiring freeze leaves Alaska national parks in limbo; 22 candidates in election that could shakeup Anchorage Assembly; Renewed fight, but old arguments for lawmakers wanting to open ANWR for drilling; At a safe distance: Monitoring remote volcanoes from remote locations; Ketchikan testing local beaches for PSP toxins; Matt Hall leads Yukon Quest mushers towards Central Listen now