A top executive at the Denali Commission faces several civil rights complaints from female employees. Plus: the killing of a polar bear in Kaktovik raises issues around how animals and humans share a changing environment. And, Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach talks concerns and values of the race.
The Recall Dunleavy campaign begins signature gathering. Plus: A senate bill that will commemorate a tragedy moves forward. And, researchers struggle to explain why the Cook Inlet beluga whale population continues to decline.
Concerns for Alaska's economy as the coronavirus hammers the stock market. Plus:the University of Alaska president addresses the system's future. And, how an Anchorage barbershop combines haircuts and community building.
While the ferry system remains at a standstill, costs to the state and private citizens go up. Plus: The Anchorage Assembly tries to reckon with housing segregation that resulted from decades-old "restrictive covenants." And, a grocery store in Ketchikan may be out of business after an early morning rock slide damaged much of the building.
Banks around the world say they won't finance new oil and gas projects in the Arctic. Plus: An investigation uncovers dozens of illegal and stolen firearms. And, the village of Noorvik grapples with a lack of safety officers.
The University of Alaska Anchorage proposes widespread eliminations or suspensions of academic programs. Plus: Communities along the stalled marine highway struggle to pump their septic systems without pump trucks. And, how computer modeling of the weather is struggling with the "polar vortex."
BP's pending sale to Hilcorp could change the nature of philanthropy in the state. Plus: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski discusses federal issues impacting Alaskans. And, another take on an almost century-old sled dog tale, from Nenana to Nome.
State archivists worry about increasing distance between Alaska and it's federal records. Plus: Researchers study a new approach to disaster communications in a small town. And, rural Alaskans struggle to obtain compliant Real IDs and lawmakers haven't figured out how to help them yet.
Debate continues in the Alaska legislature after the Governor proposes a supplemental dividend. Plus: An exploration of who gets to be called a "real" Alaskan. And, an Alaska Native woman files a sexual assault case against the City of Nome.
Communities counting on the ferry system struggle to stock their grocery stores. And, Governor Dunleavy responds to criticisms over ferry service cuts. Plus: Iditarod mushers drop off bags of food and gear in preparation for next month's race.
The Recall Dunleavy campaign responds as the Governor's allies drop their Supreme Court appeal. Plus: public records offer a behind the scenes look at a controversial mining project. And, music students in Sitka learn to play songs with drawings.
Alaska lawmakers consider more consistent recognition of Alaska Native tribes. Plus: A fishery in Alaska feels the economic impact of China's coronavirus outbreak. And, an Alaskan adventurer shares the story of searching for, and finding, his missing son.
In coastal communities, Senior citizens and people with disabilities struggle without ferry service. Plus: Competitors prepare for a series of changes in the Iron Dog snowmachine race. And, some modern dating advice for any hopeless romantics looking for love.
Senator Murkowski briefs her colleagues on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Plus: A father-daughter team prepare for the grueling Iron Dog snowmachine race. And, an Anchorage textile artist sews together clothes and community.
Judicial independence was a top theme of the State of the Judiciary address today. Plus: Without ferry service, it's a struggle to get goods in … and out of town. And, the only asset the oil company BP isn't selling at it prepares to leave the state is a conference center in midtown Anchorage that provides free meeting space to non-profit organizations.
Rallies across the state took place today in support of the Alaska Marine Highway System. Plus: Defending Yukon Quest champion Brent Sass bests Michelle Phillips to win his third victory. And, one of the rescued Nunam Iqua boys explains how he and his brothers got lost in a winter storm.
Searchers describe responding to a plane crash that killed five people last week. Plus: The village of Kaktovik vows to rebuild after a fire destroyed the only school in town. And, Brent Sass and Michelle Phillips are racing neck and neck for the title of Yukon Quest Champion.
Little public information released so far about the Yute Air crash that killed five passengers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Also, the Kaktovik school, a gathering place for the entire community, burns to the ground. And and update from Dawson City, the halfway point of the Yukon Quest sled dog race.
ConocoPhillips adjusts its development plan to respond to local concerns. Plus: A surviving fisherman describes the night the F/V Scandies Rose sunk. And, a Southeast Alaska fossil is officially declared a new species and gets a Tlingit name.
Rescuers describe finding the four children who went missing from Nunam Iqua - alive. Plus: Southeast Alaska residents react to the Governor's canceled visits. And, the grandson of a top campaign supporter of Governor Dunleavy wins a consulting contract from Alaska's economic development arm.