Calls for 'vigilance' on Russian military buildup in Arctic; Governor's mid-year budget bill cuts VPSO recruitment funds; Coast Guard crew member dies in accident on Homer Spit; Medical community mourns loss of missing Guardian Flight colleagues; Klawock mayor pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution; Survey will monitor cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau this summer; 12 rookie mushers prepare to tackle Yukon Quest trail; ‘Life is going to spring back to us’: the sun returns to Utqiaġvik; AK: Hunters sleep in Bethel parking lot to get muskox permits; 49 Voices: Peter Atchak of Bethel
Black box recovered from crashed Southeast flight; Conservative group hosting Dunleavy fiscal policy events; At DEC nominee Brune's confirmation hearing, public testimony centered on Pebble ties; Owner of B.C. gold mine near Taku River courts investors; Anchorage lawmakers weigh options for $1.9B port modernization project; Anchorage School Board votes to repair two quake-damaged Eagle River schools; Fish and Game seeks to understand genetic differences between pink salmon populations; Men’s group forms in Homer to foster healthy masculinity but getting new members is a challenge; Kaiser gets hero's welcome in Bethel
Navy plans to be more active in the Arctic; New legislation introduced in Congress aims to strengthen Roadless Rule; Dunleavy administration pick for $94,000-a-year labor relations manager comes without labor relations experience; Juneau man dies of stab wounds; police detain suspect; Emmonak votes to keep alcohol and remain 'damp'; Kenai rejects changing local rules for onsite marijuana use; GVEA plans to highlight state's largest solar farm; Marie Adams Carroll became a ‘folk hero’ fighting for Iñupiat whaling rights. Now she’s in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.; Region I music director of the year reflects on teaching in Dillingham; 'The Sun is a Compass' highlights yearn for the outdoors
Troopers shoot, kill Fairbanks suspect who allegedly wounded officer serving warrants; Army investigating fatal humvee crash near Ft. Wainwright; Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan; Court: Alaska sex offender registry violates rights; North River wildfire smoke spreads across Norton Sound; Mat-Su Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League; ConocoPhillips picks up another oil prospect west of Prudhoe Bay; For Quinhagak, climate change means they may have to move; Alaska fishermen appeal Carnival’s $20 million pollution settlement; Despite ice loss, study shows Chukchi Polar Bears are doing well; For Homer residents with disabilities, accessibility is a waiting game
Below is the complete story list and audio from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Individual stories are available in...
Legislature making little public progress; education bill dies in House; educators debate rural school challenges; NTSB says plane hit eagle before crashing; wildfire spotted near Wasilla; Sitka property hit by landslide taxable; liquor store opens in Sitka; researchers assessing ash over Kodiak
State responds to two oil spills at Drift River in Cook Inlet; Park Service continues work on repairs following mudslide; Skagway official sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison; Denali East Fork wolf pack status currently unknown; ASD using new searchable database to craft solutions for district's weaknesses; Anchorage teams with artist co-op to foster creativity and community; earthquake simulator to bring jolt of awareness to Southeast and Yukon; researchers capture bear-salmon interactions on camera
In China deal, analysts see no guarantee that Alaska will get LNG pipeline; Legislative leaders seek update to sexual harassment policies; With an 'if,' Alaska US senators join call for Roy Moore to quit race; First Lady to attend JBER event tomorrow; Arctic drilling foes find public passion has cooled; University of Alaska regents to discuss budget and tuition increases; Alaska meets global demand for sea cucumbers; Regulator stalls Hydro One’s bid for Juneau utility; Board of Game to see over 70 proposals during Anchorage meeting; To improve Fairbanks air quality, 200 engine-heater plug-ins added to public buildings; Ask a Climatologist: New satellite will improve forecasts, inform policy Listen now
Trump says King Cove road ‘almost completed’ ; Ex-Alaskan charged with nearly 150 felonies in PFD fraud case; Airplane with 2 on board missing south of Fairbanks; Yukon Quest upholds censure of Hugh Neff over dog death; Seabirds washing up dead in Western Alaska; scientists investigating; Lava flows in crater of Alaska volcano; warning level raised; Corps of Engineers halts cleanup after workers discover buried DDT-tainted junk; Alaska Aerospace Corporation schedules launch at Kodiak facility; Girls on Ice: an all-female science immersion course on top of a glacier; The Human Genome Project, and how it could change modern medicine Listen now
Eagle River Elementary, damaged by quake, will remain closed through school year; Mat-Su residents pick up the pieces after Friday's quake; How changing oil prices are affecting the state's expected revenue; Enstar still evaluating gas lines following earthquake; Alaska DOT is in crisis response mode — and it just got a new boss; Don 'Moose' Young says farewell to Bush; Iditarod clears Dallas Seavey in 2017 doping controversy; State begins process of giving land back to Gulkana; Consumer confidence is positive in Alaska this year; Y-K Delta boarding school discovers cheating on math program
Trump's wall could drain money from Alaska military projects; Legislative finance gets ready to release its version of Dunleavy’s new budget; Alaska fishing towns would forfeit $28M in fish tax under Dunleavy budget; Alaska troopers announce cold-case murder arrest; Alaska court strikes down 'medically necessary' abortion law; Multi-partisan House majority takes shape; EPA to establish PFAS contamination level for drinking water; AK: Resurrecting the 52-year-old pipe organ at Fort Greeley's chapel; 49 Voices: Claude Bondy of Cantwell
Rep. Young shoves reporter on way to VAWA vote; Alaska aims to be first state receiving federal Medicaid funding as a block grant; House hears strong public testimony against cutting senior benefits; Man convicted of 2016 murder of Fairbanks officer; Army investigating fatal shooting of soldier during live-fire field-training exercise; Upper Cook Inlet fishermen take issue with Dunleavy Board of Fish appointee; Alaska’s fast ferries are being prepped for sale; For one petroleum engineering student, oil prices change but the dream stays the same; Juneau elementary students to release album of original songs
Lawmaker says she won't hear Alaska abortion ban bill; Murkowski suggests multi-faceted approach is necessary to combat carbon emissions; Court throws out Pebble-backed lawsuit against BBRSDA; Ferry system could still be operational with Legislature's suggested cuts; Feds demand armed backup to keep Prince Rupert ferry terminal open; Feds demand armed backup to keep Prince Rupert ferry terminal open; Spring Creek continues clean-up, investigation of May 7 riot; AK: Counting the hooligan swimming through Haines streams; 49 Voices: Maurice Nanalook of Bethel
Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio...
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
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Israel is working on...
Zulkosky takes seat as House District 38 representative; House bill to declare state of emergency for Alaska Native languages passes committee; Following alcohol complaints, governor's office proposes meeting with Napaskiak leaders; Larsen Bay residents fear losing school; Bad weather all but shuts down critical Iditarod checkpoint; Musher chases bison off trail, with an ax; AK: Juneau shamanism retreat leader’s financial, cultural and spiritual legitimacy challenged; 49 Voices: Richard Hensley of Kotzebue Listen now
State charges 41-year-old in death of Kotzebue girl; Walker campaign says Republican-funded group didn’t disclose ad spending; Russian aircraft spotted near Alaska airspace for third time this month; Fairbanks hosts air quality conference, with wood stoves a contentious topic; In Fairbanks, building a home on permafrost with an uncertain future; Governor declares emergency for Alaska Native languages; Serving your community: Sand Point teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the Year; Petersburg Medical Center treat flu cases from cruise ship; Post-surge, Sitka assists electric customers with insurance claims Listen now
Some GOP defied Trump on Russia sanctions, but Alaskans did not; Advocates wonder how policy changes will affect those looking to reenter society after prison; Dillingham well tests positive for PFAS contamination; Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP; Despite the shutdown, it’s been a dizzying week for a Southeast Alaska timber sale; Volunteer veterinarians at the Kuskokwim 300; AK: Hundreds of Douglas kids band together in music class; 49 Voices: Lawrence Bahovec of Wrangell
Trump briefly touts ANWR drilling in CPAC speech; USCG report blames Destination sinking on overloading, outdated stability book; Search team investigates potential piece of missing Guardian Flight plane; Winter storms flood houses in Nunapitchuk and Kotlik; Fairbanks man sentenced for stealing $300K from nonprofit; Report: Alaska construction spending expected to increase; After running out of time for those signed up, state adds two public testimony hearings for budget; At Anchorage hearing, Alaskans protest Dunleavy budget proposal, advocate for income tax; STA requests state Supreme Court reversal on injunction denial; Trooper say 1 dead in Aniak residential fire; Nic Petit takes early lead out of Rainy Pass; This year, about one in five Iditarod mushers is new to the race; Musher Mike Williams Jr. spending this Iditarod at home with family and dogs