The state's revenue forecast for this year and the next is rosier than it was last fall. And, students in Dillingham take part in an annual Iditarod reading tradition. Plus, pregnant Alaskans consider whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dallas Seavey is back on top of the Iditarod. And, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's new leader talks about her new role. Plus, a plan to privatize rural DMVs draws legislative pushback.
Alaska's Senate president gets a COVID-19 wake-up call after his top aide is hospitalized. And, a river rescue at an Iditarod checkpoint. Plus, Anchorage's homeless population is getting vaccinated.
Iditarod officials attempt contact tracing after a musher tests positive for COVID-19. And, Juneau tourism businesses are cautiously optimistic about the upcoming season. Plus, Anchorage School District officials look forward to welcoming back middle and high school students.
Alaska lawmakers ban a state senator from the Capitol for not complying with COVID-19 safety rules. And, biologists are warning about invasive Zebra mussels showing up in Alaska. Plus, a kitten lost on the Matanuska ferry is found in Juneau and returned to its family in Haines.
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.
Alaska health officials say hundreds of COVID vaccine appointment slots are waiting to be filled. And, with no ceremonial start, the Iditarod kicks off a lot quieter than usual. Plus, two friends from Anchorage win a screenwriting award at Sundance.
Governor Dunleavy shares his experience getting sick with COVID-19. And, in Western Alaska, residents are hopeful a new Internet project will have the same impact that cell service did. Plus, a new research technique might help in the study of the endangered Cook Inlet belugas.
Iditarod mushers and officials prepare for a race with pandemic-style rules and regulations. And, keeping a mask mandate in place, Anchorage's mayor lifts capacity restrictions on all businesses. Plus, climbers return to Denali although fewer are from other countries.
Alaska legislators question the state's long-term budget plan. And, three Alaska tribes join a new pilot program to address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous people. And, Anchorage's reimagined Fur Rondy aims to offers some sense of normalcy.
Ten percent of Cordova residents end up in quarantine after a police officer's trip out of state. And, artists based out of Sitka sign with an iconic record label. Plus, one Anchorage student's campaign to return to in-person learning.
Alaska's legislators grapple with the idea of unplanned spending from the permanent fund. And, a 10,000-year-old bone found near Wrangell provides new clues about domesticated dogs in the Americas. Plus, an Unalaska grocery store's battle with a bald eagle.
A major Alaska foundation helps purchase property to support homeless services in Anchorage. And, Petersburg experiences a COVID outbreak across all age groups. Plus, can the energy failure that happened in Texas happen in Alaska too?
The University of Alaska Board of Regents grants Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams more time to fundraise. And, Ketchikan businesses brace for another summer without tourists. Plus, how some Unalaska teachers are approaching Black History Month this year.
Alaska Native leaders closely watch the confirmation process for Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland. And, an Anchorage vaccination clinic sets up in a Samoan church to reach the Pacific Islander community. Plus, once a national leader in COVID cases, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta now leads in vaccinations.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland's confirmation for Interior Secretary begins with broad support from Alaska Native leaders. And, several small Alaska communities have managed to stay COVID free throughout the pandemic. Plus, a Petersburg family deals with a destructive fire and robbery.
FEMA will provide disaster assistance to Haines, to recover from the deadly landslides in December. And, a large solar array will power a lodge at Denali National Park, after a delicate installation. Plus, remembering Katie Hurley, who helped draft Alaska's constitution.
Congressman Don Young defends allowing weapons into committee hearing rooms. And, the Sea Life Center celebrates at its annual gala after bouncing back from the brink of closure. Plus, an Anchorage teacher marks one month of teaching in-person.
Alaska sees some of its lowest COVID case counts in months. And, musher Dallas Seavey returns to the Iditarod after a scandal rocked his career four years ago. Plus, a project in Unalakleet aims to create more affordable housing using shipping containers.
Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses the state of the Republican party and her vote to convict former President Trump. And, a typical trip to Chilkat Lake leads to an atypical encounter for a group of Haines residents. Plus, mushers share new insights at the end of the altered Yukon Quest sled dog race.