Highlights from the Governor's State of the State address and UAA grapples with record low enrollment.
State health officials confirm the first case of COVID-19 in Alaska. Plus: The University of Alaska and the Anchorage school district announce closures because of coronavirus.
North Slope oil production will be cut by 10 percent to avoid running out of storage. Plus: Juneau would have welcomed it's first cruise ship this week… if not for the pandemic. And, how some restaurants are preparing to welcome back dine-in customers.
A new study shows fish farms in British Columbia are on the verge of wiping out wild salmon runs. Plus, a Fort Wainwright soldier...
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Millions in Illegal Drugs, Alcohol Seized in Western Alaska, Village Carries Faith, Despite Past Priest Abuse, McGrath Area Crash Survivors Will Receive Financial Help, IPHC Offering Reward for Lost Equipment, AK: Riding the Whistle Stop Train, 300 Villages: False Pass and Anaktuvuk Pass
Man Charged In Deaths Of 2 Anchorage Teens; Begich Sees Galena Flood Damage; Audit Finds Botched Oversight, Bad Cost Estimates In Port Of Anchorage Project; State Officials Gather For ‘Federal Overreach’ Summit; Caribou Creek Fire Adds To Complex Wildfire Season; In Unalaska, Crossed Wires Trip Up Air Travelers; Kivalina Finally Begins Filling Water Tanks Again; Dillingham All-Tide Dock Partially Reopened; New Teachers Learn About Native Culture Before School Starts Download Audio
As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature; Repair Work To Begin On Dalton Highway; Body Found in Bethel Park Identified; Alaska Native Medical Center Starts Construction Of Patient Housing; Tyonek Tribe Grateful For Land Donation; Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Ground Water Contamination; Scientist Maps Spill Potential For Seabirds; Klukwan Seniors Graduate In Class Of Two.
Arizona senator on a pork hunt targets Kodiak; Trump's VA pick came to Alaska in 2015; WIIN and NDAA make an Arctic deep draft port more likely; Walrus Islands designated as national historic landmark; Before and after photos of Bogoslof Island show big changes after recent eruption; Extreme cold to move across Alaska in coming week; Anchorage looks to provide shelter for homeless in pending cold snap; Only homeless shelter in Kodiak fights through the cold; Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel after crash near Paxson; Sitka’s Green Lake Dam back in service; Homer students to compete in state robotics championship Listen now
Six charged in extensive Anchorage mail fraud case; Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expected; Fish and Game criticized over "chronic failure" regulating Mat-Su waters; PenAir requests subsidy to sustain market in Pribilof Islands; Former senator, longtime Native leader Albert Kookesh fighting cancer; Lawsuit dismissed after prompting abortion rule changes; Responders have mitigated pollution threat of F/V Akutan, Coast Guard says; New study suggests dental therapists improving oral health in YK Delta; Bradley Lake hydro expansion moves forward; Macomb caribou season closed early a day; Someone's painting rainbow colors over a Juneau crosswalk; the city wants it to stop; Ask a Climatologist: Rainy…even by Ketchikan standards Listen now
In Alaska stop, Vice President gets refuel and military briefing; Crude spill at Valdez Terminal under investigation; Borough mayor on new potential development coming to the North Slope; Lt. Governor Mallot and Sen. Sullivan talk transboundary mining with Canadian officials; After years shut, a rural tannery re-opens for business; Distillery cocktail debate continues after weekend hearing on House Bill 269; WCA gets $600,000 to upgrade native homes in Wrangell; Ice Alaska board cancels alternate ice-carving event, plans 2019 World Ice Art Championship; Yukon Quest mushers race through Circle checkpoint Listen now
Bill would shift 3% of state's ANWR revenue to Native corporations; Two men deceased after Katlian Bay plane crash; Report highlights long-standing issue of VPSOs with criminal convictions; Iditarod board approves rule changes for dog deaths in race; Supreme Court denies Schaeffer Cox request for appeal of conviction; Elders look on with pride as younger generations step up at Celebration 2018; Ironworkers help men prep for life outside of Goose Creek Correctional Center; Bethel family and community gathers to remember Y-K Delta legend John Active Listen now
Democrats would like to see Walker step aside in campaign; Begich discusses campaign viability, ‘path forward’; Lt. Gov. Davidson delivers first public speech in new position; State regulators to Alaska lobbyist: Stop helping candidates raise money; 35th Elders and Youth conference wraps up; Bethel VPO to be honored for improving the lives of Alaska Native women and children; Ester hosts meeting to discuss high levels of arsenic; Ask a Climatologist: Why hasn't it snowed in Fairbanks yet? Listen now
Effects of government shutdown not as severe as in the past; Coastal House lawmakers push for bipartisan coalition; Juneau fluoride study confirms old science, but doesn’t sway opponents; Details released for Delta flight that was temporarily grounded in Shemya; Alaska’s top forester talks timber in Southeast; Report: Arrest rates for most drug crimes down for last three decades; These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part Two; Environmental group worried over effects of heavy traffic on Denali Park road; UAF grad students head to South Pole to study 'winds of space'
State privatizes API management with no-bid contract; Hearing concludes regarding French’s fate at head of state oil and gas commission; Don’t count on oil to bail out Alaska’s budget soon, says unpublished state tax memo; Y-K Delta tribes appeal Donlin state permits; Alaska’s latest climate policy is still offline. So these students made a delivery to the governor.; Quest frontrunners approach Circle; With spring whaling around the corner, sinew thread makers are hard at work; AK: New housing for Skagway tourist season employees may be taking lodging from tourists; AK: Bruce Schindler of Skagway
Sullivan on Mueller report: 'There's no evidence of collusion. It's over.'; Alaska lawmakers weigh becoming only state to not fund medical education; Environmental groups threaten to sue federal government over dispersants used on oil spills; Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdown; Alaska chief justice defends judicial nominating process; Alaskans pack Anchorage hearing to testify on proposed state budget cuts; Yukon Territory says the US is on the hook for Alaska Highway upgrades; DEC looks into helicopter fuel spill in Jakolof Bay; NPS gives go-ahead to 7 new cruise lines to Glacier Bay; Public divided over process for establishing federal water quality protections; Ketchikan Kings reclaim state title after 45 years
Big parts of Gov. Dunleavy's agenda remain unfinished. But he still has time, tools at his disposal.; Pompeo to Arctic Council: Easy days are over; Communities in Anchorage and Fairbanks commemorate missing Native women and children; Public will have chance to weigh in on proposal to move Juneau City HallAnchorage utility racing to fix sewer line unmoored by quake; New Anchorage climate plan calls for 80 percent cut to emissions by 2050; As the Lower 48 continues to dry out, Alaska could get wetter; Ft. Greely wildfire gores to 6,700 acres; Donlin Gold looks to schools, workforce development for future employees; Public will have chance to weigh in on proposal to move Juneau City Hall; Anchorage Bike Blessing draws riders from around the state
Time for Murkowski to take a stand on Pebble? She says not yet.; Dunleavy to lawmakers: PFD formula must be approved by popular vote; Anchorage homelessness problem draws frustration from both sides of issue; Alaska Congress members ask to tap relief funds for seafood; Appellate court rejects Alaskans appeal in Carnival pollution case; Fishing regulations on the Kuskokwim: Do they restrict Yup'ik culture or preserve it?; Following the purchase of Minto Mine, Yukon ore may be shipped from Skagway once again; Alaska Mental Health Trust plans new land use permit, fees; UAF officials say they've got a better idea on completion date of power plant ; As summer travel season begins, Fairbanks airport reminds locals of parking regulations
4 believed to be on plane in deadly crash near Girdwood; Alaska ferries resume sailing after striking workers ratify new contract; Alaska Psychiatric Institute struggles to fill positions; Conduct of Denali Commission staffer draws scrutiny; Alaska senators host commission to discuss transboundary mining disputes; Anchorage police shoot man they say pointed a BB gun at officers; Anchorage police officer charged with sexual abuse of teen; 22-year-old Army soldier dies from gunshot in Fairbanks; Nome breaks another climate record: most rain in 24 hours; Alaska natives gather five years after B.C. mining disaster; Fairbanks football coach resigns after swimming accident; Years of data suggest ecosystem shifts in the Northern Bering Sea; Mule deer, white-tail deer expand range into Alaska
Uncertainty for union workers in Hilcorp's buyout of BP in Alaska. And a Delta Junction councilman denies posting racist comments to Twitter.