LISTEN: With ‘A Shape in the Dark,’ Juneau author crafts thoughtful portrait of Alaska’s brown bears
“A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears” is a new book by Juneau writer and wilderness guide Bjorn Dihle. It’s a portrait of brown bears and their complex relationship with humans.
Officials say everyone above the age of 16 years old will be eligible for the vaccine, after many people in the region declined to be vaccinated.
"They are really happy to be at school," the Juneau Superintendent said of the first day of school on Tuesday.
Some Haines residents displaced by the recent landslide say they’re still cut off from their properties and in the dark about what comes next.
Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Don Young seem to have cemented their re-election, though there are still ballots to count.
Florence Okpealuk went missing from Nome over two months ago. But the Nome Police Department isn’t ready to let the case go cold yet.
The true numbers could be 25% to 50% larger than those being reported due to a bottleneck in data entry, state officials say. “It’s significant -- we’re not missing 10 cases each day,” a state epidemiologist said.
Opponents of the Pebble Mine are underwhelmed by Sen. Murkowski's latest bill to fund federal resource agencies.
Anchorage School District announced on Sunday evening it would be reversing its controversial plan to return K-2 and special education students to in-person learning as COVID-19 case counts reach record highs in Alaska. Superintendent Deena Bishop made the call after new staffing concerns with both the school district and the city’s health care system emerged late last week.
PRESS RELEASE: CPB and PBS Awarded Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Helping Fund Education Content Development and Engagement in Alaska
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grant will provide $24,322,018 in year one of a five-year cycle* to fund CPB and PBS’s comprehensive multi-media learning and station engagement initiative, which will connect children’s media and learning environments to build key skills for success. The grant will provide resources to 12 PBS stations, including Alaska Public Media (AKPM), to implement local partnerships in Alaska.
Alaska has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases over the last week, including five deaths last Friday. Daily case counts had been hovering in the upper double digits earlier this month, but have been above a hundred cases a day for the last six days.
The state of Alaska now has the power to veto Pebble's federal permit. But the opportunity won't last long, and mine opponents aren't hopeful.
The two dead whales that were recently reported included a relatively rare fin whale.
Roger Holland said he did not think he could definitively say he had won until next week, when election officials count absentee ballots. But he said he felt great late Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly will hold its fourth day of a public hearing on the city’s controversial plan to revamp homelessness services. Many people who testified in person so far have raised concerns about the planning process and proximity of the facilities to Midtown neighborhoods.
Bristol Bay Borough is the county with the highest nationally-reported rates of COVID-19 infections per capita in the United States. But the borough hasn’t had a single resident case, and there has been no community spread of the virus.
Sockeye salmon in the Russian River, a tributary of the Kenai (Ryan Hagerty/USFWS) Commercial fishermen in Upper Cook...
A person has died from paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating blue mussels and snails in the Aleutian Island community of Unalaska, state health officials confirmed Wednesday.
About 120 demonstrators gathered to demand removal of the statue.
An activist brought a caribou heart to protest Sen. Sullivan's support of drilling in the Arctic Refuge.