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Nome residents continue wait for Quintillion high-speed internet

Residents of Nome continue to wait to access high-speed internet through Quintillion’s fiber-optic cable, though a handful of business customers are now connecting to it. Listen now

Inuit Circumpolar Council signs guide for Arctic action for the next four years

The meeting concluded with the signing of the Utqiaġvik Declaration, which will guide the ICC’s work for the next four years. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 20, 2018

Murkowski calls on Trump to end 'sad chapter' of splitting families at border; Court filing aims to prevent lawsuits by Alaska victims in Las Vegas shooting; Board of Fisheries declares low Chignik sockeye returns an emergency; Inuit Circumpolar Council signs Utqiaġvik Declaration: a guide for future Arctic action; In apparent suicide, man dies after jumping from eighth floor of UAF building; After Hydro One leaders resign, Avista reassures regulators about merger; The squid or the whale? Reported giant squid in Lynn Canal actually decomposing whale; AK: The journey of Alaska's go-to man in China; 49 Voices: Benito Achas of Kodiak Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weather conditions blamed in Prince of Wales plane crash, preliminary report says; F/V Kristi sinks near Clark’s Point, all on board survive; Parnell endorses Dunleavy for governor; Diesel fuel spills in Gambell after pipeline fails; New sheriff in town? Mat-Su policing discussion includes asking voters; Arctic without borders: Inuit Circumpolar Council meets in Utqiaġvik; Public comment period extended for proposed change to National Park Service bear baiting regulation; In Mountain Village, elder judges use restorative justice to find solutions; World Eskimo Indian Olympics kicks off in Fairbanks; Women aim for firearm mastery at Sitka pistol clinic Listen now

Tara Sweeney confirmed as assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs

The U.S. Senate this evening confirmed Alaskan Tara MacLean Sweeney to be the assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 21, 2018

What they mean when they say 'immigration problem'; In Alaska, family separations evoke past trauma; Fansler sentenced to year of probation, alcohol treatment and community service; State receives $56 million in federal relief for 2016 pink salmon season disaster; Farm bill with large changes to food stamps narrowly passes the US House; Crews tackle small wildfire in Ketchikan; Southcentral king salmon sport fishing closures continue; Climate change may have sparked human migration into Interior Alaska, UAF study finds; Spike in shipping costs has Southeast businesses up in arms; Kake to reuse historic cannery for tourism; At the top of the world, an international field school for research students Listen now

At the top of the world, an international field school for research students

Earlier this month, the University of Alaska Fairbanks participated in an international field school in Utqiaġvik, giving early-career researchers a broad view of the Arctic coastal system and how it’s changing, along with some different methods for studying it. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 18, 2018

Murkowski zeroes in on Trump admin to stop splitting families at border; Murkowski, Young respond to Chinese tariff on American seafood imports; Supreme Court agrees to hear Alaska Hovercraft case again; Larsen Bay mayor worries aging water infrastructure could collapse; EPA, Corps agree to new wetland mitigation guidelines; Pogo officials consider extending life of gold mine if exploration shows promising deposits; NN Cannery History Project collects stories of former cannery workers; Alaska’s northernmost town still in transition 1 1/2 years after official name change; Can a liquor store help a community solve alcohol-related problems? Listen now

Alaska’s northernmost town still in transition 1 1/2 years after official name change

"Barrow" is everywhere while walking around town: on the fire trucks, in the name of the high school, the local utility company, on the North Slope Borough’s official logo. But the name "Utqiaġvik" is showing up, as well. It's on City Hall and on municipal department letterhead. Listen now

As the Arctic warms, a changing landscape on the Chukchi Sea

"These ridges that we’re standing on, there would have been more of them, and they would have been bigger," ice researcher Andy Mahoney said. "The features that we now see, they’re something of a shadow from the past." Listen now

Ironworkers help men prep for life outside of Goose Creek Correctional Center

At Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla, inmates can learn the basic concepts of welding using simulators, but until recently they haven't been allowed access to real welding machines. Listen now

US, Russia agree on shipping standards for Bering Strait

New standards were recently introduced to protect transiting vessels and the marine environment in the waters off Northwest Alaska. Those standards go into effect in the Bering Strait on Dec. 1. Listen now

Interior asking public not ‘if’, but ‘how’ to allow drilling in ANWR

At the meeting, officials said the Trump administration must move forward with oil lease sales in ANWR. About 100 protesters gathered outside. Listen now

ANWR coastal plain oil, gas lease plan draws heated opposition in Fairbanks

About 250 people turned out Tuesday at a meeting in Fairbanks to offer comments on a federal plan to launch an oil and gas leasing program in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Listen now

Coast Guard seeks feedback on potential impact of 6 new icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting feedback on their six new polar icebreakers, which are expected to train in Arctic waters as soon as 2023. Listen now

New automation initiatives driving National Weather Service push to focus staff in urban offices

The National Weather Service is automating weather balloon launches in Alaska as part of a shift that will concentrate staff at the agencies urban forecast offices. Listen now

Trump administration kicks off process for oil development in ANWR

The Department of Interior released a notice saying it will hold “no fewer than two” oil lease sales in a 1.6-million acre portion of the refuge, known as the 1002 area or the Coastal Plain. Listen now

Alaska Native leaders imagine divergent “Arctic futures”

A recent conference in Nome brought together leaders from Alaska Native communities to discuss the challenges — and opportunities — facing an evolving Arctic. Listen now

New map shows the potential future of permafrost on the North Slope

"We hope that this tool will be useful for engineers who [are] doing some projects in this area, for government thinking about what they should expect, and also for any people who live in Alaska," Vladimir Romanovsky said. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hill visits: It's all about access in DC; 3-year-old boy shot, mortally wounded in Utqiagvik; Man survives plane strike on Arctic sea ice north of Alaska; Newtok to Congress: thank you for saving our village; USGS project shows low fossil fuel burning can limit permafrost thawing, carbon release; Suspicious fires destroy dance hall, damage village building; State ferries won’t stop sailing April 16, after all; Scientists record volcanic thunder for the first time; Achieving wellness through Medicaid expansion Listen now