Elyssa Loughlin, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Elyssa Loughlin, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Outside of the Alaska State Capitol

An update on Alaska’s legislative session

As with many recent sessions, discussions largely center on the state’s finances, while a number of social issues have come up as well.
A group of elders participate in an exercise class in an indoor pool.

For older Alaskans, exercise classes build community

Many older Alaskans are building community, battling isolation and staying healthy in exercise classes.
A woman wearing a bathing suit pushes a walker down a tie hallway.

The day after her 100th birthday, an Anchorage centenarian is back in the pool

"I come every Monday, Wednesday and Friday," said Maurine Loopstra. She has been a member of the Y since the day it opened over 50 years ago.
A crowd skates on an ice rink on a school basketball court.

Mountain View Elementary celebrates the opening of a new community-funded ice rink

Teacher James Cornelison set up a GoFundMe that raised $8,000 to help students get outside and on the ice for the winter.
A burning piece of cardboard is placed into a large furnace

New biomass furnace saves money and fossil fuel in Ambler, Alaska

The installation of a biomass furnace system in Ambler, a rural village off the road system, is set to save the community more than $50,000 a year.
On a TBV set, a woman visible on a screen has a conversation with a woman sitting at a desk in-studio.

ReVision Alaska – A Series Retelling Alaska’s Stories | Alaska Insight

National headlines often approach Alaska through the language of loss and crisis, painting residents of passive victims of systemic racism, climate change, or historical trauma. A new series from KTOO, ReVision Alaska, approaches the challenges facing Alaska through the eyes of those working on solutions.
A 50th anniversary copy of the Alaska State Constitution sits on the top of a table.

What you need to know about the constitutional convention question

Questions about the permanent fund dividend, Alaska’s fiscal woes, and abortion access have some advocating to vote "yes" on the once a decade ballot question: "Shall there be a Constitutional Convention?"
Closeup of a child using an ulu to clean a salmon.

With the salmon collapse on the Yukon River, families are losing a vital food source and way of life

During the second year of a sudden salmon collapse on the Yukon River, residents of traditional villages are facing food insecurity and a loss of culture.