Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Conservation groups sue to block Biden-approved Willow oil project on Alaska’s North Slope
A day after President Biden approved the controversial North Slope oil development, opponents sought to stop it from moving forward.
Alaska House Democrats introduce legislation to protect LGBTQ Alaskans from discrimination
On Wednesday, the state’s first-ever out, queer lawmakers sponsored a bill in the Alaska House to enshrine anti-discrimination protections in law. For LGBTQ Alaskans, it’s long overdue.
Senate bill aims to address state employment crisis with a better retirement system
SB 88 would return public employees to a pension plan that would guarantee set payments upon retirement.
A year after Russia invaded Ukraine, a walrus discovery is caught up in geopolitics
Russian and American scientists have been cut off from collaborating for a year, and Arctic research is suffering.
Alaska lawmakers work to lower barriers to eligibility for in-state scholarships
The Alaska Performance Scholarship reported its lowest eligibility rate ever last year.
Not everybody’s on board with a Fairbanks utility’s deal to source North Slope natural gas
Interior Gas Utility signed a historic 20-year contract with Hilcorp, but some experts are concerned it wasn’t the best option for Interior residents.
Alaska House majority forms to the right of the Senate’s
The House is finally organized and both chambers are diving into their agendas for the session.
Alaska House elects a speaker, Republican Rep. Cathy Tilton
With Tilton at the helm, the House can make committee assignments and begin other legislative business this session.
Days before legislative session starts, Alaska House is again without a coalition
Without being organized, the House can’t move ahead with most legislative business when the session starts on Tuesday
Alaska legislators’ prefiled bills range from marriage equality to fisheries management
The bills offer a preview of the upcoming legislative session.
Alaska joins more than a dozen states banning TikTok on state devices
Gov. Mike Dunleavy cited security and privacy concerns regarding use of the app.
December was Anchorage’s wettest and second snowiest on record
Climatologist Rick Thoman says climate change is driving this more extreme winter snowfall.
Eagle River High School Green Club works to recycle holiday leftovers
Green Club partnered with the city's Solid Waste Services to set up a cardboard dumpster on campus, where the community can bring their flattened boxes and paper to recycle.
Should I shovel my roof? (And answers to 7 other questions on Anchorage’s snowpocalypse)
With more than 40 inches of snow in less than two weeks, there’s a lot to dig into.
Respiratory virus cases are filling hospital beds in Alaska
At the same time, the state is seeing a shortage of amoxicillin.
Nancy Dahlstrom has spent most of her 20-year political career out of the spotlight. Now she’s second in command.
Dahlstrom said she’s committed to upholding the policies of the election system set in law. Even so, she expressed reservations about the current ranked choice voting system.
Utqiagvik reaches record high 40˚F in December
The lack of winter sea ice is keeping temperatures warm. Climatologist Rick Thoman says it's a "very clear climate change signal."
Alaska certifies November election results
The closest race is House District 15, where Republican incumbent Tom McKay leads Democrat Denny Wells by just seven votes.
‘You will not see a repeat of 2019’: Looking back at Dunleavy’s first term and what’s to come
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is the first Republican governor in Alaska to be reelected in more than 40 years. But observers say his second term won't repeat much of his first.
Alaska Gov. Dunleavy is reelected to second term
Gov. Mike Dunleavy won a second term outright, with 50.3% of the vote.