Alaska Board of Fisheries navigates ‘uncharted territory’ for Southeast’s king salmon

The Alaska Board of Fisheries faces some tough decisions this week. One of those is how to conserve dwindling king salmon stocks in a way that won’t financially cripple Southeast salmon fishermen.Listen now
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Anchorage Assembly certifies municipal election

The Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously to certify the results of the April municipal election on Tuesday. This means results are now official, though they may still be subject to a recount, if the candidates are within half a percentage point of each other. Results may also be contested on legal grounds if there is proof of fraud, corrupt election practices, or the candidate does not meet qualifications for office.

Assembly hears measures on public safety, liability, and a Steinway piano

Measures for introduction and testimony at body's regular meeting are set to deal with workers compensation claims, pay for police and fire-fighters, and money for the Center for Performing Arts.

After years of loss, state economists forecast modest job growth in 2019

In 2019, state economists think Alaska could finally start gaining a modest amount of jobs.
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Alaska Airlines bans Reinbold for violating mask rules

Reinbold posted on her personal social media account that she undertook a 14-hour drive through Canada to board a ferry to take her to Juneau on Sunday.

There are new health rules for fishermen arriving in Bristol Bay, but critics say there are loopholes

The president of the regional health corporation and local tribes say the Dunleavy administration's plan is unrealistic considering the realities of the looming commercial fishing season.

Ketchikan ‘shutdown family’ met with kindness, empathy

As Alaskan families with federal government jobs weather the partial government shutdown, some say local businesses — small and large — are stepping up to help.
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Is Alaska’s pandemic housing market burning out or getting hotter?

It's a seller's market: homes are going fast and at high prices. But experts say they're not seeing the warning signs of a housing bubble.

Phase 2: Dunleavy announces plan to ease more restrictions, reopen bars, gyms

The state says it will also ease restrictions on intrastate travel, childcare facilities, and religious gatherings, among other plans.

Mat Su Behavioral Health Report Reveals Lack of Services

A new report released by the Mat Su Health Foundation indicates that behavioral health services in the Matanuska Susitna Borough are woefully inadequate. The report, the first of three, suggests that residents are not accessing care until they are in a crisis situation.
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Man arrested in woman’s death after body found near Eklutna Lake

Anchorage police say 27-year-old Jerilyn Nicholson was reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday north of the city.
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A rural school district said it was blindsided by a Bethel principal’s arrest. Except he’d been investigated twice before.

The principal for one of Alaska’s largest rural elementary schools, in a region with some of the highest sex crime rates in the country and a state with a history of failing to protect students, was allowed to remain on the job until the FBI got involved.

State files felony charges against Baker Hughes after Kenai Peninsula workers were sickened

The charges against the company and its subsidiaries stem from an alleged 2014 incident involving workers from UIC Construction
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Deadly fungus threatens Alaska amphibians

It’s not always lethal, but the fungus has decimated frog populations around the world and is thought to be responsible for up to 90 extinctions. Researchers aren’t sure how it got to Alaska, but it has been observed here since the year 2000.

Rogue gravel barge stranded in Kuskokwim ice is recovered

The barge got stuck in ice on the Kuskokwim River last winter, and was recently seen floating past Bethel during the river breakup.
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Child hospitalized after snow slides off roof and buries her

A child is hospitalized after being buried by snow sliding off a roof in North Pole. Alaska State Troopers report that the 4-year-old girl’s grandmother called Troopers after 1 p.m. Saturday saying the family was searching for the child after a large amount of snow broke free from a metal roof at the their residence. Listen now
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As COVID outbreak worsens, Ketchikan raises pandemic risk level to ‘very high’ for first time

As of Tuesday, officials say one person is currently admitted to the COVID-19 unit at Ketchikan’s hospital. Some 77 cases are active in the community, and 65 have been reported in the past week.

Environmental watchdogs are raising alarms over Pebble and other projects. But is anyone listening?

A Pebble Mine foe found a video she thought would make headlines. It didn't.

Former Attorney General Richards joins Bering Straits Native Corp.

Alaska’s former attorney general has a new job. Craig Richards will be the vice president and general counsel for the Bering Straits Native Corporation. Listen Now
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Half of Alaska residents 16 and up received one vaccine dose

The milestones were reached days after Alaska opened vaccinations to children 12 and up, at the recommendation of the CDC.