Your questions about the travel quarantine and testing for travelers, answered
The state health mandate that requires a 14-day quarantine for people who arrive from out-of-state is set to expire Friday. After that, visitors and Alaskans returning to the state will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.
FAA Hazardous Material Fine Prompts Legislators To Redo Relocation Policy
Next session, state lawmakers will have to be a little more careful about what they ship down to Juneau. The Legislative Council has changed their moving reimbursement policy in response to the Federal Aviation Administration discovering hazardous materials in a representative's air freight.
Anchorage airman is among those who have tested positive for COVID-19
The airman is one of the state’s nine confirmed cases of the virus.
Twenty years after the Bethel School shooting
February 19, 1997. If you lived in Bethel on that day, you would remember exactly where you were and what you were doing, even though it was 20 years ago. That’s the day Evan Ramsey took a 12-gauge shotgun to school and opened fire in the lobby, just before class started. Listen now
Walker gives ‘unprecedented’ address on local budgeting woes
Walker's vetoes on the operating budget have carved at $17 million dollar hole in the Anchorage's revenues, with the bulk of that drop hitting the school district. Listen now
Interior drops Trump proposal easing rules for Arctic offshore drilling
A statement from the department said existing regulations released in 2016 remain in effect and “are critical to ensuring adequate safety and environmental protections for this sensitive ecosystem and Alaska Native subsistence activities.”
Breakup Forecast: Sparse Snow, Slowly Warming Weather Lessens Flood Concern
Forecasters are anticipating a mellow break up over much of Alaska this spring. Below normal snow and ice in some areas, and gradually warming spring temperatures are lessening flood concerns. Download Audio
Alaska senators address AFN on convention’s final day
The 52nd annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention concluded Oct. 20 in Anchorage with high-level addresses from Alaska’s senators, and AFN delegates still reeling from the news that Gov. Bill Walker is suspending his re-election campaign. Listen now
Schlepping bronze, a Ketchikan artist retraces Seward’s route
A Ketchikan artist went on a mission in Washington, D.C.: to find the spot where William Seward signed the treaty to buy Alaska from Russia. He was searching for a thread of history and he didn't come empty-handed. Listen now
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, State Argue Education Funding
Judge William Carey heard oral arguments in Ketchikan Superior Court on Monday morning in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit against the state over education funding. Download Audio
Coal Lawsuit Results In Little Change
The Sierra Club is claiming a victory for environmentalists opposed to Seward coal shipments. Download Audio:
Rep. Cissna Returns To Juneau On Ferry
Casey Kelley, KTOO – Juneau State Representative Sharon Cissna returned to Juneau today aboard the state ferry Matanuska, vowing to keep fighting for...
Human Remains Found Believed to be Missing Brevig Mission Man
Alaska State Troopers say human remains found in western Alaska are believed to be those of a missing 21-year-old Brevig Mission man. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly: June 5, 2014
Court Says Alaska Must Translate Election Materials Into Alaska Native Languages; What Do The EPA’s New Carbon Rules Mean For Alaska?; Company Operating Red Dog Mine Opts For Fine Over Wastewater Pipeline; NPFMC Meets in Nome; Bering Sea Pollock Remains Flat, Chinook Bycatch Is Up; NPFMC Looking to Reduce Salmon Bycatch; Shipwrecks Take Long Path To Cleanup; Mat-Su School District Seeks Pre-K Funds; Remembering The Internment Of 83 Alaska Natives During WWII Download Audio
Anchorage Police Investigate Homicide In Spenard
Anchorage police are investigating a homicide in the city's Spenard neighborhood. A suspect has been taken into custody. Police are not releasing the nature of the assault at this time.
Ask the Energy Desk: Are plastic bag bans better for the environment?
Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one. Listen now
Fairbanks Voices Concern About LNG Trucking Project
There’s some concern about efforts to advance a North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project. The issue came up at a Fairbanks City Council meeting this week, where a primary focus was whether a borough created public utility is competing with a private company to carry out the sate supported project. Download Audio
Postmaster general considers bringing budget axe down on Alaska’s Bypass Mail
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he’s considering cutting Alaska’s bypass mail program to save money.
Alaska Air National Guard members deploy to Middle East
More than 100 members of the Alaska Air National Guard are deploying to the Middle East this week. The guard says most of them are part of an airlift squadron, flying C-130s. Others come from Guard maintenance units.
Alaska To Seek No Child Left Behind Waiver
Alaska’s Department of Education and Early Development is preparing to seek a waiver from provisions of No Child Left Behind.