Feb. 17, 2016

Former Senator Mark Begich to focus on business, family

By Associated Press

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says he will not run for any elected office this year. In an interview with The Associated Press, Begich says he has felt pressure from Alaskans to run but for now wants to focus on building his consulting business and spend time with his family. He did not close the door on a possible run in the future.

No easy solution for Anchorage detox bed shortage

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee Announcement

JUNEAU – The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee will host public testimony regarding Gov. Walker’s proposed individual income tax this Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. both evenings.

Citizens may testify in-person at their local LIO; submit written testimony to be placed on the record and distributed to committee members; or call to testify by phone. There are a limited number of phone lines to the Capitol; please plan to attend and testify at your local LIO.

By The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a small stream flood advisory for rain and melting snow for streams on the western Kenai peninsula south of Kenai until 3:45 pm AKST Tuesday.

Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

  Nov. 12, 2015

A Juneau man making a film about historical trauma and Alaska Natives faces two challenges. First, he is terminally ill with A-L-S, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Second, he’s getting criticism that because he’s White, he can’t do justice to the topic. 

Feb. 15, 2016

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski leads field hearing of Energy Committee in Bethel

By the Associated Press

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join a host of state and federal officials in Bethel today to talk rural energy needs.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is holding a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee, which she chairs. The hearing will focus on alternative energy projects throughout the state – as well as the continuing challenge of high rural energy costs.

Feb. 5, 2016

Legislators to hear public comments on proposals to cut into PFDs

By the Associated Press

Feb. 12, 2016

Judiciary budget cut $3.4 million

By the Associated Press

The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court says he may need to reduce court hours and furlough employees to meet budget cuts anticipated for the coming year. In his State of the Judiciary Address, Chief Justice Craig Stowers told a joint session of the Legislature the court system took a $3.4 million cut in its budget for this year.


Feb. 10, 2016

Based on a story by KYUK - Bethel

Law enforcement officials in Bethel are receiving training on domestic violence after the Attorney General said the state must uphold tribal protective orders. KYUK in Bethel reports the training began Monday for tribal and non-tribal enforcement and judicial officials

Climate change brings wins, losses

By Joaqlin Estus

The Alaska Forum on the Environment conference underway in Anchorage this week offers dozens of sessions on a wide range of topics.

Nov. 6, 2015

British Columbia, Alaska Sign Cooperative Agreement

By Associated Press

Feb. 6, 2016

Utility companies project $2-to-6 million in savings to south-central residents

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media