KTOO’s most read stories of 2013

By December 31, 2013What's Happening

KTOO has published thousands of stories on the website this year. Here are the top ten most read stories from 2013.

 1. A bear walks into a bar | Sept. 24, 2013

Throwing out visitors who overstay their welcome is a common late night practice in downtown bars. But one guest was particularly unwelcome at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Read the story...

2. Why Attu Island is still fighting WWII | Feb. 19, 2013

Seventy years after World War II, the island is still littered with shards of old Coke bottles, lead-based batteries, leaking fuel drums and unexploded artillery. Read the story…

3. Trooper arrest investigated after YouTube post | May 2, 2013

A video recording that went viral has prompted an internal investigation by the Alaska Department of Public Safety. The 11-minute video shows a woman thrown to the ground by an Alaska State Trooper before being arrested. Read the story…

4.  Small plane missing off of Yakutat | Sept. 10, 2013

The blue and white Piper PA-32 was heading from Yakutat to Merrill Field in Anchorage with one person on board when it went missing in September. Read the story…

5. Delta challenges Alaska Airlines on Seattle-Juneau route | Dec. 16, 2013

Delta Air Lines is resuming its long-dormant Seattle-Juneau flights. But they’ll only happen once a day — and only during the summer. Read the story…

6. 10 weeks until Juneau goes over a fecal cliff | Oct. 23, 2013

The search for the latest stopgap to get rid of the capital city’s sewage sludge comes after municipal officials abandoned a new disposal contract. Read the story…

7. Geologist discovers underwater volcano | May 15, 2013

About 10,000 years ago, give or take a couple thousand years, a volcano blew its top in the middle of Behm Canal. The crater is still there, covered by 150 feet or so of ocean. But when the volcano exploded many thousands of years ago, it was not underwater. Nobody currently living knew it was even there until just recently. Read the story…

8. Police break up eagle party at Safeway | May 10, 2013

A flock of eagles descended on the Safeway parking lot in Unalaska, prompting police intervention. Read the story…

9. Watch an animation of yesterday’s avalanche | March 12, 2013

An avalanche described as a powder cloud came down Mount Juneau in March. Read the story…

10. You’re going to need almost three minimum wage jobs to rent in Alaska | March 19, 2013

One job is not enough for minimum wage earners who rent in Alaska. Alaska is one of the top ten most expensive states for renters. Read the story…


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  • The top of the Raven Shark totem pole lies in Totem Hall at Sitka National Historical Park. (Photo by Emily Russell/KCAW)

    After 30 years, Raven Shark pole back in Sitka

    The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
  • Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska board

    One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
  • U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks to reporters in one of the Senate’s more ornate rooms. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)

    Murkowski at odds with Trump’s call to end NEA funding

    President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.