A pioneer of Alaska mushing passed away earlier this week. Natalie Norris moved to Alaska in the 40s, and along with her husband, Earl, helped establish the oldest kennel for Siberian Huskies in the world.
The Salvation Army is collecting coats for school-age children again this year, and they are relying on more individual donors.
The Department of Defense is looking for ways to make military health care in Alaska more efficient. Navy Admiral Raquel Bono came to Alaska to learn what is working and what needs to change.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
A lot of people wouldn’t be all that excited about hopping in a WOODEN plane and flying thousands of miles, but in November, an Eagle River couple will do just that. They’ll be part of a vintage air rally, flying an antique plane from Crete to Capetown on a journey that will take more than a month. Alaska Public Media’s Graelyn Brashear met them to learn more about the adventure.
The year 2016 has been the fourth deadliest year in two decades, according to data provided by the Anchorage Police Department.
A petition signed by 150 Alaskans sent to Gov. Bill Walker, asks for changes to state predator control programs.
The letter sent Monday asked the governor to replace lethal predator control methods with non-lethal techniques, to terminate use of radio collars to locate and kill wolves, and to prohibit intensive management programs within 5 miles of federal conservation lands, like national parks.
According to petitioner, wildlife advocate and biologist Rick Steiner of Anchorage, signers hail from 28 Alaska communities and include former Alaska Board of Game members, and a former Fish & Game Commissioner.
With the vast majority of precincts statewide now counted, a clear picture emerged in last night’s returns — and the short version is, a lot of incumbents lost their jobs tonight. The state’s Republican makeup saw a re-arrangment: three incumbents lost their seats, while two more failed to move from the house into the senate.
As expected, Sen. Lisa Murkowski easily beat three lesser known Republican candidates. Congressman Don Young had no trouble in his race Tuesday.
During the rowdy pipeline construction days, bars lined 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Many of those establishments were surprisingly open to gay and lesbian Alaskans. On a bus tour this summer, passengers learned the role those places played in local LGBTQ history.