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  • How Bethel created four-time K300 sled dog race champ Pete Kaiser
    How did Pete Kaiser get to be one of Alaska’s top mushers? He says that it's "basically a lifestyle."

  • Despite the shutdown, it’s been a dizzying week for a Southeast Alaska timber sale
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service notified objectors of a proposed timber sale about a public meeting in Klawock. By Thursday, the meeting was canceled. But some groups are wondering why this work is happening now at all.

  • Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
    Those 20 'new' interceptors Trump wants in Alaska? They're not NEW new; House chooses Neal Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority; Federal government shutdown makes safety on the Kuskokwim more expensive; Mat-Su emergency services director resigns with incendiary letter; Murkowski, Young and state attorney general call on court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act; Cruise lines, Juneau still at odds over passenger fee ruling; Igiugig will test RivGen hydropower through the winter; After multiple delays, Unalaska's city dock is open for business; Alaska Community Foundation raises $100M to support statewide nonprofits; How Bethel created four-time K300 Sled Dog Race champ Pete Kaiser

  • Those 20 ‘new’ interceptors Trump wants in Alaska? They’re not NEW new
    President Trump highlighted the role of Fort Greely in the missile defense plan he unveiled Thursday. But what sounded like a call for a major expansion at the Interior base isn't breaking new ground.

  • Alaska Community Foundation raises $100M to support statewide nonprofits
    The $100 million Alaska Fund was created by private donations from more than 1,600 Alaskans — all the way from a $25 contribution from a 7-year-old boy to large multi-million dollar estate contributions.

  • New starting line for this weekend’s K300 races
    The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee moved the starting line from its traditional place in front of the Joe Lomack building near the river to the front of the small boat harbor.

  • Federal government shutdown makes safety on the Kuskokwim more expensive
    Usually, Bethel Search and Rescue would be calling a pilot at the local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office to schedule a survey of Kuskokwim River ice conditions, but the current government shutdown has shuttered that partnership.

  • House appointee’s oath of office stirs confusion among state lawmakers
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were caught off guard when Anchorage Republican Rep. Joshua Revak posted a two-minute video of the oath on social media.

  • Cruise lines, Juneau still at odds over passenger fee ruling
    Cruise industry attorneys are asking a federal judge to define more precisely what the City and Borough of Juneau can — and can’t — spend its passenger fees on. The judge recently ruled passenger fees can only be spent on services to vessels. The city may appeal the ruling.

  • Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
    Dunleavy seeks PFD back payments over three years; Democrats demand Trump administration stop offshore oil leasing work during shutdown; Communities reliant on Coast Guard services feel the pain of the federal gov. shutdown; Fairbanks man charged with murdering his mother; State says it will temporarily recognize teaching license recommendations from UAA, amid accreditation loss; State Board of Game votes down changes to moose hunting season; Military’s remote Cold War radars face a new threat: climate change; Bethel's children advocacy center takes a big step toward national accreditation; Juneau has no plans to add fluoride to water following study; On Alaska's stately birds, some ponder the beguiling raven

  • Democrats demand Trump administration stop offshore oil leasing work during shutdown
    It was spurred by Interior's decision last week to bring in 40 employees to work on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's national offshore oil leasing plan. That plan, as initially drafted, would open up far more of Alaska's federal waters to oil development.

  • Fairbanks man charged with murdering his mother
    A Fairbanks man is charged in the death of his mother. Thirty-four-year-old George Rosa faces a first degree murder charge in the death of 70-year-old Molly Rosa.

  • State says it will temporarily recognize teaching license recommendations from UAA, amid accreditation loss
    The state says it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during 2019 Spring and Summer semesters.

  • Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
    Alaska House tied in knots on session’s first day; In this shutdown, every day is a winding road; Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal range; Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detected; Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018; State Board of Game votes against requiring IDs on traps or snares; Upper Lynn Canal leaders discuss implications of Juneau cruise industry lawsuit; Repurposed shelter houses Nome’s homeless 7 days a week; Ask a Climatologist: Fairbanks sees low-temp, but brief, cold snap

  • In this shutdown, every day is a winding road
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it's slow-going, but she sees progress at the U.S. Capitol among lawmakers working to end the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week.