Alaska News

As Early Voting Breaks Records, Uncertainty Prevails in the Mayor’s Race

High early voting returns after low turnout last month adds more uncertainty to a mayor's race with few numbers available.

Anchorage Adopts Budget After Battle Over Utility Funds, Public Safety Jobs

The $483.6 million budget came after vetoes coming from the mayor's office and a last minute deal over money connected to a utility the Administration has proposed privatizing. Download Audio:

Feds to Manage 2015 Kuskokwim King Run

Federal staff will again manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River after requests from tribes. Earlier this year, a handful of tribal governments asked the federal subsistence board to implement federal management. The Federal Subsistence Board deferred last month, but at a Friday meeting of the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leaders announced a plan for federal management.  Download Audio:

Juneau Novelist Previews His Sixth Book

“In those days Harry didn’t recognize that the price of admission to the life he wanted was surrendering the tickets to all the other lives he might have had.” That’s the opening line of Juneau resident Stuart Cohen's new novel “This Is How it Really Sounds.” This is Cohen’s sixth book and it's hitting bookstores now. While the opening line hints at the novel’s theme, Cohen says the book revolves around three main characters. Download Audio:

Rural Sanitation Series: Innovating Beyond the Honey Bucket

What if you didn't have piped water and sewer, and the government wasn't picking up the tab to get you some. How would you find a low-cost system that you could keep running through the winter? In the fourth segment of "Kick the Bucket," find out how experts are looking for answers to rural sanitation issues in Alaska. Download Audio:

Cruise Ship Season Comes to Port

The first big cruise ship of the 2015 tourist season arrived in Ketchikan on Friday. In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members. Download Audio:

Southeast Ferry Service Stalled by Engine Overhaul

Sitka and Juneau will lose a week of fast ferry sailings this month. The Chenega will return to Southeast service May 14th, a week later than scheduled. Download Audio:

Building A Community, One Story At A Time

Think about being sixteen, in high school, and standing in front of a group of friends and strangers telling a story. Your story. That's what a new Anchorage organization called StoryWorks is teaching local students to do--and helping them build community at the same time. Download Audio:

Alaska News Nightly: May 4, 2015

City Budget Passes After A Whirlwind of Compromise; Feds to Manage 2015 Kuskokwim King Run; Rural Sanitation Series: Innovating Beyond the Honey Bucket; Cruise Ship Season Comes to Port; Southeast Ferry Service Stalled by Vessel Overhaul; Juneau Novelist Publishes His Sixth Book; Students Build A Community, One Story At A Time; Family Farm Brings Heritage Pigs to the Kenai Download Audio:

ick the Bucket: Experts Seek Alternatives To Costly, Ineffective Sanitation Systems

What if you didn’t have piped water and sewer, and the government wasn’t picking up the tab to get you some? How would you find a low-cost system that you could keep running through the winter? In this segment of “Kick the Bucket,” find out how experts are looking for answers to rural sanitation issues in Alaska.