Alaska News

Obama to Talk Climate, Reveal New Alaska Policies

To a president calling for global action on climate change, Alaska is one big show-and-tell exhibit. Exit Glacier is on the presidential itinerary next week, and Obama is expected to announce new Alaska initiatives related to climate.

Legislators View Palmer Meat Plant

Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage is the only US Department of Agriculture approved slaughterhouse in Southcentral Alaska. But the facility may only have one more year in operation.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 28, 2015

Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1; Policy promises and more on the presidential docket ; USARC presentation hints at a relocation initiative in the president's policy plans; 3 homes, community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak; Town Square gardeners pick up the burden of city homelessness; Belugas sightings persist in the middle Yukon; AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow; 49 Voices: Leah Zumwalt of Anchorage Download Audio

Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1

An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday afternoon that Medicaid expansion can go forward in Alaska as planned next week. Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Alaska Legislative Council's request for a temporary restraining order to stop the program. The council is appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court. Download Audio

News of Obama Initiative on Village Relocation Pops in Nome

Word is out already on one initiative President Obama is likely to announce while he's in state -- a plan to put the Denali Commission in charge of a project on village relocation. Download Audio

AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow

This is a story about living the life you want after having a kid. Buying a sailboat is one way to keep things exciting. That's what Anchorage couple Devon and Melissa Bradley did. Here's a spoiler: their family is happier than ever. We send an audio recorder on board one weekend while they cruised around Kachemak Bay. Listen now:

3 homes, community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak

The wind-whipped wildfire that threatened Chiniak on Kodiak Island may not turn out to be the community-wide disaster it appeared it might become when officials ordered the evacuation of all residents Thursday night. Download Audio

Belugas sightings persist in the middle Yukon

Residents of the middle Yukon River from Kaltag to Ruby have seen several groups of beluga whales over the past few weeks. Download Audio

Superintendent of the Year

Chugach School District Superintendent Dr. Bob Crumley is Alaska Superintendent of the Year, 2016.

Town Square gardeners pick up the burden of city homelessness

An unlikely group of city employees are on the front-line of handling worsening woes with homelessness in Anchorage. Download Audio