Alaska News

City to Pursue $485 Million Design Strategy for Port of Anchorage

The mayor's office announced it has selected a design for the Anchorage Port's overhaul, setting a blue-print for how the half-billion dollar project will take shape in the years ahead.

Mexican Consulate Readies To Help On Deferred Action Plan

The Mexican government, through it's consulate in Anchorage, has issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's announcement regarding deferred action on illegal immigrants.

Alaska News Nightly: November 21, 2014

LNG Project Gets Export Approval; Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee; Kennels Protected Under New Mat-Su Ordinance; Another Orphaned Alaska Bear Cub Needs A Home; NOAA Designates Kachemak Bay a Habitat Focus Area; Federal Court Rejects Alaska's Appeal; Listen: What Marriage Means For One Alaska Same-Sex Couple; AK: Eagles Up Close; 300 Villages: South Naknek Download Audio

LNG Project Gets Export Approval

A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations. Download Audio

Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee

A new regional tribal government, new taxes, and a constitutional convention will be considered when theCalista-facilitated Regional Committee meets Monday in Anchorage. Download Audio

Borough Musher’s Law Protects Dog Kennels

Dog mushers in the Matanuska Susitna Borough now are protected under a new Borough ordinance. The law licenses kennels, but critics say it may never be enforced. Download Audio

Another Orphaned Alaska Bear Cub Needs A Home

Another orphaned Alaska bear cub needs a home. The young black bear found near Eagle is the 8th the state has dealt with this year. The other seven cubs, all but one black, including a trio rescued in Galena in September, have been placed in lower 48 wildlife care facilities. The fate of the latest orphaned cub is uncertain. Download Audio

NOAA Designates Kachemak Bay a Habitat Focus Area

Ocean acidification and climate change have become more prominent topics of conversation over the past few years, especially in areas heavily dependent on the sea, like Alaska. Download Audio

Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal

The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue. Download Audio

Listen: What Marriage Means For One Alaska Same-Sex Couple

Since same-sex marriage became legal in Alaska, of the roughly 480 marriage license applications in the state, about 20 percent are from same-sex couples. One of those couples is former KTOO employee Kelli Burkinshaw and her partner Megan Ahleman. They’re getting married tomorrow in Juneau. Download Audio