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 By James Brooks    News    September 28, 2023 

$1,312 Permanent Fund Dividend arrives Oct. 5

This year's Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend will be $1,312. The Alaska Department of Revenue... Full story


Kake public safety officer fired following off-duty assault arrest

A village public safety officer in Kake has been fired following his arrest in late August after he reportedly assaulted a woman and possessed a...


State challenges roadless rule for Tongass

A legal challenge by the state to the Biden administration’s reinstatement of the roadless rule, banning logging and road building on more than...


Ketchikan reinstates police chief after felony charge dismissed

Ketchikan’s police chief returned to the job last month after a felony assault charge against him stemming from an off-duty altercation at a...


Alaska board of education votes to limit trans girls' participation in high school sports

The state’s governor-appointed board of education voted to limit transgender girls’ participation in school sports at a special meeting on...

 By Clarise Larson    News    August 31, 2023

Kake public safety officer charged with assault, possessing a weapon while intoxicated

A village public safety officer in Kake was arrested Tuesday on three separate charges after he reportedly assaulted a woman and possessed a weapon...


Here's what to know about new federal policies for repaying student loans

WASHINGTON — Following the Supreme Court’s summer ruling against 40 million federal student loan borrowers who would have qualified for debt...


Call for musicians to fill out the Alaska Music Census by September 2

The first Alaska Music Census, a project by Alaskan musicians for Alaskan musicians, is underway until September 2 at The...

 By Larry Persily    News    August 17, 2023

Tlingit & Haida Head Start plans to cut 80 classroom spots

The Head Start program operated in 10 Southeast communities by the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants to reduce its auth...

 By James Brooks    News    August 17, 2023

Pete Buttigieg ends Alaska visit with emphasis on ferries

When U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg's flight from Juneau to Haines was rained out... Full story


Bursting ice dam in Juneau highlights risks of destructive glacial flooding around the globe

JUNEAU - The gray, two-story home with white trim toppled and slid, crashing into the river below...

 By James Brooks    News    August 10, 2023

Alaska natural resources agency OKs bigger off-road vehicles on most state land

Alaskans can now use larger and heavier recreational off-road vehicles on most state land without a specialty permit, a move intended to accommodate... Full story


Alaska asks US Supreme Court to strike down the rejection of Pebble Mine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska wants the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal agency’s rejection of a proposed copper and...

 By Marc Lutz    News    August 3, 2023

Budworm outbreak shows signs of ebbing throughout Tongass

Scientists and staff with the U.S. Forest Service are hopeful that the blackheaded budworm outbreak...

 By Claire Stremple    News    August 3, 2023

Alaska to use crowdsourcing website to distribute $2M in COVID-19 relief money for public school supplies

Alaska public school teachers short of supplies this year have a new source to turn to for funding, and it’s not the local school budget. Each... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    August 3, 2023

Alaska Department of Health moves to ease parts of child care licensing burden

The state government is taking aim at eliminating one of the most common barriers for people who want to open child care centers in remote...

 By BECKY BOHRER    News    August 3, 2023

State board of education delays action on proposal to bar transgender girls from girls' high school sports teams

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state board of education last Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would bar transgender girls from participating...

 By Alex DeMarban    News    August 3, 2023

GCI will end its email service mid-2024

Telecommunications company GCI will end its longtime email service next year, a move that will force customers to transition to new email providers....

 By Ariana Figueroa    News    July 27, 2023

More than 800,000 student loan borrowers to have debt forgiven, White House announces

WASHINGTON — The Department of Education and the White House announced Friday that more than 800,000 federal student loan borrowers will have their...


Questions on minimum wage, paid sick leave and campaign funding could be heading to Alaska voters

Proposed ballot measures would raise Alaska minimum wage, add mandatory paid sick leave, as well as limit campaign contributions and state spending on... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    July 20, 2023

Permanent Fund could run out of spendable money in three years

The spendable portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund is dwindling and could be exhausted entirely within three years, fund leaders were told during a... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    July 20, 2023

Ferry system breaks even on hiring first six months of year

After the past few years when resignations and retirements far outpaced new hires, the Alaska Marine Highway System was able to hire as many new...

 By Lex Treinen    News    July 20, 2023

Haines challenges Census Count, with millions on the line

The Haines Borough is challenging the U.S. government’s official count of its population, saying the Census Bureau undercounted the town’s...

 By James Brooks    News    July 20, 2023

Another campaign complaint filed against opponents of Alaska ranked choice voting

Supporters of Alaska’s ranked choice voting system are again alleging that opponents of the system are violating state campaign law. On Monday,... Full story


Backers of effort to repeal Alaska's ranked voting system accused of campaign finance violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backers of an effort to repeal Alaska’s ranked choice voting system violated campaign finance rules and obscured the...


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