Alaska News

Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints

A banner advertising drink specials alongside the AFN logo attracted attention on Thursday, when it was hung up at McGinley’s Pub in sight of the convention entrance.

Tilton, Wehmhoff Vie For House 12

House District 12 stretches from eastern Anchorage suburbs to semi-rural precincts in the Matanuska Valley. Two first - time candidates will face off on November 4 for the district's seat in the legislature. They are Republican Cathy Tilton and Democrat Gretchen Wehmhoff.

McGee, Vazquez vie for open House District 22 seat

Rep. Mia Costello vacated the seat for House District 22 this year when she decided to run for Senate K instead. Neither of the candidates vying for her house seat have served in the legislature before, and their positions have some overlap.

Small Fuel Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea

A small, unmanned fuel barge is adrift in the Beaufort Sea and may be heading toward Prudhoe Bay after its tow line snapped in a storm on Monday. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: October 23, 2014

Small Fuel Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea; AFN President Criticizes Gov. Sean Parnell; Fish & Game Revising Wildlife Habitat Management Plans; Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan Courts Rural Alaska Voters; Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan Courts Rural Alaska Voters; 20 Alaska Native Languages Now Official State Languages; Third Minto Earthquake Rocks Interior Alaska; Wrangell Doctor Indicted On Child Porn Charges; Unalaska Clinic Shares Ebola Response Plans Download Audio

AFN President Criticizes Gov. Sean Parnell

The head of Alaska’s largest Native organization publicly criticized Gov. Sean Parnell Thursday morning, the opening day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. Download Audio

U.S. Senate Candidates Spar Over Resource Development

U.S. Senate candidates Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan sparred Thursday over who can better move Washington to bring more resource development to Alaska. The Anchorage debate was sponsored by the Resource Development Council and associations representing the state’s oil and gas, mining and logging industries. Download Audio

Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan Courts Rural Alaska Voters

Late last week, U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan took his campaign to Bethel. The challenger to Senator Mark Begich, who, if successful, may be the Senator that tilts the power balance in the Senate from Democratic to Republican. Download Audio

20 Alaska Native Languages Now Official State Languages

Twenty Alaska Native languages are now official languages in the State of Alaska — after Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 216 into law this morning at the Alaska Federation of Native conference. Download Audio

Third Minto Earthquake Rocks Interior Alaska

There was another strong earthquake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, in the Interior Thursday. A magnitude 5 earthquake at 8:30 a.m. was centered in the Minto area northwest of Fairbanks. There have been no reports of damage, but the quake, the latest in a series in the same area, has drawn concern from seismologists. Download Audio