Alaska News

State Ordered to Improve Voting Materials for Alaska Natives

A federal judge issued an order to the State of Alaska in a voting rights case Monday. In her 8-page order, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason said the state must take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Natives with limited English. Listen now:

Senate Candidates Vie for Rural Support

This year's U.S. Senate race in Alaska is shattering records for spending, with millions in outside dollars directed mostly toward TV ads. With less than two months before the general election, both campaigns are also aggressively seeking an edge on the ground in rural Alaska. Listen now:

State Files Complaint Against Medicaid Payment Vendor

The state has filed an administrative complaint alleging unfair or deceptive practices by the vendor it hired to implement a new Medicaid payment system. Listen Now:

Deadline Set; Southeast Wolves To Undergo ESA Review

The federal government has agreed to a deadline of the end of next year for an endangered species review for wolves in Southeast Alaska. Listen now:

KTVA reporter quits live on-air after stating she heads AK Cannabis Club

A KTVA reporter announced that she is the president of Alaska Cannabis Club and quit her job during a live broadcast Sunday night. Reporter Charlo Greene, whose real name is Charlene Egbe, has been reporting on the legalization ballot initiative since April. Listen now:

EPA’s 404-C Public Comment Period on Pebble Closes

More than 160,000 official public comments have been received by the EPA regarding their proposed restrictions on the controversial Pebble Mine. But it’s expected that once the final numbers are tallied, there will be hundreds of thousands of comments, both pro-and-con. Listen now:

Murkowski Presses FDA To Clarify Spent-Grain Rule for Brewers

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, along with beer-makers around the country, is celebrating a recent clarification from the Food and Drug Administration about spent grains. Listen now:

Arctic Researcher: Social Changes Are As Drastic as Climate Changes

Academics and researchers have been meeting in Anchorage to bring together studies looking at what sustainability means in the arctic. Andrey Petrov is lead investigator and director of Arctic Frost. He has studied the arctic in Russia, Canada and Alaska for 15 years. He says there is a lot of discussion about environmental changes, but social changes in arctic communities can be even more dramatic. His work looks at human capital and community innovators. Listen now:

Alaska News Nightly: September 22, 2014

State Ordered to Improve Voting Materials for Alaska Natives; Senate Candidates Vie for Rural Support; State Files Complaint Against Medicaid Payment Vendor; Deadline Set for Southeast Wolves ESA Review; KTVA Reporter Quits on Air, Dedicates Time to Pot Initiative; EPA's 404-C Public Comment Period on Pebble Closes; NTSB Report Yields Few Clues In Fatal Soldotna Plane Crash; Murkowski Presses FDA To Clarify Spent-Grain Rule for Brewers; Arctic Researcher Says The Social Changes Are As Drastic as Climate Changes Download Audio:

25-Year-Old Rescued After Fishing Boat Sinks

One man is reported safe after his fishing boat sank in Lynn Canal on Sunday night. Twenty-five-year-old Woody Paul of Haines was rescued by another fishing boat in William Henry Bay north of Juneau after his boat the 36-foot, Kyra Dawn began taking on water and then capsized.