Alaska News

Daylight Saving Bill Triggers Time Zone Déjà Vu

A bill that would eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska is now one step away from the Senate floor. But as the legislation has advanced, it’s also changed in a way that could divide the state -- literally. Download Audio

Developing State Regulations on Marijuana Mirror Alcohol, Cap Personal-Use Plants at 12

The majority of House Bill 75 spells out regulations for marijuana that mirror measures in place already for alcohol, granting local communities leeway with registering protests and setting civil fines. Download Audio

Cuts To Early Education Now Could Cost The State Later

Proposed cuts by Alaska lawmakers to early education programs could cost the state a lot more in the future. Program proponents say supporting parents and children from birth to age 5 is crucial to a child’s and the state’s development. Download Audio

Secretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic Emphasis

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter affirmed on Tuesday the need for a U.S. military strategy for the Arctic as Russia builds its military in the north. Download Audio

Crews Work To Clean Up Milne Point Oil Spill

Clean-up crews are still working on an oil spill at Milne Point, about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse. Milne Point is operated by Hilcorp. Download Audio

Iditarod Restart Route Moves Off Chena River

The Iditarod has changed its plan for the Fairbanks re-start. This winter’s warm weather that forced the re-start north from Anchorage is also causing problems in Fairbanks. Download Audio

Iditarod Trail Invitational Racers Set Record Times Into McGrath

Another record has been broken in the Iditarod Trail Invitational, the race from Knik to Nome. Anchorage fatbiker John Lackey pulled in to McGrath at 8:30 this morning after just 1 day, 18 hours, and 32 minutes, shattering the previous 350-mile record by more than 10 hours. Download Audio

National Geographic Photographer Reflects On Three Decades Of Work

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will be speaking tonight in Anchorage about her more than three decades of work capturing the lives and cultures of people across the planet. Griffiths has worked in more than 150 countries. She raised her children on the road and says they loved the Middle East where they rode camels, milked goats and were warmly welcomed by people who prioritized family. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 3, 2015

Legislation Eliminating Daylight Savings In Alaska Advances; Developing State Regulations on Marijuana Mirror Alcohol, Cap Personal-Use Plants at 12; Cuts To Early Education Now Could Cost The State Later; Secretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic Emphasis; BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet; Crews Work To Clean Up Milne Point Oil Spill; Iditarod Restart Route Moves Off Chena River; Iditarod Trail Invitational Racers Set Record Times Into McGrath; National Geographic Photographer Reflects On Three Decades Of Work Download Audio

Dena’ina fish camps and culture adapted to founding of Anchorage

The foundation of Anchorage 100 years ago changed many things for the local Dena'ina people, including their fish camps, but not their connection to the area.