Alaska News

Southcentral Foundation Reaches Historic Settlement With IHS

Anchorage based Southcentral Foundation announced a settlement with the Indian Health Service over contract payments that at $96 million represents the largest IHS settlement in history. Download Audio

Alaska Food Policy Council Hosts Bethel Town Hall Meeting

Members of the Alaska Food Policy Council hosted a town hall meeting in Bethel last week to gather information they’ll use to guide statewide food policy. Download Audio

More Tourists Expected In Petersburg This Year

More tourists are expected to visit Petersburg this summer than in recent years. Located on Mitkof Island, the small town cannot accommodate large cruise ships because of the shallow channels. But that’s just the sort of thing that some visitors are looking for. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 24, 2014

Ferry Dock In Skagway Sinks; Southcentral Foundation Reaches Historic With IHS; Lawmakers Make Tentative Deal On Education Bill; As Legislature Make Progress On Adjourning, KABATA Bill Falls Apart; Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices; Customers Suing GCI For Poor Cell And Data Performance; Alaska Food Policy Council Hosts Bethel Town Hall Meeting; NOAA Investigating Rare Whale Beachings; More Tourists Expected In Petersburg This Year Download Audio

Ferry Dock In Skagway Sinks

The Skagway ferry terminal dock is fully submerged, according to state transportation officials. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says an engineer is on his way to Skagway to find out what happened. Apparently the dock started to sink overnight and by early this morning it was totally underwater. Download Audio

Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices

The Coast Guard has finished investigating a Bering Sea rescue that left a 28-year-old crewman with fatal head injuries late last year. According to a review board, faulty equipment and work practices developed by the crew of the cutter Waesche put Petty Officer Travis Obendorf in harm’s way. Download Audio

NOAA Investigating Rare Whale Beachings

Three rarely seen whales beached on Alaska’s coast last year, and NOAA Fisheries is investigating whether human activity contributed to the strandings. Download Audio

Customers Suing GCI For Poor Cell And Data Performance

GCI is facing a lawsuit filed by customers in Bethel and along the Kuskokwim. The suit alleges that the communications company has been ripping off customers in the YK Delta. Download Audio

Kotzebue Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Shooting Dogs

A Kotzebue man is behind bars and faces a felony animal cruelty charge after State Troopers say he killed four sled dogs while drunk.

As Legislature Make Progress On Adjourning, KABATA Bill Falls Apart

Less than two hours after the combative House and Senate seemed to reach a truce on education, a bill dealing with the proposed Knik Arm Bridge blew up on the House floor. Download Audio