Alaska News

Canada Approves Controversial Mine Near Southeast Alaska’s Border

A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday.

Alaska News Nightly: December 19, 2014

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutor's Shooting Death; Walker Considers Delay in Legal Marijuana Sales; University President: Budget Cuts Will Require Downsizing to ‘Core’ Missions; Omnibus Spending Bill Increases Money for Wildfire Management; Coastline Search Leads To First Residents’ Camps; How the Alaska Native Brotherhood Changed Alaska History; Lonnie Dupre Makes Fourth Winter Solo Attempt on Denali; AK: Hockey Homecoming; 300 Villages: Kipnuk Download Audio

AK: Hockey Homecoming

Anchorage has a close knit hockey community, but if players want to continue on to college hockey or eventually play professionally, they have to move away from Alaska at a fairly young age - leaving friendships behind. They use their short breaks back home to re-live some of those childhood memories on the ice. And, the 5th Annual Christmas Classic gives them that opportunity. Download Audio

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutor’s Shooting Death

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman. Download Audio

Walker Considers Delay in Legal Marijuana Sales

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he's considering a 90-day delay in implementing legal marijuana sales. Alaska voters in November approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Download Audio

University President: Budget Cuts Will Require Downsizing to ‘Core’ Missions

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is anticipating budget cuts that will force the institution to downsize, and focus on its core missions. Gamble plans to retire at the end of the 2015 school year, but he’s looking beyond his tenure to help the university prepare for the future. Download Audio

Omnibus Spending Bill Increases Money for Wildfire Management

The $1-trillion dollar spending plan passed by Congress last weekend and signed by President Obama this week includes money for wildfire mitigation and management and that budget is up from years prior. Download Audio

Coastline Search Leads To First Residents’ Camps

The Earth’s crust is more flexible than you think – especially in Southeast Alaska. Growing and shrinking icefields and glaciers, and rising and falling oceans have altered the region’s coastline over time. Download Audio

How the Alaska Native Brotherhood Changed Alaska History

In “A Dangerous Idea,” author Peter Metcalfe explores the crucial role the Alaska Native Brotherhood played in securing Native rights and land claims before, during and after statehood. The recently published book explores an often overlooked chapter in Alaska’s story. Metcalfe suggests, without the ANB, the Alaska of today would be a very different place. Download Audio

Lonnie Dupre Makes Fourth Winter Solo Attempt on Denali

On Thursday, climber and Arctic veteran Lonnie Dupre left Talkeetna for his fourth attempt to be the first person to summit Denali in January. Download Audio