• As his crime bills languish, Dunleavy renews the idea of a special session

    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy stands at the corner of his Anchorage conference room, where he gave a news conference Monday in which he urged lawmakers to take action on his criminal justice legislation. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, at a news conference Monday, again suggested he could order Alaska lawmakers into a special session unless they start advancing his batch of criminal justice bills.
    Dunleavy put a tough-on-crime approach at the center of his c
  • Newscast – Monday, April 22, 2019

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    In this newscast:The Alaska Legislature is poised for final passage of a bill to scale back some conflict of interest rules,
    breakup resumes on rivers in the Interior,
    Trident Seafoods tries new ways of marking Alaska pollock including as gluten-free noodles,
    Washington’s state Legislature is close to passing a bill that could end clock changes for daylight saving time, and
    local tips for garbage bear season.
  • Lawmakers strike compromise on scaling back conflict of interest restrictions

    Rep. Chris Tuck,  D-Anchorage, discusses SB 89, a bill that would change the law regarding conflicts of interest involving legislators, family members, employers and potential employers, on Monday. He spoke during a free conference committee made up of members of both the House and the Senate at the Capitol in Juneau. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
    The Alaska Legislature is close to passing a bill that would change the conflict of interest law passed last year. It would limit the numbe
  • TMHS stages musical “Young Frankenstein”

    Sheli DeLaney hosts on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
    Cast and crew from Thunder Mountain High School’s “Young Frankenstein” will preview how the musical was brought to life. The Alaska Travel Industry Association will highlight their summer kickoff party. And we’ll meet Pillars of America speaker Tony Hoffman, a professional bicycle motocross rider and substance abuse prevention advocate.That’s Juneau Afternoon on Tuesday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m.
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  • Ketchikan pastor, teacher sentenced for sexually abusing minor

    Doug Edwards is handcuffed following his sentencing hearing on April 18, 2019, in Ketchikan Superior Court. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)
    Former Ketchikan High School teacher and local pastor Doug Edwards was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in jail for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who was a student and member of his congregation.
    Edwards was charged last spring with sexual abuse of a minor for abusing a 14-year-old girl at Ketchikan High School, at his home and at the church where he
  • Alaska first responders train up on urban search and rescue techniques

    Iola Young and a dummy “friend” wait for rescue during an urban search and rescue exercise in Juneau on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
    A lot of search and rescue situations in Alaska involve someone missing or injured in the wilderness. But in the case of an earthquake or avalanche, first responders need to be equally prepared to search for or treat someone in a collapsed building.
    An exercise held recently in Juneau provided that training for emergency workers from arou
  • Gardentalk – Feed me, Seymour!

    Front of bag of 16-16-16 fertilizer specifies proportions of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
    The carnivorous plant Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors” feasted on blood and body parts so it could thrive and grow. But you don’t need to sacrifice one of your own limbs just to feed your trees, garden vegetables, or lawn.
    Master Gardener Ed Buyarski explained in latest edition of Gardentalk that fertilizer or compost may be all that you need.Listen to the
  • Paying Dividends, Episode 5: The Senate’s Turn

    The Alaska State House of Representatives has passed the budget. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn. Senators have to decide how much to cut from public schools and health care, the ferry system and the University of Alaska. Where do leading senators stand and what do they see happening next?
    Andrew Kitchenman shares what he’s been hearing at the state capitol. And Nat Herz reports on how Alaskans are responding to the differences between what Gov. Dunleavy said about the budget when
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  • Alaska pot shops look ahead to on-site consumption

    Jason and Shauna Adams in their licensed cannabis retail establishment, Wintergreens, in Haines. (Photo by Claire Stremple/KHNS)
    Alaska is poised to become the first state to regulate cannabis cafes. The state’s Marijuana Control Board is now accepting applications for on-site consumption. That’s despite uncertainty stemming from recent board appointees by Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration. Nevertheless, one pot shop in Haines is already prepping to open the first marijua
  • Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska

    Sophie Sergie (Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers)
    The governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks. Forty-four-year-old Steven Harris Downs is charged with the April 1993 sexual assault and killing of Sophie Sergie of Pitka’s Point, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Downs’ attorney James Howaniec says it’s never been in question that his client will have go to Alaska to face the charge
  • Alaska DOT considering proposal for Berners Bay ferry terminal

    The new Alaska Class ferry Tazlina floats for the first time at the Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan in on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)
    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is considering a new Juneau ferry terminal 30 miles north of the existing one to accommodate the short range of the new Alaska Class ferries. It’s part of the plan to ensure day boats can connect Juneau with Haines and Skagway.
    The Alaska Class ferry Tazlina is expected to take its maide
  • Newscast – Friday, April 19, 2019

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    In this newscast:state transportation officials quietly consider a new Juneau ferry terminal plan to shorten upper Lynn Canal trips,
    Harborview Elementary School plans to cut a teacher position due to declining enrollment,
    local search and rescue crews train for a building collapse, and
    the Douglas Bridge will be closed for up to 15 minutes at a time next week for work related to bridge repairs.
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  • Fairbanks mayor hires city’s first female police chief

    Nancy Reeder has been selected by Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly to be the next police chief of Fairbanks. (Photo courtesy city of Fairbanks)
    Anchorage police Lt. Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.
    Matherly chose her over two other finalists vying for the job that’s about to be vacated by retiring Chief Eric Jewkes.
    “She’s a terrific candidate with a lot of experience,” Matherly said.
    Reeder ha
  • Alaskans greet Mueller report with shrugs, nods and dismay

    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, pictured here in the Oval Office in 2012. (Public domain photo)
    A few hours after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was made public, Alaska Public Media went to a Fred Meyer parking lot in Midtown Anchorage to ask Alaskans what they think of it, and whether they care.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/ann-20190418-05.mp3
    “I’m not very interested,” said Mary Anne Wivholm, heading into the supermarket, “becau
  • Facing declining enrollment, Harborview could lose a teacher next school year

    Harborview Elementary School in Juneau. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)
    Harborview Elementary School will lose one teacher position next school year. That’s because the Juneau School District is predicting a small drop in enrollment.
    Principal Tom McKenna said this is continuation of a trend. Last year, with fewer students to serve, the school reduced its teaching staff from 12 to 10, not counting teachers in the Tlingit Culture, Language, and Literacy Program.
    McKenna said the school will ma
  • 2019 Poetry Omnibus selectees read work

    Scott Burton hosts on Monday, April 22, 2019.We’ll meet the adult and youth selectees of this year’s Poetry Omnibus program and hear their winning poems. And the PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus will preview Saturday’s concert and silent auction.
    That’s Juneau Afternoon on Monday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN 102.7 FM.
    On Monday evening, tune in for the live broadcast of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO June
  • Southeast Alaska pilots raise concerns over Royal Princess megaship

    The 1,083-foot Royal Princess, shown hear near Nynäshamn, Sweden, in 2014. The megaship is designed to carry about 4,900 passengers and crews making it one of the largest in the fleet. Southeast Alaska pilots say simulation models show it’ll be more difficult to control in windy conditions. (Creative Commons photo by Esquilo)
    Cruise lines are bringing four megaships to Alaska this season. And Southeast marine pilots have been studying the vessels, modeling how they handle in Sout
  • Newscast – Thursday, April 18, 2019

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    In this newscast:State officials estimate moving the Legislature to Anchorage could cost up to $45 million,
    marine pilots flag “serious challenges” in common wind and current conditions for a new mega-cruise ship due in Southeast Alaska this season,
    city officials solicit ideas for how to dispose of the derelict Lumberman tug boat in Gastineau Channel,
    Gov. Mike Dunleavy relents on a Palmer Superior Court jud
  • The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska.

    Julia O’Malley serves two bowls of ramen with Trident Seafoods’ “protein noodles,” which are made from pollock caught in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s coast. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    The featured ingredient in the new gluten-free “protein noodles” stocked at Costco might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea, off Alaska’s coast.
    Trident Seafoods, one of the country&rs
  • Donlin Gold to begin drilling program

    The proposed Donlin Gold mine would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world if completed. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)
    It’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold.
    The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling, its first in two years. They are also advertising jobs for local hires, which is a vital selling point for their proposed gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
    “Bear guard” is one of the jobs available.
    “Well, there’s been recent
  • Do you have an idea for what to do with the Lumberman?

    The tugboat Lumberman sitting in the Gastineau Channel at low tide on June 15, 2018. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)
    The City and Borough of Juneau’s Docks & Harbors department is seeking suggestions from the public for the most cost-effective way to dispose of the Lumberman. The tugboat is anchored on state tidelands across from Egan Drive.
    Port Director Carl Uchytil and his team met with representatives of local salvage companies Thursday morning to discuss ideas, but they’re willi
  • The cuisine of Zerelda’s Abby LaForce

    Andy Kline hosts on Friday, April 19, 2019.Chef Abby LaForce will tell us about the inspiration behind Zerelda’s Bistro, and give us some cooking tips for Foodie Friday. The Taku Toastmasters will share hints on how to develop communication and leadership skills. And folks from the Bahá’í community will preview their Fireside Faith Discussion titled The Harmony of Science and Religion.
    That’s Juneau Afternoon on Friday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p
  • Conservation group: Chilkat and Stikine among 10 most endangered rivers in US

    The Chilkat River at sunset. (Photo by Claire Stremple/KHNS)
    Two of the nation’s 10 most endangered rivers are in Southeast Alaska.
    That’s according to American Rivers, a conservation group opposed to mining and energy development in wilderness areas.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/16EndangeredRiversWEB.mp3
    Kimberley Strong is president of the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan. Her village sits on the Chilkat River, recently named the sixth-most endangered river in th
  • Southeast Alaska captain admits to dumping 8 tons of waste overboard

    Wrangell as seen from Mount Dewey on July 24, 2014. (Creative Commons photo by James Brooks)https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/ann-20190417-06.mp3
    A Southeast Alaska fishing boat captain has admitted to dumping eight tons of sandblasting waste into the ocean.
    According to the plea agreement filed in federal court Monday, Brannon Finney admits to violating the federal Clean Water Act. Finney, 32, has signed the plea agreement, which goes before a judge next month at her sentencing he
  • Legislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissions

    Members of the Legislature gather around the front of the House chamber during a joint session to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appointees, April 17, 2019. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)
    The Alaska Legislature voted against confirming six of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appointees to boards and commissions.
    Anchorage resident Karl Johnstone was not confirmed to the Board of Fisheries, a board on which he had previously served. He was opposed by commercial fishing in
  • Kodiak goat dairy faces uncertain future amid proposed budget cuts

    Kelli Foreman milks a Heritage Farms mother goat by hand. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT)
    Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget would eliminate the state’s only dairy inspector, making it nearly impossible for up-and-coming dairies like Kodiak Baptist Mission’s Heritage Farms to sell milk commercially. The House passed a workaround to the issue in their version of the bill last week, but it remains to be seen whether that makes it into the final budget.https://s3-us-west-2.amazon
  • Alaska Legislature confirms all of Dunleavy’s commissioners

    Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum talks to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price before a cabinet meeting with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on January 8, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    The Legislature confirmed every commissioner appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in its annual joint session on Wednesday. It continued to consider appointees to boards and commissions Wednesday afternoon.
    The closest votes were for P
  • Capital City Fire/Rescue considers taking over hospital sleep-off program

    The concept for the sleep-off program came about during discussions of where Juneau’s primary sobering center could be sited if it left the hospital campus. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)
    Changes may be in store for the sleep-off program at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
    The program provides a place for inebriated people to sleep until they sober up, but the hospital doesn’t view this as a medical service. That’s why Juneau officials has been looking to move the program off campus
  • Newscast – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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    In this newscast:The Alaska Legislature confirms Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s top cabinet officials,
    the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appoints a new leader of the Denali Commission,
    changes may be in store for the sleep-off program at Bartlett Regional Hospital,
    highlights from the Army Corps of Engineer’s last public hearing on the Pebble Mine environmental impact study, and
    state health and university officials plan f
  • Through language, a Yup’ik teacher passes on a way of life

    Alice Fitka in her classroom on April 3, in Tuntutuliak, Alaska. (Photos by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
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    On a warm, sunny day in the village of Tuntutuliak, a group of children run around each other on a boardwalk outside of the bright blue building that houses the village’s K-12 school.
    Their shouting is a blend of Yugtun — that’s the Yup’ik word for their language — and Engl
  • Literary journal Tidal Echoes launches Friday

    Scott Burton hosts on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
    Poet Emily Wall, from the Tidal Echoes literary journal, will preview Friday’s launch party including art talks and poetry readings. The Southeast Alaska Land Trust will highlight Saturday’s wetlands cleanup. We’ll meet UAS Meritorious Service Award recipients Alison Browne and Sally Smith. And the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will preview the weekend’s arts and culture happenings with Arts Up.That’s Juneau After
  • Final Pebble hearing in Anchorage draws mix of views

    Emily Taylor, 15, is a fifth-generation commercial fisher in the Naknek-Kvichak District. She’s against the mine and worries her children or grandchildren will only know of fishing from family stories. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)
    People who oppose the Pebble Mine — and quite a few who support it — came out in force Tuesday for the final Army Corps of Engineers hearing on the proposed mine.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/ann-20190416-03.mp3
    Dozens w
  • Union sues to block Alaska Psychiatric Institute privatization plan

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    A union is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to stop the privatization of Alaska’s main psychiatric hospital.
    In February, the administration introduced a plan to turn over management of the troubled Alaska Psychiatric Institute to Wellpath, a private company based in Tennessee. The move has been cri
  • Cost to move Legislature could be up to $45 million if state builds office, analysts find

    Snow falls on the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau on Feb. 18. Nonpartisan budget analysts estimate it would cost anywhere from less than $3 million in the first year to nearly $45 million to move the Legislature to Anchorage. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
    Moving the Legislature from Juneau to Anchorage could cost anywhere from a little less than $3 million the first year to nearly $45 million. That’s according to a report by the state Office of Management and Budget.
    A group is aiming to h
  • Newscast – Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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    In this newscast:Candidate Mike Dunleavy made a lot of campaign promises that Gov. Mike Dunleavy doesn’t seem to be sticking to,
    a public employees union sues the Dunleavy administration over its privatization of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute,
    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski discusses policies she’s backing to combat climate change, and
    the National Weather Service issues a special weather statement affecting mos
  • Murkowski calls for many ‘silver bullets’ to tackle climate change

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks to a crowd of people at Bethel’s annual river breakup bash. (Photo by Krysti Shallenberger/KYUK)
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski made an unexpected visit to Bethel Saturday on her way to Eek. Murkowski had hoped to check out Eek’s new running water and a tiny home project, but she got weathered out.
    Instead, she joined Bethel residents in celebrating the annual Kuskokwim River breakup, which was the earliest on record.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.
  • To stay or to go? Anchor Point parents and teachers grapple with potential school closure.

    Chapman School second grade teacher Vanessa Wilcox. (Photo by Renee Gross, KBBI)
    Students, parents and faculty on the Kenai Peninsula are coming to grips with the reality that state cuts to education may force school closures.
    Chapman School in Anchor Point is among a half-dozen schools in the area that could be shuttered. As education funding is hashed out locally and in Juneau, parents and teachers are deciding whether to wait out the process or move out of town.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.
  • Builders in Anchorage await a mini-boom from earthquake repairs

    Vendors and business booths filled the floor of the Alaska Airlines Center during the Anchorage Home Show. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)
    With Southcentral Alaska’s post-winter thaw underway, a more complete picture of damage from last November’s powerful earthquake is starting to emerge.
    Though many marveled at how well buildings and infrastructure held up, there’s still plenty of subtle damage that has remained buried under snow. And it is fueling optimism fo
  • High school club closes STEM gender gap

    Sheli DeLaney hosts on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.The IGNITE club from Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé will tell us how they are closing the STEM gender gap. Litter Free Inc. will highlight a clean up on Saturday, Catholic Community Service will give us an update, and we’ll preview KTOO’s event with NPR’s Lakshmi Singh.
    That’s Juneau Afternoon on Wednesday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN 102.7 FM.
  • Candidate Dunleavy said he had no plans to cut ferries, schools, university. Then Gov. Dunleavy proposed deep reductions.

    Mike Dunleavy talks to a group at a Juneau library in September, when he was still a candidate for governor. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    Shayne Thompson runs the store in the Tlingit village of Angoon, on Admiralty Island south of Juneau. There’s no road link to the mainland, so Thompson relies on the Alaska state ferry system to deliver his loads of fresh groceries, at least once a week.
    That’s why Thompson voted for Republican Mike Dunleavy in last year&r
  • Bill would shift Medicaid recipients to private insurance market

    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Deputy Commissioner Donna Steward, left facing away, and Assistant Commissioner of Financial Management Services Sana Efird give an overview of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed changes to Medicaid to the House Health and Social Services Committee on March 19. Steward said Monday that a bill to shift Medicaid recipients to the private insurance market would improve access to health care for people whose income varies around the level that ma
  • Newscast – Monday, April 15, 2019

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    In this newscast:State transportation officials hear an appeal from the low bidder for a ferry system study contract,
    Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduces a new bill to shift up to 49,000 Alaskans covered by Medicaid expansion to the private insurance market,
    Thunder Mountain High School’s robotics team preps for the world championship,
    Juneau’s cold weather emergency shelter shuts down and is slated for demolition,
  • Federal government shutdown’s effects linger for Coast Guard in Alaska

    Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District, talks about the federal government shutdown’s effect on the Coast Guard in Alaska. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
    The U.S. Coast Guard’s top officer for Alaska says they are still working through the impacts of the partial federal government shutdown earlier this year — and probably will be for quite a while.
    Rear Adm. Matthew Bell is commanding officer of the 17th District. Over 2,500 person
  • Sayéik Gastineau’s Ocean Guardian program

    Sheli DeLaney hosts on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
    Folks fromSayéik Gastineau Elementary School and NOAA will tell us about their Ocean Guardian program. We’ll hear about this weekend’s travel fair at the JACC. And the Juneau Public Health Center will tell us about STD Awareness Month.That’s Juneau Afternoon on Tuesday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN 102.7 FM.
  • Southcentral residents still have until April 30 to file taxes due to earthquake

    Residents and owners of businesses in certain earthquake-affected areas have until April 30 to file their tax returns. (Public domain photo)
    Thousands of Alaskans affected by the earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska Nov. 30 are eligible for an automatic extension for filing their tax returns.
    Monday is Tax Day — the deadline to file tax returns — for most Americans. But residents and owners of businesses in Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Boroug
  • Yup’ik literacy reaches new heights with statewide spelling bee

    From left to right: First place winner Angniun Opriann Lomack of Akiachak, second place winner Akagaralria Auna Friday of Chevak, and third place winner Allikaar Richelle Phillip of Akiachak. (Photo courtesy Max Dan)
    This weekend, the statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners saw the toughest spell-off in the eight-year history of the event.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/190315_yupik_spellin_bee_pkg.mp3
    Before it began, the spelling bee already looked like it might take
  • Juneau high schoolers headed to world robotics championship

    Noatak Post (left) and Teilhard Buzzell work on their robot at Thunder Mountain High School on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)
    A high school robotics team from Juneau is competing in the world championship this month. It’s the first time a team from Southeast Alaska has made it this far.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2019/04/12Robots.mp3
    Thunder Mountain High School’s state champion robotics team lives up to its name: Trial and Error. At an after-school practice
  • End of the tusk: 2 plead guilty to stealing, cutting paleontological resource for profit

    Federal prosecutors say this surveillance camera photo from Campbell Creek Science Center shows Martin Elze and Gary Boyd taking the 100-pound woolly mammoth tusk. (Photo by U.S. District Court of Alaska)
    In Anchorage, the case of a 10,000-year-old stolen mammoth tusk is approaching its conclusion. But the tusk itself will not be coming home to the Campbell Creek Science Center.
    Federal authorities have announced that two men, Martin Elze and Gary Boyd, have admitted they took the tusk, cut it u
  • Experimental tilapia skin burn treatment heals Haines dog

    Veterinary medicine didn’t have solutions for severe burns in animals until a UC Davis vet was motivated by the California wildfires to pioneer a new treatment. She brought her skills to Haines to teach local vets how to use the tilapia fish skins — and help save a local dog’s life.
    Archer gives Dr. Michelle Oakley a kiss before his bandage change. (Photo by Claire Stremple/KHNS)
    Archer is a four-year-old husky-greyhound mix who was severely burned in January.
    “It was a h
  • Army Corps begins hearings on draft EIS for proposed Pebble Mine

    The proposed Pebble Mine site, pictured in 2014. (Photo by Jason Sear/ KDLG)
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued its series of public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine and the project’s draft environmental review this week.
    Nondalton is the closest community to the proposed Pebble Mine site, sitting about 17 miles east.
    More than 30 people attended a hearing Monday on the Army Corps’ draft environmental review of the project.  A handful of residents voiced concern abou

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