Alaska News

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Alaska wildfire officials reassess cause of McKinley fire Associated Press Alaska wildfire officials are reviewing their initial assessment of the cause of the McKinley fire, which…

Read More

This August is extremely abnormal, and fire likes it

This August is extremely abnormal, and fire likes it

The McKinley fire as seen from the air Sunday. (Photo by Clay Dillard, via KTNA) Usually by August, peak fire season has passed. But fire and climate experts say conditions in Southcentral Alaska were nearly perfect for fire this weekend, from the sky to the dry forest floor. “Every red flag condition you can think…

Read More

At least 50 structures lost in McKinley fire north of Willow

At least 50 structures lost in McKinley fire north of Willow

At least 50 structures burned Sunday in the McKinley wildfire north of Anchorage, according to the Division of Forestry. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire north of the community of Willow forced the closure late Sunday of the only highway leading north from Anchorage, burning on both sides of the road. Officials could not immediately provide details…

Read More

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Dunleavy points to university budget cut agreement as a model for other services Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Governor Mike Dunleavy says his agreement with University…

Read More

Skiff capsizes from ferry Columbia’s wake in Wrangell Narrows

Skiff capdata-lazy-sizes from ferry Columbia’s wake in Wrangell Narrows

A video posted to YouTube shows the Columbia dispatching one of its lifeboats in response to the incident. (Screenshot) A wake from the Alaska state ferry Columbia caused a small skiff to capsize in the Wrangell Narrows near Petersburg. The event happened Sunday at about 7:30pm. Three people in the skiff were rescued by a…

Read More

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Dunleavy halves vetoes to University of Alaska, spreads cuts over three years Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage The University of Alaska will see a…

Read More

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 12, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 12, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Dunleavy reverses potential cuts to senior benefits Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Dunleavy told a room of people he was moved to change course…

Read More

Human Rights Commission quietly fires director

Human Rights Commission quietly fires director

Marilyn Stewart worked as executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights from July 1 to 24 (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights has confirmed firing its executive director in July, after she had been on the job for less than a month,…

Read More
Skip to toolbar