Walker Delays Payment on Oil Tax Credits; $8.5M In Cuts to Troopers Spread a Thin Force Even Thinner; Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations; Sand Point Post Office Burglars Sentenced; Citizens Asked To Weigh In On A Proposed Liquor Store in Bethel; Marriage Equality and Mourning: Mildred Boesser Fought Until the End; A Psychologist Follows His Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream; Flying Karamazovs and Friends Bring Chautauqua Spirit to Juneau Download Audio
Gov. Bill Walker is delaying payment of $200 million worth of oil tax credits. The veto is the most significant change the governor made to the state budget. Download Audio
Rural residents already complain that state troopers are slow to respond to serious crimes and dangerous situations. But as of July first, 30 state trooper positions have been eliminated. With more lay-offs coming, it's going to get worse -- in both urban and rural Alaska. Download Audio
Billions of dollars worth of drilling equipment and support vessels operated by Royal Dutch Shell are sitting out in the Bay in front of Dutch Harbor this week. The company has plans to take most of that equipment north for exploratory drilling operations later this summer. Many of the local businesses benefit from the oil giant’s presence. Download Audio
Scenes from Kivgiq 2015
- Boy drowns during swim with friendsYoung drowning victim in Kotzebue known as adventurous and spirited
- Barrow community mural takes look back in timeBarrow's fire department has always had a collection of strong, dedicated local firefighters, but until the late '60s, the group's equipment was a little behind the times.
- Archeology project digs up national awardA recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument has been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts.
- Who 'Done ItAs reported by the Alaska Court System and the Alaska State Troopers.
- Kiana holds education assembly and spring cleanupIt is that time of the year to clean up our villages!
- The northern boreal bird nurseryMIDDLE FORK, CHANDALAR RIVER — Two-hundred miles straight north of my home in Fairbanks, I'm at the northern edge of a forest that carpets the continent all the way to Labrador. Here for a meteorite search with an astronomer, I have helicoptered into a place humming with life.
- Strong dollar puts crimp on salmon pricesAs Alaska's salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market.
- Gardeners should consider planning to donate some of their bountyIt's hard to imagine anyone going hungry in Alaska in the summer.
- In BriefScholarship applications wanted for BLaST program
- 15 Years Ago in the Arctic SounderNalukataqs cap off whaling season