KBRW Supporter

KBRW Supporter

State News

As Spending Talks Continue, House Takes Crack At Capital Budget

After a day of stalled and canceled meetings, the Alaska Legislature made small advances on a capital budget.

Cultivating Native Values, NYO Tournament Continues Growing

500 athletes from across the state were joined for the first time in decades by a foreign delegation from the Yukon Territory in Canada. Organizers say the tournament continues because of more deliberate efforts to promote traditional values across Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: April 20, 2015

The Blind Spot: Spaces Between Statistics; Lawmakers Still Searching For Budgetary Consensus; Bill Establishing Marijuana Control Board Poised To Become Law; Federal Government Proposes Taking Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List; Migrating Birds May Carry Viral Baggage; Long-Term Weather Models Point Toward A Warm Summer; Homer Road Sloughs After Rain; Erin's Law Stuck In Senate Education Committee; Cama-i Celebrates Tradition For All Generations Download Audio

The Blind Spot: Spaces Between Statistics

In Anchorage, the number of criminal offenses by minors referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice has dropped by nearly half in the past decade for almost every offense type – except severe drug and alcohol offenses. That number has stayed fairly steady. In fact, as a share of the whole, substance abuse cases in Anchorage are up, although as a share of the total they are proportionately small. But the numbers only tell part of the story. Download Audio

NPR News

Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

The CDC has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters.

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder