Alaska News

Arctic tourism hot topic at industry convention

Alaska gets close to 2 million visitors a year,and more and more of them are visiting the Arctic Circle and beyond. That’s what a large audience at this week’s Alaska Travel Industry Association convention in Juneau heard during a “Tourism in the Arctic” panel discussion.

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Mother Teresa's Missionaries Of Charity Says No More Adoptions In India

The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits say they have asked the government to de-register 13 orphanages over religious objections to the country's new adoption guidelines.

Why Is The Sky Blue? (On Pluto, That Is)

Pluto's atmosphere has a blue haze, in a new photo from the New Horizons probe. But the particles causing that color are probably gray or red — and the planet's surface has red ice.

California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

Trump Superfan: 'I'm Hispanic ... We Vote For Mr. Trump'

At a rally Thursday, a woman jumped on stage screaming with come-on-down-you-just-won-a-car excitement, "We love you, all the way to the White House."

KBRW 2015 Logo Contest Winner

KBRW 2015 Logo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Flora Rexford, winner of the KBRW Logo Design Contest! This logo will be placed on KBRW T-shirts and coffee mugs for the upcoming annual Drive to Thrive. This year's drive dates are November 12th through the 20th. Get ready to support your North Slope radio station with your pledge!

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Narrow race for NSB assembly
    Early results show Roy M. Nageak, Sr. edging out incumbent Forrest "Deano" Olemaun
  • Mayor race still undecided
    The race for Northwest Arctic Borough mayor is still up in the air after a vote-tabulating machine in Kotzebue reportedly failed and votes had to be counted by hand Tuesday night.
  • Fall whaling season closes
    Last day in Barrow was marked by relatively calm seas, small waves
  • Children's program encourages learning of language
    Visit one room at Ilisagvik College and you will likely come out humming the alphabet in Iñupiaq. Catchy songs, stories and activities are all part of the program at the Language Nest, an effort by multiple North Slope entities to get children in the region speaking early in their Native language.
  • Lady Huskies sweep two from Barrow
    The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies served notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Western Conference volleyball action this past weekend. The KHS spikers swept a pair of tough games from Barrow in front of a large crowd in the Dawg House.