APRN News


  • Fort Yukon Plans New Landfill to Improve Safety, Facilitate More Recycling

    July 19, 2014
    The City of Ft. Yukon plans to build a new landfill. The project is aimed at improving safety and recycling some of the community’s waste stream. Download Audio


  • Governor Signs Bill in Bethel to Ease Autopsy Burden

    July 19, 2014
    Governor Sean Parnell was in Bethel Thursday to sign a bill intended to help rural families navigate the process of having an autopsy done hundreds of miles away in Anchorage. Download Audio


  • Diomede Helicopter Service Resumes

    July 19, 2014
    The helicopter to Diomede is flying today. The first flight to the island took off around 11 o’clock Friday morning after a new contract was formally signed by Erickson Aviation, Kawerak and Federal Department of Transportation officials Thursday. Download Audio


  • Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction

    July 19, 2014
    The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision today in a long running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. Download Audio


  • EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine

    July 19, 2014
    The EPA has released the details of how they plan to use the Clean Water Act to put in place protections in Bristol Bay from the possible negative impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. Download Audio


  • Campaign Profile: Sullivan’s “Amazing Credentials”

    July 21, 2014
    As a candidate for U.S. Senate, Dan Sullivan has a bucket of advantages. He married into an acclaimed Athabascan family. His own family, back in Cleveland, are six-figure donors to Republicans in high places. One of his biggest assets, though, is his resume. But political opponents say his record has thin spots and complain he oversells himself.


  • Sunday night shoot spree results in no injuries

    July 21, 2014
    Few details are available about Sunday's 3 am drive-by shooting in Anchorage near 47th Avenue and Arctic Blvd. An Anchorage party bus with 17 people inside was shot 10 times by at least four different guns. Bullets entered through the back window and the body of the 28-passenger vehicle. No one was injured.


  • Oil Spill Drill Conducted Near Teller

    July 22, 2014
    Even as marine traffic increases past the Bering Strait, no one knows how well an oil spill could be cleaned up in the case of an accident. Stakeholders traveled to the region last week to conduct the region’s first spill response exercise, and learn more about the challenges posed.


  • North Slope Students Inspired by GeoForce

    July 22, 2014
    Twenty-six high school students from the North Slope recently completed the third year of UAF's GeoForce program. The four-year summer program gets students into the field to learn about geology hands-on. They've seen glaciers in Alaska, visited the Grand Canyon, and explored volcanoes in the northwest.


  • Alaska’s Bat Population Probed

    July 22, 2014
    Not much is known about the bat population that live in Alaska. And until recently, there was no pressing need to study the nocturnal mammal. But with bats being decimated across much of the country by the fungal disease White Nose Syndrome, state and federal researchers are working to learn as much as they can about the animal.