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News stories specifically for Western Alaska. Each newscast is filled with information about current events, legislation, political races, cultural celebrations, and more; we strive to air what’s happening and what’s important in this region.

Update News: April 9th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: A Cessna 208 carrying two pilots crashed outside Bethel; The 2014 Kawerak Regional Conference began yesterday, kicking off a day of presentations and…

Update News: April 8th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska House passes sweeping education bill; Rio Tinto divesting its stakes in Northern Dynasty, proposed Pebble Mine owner; Synthetic drugs transporting through postal…

Update News: April 7th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot…

Update News: April 3rd, 2014

In Thursday’s news: US Senate Indian Affairs Committee hears bill from Begich and Murkowski on improving safety in Alaska Native communities; Researchers announce results of a…

Update News: April 2, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska shows low enrollment figures for new ACA healthcare policies; Alaska DEC begins testing fish for Fukishima radiation; Corp of Engineers says Arctic…

Update News: April 1st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Supreme Court declines hearing Katie John case on subsistence rights, ending years of litigation; Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are worrying about the pace…

Update News: March 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Bill making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages encounters pushback; Nome passes resolution to enter 20-year power purchase agreement with Pilgrim Geothermal…

Update News: March 27th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Roadless rule should not apply to AK’s Tongass Nat. Forest, contends federal appeals court; AK Native Villages Grant Program receives $10 million to…

Update News: March 26th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: GraphiteOne consolidates it’s claims on the Seward Peninsula, but is waiting to reach out to nearby communities; EPA proposes revised Clean Water Act…