Kodiak, Alaska, is not only home to abundant fishing grounds, but also to one of the most innovative power grids in the country. As the cost of diesel rose a decade ago, a local electric co-op decided to aim for…
By Rachel Waldholz
Talkeetna's first marijuana retail store is causing a rift not seen in other tourist-dependent towns in this Libertarian-leaning state, where marijuana had a casual acceptance long before it became legal. But even here, like in many pot-legal states, some towns…
By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, oil started flowing down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 40 years ago. Every summer, thousands of workers file through Deadhorse, Alaska, an operations center for the oil field, including postal worker Les Dunbar. Eric…
By PBS NewsHour
The Alaska lawmaker and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine were the only two Republicans who on Tuesday opposed moving forward with allowing debate on GOP legislation to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law passed…
By Associated Press
The U.S. Mint has revealed designs for a new $1 coin that will honor Alaska’s 1945 anti-discrimination law.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Members from Native American tribes in six Western states called on Congress to restore funding to tribes during budget negotiations.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
In Alaska, individual health insurance premiums here climbed almost 40 percent annually after the ACA went into effect, and high health care costs drove all but one provider out of the market in 2017.
By Kamala Kelkar
Warmer temperatures have melted Alaska Natives' traditional permafrost freezers in the U.S. arctic and also forced polar bears onto land near them. They hope stainless steel containers shipped from Oregon will help keep the hungry bears away.
By PBS NewsHour
Every summer, the federal research vessel Tiglax travels along the chain of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, ferrying scientists to remote locations to study wildlife. The Aleutian archipelago is 1600 miles in length and constitutes an ecosystem of stunning diversity. Tiglax’s captain…
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