Latest Stories from News of the North

  • Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – When Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old Seward Tsunami Swim Club sensation, touched the wall at Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke and the her lane clock stopped at one minute 05.28 seconds, a crowd of Juneau’s Glacier Swim Club athletes, clad in swim gear […]
  • Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Legislative Council, a group made up of members from both the House and Senate, unanimously agreed to reopen the Alaska State Capitol to members of the public in a meeting Wednesday.
  • Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau Representative Andi Story believes a $525 Permanent Fund Dividend is too low and will eventually be increased to $1,100, but not in this special session.
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on a trail reached a road and flagged down help Wednesday, authorities said.
  • Juneau, Alaska (AP / KINY) – The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package following a series of dramatic votes in the Senate on Wednesday and impassioned speeches highlighting the tensions over the annual dividend paid to residents and the frayed nerves after five months in session.
  • Washington (AP) – Both Republican and Democratic senators are pressing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
  • Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Juneau Police Department has taken a step backwards in its effort to recruit officers.
  • Douglas, Alaska (KINY) -On June 14, the Douglas Fire Fighters ranked their favorite flag decorations on Douglas. The judges have made their decisions in the Douglas Flag Day competition.
  • Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Alaska Senate took up and passed the budget proposed by the conference committee on Wednesday.
  • Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) -The Anchorage Traditional Games are scheduled to be held this weekend for the first time in two years.