Alaska Senate Majority

A Republican State senator from Eagle River is sponsoring legislation that would reclassify a handful of drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Adam Kane

On Wednesday, March 6, Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham had their home on Gauthier Way tested for air tightness. A conventional blower door test was used, which is common practice for energy audits. But Wednesday's was no ordinary test; it was actually an attempt to secure an official world record for "Tightest Residential Building."

Scientists Map Arctic Shipping Possibilities

Mar 13, 2013

Arctic shipping could be possible for unescorted, open-water vessels by mid-century.

The Alaska Senate Passes Senate Bill 27

Mar 12, 2013

Legislation being considered in Juneau would start the process for the state to take over the system to issue dredge and fill permits from the Federal Government for wetlands, lakes, rivers and all other surface waters. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... the legislation cleared a major hurdle Monday night.

A Good Year for Herring Fishermen?

Mar 11, 2013

It's shaping up to be a good year for herring fishermen in Southwest and Western Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason explains.


Over the weekend, federal investigators were at the crash site of the ACE Air Cargo plane that went down in the Muklung Hills Friday morning, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

Jason Sear

The effort by the EPA to finalize their "Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment" has been delayed as the agency intends to add to the document and undertake another peer review.  That has prompted additional questions from members of Congress.  

Rep. Edgmon and Sen. Stevens on the Session

Mar 10, 2013

The "Energy Council" break is over and lawmakers will get back to work today in Juneau with just over a month left in the session. KDLG's Mike Mason filed this report after speaking with 2 of the men who represent Bristol Bay in the Alaska Legislature.

Every year organizations, municipalities, and individuals from across the state lobby lawmakers to get funding for new or improved roads, bridges and harbors. A small handful of lawmakers are hoping to change that process by creating a special transportation infrastructure fund to pay for projects. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... the effort has a long way to go before becoming a reality.


The weather cleared up Saturday in the Bristol Bay region allowing the Alaska National Guard to recover the bodies of the pilot and copilot that were killed in Friday's cargo plane crash north of Dillingham.

The City of Dillingham has joined a local Native tribe in an effort to bypass a proposed change to state law that would eliminate the ability for tribes to apply for water reservations. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Dave Bendinger

A plane crashed Friday morning in the Muklung Hills, roughly 20 miles northeast of Dillingham, but by 6pm Friday, authorities had not been able to reach the crash site.

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska's senior U.S. Senator used a committee hearing Thursday to once again to call for the Department of the Interior to reverse a decision that has killed the planned road to connect King Cove and Cold Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason

The new addition to the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham was officially unveiled to the public on Thursday during an open house. KDLG's Mike Mason looked around and filed this report.

Dave Bendinger

An attempt was made Wednesday in Dillingham to set a new world record.  Husband and wife Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson believe they have built the most airtight house on the planet, and KDLG's Dave Bendinger stopped by as they prepared to test that theory.