Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media
After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

People with drug felonies can now apply for food stamps in Alaska, but they have to prove that they are complying with parole and substance abuse treatment requirements. Listen now

The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state's parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions. The voter-passed initiative required unmarried women under 18 who wanted to terminate their pregnancies to notify their parents 48 hours before the procedure. The court deemed it unconstitutional. Listen now

As of Wednesday evening, the McHugh Fire was estimated at 842 acres, and 250 crew members from Alaska and the Lower 48 were working on stopping its growth. The community gathered to get more information. Listen now

A new report shows high rates of turnover are leading to inconsistency at the Office of Children’s Services, which operates the state’s foster care system. Frontline workers also say the community does not understand what they do. Listen now
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A Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead at his off-base home in Fairbanks on Saturday afternoon. Listen now

In the wake of more police shootings of black men, the attacks in Dallas, and subsequent protests nationwide, including in Alaska, the time is ripe to have an open conversation about race and law enforcement in Alaska. Though we’ll be talking specifically about the Black Lives Matter movement, you can’t talk about these topics without touching on the disproportionate number of Alaska Native men who are incarcerated and why that happens. Download Audio

The Anchorage Police Department has released the names of the officers involved in last week's fatal shooting. Listen now

Three telemedicine programs in Alaska are receiving $900 thousand in new funding from the US Department of Agriculture. Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the awards Thursday morning. Listen now

Governor Bill Walker’s administration has spelled out what it would mean if the Legislature doesn’t take action on his plan to fund state government. With no more money, in two years the state would slash services, jobs, and the support it gives to local schools and communities. Listen now

Human interactions are all shaped by implicit biases - assumptions we unconsciously make based on media, experiences and societal influences. So how do we look beyond those biases to see people as they really are and strengthen our community? How do we recognize racism and combat it?

Community members gathered to hear the names of victims of police shootings and show support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Listen now

Spray paint is often associated with illegal scrawling on underpasses and alleyways. But the Anchorage Museum is using it as a tool to connect kids to culture. Listen now

A section of the law would make it safe for sex workers to report crimes and help police without fear of prosecution. Listen now

The 48-year-old was being monitored for an acute medical condition. An investigation is on-going. Listen now

$6M will go toward new substance abuse treatment programs around the state and $1.7M to foster care prevention and reunification programs. Download Audio

When fasting from sun up until sun down, Muslims in the far north are given permission to follow Mecca time instead. But the 15-hour long fast isn't always the biggest challenge. Download Audio

More and more people are moving to Alaska from other parts of the world both as immigrants and refugees. They contribute to the local community and economy. How do we, as a community, make their transitions more successful and the community more welcoming? How do people both preserve their cultures and integrate into Alaska?

Governor Bill Walker's $3.5 million cut to the Department of Corrections will cause the department to close at least one corrections facility and possibly some probation offices. Download Audio

Well-known chemist and mountaineer Arlene Blum to speak in Anchorage on Tuesday. Download Audio

Mountain View, one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods, has a long-standing image problem. But one Anchorage organization and a group of local vendors are trying to change that through a new farmers market.