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

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.

The event attracted high-level monks from Thailand and the U.S. as Wat Alaska Yanna Vararam became the first temple in the state to be consecrated and offer ordination into the monkhood. Download Audio

The first openly gay bishop will speak in Anchorage this weekend about religion, LGBT issues, and the massacre in Orlando. Download Audio

The dual language program in Kwigillingok is helping students excel in Yup'ik and English by immersing students in both languages at once. Download Audio

There will be more security at PrideFest this year, and attendees will commemorate the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. Download Audio

Alaska could receive up to $4 million in federal funding to increase access to opioid addiction treatment Download Audio

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Alaska Native youth on Friday who were very direct: Alaska has problems with the public safety systems. Download Audio

A new series from Slate and the Teacher Project at the Columbia Journalism School started this week. It focuses on race in schools in the United States. Their first feature looks at Anchorage's Newcomers' Center, which helps immigrants and refugees adjust to the local school system. The project editor, Sarah Carr, says it's the perfect place to begin because the program is working. Download Audio

A Department of Corrections investigation into last April's inmate death at the Anchorage jail indicates a drug overdose. Download Audio

The Legislature took three actions this week that will help foster care children -- passing two bills aiming at finding kids adoptive homes and adding money to the budget to help keep struggling families together. Download Audio

Anchorage's out-going superintendent Ed Graff was chosen to lead the Minneapolis Public Schools. That district has about 12,600 fewer students than Anchorage because the Twin Cities metropolitan area is broken into more districts. About two-thirds of the 35,717 students are people of color. Download Audio

Susan Churchill is a Japanese-American who grew up in a small town near Seattle not long after World War II. But her experiences growing up were nothing like her father's. Download Audio

Two white parents adopted three black children. This is the story of a father and his oldest son. Download Audio

State lawmakers cut education funding in the proposed budgets by nearly $13 million Tuesday night. They moved the money into the oil and gas tax credit fund. Download Audio