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Personnel and per diem costs tallied for the recently ended extended legislative session --so far-- total about $520,000. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

A body found outside the Bering Sea island community of Gambell has been identified as a missing village woman. Download Audio

The State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found underneath a fish processing plant in Ketchikan as that of a man who was reported missing in January. Download Audio

One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans on the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace has announced that it will be withdrawing from that market next year. Monday's announcement by Moda Health would leave Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield as the only company providing individual health insurance policies in the state.

The board tasked with regulating Alaska's nascent marijuana industry has approved draft regulations for how customers will be allowed to consume pot they buy in certain retail stores on site.
Marijuana for sale at a dispensary in California. (Photo: Dank Depot via Flickr Creative Commons)

The board tasked with regulating Alaska's nascent marijuana industry has approved draft regulations for how customers will be allowed to consume pot they buy in certain retail stores on site.
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska. Download Audio

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement for use of any excess earnings from a fund set up to help rural areas faced with high electricity costs. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

A Two Rivers man died in a weekend crash of an all-terrain vehicle. Download Audio

Multiple systemic failures, including a lack of capable staff, contributed to the mishandling of five sexual abuse cases at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Download Audio

The Alaska Senate has reversed course, accepting House changes to an alcohol bill that added provisions related to the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers. Download Audio

A 36-year-old inmate has been found dead at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Download Audio

Oil development is ramping up in the National Petroleum Reserve. ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. says it's adding wells and other infrastructure at its CD5 site in the Alpine Field. Download Audio

Subsistence hunters in Alaska's North Slope Borough have harvested a 41-foot bowhead whale, marking the fourth animal that has been captured during the borough's spring whale hunt. Download Audio

Three tax proposals have been rolled into one bill being considered by a state House committee. Download Audio

Gov. Bill Walker says he would veto the purchase of a legislative office building in Anchorage if that item remains in the state infrastructure budget. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Two large shipping containers, each stamped with the words "Contains: Guided Missile," were discovered bobbing in the Pacific Ocean near the southeast Alaska island community of Craig. Download Audio

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young says he's looking forward to a spirited and energetic campaign as he seeks a 23rd term in Congress. Download Audio

Residents of the North Slope Borough have voted to recall Mayor Charlotte Brower. Download Audio

A co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee is looking at whether bills that would increase local contributions for two state retirement plans are needed this session given new actuarial estimates.