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Alaska regulators have approved the state's first license for a legal marijuana business. Download Audio

National Park Service rangers are investigating the shooting death of a moose inside Denali National Park in violation of federal law. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

A 48-year-old woman from the Fairbanks area has died in a rafting accident on the Lowe River near Valdez.

The House Finance Committee has advanced three of Gov. Bill Walker's tax proposals, though several members indicated they did so begrudgingly to allow for a House floor vote. Download Audio
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Federal marine mammal experts are hoping the public will help lead them to a humpback whale that became entangled in anchor line in southeast Alaska. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

Anchorage police are investigating the death of a pedestrian struck on the Seward Highway just south of Potter Marsh. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

According to The National Park Service, a father and son died when a boat capsized at Glacier Bay National Park. Download Audio

A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain. The National Park Service reports 45-year-old Pavel Michut was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday.

The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' juvenile detention facilities.

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