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Former Anchorage Archbishop Francis Hurley dies at 88

The Archdiocese of Anchorage says Francis Hurley died at his Anchorage home Sunday evening, two days before his 89th birthday. Anchorage funeral arrangements are pending. Download Audio
January 11, 2016

Ahead of session, legislative bills trickle in

Bills related to Medicaid and the governor's power to accept additional federal money for a budget item are included in the first batch of measures filed ahead of the upcoming legislative session. Download Audio
January 8, 2016
Facebook says Ketchikan is indeed in Alaska

Facebook says Ketchikan is indeed in Alaska

After almost a year of complaints, Facebook has fixed a glitch that listed updates geotagged to Ketchikan as "Ketchikan, Washington." A similar problem occurred on Wikipedia. Download Audio
January 8, 2016

Alaska Native veterans to receive federal housing assistance

Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving federal funds to provide permanent housing to Native veterans at risk of homelessness.
January 8, 2016

2 men back in custody after escape from Pilot Station jail

Two men who escaped from jail in the village of Pilot Station with help from a third man are back in custody.
January 7, 2016
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Alaska analyzes response to Chiniak fire

A state report says response to Alaska's Twin Creeks Fire last summer was swift but could use improvement.
January 7, 2016

5 passengers released following Anaktuvuk Pass plane crash

Five of the eight people injured in a small plane crash in Interior Alaska over the weekend have been released from the hospital.
January 6, 2016
State-owned aerospace corporation seeks to privatize

State-owned aerospace corporation seeks to privatize

The president and CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corp. says the board of the state-owned corporation has recommended it pursue becoming a private company.
January 5, 2016
Pilot in Alaska crash took plane without permission

Pilot in Alaska crash took plane without permission

An organization that owns a small plane that crashed into two downtown Anchorage office buildings says the pilot didn't seek authorization to use the search-and-rescue aircraft and took it without permission. Download Audio
January 4, 2016
Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

Common murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry. Download Audio
January 4, 2016

Tobacco shop owners arrested in synthetic drug investigation

The owners of a tobacco shop and a Soldotna man are facing charges related to an investigation into the synthetic drug known as spice.
January 4, 2016

Comments show support of hydroelectric dam in Juneau

Federal, state and local agencies haven't found any major obstacles to a plan to build a hydroelectric dam on Sweetheart Creek southeast of Juneau.
January 4, 2016

AK Supreme Court rejects set net initiative

The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a proposed ballot initiative that sought to ban commercial shore gill nets and set nets in urban, non-subsistence areas. The decision reverses a 2014 lower court ruling that ordered that the initiative be certified by the lieutenant governor, who had previously declined to certify it. The measure had been slated to appear on the 2016 ballot. Download Audio
December 31, 2015
Rep. Hawker won't seek re-election

Rep. Hawker won’t seek re-election

Hawker is known for his policy work, including his involvement in legislation setting up the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. But he also has endured criticism over the cost of a lease for Anchorage legislative office space that he helped negotiate. Download Audio
December 30, 2015

About 7,700 Alaskans have enrolled in expanded Medicaid

A state health department official says that since the state expanded Medicaid to cover more lower-income Alaskans on Sept. 1, about 7,700 people have enrolled. Download Audio
December 30, 2015
Drones to help monitor endangered Cook Inlet belugas

Drones to help monitor endangered Cook Inlet belugas

Federal scientists will begin using drones to monitor beluga whales in Cook Inlet as part of an effort to restore the endangered animals. Download Audio
December 29, 2015

Truck crashes into patrol vehicle, temporarily traps trooper

A trooper was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of his stopped vehicle on Seward Highway.
December 28, 2015

North Pole seeks funding for wastewater problem

The water utility in North Pole, a city just south of Fairbanks, is looking to secure state funding for a $4 million wastewater problem that was discovered nearly a decade ago.
December 28, 2015

State, municipal leaders discuss pension system debts

State and municipal leaders are in talks to change Alaska's multi-billion-dollar pension system.
December 28, 2015

Third person charged with murder in ANC shooting deaths

A third person has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths Monday of two Anchorage men following a failed drug transaction. Anchorage police say 23-year-old Solomon Brown Tavita is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one of drug misconduct in the deaths of 22-year-old Jeramyha Talauega and 33-year-old Robin Porter. Download Audio
December 24, 2015