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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.

Today, the decision on where to base the F-35 was made official. Download Audio
Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public Media

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association has announced that the state had its first year-over-year increase in oil production in more than a decade.

A Catholic bishop in Juneau told the House Judiciary Committee that the church reversed a 75-year-old policy of allowing people of other faiths to get married in one of its landmark chapels after same-sex marriage became legal.

Researchers say Pavlof volcano is still rumbling and exploding but is no longer sending up massive ash clouds. Download Audio
APRN News by Alaska Public Media

State officials in Alaska are proposing a program to address high-cost health insurance claims in hopes of stabilizing rising rates on the individual policy market. Download Audio

A House Judiciary committee will hear testimony Wednesday afternoon on a bill that protects religious officials and others who refuse to perform same sex marriages.

Bills calling for increased local contributions to two state pension programs and an overhaul of a community assistance program have been proposed in the Alaska Senate as lawmakers look to further cut costs amid a bulging budget deficit. Download Audio
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

A spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers says the agency will not set up a command post at the Arctic Man Classic race. Download Audio
Jim Johnsen at a meet and greet in Juneau, July 7, 2015. Johnsen is a candidate for University of Alaska president. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has formalized its opposition to a state Senate bill that would allow concealed weapons on its campuses. Download Audio
Sockeye salmon. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo)

Fishermen have told state lawmakers they want a new fee imposed on personal use and sport fishermen who catch sockeye on two heavily used rivers in the state.
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Fishermen, Alaska Native tribal members and clean water advocates are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker's administration over its handling of fisheries and water issues. Download Audio
Sen. Anna MacKinnon participates in a discussion during a Senate Resources Committee meeting, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)

With about a month left in the scheduled 90-day legislative session, lawmakers are trying to figure out how to pay the bills given the steep drop in oil revenue that's left Alaska with a multi-billion dollar deficit. Download Audio
Dead murres on the beach in Haines on Jan. 12, 2016. (Tim Ackerman)

The massive die-off of a widely distributed North Pacific seabird continues to surprise federal scientists. The latest twist was the discovery of thousands of carcasses of common murres along a freshwater Alaska lake. Download Audio

The Alaska Republican party has awarded 14 delegates each to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump after Marco Rubio suspended his campaign earlier this week.

BP says it is planning to further reduce its workforce in Alaska as the state continues to struggle with low oil prices. BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience told KTUU-TV on Monday that about 4 percent of the company's workforce will be cut. Most of the affected positions are based in Anchorage.

Palin used the appearance to wade into the controversy over violence at Trump's rallies. Download Audio