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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

A new study says that half of women in Alaska say they have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both.

State officials want to change eligibility requirements that now allow non-citizens to collect monthly senior benefits.

A state legislator from Nome wants to change the ages for compulsory school attendance in Alaska public schools. Rep. Neal Foster has proposed legislation calling for attendance by children from age 6 and until they turn 18.

The Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded Alaska's credit rating, affecting more than $744 million of outstanding general obligation bond debt. Download Audio

A lack of snow in Alaska's largest city has led the world's most famous sled dog race to shorten its ceremonial start this weekend. Download Audio

The U.S. Department of Energy has picked a southwest Alaska village for funding to advance development of an underwater river turbine that could replace diesel power with clean energy.

A federal appeals court says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service followed the law when it designated more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for threatened polar bears.

Anchorage Democrats have announced three finalists to fill the vacancy left by the late state Rep. Max Gruenberg. Download audio

State laws would be updated to replace terms like husband and wife with language reflecting the legalization of same-sex marriage under legislation introduced in the Alaska House.

Representatives from Planned Parenthood, a union of current and former sex workers, small business owners and others testified on a bill that would require insurance companies to pay claims for women to get up to one year's worth of contraception at a time.

Ten days after the death of Anchorage state Rep. Max Gruenberg, legislators are moving to fill the gaps on committees that the House minority whip left behind.

A legislative committee will hear a bill that would levy a personal income tax on Alaskans later than anticipated. The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee was to have heard the bill Tuesday afternoon, but testimony on another bill before the committee ran long.

A lack of snow in interior Alaska helped the state's first wildfire of 2016 burn open tundra. The Alaska Division of Forestry says in a statement that the fire started and was extinguished Monday on military land about 10 miles south of Delta Junction. The agency says the fire was started by live-fire training. Firefighters from the Fort Greely Fire Department extinguished the fire.

A lack of snow in interior Alaska helped the state's first wildfire of 2016 to burn on open tundra. The Alaska Division of Forestry says in a statement that the fire started and was extinguished Monday on military land about 10 miles south of Delta Junction.