Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media
After 2012 floods in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough required disaster relief, many Borough homeowners living in the flood plain were required to get expensive flood insurance. Now, a new mapping system will allow about a thousand Borough homeowners to consider dropping their flood insurance bills. Listen Now
Community leaders in Girdwood have signed an interim contract with the city of Whittier for police protection for the ski-resort town.
The Alaska Federation of Natives opened it's 50th annual convention with a healing ceremony this morning in Fairbanks. Listen Now
Palmer's Colony High School was the site chosen by the Alaska Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in a case that could test the state's right-to-farm law. The state's highest court convened Wednesday at the school as part of an outreach program - Supreme Court LIVE - that helps to teach students about Alaska's judicial system. Listen Now
A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of a Fairbanks police officer. Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie was taken into custody by Fairbanks police Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting of police Sergeant Allen Brandt. Listen Now
Firefighters working to contain the Moose Creek wildfire near Sutton are dealing with diminished winds after three days in which gusts, at times, reached 60 mph. Listen Now
A proposed coal mine near the village of Tyonek could move a step closer depending on a draft environmental impact statement expected to be released this month by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Changes in a state application for the Chuitna mine could complicate an already lengthy process. Listen Now
The world's best choir is planning a free concert in Anchorage Oct. 4 and 5. The Gracias Choir and Orchestra brings a bit of Christmas flavor to Alaska in October, and the family-friendly show depends on a network of enthusiastic volunteers to make it happen. Listen now
Anchorage police have charged a former Anchorage School District employee with embezzlement. The charges come after a five month investigation. APD fraud division detective Tony Pate told reporters Tuesday that the suspect, Kellie Fagan, allegedly took between $50,000-$60,000 in school district funds from two schools. Listen Now
Mat-Su Borough's Assembly District 1 race brings up zoning and tax issues.
A state Superior court judge is allowing a Matanuska-Susitna Borough marijuana vote to go forward. Earlier Monday Judge David Zwink in Palmer issued an order allowing the October 4 ballot initiative on a Borough ban against commercial marijuana to stay on the ballot. Listen Now
A federal appeals court has sided with United Cook Inlet Drifters Association [UCIDA] in a lawsuit seeking to return Cook Inlet salmon management to federal fisheries control.
A lawsuit challenging an upcoming Matanuska-Susitna Borough ballot initiative could stall a vote on banning commercial marijuana in the Valley. Attorneys for the Borough filed a response Monday, arguing that the suit could wreak...