Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media
High wind warnings go into effect Tuesday night throughout the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage.
At last check, Anchorage police were still on the scene of a gun related incident in Eagle River that started shortly before noon on Monday. According to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad, police got a call regarding a man with a gun threatening people inside a residence. LISTEN NOW
The state Department of Corrections announced Thursday that it is increasing the amount the municipality of Anchorage pays to house city prisoners in state correctional facilities. The rate hike affects Anchorage Correctional Complex, which houses mostly Anchorage area offenders. Listen now
Girdwood officials fear police contract won't come in time, as Alaska State Trooper outpost there closes October 1. Listen now
Work to halt riverbank erosion along a stretch of the Old Glenn Highway near Palmer is about done, but some worry that it is only a stopgap.
It's that time of year again. Giant pumpkins, pig racing and the ever-popular upside down bungee ride make their annual appearance at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. The venerable fair, which turns 80 this year, manages to attract all ages with an eclectic mix of homespun crafts, toothsome food and lots of rock n' roll. Listen now
In the fallout from the state's primary elections, seven legislative incumbents have lost their seats. How this will change the course of the next session has yet to be seen. Representative Lynn Gattis lost her bid for a Senate seat to a relatively unknown from Wasilla. Listen now
Spring Creek Farm CSA helps low income Alaskans eat well.
More than a dozen people were injured when a recreational vehicle slammed into the back of a tour bus on the Richardson Highway on Sunday. According to Alaska State Troopers, the northbound bus was making a left turn off the highway to the Princess Lodge in Copper Center, when the RV hit it. Listen now
Drug addiction, long viewed as a moral failing, is now recognized as a chronic brain disease. US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy brought this message to the Alaska Wellness Summit in Palmer on Thursday. Substance abuse caregivers, recovering addicts and health officials rubbed shoulders at the day-long meeting, with the common aim of combating the opioid abuse epidemic in Alaska. Listen now
Cook Inlet Tribal Council runs one of only two detox centers in the state of Alaska. At the Alaska Wellness Summit in Palmer Thursday, CITC CEO Gloria O'Neil announced that the Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage will be sold to Southcentral Foundation.
A group of Alaskan women met last fall with U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, telling the senator their emotional stories about facing addiction. The Wellness Summit is the product of that meeting.
In a move that may come as no surprise to a cash-strapped state administration, the commissioner of DOC Tuesday announced the shuttering of Palmer Correctional Facility. Listen now