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Kyle Reading prepares a batch of Flintlock beard oil. (Photo by Josh Edge/APRN)

AK: Local start-up leverages social media to bring beard oil to Alaskans

Two local musicians in Anchorage are diving beards-first into the business of male grooming products. They're going for a style reminiscent of Don Draper mixed with well-groomed mountain man. I spent an afternoon at company – or apartment kitchen – headquarters to find out a little bit more. Download Audio
February 5, 2016
Regents endorse UA President's plan to streamline university system

Regents endorse UA President’s plan to streamline university system

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has endorsed UA President Jim Johnsen's plan to restructure the university system, as it faces continuing declines in state funding. Download Audio
January 27, 2016
Alaska's Future campaign urges lawmakers to tap Permanent Fund

Alaska’s Future campaign urges lawmakers to tap Permanent Fund

An unlikely coalition of Alaskans, ranging from business and union leaders, to Alaska Native Corporations and past politicians, are launching the Alaska's Future campaign. The initiative is promoting long-term solutions to the state's fiscal crisis, and the group says the Permanent Fund needs to play a crucial role. Download Audio
January 26, 2016
Alaska North Slope crude prices between Jan. 1, 2003 and Jan. 5, 2016. (Data from Alaska Department of Revenue/Graphic by Josh Edge/APRN)

North Slope crude hits 3rd-lowest mark since 2009

Crude prices continue to fall across the United States -- with Brent Crude Oil setting an 11-year low, dipping below $33 per barrel Thursday morning. Alaska North Slope crude is following a similar track, coming in at $34.82 per barrel on Jan. 5 - the most recently-reported price. Download Audio
January 7, 2016

Three indicted in December double homicide in Anchorage

Three defendants were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a late-December double homicide in Anchorage that resulted in the deaths of Jeramyha Talauega and Robin Porter.
January 7, 2016
15-year-old in custody for double homicide

15-year-old in custody for double homicide

Police are investigating an apparent double homicide in a south Anchorage residence. APD responded Tuesday to a residence located on the 3600 block of Spinnaker Drive just before 7 p.m. Download Audio
January 6, 2016
Alaska Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Curtis Thayer. (Photo via Alaska Chamber of Commerce)

Alaska Chamber of Commerce gears up for annual legislative fly-in

Around 100 business owners and industry leaders will head to Juneau during the upcoming legislative session as part of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative fly-in to speak with lawmakers about issues affecting the state's business climate. Download Audio
January 4, 2016

High winds, downed lines cut power to thousands from Willow to Cooper Landing

High winds and falling trees cut power to thousands of residents today throughout the Mat-Su, Anchorage, and down the Kenai Peninsula as far as Cooper Landing.
December 30, 2015

Early morning Mat-Su outage leaves up to 20K without power

As many as 20,000 Matanuska-Susitna residents have been without power this morning due to wind.
December 30, 2015
Alaska IDs good for air travel through at least October 2016

Alaska IDs good for air travel through at least October 2016

The state of Alaska has been granted an extension until October 2016 to meet the requirements of the federal Real ID Act. Download Audio
December 29, 2015
Anchorage Chamber announces 2016 legislative priorities

Anchorage Chamber announces 2016 legislative priorities

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce this week released its legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Download Audio
December 28, 2015
Police arrest 2nd suspect in Anchorage double homicide

Police arrest 2nd suspect in Anchorage double homicide

A second person has been arrested in connection to Monday's double homicide in west Anchorage. Linda Chattell, 26, was taken into custody Tuesday night and is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Download Audio
December 23, 2015
Murkowski claims several Alaska victories in year-end spending, tax bills

Murkowski claims several Alaska victories in year-end spending, tax bills

Congress has agreed on a year-end spending and tax package, though the final votes in the House and Senate have yet to be taken. The legislation sets federal funding levels for the next year and extends several tax breaks.
December 17, 2015
NOAA report outlines impacts of warming Arctic

NOAA report outlines impacts of warming Arctic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its annual Arctic Report Card, covering everything from rising temperatures on land and sea, to sea ice declines and its impact on Arctic ecosystems and the rest of the world. Download Audio
December 15, 2015
UAA, Providence 'disappointed' in U-Med road decision

UAA, Providence ‘disappointed’ in U-Med road decision

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has withdrawn the city's support for the $20 million dollar Northern Access Project, also called the U-Med District Road. The Department of Transportation says without the municipality's backing, work on the controversial project that links Elmore and Bragaw will stop. Download Audio
December 7, 2015

Anchorage wins grant for economic development workshops

The Municipality of Anchorage announced Wednesday it has won a competitive grant to bring a workshop focusing on the economic and fiscal health to the city. Download Audio
December 2, 2015
UAA men's basketball takes 6th at Great Alaska Shootout

UAA men’s basketball takes 6th at Great Alaska Shootout

The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team claimed sixth place in the Great Alaska Shootout, falling to San Jose State University, 91-87. Download Audio
November 28, 2015
Western Kentucky takes home Great Alaska Shootout women's title

Western Kentucky takes home Great Alaska Shootout women’s title

The University of Alaska Anchorage's women's basketball team took second place in the Great Alaska Shootout, falling to Western Kentucky 62-58.
November 27, 2015
UAA runners prep for NCAA National Championships

UAA runners prep for NCAA National Championships

For eight consecutive seasons, both the University of Alaska Anchorage's men's and women's cross-country running teams qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships. Download Audio
November 13, 2015

UA Regents approve $960M budget, 5 percent tuition hike

The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a total budget of $960 million for next year, which includes a $350 million request from the state. Download Audio
November 5, 2015