• Morning Edition5:00 am to 7:00 am

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

jedge (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8455 | About Josh

Weather Forces Alaska Airlines Flight To Land At JBER

An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Anchorage took an unexpected detour to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday afternoon.

May 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm
(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Alaska Airlines Center Adds New Dining Option

With around four months left until it’s slated to open, the University of Alaska Anchorage is tweaking the design of its new sports complex.

The university has decided to add a new restaurant in an effort to draw in the surrounding community.

Download Audio

May 5, 2014 - 4:05 pm
2014 Gubernatorial candidates answer questions formulated by Anchorage middle schoolers on April 30, 2014. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Gubernatorial Candidates Answer Student Questions

Middle schoolers from across Anchorage had a chance to hear from Gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday about a variety of issues the state is facing.

Download Audio

April 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm
River Watch Teams Prepare For Breakup

River Watch Teams Prepare For Breakup

Teams are heading out to keep an eye on breakup conditions along Alaska’s largest river systems. The National Weather Service is predicting below average flooding this year, but the state wants villages to be ready just in case.

Download Audio

April 28, 2014 - 5:28 pm
‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ Group Takes Petition Dismissal To Court

‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ Group Takes Petition Dismissal To Court

Representatives from the “Recall Lindsey Holmes” group and Alaska’s Division of Elections met in State Superior Court on Thursday.

Download Audio

April 18, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Alaska Dispatch To Buy Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Dispatch is making an aggressive move to position itself at the forefront of the the state’s media landscape. It announced Tuesday that it’s buying the Anchorage Daily News – Alaska’s largest newspaper.

Download Audio

April 8, 2014 - 5:31 pm
Pete Petersen. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

2014 Municipal Election Results

The races for Assembly Seats 5I and 6K remain close, with only a few votes left to count. With over 98 percent of the vote counted, all but one of the Ballot Propositions are on track to pass.

April 1, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Though Earthquake Detection Has Improved, Gaps Remain

Just five years after statehood, Alaska endured the largest earthquake recorded in North America. The quake devastated communities around the Southcentral portion of the state, but in the years that followed it also made Alaska the epicenter of extreme seismic studies.

Download Audio

March 25, 2014 - 5:21 pm
Photo by Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team.

Anchorage Set To Host 2014 National Nordic Skiing National Championships

The 2014 U.S. National Championships and SuperTour Finals for cross-country skiing are set to start in just over a week in Anchorage.

Download Audio

March 13, 2014 - 2:02 pm
Dallas Seavey Wins 2014 Iditarod

Dallas Seavey Wins 2014 Iditarod

At the culmination of an exciting couple of days of racing, Dallas Seavey has claimed his second Iditarod win after overtaking Aliy Zirkle at the Safety checkpoint. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle slid into Nome 2 minutes and 22 seconds after Seavey to take second place for the third-straight year.

March 11, 2014 - 3:13 am
Dallas Seavey. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Dallas Seavey Takes Iditarod Lead

UPDATE: Dallas Seavey overtakes Aliy Zirkle for the lead, checking out of Safety at 1:16 a.m.

Denali musher Jeff King scratched near Safety at 11:50 Monday evening as he closed in on front-runner Aliy Zirkle – who remains in the checkpoint. King told race officials he was having difficulty navigating the trail due to severe wind in the area.

March 11, 2014 - 12:27 am
Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Jeff King Maintains Lead Into White Mountain

After taking the lead from Aliy Zirkle early Monday morning, Jeff King has extended his Iditarod lead to nearly an hour, rolling into White Mountain at 7:02 a.m. Zirkle checked into White Mountain at 7:59 a.m. with 11 dogs to King’s 12.

March 10, 2014 - 10:03 am
Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Jeff King Leads Teams Into Ruby, Claims ‘First Musher To The Yukon’ Award

Four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King led mushers into the Ruby checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, claiming the First Musher to the Yukon Award. Two Rivers musher Sonny Lindner rode into Ruby an hour after King.

March 6, 2014 - 10:48 am
DeeDee Jonrowe. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Two Race Veterans Scratch In Rohn

DeeDee Jonrowe and Linwood Fielder, both of Willow, scratched this morning at the Rohn checkpoint at 6:00 a.m. and 6:21 a.m., respectively, both citing problems in Dalzell Gorge.

March 4, 2014 - 11:28 am
Kelly Maixner at the 2014 Iditarod restart in Willow. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Kelly Maixner Leads Mushers Into Rohn

Kelly Maixner is the first musher into Rohn, checking in at 11:26 Monday morning. He took the lead from fellow Big Lake musher Martin Buser at Rainy Pass earlier Monday.

March 3, 2014 - 12:35 pm
Martin Buser departs Willow at the 2014 Iditarod's official restart. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Race Leaders Approach Finger Lake

Martin Buser leads the pack as he approaches the Finger Lake checkpoint. Buser holds a few mile lead over fellow Big Lake musher, Kelly Maixner.

March 3, 2014 - 12:37 am

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Parental Notification Law

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a lawsuit that halted a voter-passed law requiring health care providers to notify parents of minors before performing abortions.

Download Audio

February 20, 2014 - 5:33 pm
A poster delineates the wetlands throughout the U-Med area. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

U-Med Access Route Design Dependent On Wetlands Permits

Earlier this week DOWL HKM engineering and the Alaska Department of Transportation held an open house at East High School, presenting the preferred U-Med Access route.

Download Audio

February 20, 2014 - 4:52 pm
Keith Hackett Settles In As UAA’s Athletic Director

Keith Hackett Settles In As UAA’s Athletic Director

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s new athletic director, Keith Hackett, wrapped up his first 100 days on the job last month. He’s finished his first Great Alaska Shootout and watched the cross country running and volleyball seasons cap off successful seasons, but he says there is still work to be done.

Download Audio

February 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

UAS Training Takes To Skies Above JBER

Soldiers from the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted an Unmanned Aircraft System – or UAS – training flight on Thursday morning in the skies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

Download Audio

January 30, 2014 - 6:04 pm