Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Racers will begin their climb Monday morning up Seward's Mount Marathon, but both the men's and women's races will be without the 2015 champions.

Among Governor Bill Walker's vetoes announced earlier this week is the re-appropriation of nearly $19 million meant for the controversial Northern Access Project in Anchorage's U-Med District. But, that doesn't mean the money can be used for other projects.

A fast-moving storm is set to hit a wide swath of Southcentral Alaska starting Thursday evening. It's expected to start in the Copper River Basin and spread through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Anchorage and the northern Kenai Peninsula. Download Audio

A lack of winter snow, early season ignitions, and a hot weather forecast had Alaskans bracing for another busy fire season. But, so far, it's lagging behind preseason predictions.

Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of two people found dead near Wasilla, are are investigating their deaths as a double homicide.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents have adopted the system’s $909.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Just under $335 million of that comes from the state. Download Audio
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Alaska State Troopers shot a man wielding a knife Thursday evening in Wasilla. Download Audio

A lightning-sparked wildfire is burning in Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, in the state's interior.

Anchorage police are investigating a shooting near the intersection of Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive.

Crews are battling a large blaze about 50 miles southeast of McGrath, dubbed the Medfra Fire.

One man is dead and another in custody after a fatal shooting in South Anchorage on Wednesday.

The intersection of Tudor Road and the Old Seward Highway will remain closed through at least part of Saturday as crews repair a broken water main.

The next interim chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks will be either a current or former UAF employee. Download Audio

Tyonek Native Corporation's aviation services wing is expanding its aircraft maintenance and cyberwarfare business with the acquisition of a new facility in Mississippi. Download Audio

Lunchtime options in downtown Anchorage have long been dominated by traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants, but now, hungry downtown diners will have some new options near the Park Strip, at a space that has been converted into a food truck forum for the newly-minted K Street Eats. Download Audio

As lawmakers ponder their options to fix Alaska's widening fiscal fissure, the University of Alaska is investigating ways to fill their impending budget gap – which could be as much as $75 million. Download Audio

A man from the Western Alaska village of Alakanuk is in custody after striking his brother-in-law in the head with an ax.

A hiker died last week in Denali National Park. Searchers discovered the remains of 24-year-old Michael Purdy Sunday near the north end of Savage River Loop Trail.

Two people are dead after a crash over the weekend on the Seward Highway north of Girdwood. Alaska State Troopers responded to the collision just after 7 p.m. Saturday. Download Audio

A pilot avoided injury in Wasilla over the weekend, after a mechanical mishap. Download Audio