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Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors in Southwest Alaska

Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors in Southwest Alaska

This summer, Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists embarked on an ambitious project to repair seismic monitoring equipment at active volcanoes around Southwest Alaska. Now 176 of the Observatory’s 216 seismic stations are in working order. Download Audio
October 21, 2015
Muni planning commission approves controversial Elmore extension

Muni planning commission approves controversial Elmore extension

Anchorage's Planning and Zoning Commission last night [Monday] voted unanimously to move forward with the Northern Access Project. The controversial road would connect Elmore Road and Bragaw Street through the city's U-Med district. But it needs to clear several more hurdles before it's built. Download Audio
October 6, 2015
Muni memo sends Elmore extension back to drawing board

Muni memo sends Elmore extension back to drawing board

As the design for Anchorage's contentious Northern Access Project — the proposed 2-lane road connecting Elmore Road with Bragaw Street in Anchorage' U-Med District – nears completion, the municipality's planning division released a memorandum recommending the project be sent back to the drawing board. Download Audio
October 1, 2015

Floodwater recedes in Willow; Houston officials eye Little Su

Heavy rain mixed with snow throughout Southcentral Alaska has caused some flooding and has city and borough officials around the Matanuska-Susitna Valley keeping a close eye on creek and river levels. Download Audio
September 30, 2015

Willow-area homes, cabins threatened by flooding

As of Tuesday night, six Matanuska-Susitna Borough roads were closed due to flooding. According to a Borough press release, up to 10 homes or cabins in the Willow area are either flooded or surrounded by water.
September 30, 2015

Competition drives down PFD airfare deals

The first round of Permanent Fund Dividend deposits are set to hit bank accounts Thursday, and travel deals are heating up as airlines compete for Alaska's customers. Download Audio
September 29, 2015
2015 Permanent Fund Dividend is $2,072

2015 Permanent Fund Dividend is $2,072

A record-breaking Permanent Fund Dividend of $2,072 was announced Monday morning, not from the Governor, but instead from 12-year-old student, because, according to Governor Bill Walker, the fund is really about the next generation.
September 21, 2015
UA Board of Regents formulates Legislative budget requests

UA Board of Regents formulates Legislative budget requests

The University of Alaska Board of Regents this week is meeting in Juneau. Among the topics up for discussion is figuring how the university should move forward in a progressively bleaker fiscal climate, and developing a plan of attack for their legislative budget requests. Download Audio
September 18, 2015
In the arms race of internet speed, GCI pulls ahead

In the arms race of internet speed, GCI pulls ahead

GCI unveiled their new "red" internet in Anchorage's Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Download Audio
September 17, 2015
New UA head sees opportunity despite bleak fiscal landscape

New UA head sees opportunity despite bleak fiscal landscape

It's been less than two weeks since Jim Johnsen took the helm as president of the University of Alaska. And the transition in leadership is coming at a time when the university system is attempting to streamline and rethink the way it operates. Download Audio
September 11, 2015
UAA's College of Engineering moves into a new home

UAA’s College of Engineering moves into a new home

As autumn sets in, students and faculty shuffle back into the classrooms of the University of Alaska Anchorage for the fall semester. And members of the engineering department are settling into their new, state-of-the-art building. Download Audio
September 9, 2015
Jim Johnsen named new University of Alaska president

Jim Johnsen named new University of Alaska president

The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Dr. Jim Johnsen as the next university president. Johnsen is on a 5-year contract, making $325,000 dollars annually. Download Audio
July 29, 2015
Anchorage's homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Another member of Anchorage's homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It's the sixth such death in the last two weeks. Download Audio
July 28, 2015

Anchorage’s 2014-2015 snowfall levels lowest on record

As July begins and the National Weather Service resets their annual snowfall totals to zero, it's official -- Anchorage's snowfall levels last winter are the lowest on record. Download Audio
July 2, 2015

49 Voices: Will Ross from Anchorage

This week, we're hearing from Will Ross, an Anchorage resident who was born and raised in Alaska. From Mount Marathon to Johnson Pass, he's constantly pushing himself in the state's great outdoors. Download Audio
June 26, 2015

Fire totals, acreage burned lower than predicted, so far

So far this year, about 78,000 acres have burned in 280 fires in Alaska. Pete Buist, a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, says that's lower than normal.
June 17, 2015
Sockeye Wildfire Threatens Willow

Sockeye Wildfire Threatens Willow

The Sockeye fire near Willow has jumped to more than 6,500 acres, consumed structures, closed the Parks Highway and is headed south. How the fire started has not been determined yet, but officials say it is human caused. "We just know it was a human caused fire and it is under investigation," said Tim Mowry, an information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry.
June 14, 2015
NOAA Investigates Steller Sea Lion Deaths Near Cordova

NOAA Investigates Steller Sea Lion Deaths Near Cordova

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the deaths of several Steller sea lions southwest of Cordova. Fifteen dead sea lions were discovered in the area on June 1. Download Audio:
June 12, 2015

EPA, Pebble Partnership present arguments over alleged FACA violations

The Environmental Protection Agency and Pebble Limited Partnership presented oral arguments Thursday over whether or not the EPA violated federal law, when it opted to restrict mine waste disposal in Bristol Bay. Download Audio:
May 28, 2015

APD says 4 Anchorage deaths likely a murder/suicide

Investigators say the deaths of four people in an Anchorage residence last week is likely a murder-suicide. According to Anchorage police, all indications show 24-year-old Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend and their two children.
May 21, 2015