Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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House Bill 126 - updating the Alaska Code of Military Justice - has passed the Legislature and is on its way to Governor Bill Walker's desk. Download Audio

Walt Monegan is, again, the Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety. Download Audio

House Bill 126, aimed at strengthening the dated Alaska Code of Military Justice, passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Thursday morning and now moves on to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Download Audio

As the legislature's conference committee hashes out the state's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the University of Alaska is standing by, waiting to see just how large the fiscal dent will be. Download Audio

The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell 78-73 to Lubbock Christian on Monday in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in Indianapolis. Download Audio

Alaska Airlines is acquiring West Coast-based airline Virgin America for $2.6 billion dollars - around $57 dollars per share.

Normally when we hear about the value of territory managed by the Bureau of Land Management, it's in the context of how the land can be used for oil and gas development, mineral extraction, or ranching. But, a recent study by an outside group takes a look at other economic benefits of the land. Download Audio

The University of Alaska Anchorage's women's basketball team is playing in the program's first-ever NCAA Division II national championship game on Monday, where the Seawolves will face off against Lubbock Christian in Indianapolis. Download Audio

The Municipality of Anchorage is well on its way to producing an updated land use plan for the Anchorage Bowl. The map currently in use has not been updated since 1982. Download Audio

Eureka musher Brent Sass has made it to the Cripple. Sass checked in shortly after noon Thursday, making him the first musher who has taken the mandatory 24-hour layover.

Reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, of Willow, leads the field Wednesday morning, spending about 5 minutes in the Ophir checkpoint before continuing on toward Cripple at 2:21 a.m.

Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit has taken an early lead in the 2016 Iditarod. He's approaching the Rainy Pass checkpoint, which stands 153 miles into the race.
Kyle Reading prepares a batch of Flintlock beard oil. (Photo by Josh Edge/APRN)

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

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

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
Alaska North Slope crude prices between Jan. 1, 2003 and Jan. 5, 2016. (Data from Alaska Department of Revenue/Graphic by Josh Edge/APRN)

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

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.

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
Alaska Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Curtis Thayer. (Photo via Alaska Chamber of Commerce)

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

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.