Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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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

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