Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
A months long search has yielded two candidates with very different experience across Alaska's schools. Download Audio
In a year with a controversial new personal conduct rule, 24-year-old musher with a conviction and open assault charge was allowed to compete.
As aggressive corrosion rapidly degrades the Port of Anchorage, its funding future is in the hands of Juneau lawmakers. Funding for construction and rehabilitation of port infrastructure was the only financial request of the mayor’s administration in Anchorage for this session. But the possibility of action on a major spending project, even one most see as critical and inevitable, is nearly impossible according to lawmakers on both sides.
The Port of Anchorage is literally coming apart, threatening to upend the state's essential supply chain in what officials have called "a slow motion disaster." Every year, millions are spent just combating the rapid corrosion of the Port's basic infrastructure. But without hundreds of millions for major rehabilitation work approved by lawmakers, the nexus point for much of the state's fuel, food, and building supplies is at risk. Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes has part two in our series about the port. Download Audio
A week and a half after ballots were cast, outstanding votes in Anchorage's municipal election have all been counted. Download Audio
Both Minor Consuming Alcohol laws and criminal background checks for commercial cannabis applications subject to change under bill. Download Audio
Results on Girdwood police, school bond, and race for school board seat are all liable to change in days ahead.
Though money is set aside for controversial building purchase, the Senate's version of the capital budget is more notable for what's left out. Download Audio
As permit applications trickle down from the state, local community groups are meeting prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open shop nearby. Download Audio
Upsets over financing for school capital projects and a tax-cap calculation will leave Administration with budget challenges, though more liberal-leaning Assembly. Download Audio
Four nominees to replace an outgoing state Supreme Court justice have been submitted to Governor Bill Walker for review. Walker now has about six weeks to name replacement on the bench. Download Audio
On top of Assembly and School Board seats, Anchorage has several controversial bonds and tax measures on the municipal ballot.
With all 40 state districts reporting, Sanders has 81 percent of the vote, tentatively securing the bulk of Alaska’s 20 delegates to the national convention. Download Audio
By 9:30 a.m. the parking-lot at Anchorage's West High school was overflowing onto side-streets, with cheerful lines of Democratic caucus-goers formed outside of multiple entrances. Inside, dense crowds formed at district tables.
Democratic Party top contenders reach out to supporters in Alaska ahead of Saturday's caucus. Download Audio
The Mayor's Office in Anchorage is reporting a $14 million surplus after revising its first-quarter budget. Download Audio