Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
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Zachariah Hughes reports on city & state politics, arts & culture, drugs, and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska. zhughes [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8424 | @ZachHughesAK About Zachariah

The city of Anchorage is getting a new pool of money to address homelessness. The mayor's office announced today a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development. The money will fund research into how to overhaul city services for residents of Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley dealing with chronic homelessness and frequent problems with the criminal justice system. Download Audio

The group has garnered international acclaim for combining electronic and dance-hall music with First Nations elements and themes.

The Municipality of Anchorage is investing in a new approach to technology, aimed at expediting services to citizens.

There's an administrative change ahead for veterans across Alaska who get benefits through the VA. Download Audio

The owner of the state's largest newspaper is facing a lawsuit from a former co-owner. The lawsuit hinges on differing interpretations of a million dollar contract inked on a common paper-good. Download Audio

The announcement that TriWest, the subcontractor acting as an intermediary between veterans and medical providers, will no longer be responsible for booking appointments is seen as a substantial improvement in a bottle-necked system stymieing care. Download Audio

Mountaineers, morticians, and a forensic anthropologist are scouring the surface of a glacier as they hunt for the remains of a military plane that crashed 64 years ago. Download Audio

One IT security firm estimates 80 percent of its business is consulting on surveillance and data storage to bring cannabis companies into compliance with state rules. Download Audio

On this week's Alaska Edition, host, Zachariah Hughes sits down with three reporters to talk all about music in Alaska. What's new? What's happening across the state? And what's changing?

In the wake of a controversial sale announcement, 17,000 donors pooled funds to buy KPLU's licence from Pacific Lutheran University. Download Audio

The small craft brewing industry is thriving, but state support for the burgeoning alcohol sector doesn't sit well with everyone. Download Audio

In order to make a downtown Anchorage park safer, officials will destroy a decades-old fountain. It's one of several measures Mayor Ethan Berkowitz introduced during an outdoor press conference in Town Square Park on Wednesday. Download Audio

City officials say the change is necessary to fix a major staffing problem that's grown worse in recent years. Download Audio

Aviators in Southcentral Alaska are being asked to observe a temporary flight restriction Saturday evening during a brief presidential visit. Download Audio

The House Finance committee added an amendment to its capital budget that gives the University of Alaska leftover funds to pursue developing the Elmore Extension into the U-Med district, a move widely opposed by community groups. Download Audio

After diving into the data on crime rates across the Municipality of Anchorage, a middle school class decided police staffing levels are the main problem confronting residents. Download Audio

Alaska Democrats spent the weekend in Anchorage picking delegates for the party’s national convention in Philadelphia this July, and setting priorities for the year ahead. Download Audio

Alaska Democrats are hosting their state convention Friday through Sunday in Anchorage. More than 500 party members from across the state are attending, and the event culminates in the selection of delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July. Download Audio

In a Tuesday letter, lawyers for the bank holding debt for renovations threaten to sue the state over breach of contract. Download Audio

The Anchorage Assembly officially waded into the state’s complicate battle over the LIO, asking state lawmakers to respect the city's comprehensive development plan.