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 state announced Tuesday (Feb. 21) a new head for the office in charge of regulating alcohol and marijuana. Listen now
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One person is dead and seven hospitalized after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a home in Anchorage. Listen now

Just days after a surprising scratch on the Yukon Quest trail, Eureka musher Brent Sass withdrew his team from the 2017 Iditarod. Listen now

Across Alaska, handlers play a pivotal role in competitive mushing. They manage sprawling kennels and help train sled-dogs for competition. It's a system that thrives on an unconventional economic arrangement. Listen now

The Assembly's ideological persuasion has major implications for both local and state politics, yet turnout in municipal elections tends to be extremely low. Listen now

Once again, the Iditarod start is moving to Fairbanks. Listen now

New website is a one-stop-shop for public data, part of the city's broader effort toward open data. Listen now

Over the last few weeks, many Alaskans have been trying something new: walking into a store to buy pot. Listen now

Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans wrote the ordinance, which seeks to regulate what are called Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs. Listen now

The state's Department of Economic Development is trying to clarify the status of on-site cannabis consumption in Alaska. Listen now

City leaders say state budget cuts have left a snowy, icy mess that may require rethinking a decades-old arrangement. Listen now

A new sled-dog race kicks off Friday (Feb. 3). At noon, mushers will take off from Willow Lake as part of Southcentral's newest mid-distance race, the Willow 300.

Though the decision has not been made, low snow conditions along difficult parts of the trail are prompting officials to consider moving the race's re-start from Willow to Fairbanks, as they first did in 2003. Listen now

Pending a review of the Environmental Impact Statement, Kodiak complex could get Terminal High Altitude Area Defense assets. Listen now

Elected officials and commentators defend the measure as a campaign promise on national security. But not without some reservations. Listen now

Through a mix of science, art, and traditional knowledge, a new film is casting the northern lights as something more than a mere novelty, as researchers try to tell a more comprehensive story about the phenomenon. Listen now

At the center of a complicated new industry with an uncertain future is an important, profitable legal niche: cannabis attorneys. Listen now

Back-to-back storms, a tricky division of labor, and budget cuts contribute to a perception of lagging snow-removal. Listen now
Bean's Cafe at Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage.

The cold weather descending on much of the state is having an impact on social services. A soup kitchen in Anchorage is staying open around the clock to provide shelter from dangerously frigid temperatures. Listen now

With the state in a recession, many are searching for economic signs of what's in store for 2017. Listen now