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 head of the U.S. Marine Corps is coming to Alaska this weekend, stopping at military installations in both Anchorage and the Interior. Listen now

The owner of the Alaska Dispatch News has submitted a response to a $1 million lawsuit filed against her. Listen now

Anchorage's homeless shelters and social services are drastically and unexpectedly overwhelmed. It's the result of a city policy pushing people out of homeless camps in parks and along trails. Listen now

A 19-year-old from western Alaska was honored last week at the White House for his work advocating on behalf of communities experiencing climate change first hand. Esau Sinnok spoke to me from his cousin's house in Nome on his way back home to Shishmaref. He was in Washington advocating for "climate equity." Listen now

Walker's vetoes on the operating budget have carved at $17 million dollar hole in the Anchorage's revenues, with the bulk of that drop hitting the school district. Listen now

Police say a man advanced on officers with a weapon before they opened fire behind a Home Depot. Listen now

The landlord for the embattled Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage is taking the first step in what could be a lengthy process toward a lawsuit.

Erosion driven by climate change is happening decades sooner than the military predicted, leading them to spend tens of millions fortifying remote radar sites in the North Slope.

Scattered across Alaska are 15 radar sites in some of the most remote areas of the state, feeding information to a command center in Anchorage. Keeping them humming 365 days a year are tiny crews of private contractors who live there for months at a time. To a lot of people, the prospect sounds crazy. To others the solitary rhythm makes total sense. Download Audio

At the height of the Cold War, the military built secretive radar sites all over Alaska. Most of them are still operating, doing essentially the same thing: scanning the sky for anything that's not supposed to be there, particularly Russian long-range bombers. Download Audio

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