Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
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

In Anchorage, two men are dead in what appears to be a double homicide over the weekend at a popular park. Listen now

The Department of Defense is in the middle of a massive makeover in how it provides healthcare to soldiers and their families. The top official in charge of the new Defense Health Agency came to Alaska for her first visit. She spoke about how the military wants to provide care that's not only better, but smarter. Listen now

With the vast majority of precincts statewide now counted, a clear picture emerged in Tuesday’s election returns — and the short version is, a lot of incumbents will be unseated.

24 people have been killed so far in the municipality this year, making 2016 one of the deadliest year in decades, prompting many to ask whether something fundamental has changed to make Anchorage more dangerous.

Police say the individuals charged are responsible for a large share of this spring's wave of car thefts.

New head of 11th Air Force, Alaskan Command, and Alaska's NORAD operations was once a fighter pilot who did a stint at Elmendorf. Listen now

If turnout stays at 2012 levels, candidates will have spent $59 per vote fighting to be the Republican option on the November ballot.

Nation's first Iñupiaq two-star general played a critical role in fighting for the people of the Northwest Arctic at a pivotal time in Alaska's history.

Delta Airlines said it's investigating the cause of today's power outage that knocked out its computer systems worldwide. Delta canceled more than 450 flights by early afternoon, and a flight tracking service counted 2,000 delayed flights. Listen now

Penalties are less about malicious intent than clerical errors and a misunderstanding over the definition of a dumpster.

Even as the nation draws down the size of the armed forces, taxpayers continue to pay for a relocation program that's shooting far over inflation. And there are no plans for reform.

One of the state's key regulators on commercial cannabis has been unexpectedly ousted by the governor. Listen now

Officials in Anchorage have taken the first step in what could be a major transformation to a vital piece of the state's transportation system. Listen now

The Washington Post reporter at the heart of a high-profile campaign incident grew up in Alaska and graduated from an Anchorage high school.
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The Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a move forward for the municipality's first commercial cannabis business, setting the stage for crops of legal marijuana to be planted in the weeks ahead. Listen now

The head of the U.S. Marine Corps stopped in Anchorage and the interior this weekend to evaluate new opportunities for training. But some see it as a potential first step in building a permanent presence.

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