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

A standoff between a SWAT team and 69 year old veteran Robert Musser ended with Musser's death early Friday morning after 42 hours.

The bleak financial outlook for Alaska's largest city is likely to be replicated in communities all across the state in the months ahead.

A standoff in Anchorage lasting more than 36 hours came to an end Friday morning. The Anchorage Police Department says 69-year-old Robert Musser, who was barricaded in his home, is confirmed to be deceased.

A representative from the hospital explained how they'd decided to strategically direct $975,000 toward various charity and social service programs targeting homelessness.

A recent complaint filed with the Food and Drug Administration alleges that mismanagement and financial impropriety at the Blood Bank of Alaska have led to dangerously short supplies of blood this summer. The story has been followed closely by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

Advocates for traditional tattooing in Alaska see the beginning of a widespread revival. But revitalization efforts are being threatened by an unanticipated barrier: state bureaucracy.

Suspect appears to have posted a video to social media just after the homicide at a busy intersection near downtown Anchorage.

Police in Anchorage have hit a wall in an active murder investigation. But with help from the FBI, they’re hoping to find a person who may have been involved. Based on a single sketch.

A large crowd of Anchorage residents gathered in a popular park that recently saw a double murder to question the mayor and police chief about crime.

The state approved its first licenses for commercial cannabis businesses Thursday, a major step for prospective retailers hoping to open shop before year's end. Officially, the state's first shop to be approved was Fairbanks' Frozen Budz. The first for Anchorage is called Enlighten Alaska, located in Spenard.

APD says the KingFish cell tower imitator was used only around a dozen times, and discontinued more than a year ago.Listen now

Authorities in North Dakota are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest about an oil pipeline in anticipation of a court ruling on the issue. Violence broke out at the protest site on Saturday. Democracy Now reports protesters were attacked by private security forces with dogs and pepper spray. The Standing Rock Sioux asked a US District Court to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. A ruling is expected on Friday.

Natalie Norris moved to Alaska in the 40s, and along with her husband, Earl, helped establish the oldest kennel for Siberian Huskies in the world.

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.