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

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.

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.