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

Citing safety concerns, the Iditarod Board of Directors have ruled that Iditarod mushers will no longer be able to carry dogs in trailers behind their sleds. Listen Now

Fiscally conservative Assembly member from South Anchorage hopes to diversify city revenues while staying below the "tax cap." Listen Now

The findings, released Friday, come after a former employee sent a complaint to the Food and Drug Administration in August.

Frustrated at not being able to text in Iñupiaq, pair spent months assembling a library of characters for all of Alaska's recognized indigenous languages. Listen Now 

A day after news that five Anchorage murders are linked to the same gun used an attack on a police officer over the weekend, questions remain about how officials responded to public concerns in the months before.
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

The Anchorage Assembly passed a $504 million operating budget during it’s Tuesday night meeting, up slightly from last year’s budget of $488 million. Increases are going primarily to pay for a larger police force. Listen Now 
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Anchorage assembly approved four new cannabis businesses within the municipality on Tuesday. Listen Now 

This weekend, the first Veteran Town Hall to be held in Alaska is happening in Palmer. Listen Now

Help Alaska Public Media cover access to the ballot and problems preventing people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

On the heels of stricter federal rules on the ivory trade, several state bans are shrinking demand for ivory, even the legal walrus ivory many Alaskans depend on.

Amid policy disagreements, House candidates remained cordial throughout. That wasn't always the case for the four candidates running for the Senate. Listen Now

With days left, 46,000 Alaskans have already voted early, about half the number as last year. Listen Now

In an unexpected move, the Anchorage Assembly has put a stop on what would have been the first retail marijuana business in Alaska’s largest city. At least for now. Listen Now

With competitive candidates up and down the ticket in Alaska running as independents, is the trend ideological or just a new political calculus? Listen Now

Mushers are expressing frustration over two controversial rule changes to the Iditarod made during a board meeting today.

With the first batch of commercial cannabis officially certified, business in Valdez is on track to become the state's first legal retailer. Listen Now

As election day approaches, we're checking in with voters around the state -- asking what matters most to them and who they're supporting. Tonight, we hear from 19-year-old Darrian Traw, a college student in Anchorage who literally wears her politics. Listen Now

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released a statement Wednesday halting the Pentagon's collection of bonuses wrongfully paid to national guard members. Listen Now

The GOP alleges Miller is misusing campaign dollars to inflate his real level of support. Listen Now

The Alaska Federation of Natives opened it's 50th annual convention with a healing ceremony this morning in Fairbanks. Listen Now