Rain dampening McHugh Fire, officials say prospects are good; Walker vetoes bills allowing lawmakers on gas pipeline board, insurers to use credit scores; gusto levels vary as Alaskans embrace Trump; B.C. mine officials announce new changes to mining code; Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster; Southeast’s Columbia ferry stalls in Petersburg; ADN owner responds to $1 million dollar lawsuit; a closer look at the ship bringing high-speed internet to Western Alaska; researchers study webcams to look at human connection with bears;

Reinforcements called in to fight McHugh fire; new OCS study shows inconsistency among workers, lack of training; Anchorage homeless shelters overwhelmed with patrons; Alaska delegates cry 'miscount' as all 28 are tallied for Trump; Sullivan gives Trump-less address to GOP convention; Legislative working group could aim to resolve thorny problems; Hollis French appointed to AOGCC by Walker; North Slope records fall with ‘unprecedented warmth’; St. George takes steps to protect their marine environment; World Eskimo Indian Olympics to be first without beloved 'Big Bob'

McHugh fire delays traffic, highway closure possible; Alaska delegates part of minor "ruckus" during RNC roll call; former hockey coach arrested for sexual abuse of minors; Ft. Wainwright soldier found dead of apparent suicide; with fall chum opening, Marshall and Russian mission urging Maserculiq to fix ice machine; Wood river towers: where sockeye salmon are counted; Juneau utility installs $22 million diesel turbine; injured bear might still be at large in Dyea after shooting; ethics of wolf control technique questioned

Senate gavels out and ends its special session; Walker adds new Oil and Gas advisor position to cabinet; former YKHC employee pleads guilty to distributing child pornography; APD releases names of officers involved in Home Depot shooting; Alaska delegates take statewide issues to Cleveland and a national audience; EPA fines BP, Hilcorp for spills on the North Slope; firefighters respond to wildfire off of Seward Highway; Denali Park re-opens following aggressive bear incident; cruise industry grows, global share shrinks; 19-year-old Shishmaref honored at the White House; as internet gets faster, Stebbins elders worry about subsistence

Having taken zero actions, House ends special session; jury awards $140,000 to man injured In Bethel police vehicle; lightning strikes light Alaskan fires across the state; Stedman, nine others, face no election challenges; Bartlett Regional continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in Juneau; burglaries up 64% in Juneau last year, trend continues this year; AK: The agony and the ecstasy of Pokemon in Alaska; 49 Voices: Mikey Huff of Anchorage Listen now

Walker spells disaster if Legislature stalls on budget; Walker draws criticism for oil tax credit vetoes; broken ice machine spells trouble for two fishing villages; Department of Agriculture grants thousands in funding to AK telemedicine programs; Chilkoot Tribe celebrates lands into trust ‘victory’; firefighters slow Tok Cutoff fire by dropping retardant; autopsies indicates Juneau adult siblings drowned; puppy's death sparks outrage, brings community together; In rough fiscal times, state museum exhibit highlights history of oil industry Listen now

Officer-involved shooting leaves 1 dead in East Anchorage; Young seeks to amend Obama's Alaska resource agenda; fate of PFD could be decided in joint House-Senate meeting; Walker gives 'unprecedented' address on local budgeting woes; Walker's veto saves $2 million for pre-K education; possible boarding school may be great opportunity, but stirs bad memories for one family; former Justice Fabe reflects on her time on the Alaska Supreme Court; after decades of research, Steller sea lion decline still puzzles scientists Listen now

Legislature looks to move forward despite apparent gridlock; Young promotes Chouest ship to fill ‘icebreaker gap’; US Senate bill introduced that would prevent export of Native cultural and religious items; Coast Guard to reconsider "common-sense" guide regs for Western Alaska; invasive elodea species intrigues economist; Fairbanks classroom shows potential for 3-D printing; building cultural ties through spray paint

Legislators return for fifth special session; Alaskans begin to feel state budget cuts; Lindbeck puts up high financial numbers in race for House; low gas prices slow Alaska inflation growth; Anchorage #BlackLivesMatter event draws hundreds of supporters; city of Bethel bans longtime scavenging tradition at Bethel landfill; few clues in ongoing mystery of Alaska whale die-off; paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo studies Alaska dinosaurs Listen now

Fort Wainwright soldier pleads guilty in fuel-theft case; Murkowski: GMO labeling bill inadequate for salmon buyers; Soldotna track star Allie Ostrander shines at Olympic 5K trials; Omnibus crime bill makes it safer for sex workers to report crimes; Akiachak prepares to inventory land for trust status; CIRI eyes land in refuges, NPR-A to fulfill promise; AK: The Dena'ina culture camp of Kijik; 49 Voices: Karen Paul of Kwigillingok Listen now

Obama Administration announces new rules for Arctic drilling; Sullivan on Trump VP vetting; 'I was probably as surprised as you'; Alaska House spokesman charged with assault; now unemployed; Walker faces recall effort in response to budget vetoes; Mat-Su reacts to Walker's budget vetoes; An Uncertain Future: Tom Walsh; Kotzebue’s Fire Chief arrested for DUI while driving City vehicle; Troopers say man's 2015 disappearance suspicious; feds call out Juneau schools website for inaccessibility to people with low vision, deafness; peonies and murals to brighten Pioneer Avenue Listen now

Governor Bill Walker faces a potential campaign to recall him from office. Joe Miller backs the effort. He was the runner-up in the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign and 2014 Senate Republican primary. Listen now

Since May, murals have been popping up around Homer's main commercial street, Pioneer Avenue. This is thanks to the Peonies on Pioneer Mural Program. The six-week program was led by an out of state art consultant with help from Bunnell Street Arts Center, and a handful of local artists. Listen now

Woman dies while in DOC custody, investigation underway; body of missing Fairbanks boy found in river; family of missing hiker continue search after Troopers stop looking; Walker signs alcohol bill with marijuana business provisions; An Uncertain Future: Tony DeHaven looks to his job future wearily; why some Alaska workers turn down pay increases; Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains announce massive merger; researchers watching sockeye sizes; Bristol Bay brand to feature modern logo, emphasize story; art born from math on display in Anchorage Museum Listen now

From the oil patch to oil & vinegar; monster landslide rocks Southeast Alaska; search called off for missing Nome hiker; police rule Sunday bike path shooting a homicide; paralytic shellfish poisoning poses a serious risk in four Juneau-Douglas beaches; Central Council acquires international contracting company; Kenai Peninsula Borough considers lowering senior tax exemption; Linda Behnken to represent Alaska on halibut commission Listen now

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