New legislation could make hiring vets less cumbersome; Boulder on the inside: a pot lawyer grows up fast; More snow means moose move to roads; Troopers investigate Soldotna home invasion, fatal shooting; Seward declares local emergency after heavy snowfall; Heavy snow factors in collapse of 'The Dome' sports complex; Egegik man sentenced for intent to distribute meth; Funding for opioid overdose kits offers "hope" for Alaska's drug epidemic; River otters use latrines as social hubs; Even before leading John McPhee down the Salmon River, Pat Pourchot landed dream job Listen now

Thousands march statewide in support of women’s rights far into the future; Activism as endurance test: Alaskans march on DC; Pete Kaiser wins third consecutive Kuskokwim 300; Soldotna High School hockey captain suspended from play following racist tweets; Civil asset forfeiture rule change debated in Juneau; St. Paul’s reindeer thrive without essential lichen; Fairbanks finds police chief conducted other business on job; The lure of John McPhee’s “Coming into the Country,” 40 years later Listen now

Governor Walker proposes pay freeze bill amid state deficit; In throng on Capitol grounds, hundreds of Alaskans celebrate Trump; Kuskokwim and bogus mushers get welcome break from past years with snowy trail; Kokhanok teenager killed in ATV crash Thursday; Could ticketing the homeless help downtown Juneau?; AK: Wintertime basketball in Kake; 49 Voices: John Parsi of Anchorage Listen now

Gov. Walker hits on same budget themes with new Legislature; State gasline corporation quietly opens office in Tokyo; North Pole Rep. continues to press for OCS reform; Governor Walker to attend Trump inauguration; Young to have front-row seat as Trump takes oath; For US senators, it's all in the question; Southeast legislators hesitant to cut education funding; Man dies on snowmachine trip from Kotzebue to Fairbanks; FAA investigates recent "laser attack" reports; Asian tapeworm found in Alaskan salmon; Symphony of Seafood competition continues innovation Listen now

Newtok's disaster declaration is denied; Senate majority eyes $750M in budget cuts over three years; Ballot initiative to change Anchorage’s protections for LGBTQ community deemed illegal; Alaska volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud to 31,000 feet; 2016 officially hottest year on record worldwide; North Star School Board reconsiders banned sex ed websites; State sues federal land managers over predator hunting restrictions; Culturally valuable yellow cedar on the decline; Writer John McPhee was at ease in a canoe, Brad Snow was at ease with him Listen now

Legislative session kicks off in Juneau; Pilot, passenger on downed aircraft near Pilot Point evaced Monday night; Airport shooting suspect back in court for bail hearing; Interior pick firmly against fed land transfer, with wiggle room for Alaska; Earthquakes shake waters off Elfin Cove; Trio makes CB 300 history; Alaska Highway 75th anniversary events to include tribute to black soldiers’ key role; Scientist says vanishing clouds have lead to colder temperatures; Interior Alaska hit with abnormally chilly weather; Bean's Cafe moves to 24-hour schedule to alleviate cold patrons; Here's why your street isn't plowed yet Listen now

New snow slows CB 300 mushers; Economic forecasters in Anchorage say despite recession ‘sky’s not falling’; Alaska's population increases slightly; National and Alaska tribal health leader Sally Smith dies; Greenhouse grows inspired young people; Mushing, a tradition on the fritz in Bristol Bay; David Cornberg has the last word in “Coming into the Country” Listen now

ConocoPhillips’ big new find on the North Slope could help replenish pipeline; Alaska’s warming waters could slow coral growth, impacting fish; Alaska Pioneer Homes escape state budget cuts, for now; CB 300 kicks off mushing season; Board of Game approves Kenai wolf control program; Fairbanks Assembly backs code enforcement; AK: Club Baby Seal provides new artistic outlet in Juneau; 49 Voices: John Borg of Eagle Listen now

Alaska’s House majority weighs whether to hold open caucus meetings; 'What's the plan?' Senators say ACA replacement in the works; APU skier places fourth as national cross country championship comes to close; Amid violence and breakdown, no clear intervention for Florida shooter; HIV cluster hits Bristol Bay village; Interior Energy Project reaches key milestone; BLM adds new protections to Natural Petroleum Reserve; Bill would cut ferry costs, reinstate discharge rules Listen now

Arizona senator on a pork hunt targets Kodiak; Trump's VA pick came to Alaska in 2015; WIIN and NDAA make an Arctic deep draft port more likely; Walrus Islands designated as national historic landmark; Before and after photos of Bogoslof Island show big changes after recent eruption; Extreme cold to move across Alaska in coming week; Anchorage looks to provide shelter for homeless in pending cold snap; Only homeless shelter in Kodiak fights through the cold; Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel after crash near Paxson; Sitka’s Green Lake Dam back in service; Homer students to compete in state robotics championship Listen now

Anvik tribal courts given more jurisdiction in lower level cases; Murkowski says repeal, replace should coincide; School districts cope with flat state funding as costs continue to rise; DOC inmate dies by suicide; Fukushima radiation yet, and unlikely, to affect Alaska seafood; US announces polar bear plan; critics call it toothless; Whale freed from anchor line in Ketchican; Stories of Coming into the Country: Arliss Sturgulewski ;Four mariners rescued from Gulf of Alaska; Experts say 2016 smashed previous records for Alaska's hottest year on record; Two actors adapt the Narnia world to the Kodiak stage Listen now

FBI and police address Fort Lauderdale shooter's ties to Alaska Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage Law enforcement officials in Anchorage held a press conference on Saturday regarding what's known about Esteban Santiago, the alleged shooter in Friday's attack at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Savoonga residents request state help after storm devastation Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome In the final days of 2016, a storm caused wind and water damage to many buildings in Savoonga, one of two communities on St. Lawrence Island. At one point, nearly a hundred people took shelter in the school building. How Alaska had this Trump nominee shaking Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media - Washington DC President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, is a billionaire investor, a specialist in distressed industries. Alaska Economic outlook for 2017 is bleak Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau Thousands of Alaskans lost their jobs in 2016. And in the forecast for 2017, it doesn't look like the economy is going to stop shrinking anytime soon. Lawmakers pre-file legislation in the lead up to next week's session start Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media/KTOO - Juneau Lawmakers couldn't agree last year whether to permanently provide health insurance to the survivors of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Starting next week, they'll have another chance. Hold These Truth tells story of WWII, presents lessons for today Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage The Perseverance Theater production of “Hold These Truths” is playing in Anchorage this week. The one-man show tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi and his resistance of the forced imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Elevated avalanche concern for interior Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Recent heavy snows and high winds have created avalanche conditions in areas of the interior not normally prone to slides. Minnesota climber gives up Mount Hunter attempt Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Lonnie Dupre (doo-PREE) has called it quits on Mt. Hunter after a harrowing experience. The Minnesota based adventurer began an attempt last week to become the first person to scale the 14 thousand 5 hundred foot Alaska Range peak alone in January. Whale Pass votes to become a second class city Angela Denning, KSTK - Petersburg Whale Pass residents voted to become a second class city in an election that is wrapping up. The small community has about 50 residents on northern Prince of Wales Island.

Anchorage man in custody for Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting; Anchorage weighs sales tax option; Mental Health Trust investments in legal "ambiguity"; Newtok asks: Can the U.S. deal with slow-motion climate disasters?; Miners dislike BLM's 'balanced' plan for Eastern Interior; Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming; Wind gusts forecast up to 80 mph into the Juneau weekend; Orthodox Christmas in Sitka; AK: Garrison Keillor's Sitka pen pal; 49 Voices: Jack Bennett of Homer Listen now

At hacking hearing, Sullivan steers clear of Russia; Fairbanks air quality lawsuit successful; King Cove continues push for road to Cold Bay; Alaska congressional delegation looks to open ANWR for drilling under new administration; Juneau Empire publisher departs abruptly; Kake looks to have new renewable energy in form of hydro dam; APD clarifies proper Amber Alert procedure; Alaska Airlines launches service to Havana amid uncertainty about Cuba policy; Several upticks mar a fairly mild Alaska flu season; Wrangell's Sourdough Lodge to become assisted-living facility; Remote Alaska volcano erupts again in brief explosion Listen now

State officials not thrilled about new federal beluga plan; Kenai Borough Assembly upholds invocation policy; Counterfeit prescription drug found in Alaska contained fentanyl; Eklutna reaches deal with Anchorage over trash gas and new housing; Study finds disturbing trend in mortality rate in Kusilvak Census Area; Fairbanks Interior Gas utility close to merging with Fairbanks Natural Gas; While GOP runs from House ethics flap, Young argues watchdog needs tighter rules; Legal haze clouds cannabis for pets; CB300 Preview; Scientists: Ash cloud from Alaska volcano has dissipated Listen now

TAPS kicks off 40th year with a little more oil than expected; Young, Murkowski swear in, move up amid Congressional pomp; Savoonga, Gambell fare differently in weekend storms; Attorneys seek time for possible Pebble Mine suit resolution; Canadian officials look to stop Southeast river pollution from mines; State seeks comment on petition to incorporate Nikiski; Anchorage to get five-year economic plan based on community input; For Haines and Skagway, 2016 was the warmest year on record; Physics for Rockstars; Alaska celebrate's 58th year as a state

21 year old pedestrian dies in Sunday morning collision Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Police say a 21-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a car in Fairbanks, just a few hours after she had been released from the city jail yesterday morning. Restoring Ohmer creek Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with a project to restore a stream damaged by decades-old logging and road-building south of Petersburg. The impacts of trauma on young children Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage Understanding the long term impacts of child and family trauma is the life work of Dr. Linda Chamberlain. Dr. Chamberlain is the director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project and UAA affiliate faculty. Homeless on the streets of Dillingham Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham There's no homeless shelter in Dillingham, but there aren't many who have nowhere to turn to get in from the cold. 61-year-old Matfie McCarr is one of a handful who call the streets home. Remembering military historian John Cloe Zoe Sobel, KUCB - Unalaska Military historian John Cloe has died. First reported by the Alaska Dispatch News, Cloe died at his home in Anchorage on December 26th. Memories hidden in a wall Kayla Desroches, KMXT - Kodiak Houses can be historic in many senses – for instance, the history that families create. Recently, the owner of one house on a hill in Kodiak, found a little of that family history while renovating. Listen now

Two sled dogs die after vehicle collision; Northwest Alaska faces heavy, severe weather warnings; Port Mackenzie repairs spread Mat-Su budget thin; Monitoring Bogoslof: How life responds to volcanic destruction; 'Naughty' Facebook locks North Pole Santa Claus out of account; AK: 2016 favorites Listen Now

Anchorage to close year with 34 homicides and no clear solution; National Weather Service forecasts snow for much of Alaska; In wake of impending snowstorm Golden Valley Electric preps for outages; No missing people or property damage reported after avalanche scare over downtown Juneau; Winter fire pops up in Delta Junction; Continued unrest at Bogoslof volcano; Alaska village renews push for road through federal refuge; Anchorage schools taking proactive approach to security, safety; State monitoring spill at Tesoro pipeline facility near Cook Inlet; Demolition begins on shuttered North Pole refinery; Galena to receive more than 1,000 acres of land from National Defense Authorization Act; Clamming halted on East Cook Inlet beaches due to low razor clam numbers; Nome-based non-profit hopes to revitalize Inupiaq with ‘language nest’ Listen Now

Cuts to state jobs prompt union outcry; State delays renewal of Pebble land use permit; Juneau’s cruise ship head tax spending pitches due next week; Young, striking Trump-like note, reflects on 2016; Capital City Fire/Rescue got hit with hundreds more calls in 2016; UAF research facility device could boost use of renewable energy; Naknek augments power supply with new solar array Listen Now