Robocalls and rallies as Dems enter caucus mode in Alaska; climate uncertainty prompts questions on dam studies; UA Board formally opposes campus conceal-carry bill; mayor's office reporting $14 million surplus from first quarter; state troopers not setting up command post for Arctic Man; and more Download Audio

Judge declares legislature’s Anchorage LIO lease illegal; Walker to lawmakers: Putting off sustainable budget is ‘wholly unacceptable’; Golden Valley Electric investigates coal plant explosion; 'The Hunting Ground' aids Title IX discussion at UAF; Fish and Game look to round up invasive starlings; two distillery apps vie for one Skagway license; Gold Medal Basketball Tournament has urban origins, village tradition Download Audio

Savings on tax credits for oil and gas not as high as proposed; Canadian company seeks building railroad linking with Trans-Alaska Pipeline; bill banning sex ed from abortion providers moves forward in House; several groups criticize Walker's handling of fisheries; retreating sea ice: good for walruses, bad for indigenous communities; Sitka basketball team rescues six-plex occupants from fire; 'The Grand Bargain' seeks to improve Sitka communities; rare Aluutiq quiver now part of Kodiak Museum; Skagway to host largest cruise ship to sail Alaska waters Download Audio
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Supreme Court sides with Sturgeon in case challenging NPS authority; cancelled troop cut at JBER contrary to cuts in Lower 48; plan to replace tanker escort in Prince William Sound raises concerns in Valdez; legislature proposes dipping into PFD; Knik Crossing loan denied; officials meet in Anchorage to discuss Susitna Dam; Haines Freeride 2016: ‘It’s been a powerful competition’; Blessing of Herring Rock: A yearly ceremony to bring fish to Sitka Download Audio

JBER cuts put on hold; low oil prices not ideal for state budget; tax credits reduced for oil and gas companies; irreversibility of climate change discussed at Arctic Science Summit; new mariculture initiative to help boost shellfish farming; Zita Air adds passenger service to Bristol Bay communities; Emmonak fire destroys five buildings; some of the fastest teams ever among top ten Iditarod finishers Download Audio

Walker: No update on Alaska LNG before April; Arctic Council meeting ends, climate change among topics; State loses bid for easements near Chicken; renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali recognized by tribal officials; scientists use ice wedges to chart climate change in the Arctic; West High senior to defend Alaska’s national Poetry Out Loud title; AK: New “marriage” between Iditarod and politics; 49 Voices: Patricia Ratcliff of Anchorage Download Audio
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DOD backing JBER unit remaining; Some questioning power equalization fund; Wolf control prompting more cooperation; Scientists still surprised by dying birds; Cruz, Trump awarded Alaska delegates; Anchorage producing new land use plan; Tribal government pushing for environmental analysis; Sitka science center nurturing new creature; Freeride tour returns to Haines Download Audio
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Obama's Supreme Court nomination draws criticism and praise; push to label GE food, including salmon, has staunch opponents; Arctic Council arrives in Fairbanks; State contemplates how it will pay for the budget; lawmakers struggle to fund pioneer senior homes; Ken Koelsch wins Juneau mayor’s seat; Houston at the forefront of Mat-Su marijuana legislation; Bristol Bay fishermen tour the East Coast Download Audio
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BP lays of Anchorage workers; Obama OKs draft for offshore drilling; mitigation policies criticized; BLM director tours North Slope; Seavey roars to Iditarod win; Sass disappears from front; drones becoming more popular in Arctic; Juneau goes to the polls; the "Blob" returns; pot petitions duel in Juneau Download Audio
Pete Kaiser mushing into the White Mountain checkpoint. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

Father and son face off in Iditarod sprint finish; Sarah Palin shows at Trump rally despite husband’s accident in Alaska; Trump’s take on public land bucks Western trend; $63 million more in cuts voted by Alaska Senate; 'Blob' of warm water threatens marine mammals in the Pacific; Martin Buser deals with blackout pain after fall on Iditarod Trail; Covenant House seeks to help prevent sexual crimes; Sitka High workshop teaches kids to make guitars, among other projects Download Audio

Sass and Zirkle lead Iditarod down Yukon River; Native leaders urge Senators to give fair hearing to Obama’s Supreme Court nominee; Walker requires state agencies to improve efficiency; PFD voter initiative gets on ballot; protection of bodies of water to be delegated by legislature; Aging Southeast: Older residents impact region’s economy; AK: Transitioning from addictions of youth to sober adulthood; 49 Voices: Bulou Croker of Anchorage Download Audio

Senators pan Arctic agreement as Canadian leader visits U.S.; both chambers of Alaska Congress prepare to vote on budget; a King’s march to the mighty Yukon River; Alaska Republicans holding conventions this month; Aging Southeast: Seniors find purpose, friendship at The Bridge; Bethel school finds new home in vacated grocery store Download Audio

Cuts to PFD could ripple across the economy; budget proposal sent to House floor; proposed criminal justice reform bill under scrutiny; Sullivan says JBER troop cut not reversed yet; Dallas Seavey leads Iditarod pack into Cripple; Arctic Science Summit gets underway at UAF; Aging Southeast: Bunking with the family in Petersburg Download Audio

Ivy Spohnholz named to fill vacant Gruenberg seat; USFW chief says no to delay of Tongass timber transition; Foster care and services for Native children now handled by largest tribal government; Brent Sass, Noah Burmeister, and Dallas Seavey race on to McGrath; Dallas Seavey: Iditarod reaches a turning point in Nikolai; Aging Southeast: Assisted living comes up short; Alaska musicians get creative for Tiny Desk Contest Download Audio

Low oil prices lead BP to lower number of drills at Prudhoe Bay; what’s so critical about polar bear habitat?; shooting outside Dimond Courthouse leaves one woman dead; House passes bill protecting those who use antidote overdoses; to survive a brutal trail, Iditarod mushers tweak sleds; Southeast Alaska growing faster than rest of state; Kodiak Ancestral Remains to Return Home

Alaska Senate weighing a bill to overhaul Medicaid; Angoon mayor unsatisfied with state response to tainted subsistence seal; 4-H Western Region Leaders Forum in danger of being shutdown in Alaska; Coast Guard rescues two British explorers near Seward Peninsula; Iditarod trail coverage to begin this weekend; AK: Community fights back against Seldovia land buyouts; 49 Voices: Dennis Ricker of the Mat-Su Download Audio

VA says it’s improving in Alaska; Murkowski calls it ‘chaos’; legislators moving funds from all over to cover budget issues; ban on Planned Parenthood teaching materials deemed ‘problematic’; Rep. Gruenberg’s widow seeks control of husband’s records, is blocked; Apache to pull out of Alaska, citing low oil prices; village awarded money to improve hydropower replacement for diesel; winter is here, it’s just lurking up high; Nuuk, Greenland prepares for Arctic Winter Games; effort in place to revive Nome National Forest Download Audio

Murkowski seeks funding for deep-water port in Alaska; why Alaska Republicans chose Cruz (and Trump, too); Legislature proposes new state bank; Alaska's credit downgraded from AAA to AA1; Lack of snow shortens Iditarod start from 11 to 3 miles; Warm winter changes nature of seal hunting; In Anchorage education lottery, lots of winners; A new generation walks for sobriety in Kwethluk Download Audio

Alaska Republicans go to the polls on Super Tuesday; more cuts proposed to budget, everything from libraries to senior benefits; judge rules in favor of Medicaid expansion; polling stations critically understaffed, need volunteers; let it snow, please; without ferry service, a Southeast village considers $18 gallon of milk; Anchorage cyclist wins Iditarod Trail Invitational; Sitka revisiting idea of consolidating hospital services; New life raft regulations for fishing boats no longer required Download Audio

Sullivan rips failure to disavow KKK plug as ‘idiotic’; Energy lobbyist denounces Walker’s oil and gas tax changes; New bill on sex education passes in Alaska Senate; Habitat for threatened polar bears found to be legal in federal court; Alaska Airlines flight struck by lightning, none harmed; Climate, costs, convenience drive mushing onto the road; Color of Justice strives to involve youth, rural voices with the justice system; Fur Rondy carnival celebrates 50 years with a Golden Carousel Download Audio