Senate lifts ban on predator killing in Alaska refuges; Differences over future divide Alaska Legislature; Murkowski at odds with Trump's call to end NEA funding; Bill signed allowing for opioid overdose drug distribution; Consultant recommends Sitka’s hospitals merge; Final fuel spill cleanup near Paxson may be delayed; To the displeasure of some locals, Tailgate Alaska grabs land use permit from DNR Listen now

State health commissioner, Rep. Young concerned about health care bill; Citizen scientists monitor North Pole air; Feed Me Hope culinary school teaches skills for life beyond the kitchen; Anchorage Teamsters building break-in results in personal information theft; Never Quit: Being a pararescueman; House reintroduces bill designed to increase rural voting turnout; The Open North American Championship sled dog race comes to a close; Nome Finishers’ Banquet marks end of Iditarod 45 Listen now

Italian company Eni submits plan to drill for oil in Beaufort Sea; House passes deep cut to per diem allowances; Feds worry oil pipeline near leaking Cook Inlet gas line also at risk; Fairbanks cyclist wins Iditarod Trail Invitational; Forecasting Sitka’s herring biomass is a thorough but imperfect science; Open North American Sled Dog Championship kicks off; Yukon Quest dog's heart stopped; Victor Joseph reelected as President of Tanana Chiefs Conference; Pen Air works to integrate Saab 2000s; AK: How genetics changed mush dogs of the past; 49 Voices: Tsolmon Damba of Anchorage Listen now

Don't panic over Trump's budget, Murkowski says; Alaska House votes to shut down budget debate; 9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone; Alaska's chief medical officer on opioid battle; Fairbanks bus driver shortage making kids late to class; Alaska State Parks switches to new booking system; Alaska gets millions of dollars from Volkswagen settlement; Railway demolition unearths new discoveries from World War II; Sea-to-table movement takes root with Alaska’s growing kelp industry Listen now

Senate passes bill drawing from Permanent Fund; State hopes environmental monitoring will clear up unknowns about Cook Inlet gas leak; Soldier charged in fatal shooting at Fairbanks bar; Prosecutors: death decision months away in airport shooting; Warm air, sea-surface temperatures in February limited Arctic sea-ice growth; Assembly member challenges borough's invocation policy; Ask a Climatologist: The sun is back and so is winter melt; Steller Watch lets anyone with internet access play wildlife biologist; ADF&G warns long winter is making moose irritable; Sled dogs help pull tourists' car from snow in Fairbanks; Top ten mushers finish in Nome; Mitch Seavey leads Iditarod to Nome – and says he’s not done yet Listen now

Mitch Seavey wins the 2017 Iditarod in record time; Alaska state senators scour budget in hopes of $300M in cuts; GOP health bill won't cure what ails Alaska market, say 2 industry pros; Climate bill faces tough sledding in Alaska legislature; Immigration enforcement changes hit home in Alaska; Harvard class assignment: solve rural Alaska’s fossil fuel woes; Waiting for Martin Buser in Unalakleet: Old friends, and muktuk; ‘We’re just out’: Bergmann tenants turn to Salvation Army Listen now

US Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler submits resignation; House passes bill to provide benefits to survivors of police, firefighters; Calls for Hilcorp to shut down leaking Cook Inlet gas line get louder; Mitch Seavey first to Elim, three follow from Koyuk; Iditarod changes dropped dog transport standards following Friday death; Late Iditarod Volunteer in Kaltag receives Nayokpuk Award; Ask the Energy Desk: What happens when our hydropower sources are frozen?; Update: More money for the Alaska Marine Highway; Tied-up ferry Taku is for sale; Climate scientists worry NOAA cuts will hinder Alaska weather forecasting; Low salmon projections cancel popular Southeast Spring King Derby Listen now

Committee sends budget to full House; Rep. Young suggests "wall bonds" are the way to fund Trump's wall; Judge weighs lawsuit over Utqiagvik name; Why are mushing teams much larger at the midway point?; Musher suffers dog loss at Galena checkpoint; The rich mushing legacy of Huslia; Village of Napaimute is opening a commercial lumber sawmill below Kalskag; International Women's Day and the YWCA; AK: Wild salmon on the school lunch menu in Sitka; 49 Voices: Carlos Tayag of Unalaska Listen now

Companies trumpet 1.2 billion-barrel oil discovery on North Slope; Short-lived proposition to cut funds for Alaska’s gasline corporation dies in committee; Now in minority, House Republicans fail to cut budget; 3 things to know about the GOP health care bill in Congress; Rep. Ortiz introduces state version of Mental Health land trade; Push or pause? Near Iditarod’s mid-point, mushers decide when to rest; With sick dogs, Zirkle takes her 24-hour rest earlier than planned; State concerned about tanker escort design for Prince William Sound; Stranded seal gets first-class rescue in Unalaska Listen now

Trump takes in 'all things Alaska'; Senators make budget plea for Coast Guard; After public testimony, House committee rejects proposal to cut school bond reimbursements; Bogoslof erupts again, sends ash cloud over Aleutians; How sure are oil companies on their big oil discoveries?; Lawmakers look to the north as Juneau prepares for Arctic Council meeting; Southeast tribes to receive $240,000 FEMA grant; Commercial longline seasons to open on time; Distraction or advantage? Mushers disagree on Iditarod’s new communication-device rule; Correctional center orchestra plays for the pros Listen now

Mushers adjust to deep cold near Manley Hot Springs; Ask A Climatologist: What do Iditarod mushers have in store?; Hundreds of budget amendments flow through House Finance Committee; 9 hospitalized in Alaska after carbon monoxide exposure; Amid buzz on health bill, Murkowski keep quiet; King salmon sport fishing in Upper Copper River closed this season; Murkowski wants Alaskans approval for future national monuments; Preparations underway for Arctic Council ministerial, related events; From fear to fervor, how this millennial is making the outdoors more inclusive Listen now

ACA replacement bill has skimpier tax credits for Alaskans; Governor Walker introduces bill to combat opioid crisis; Feds: Hilcorp will have to shut down pipeline if leak isn't fixed by May; Sea Grant program faces tough financial hit with Trump cuts; Proper packing becomes more important as mushers kick off from Fairbanks; As mushers race to Nome, a Chicago educator will teach on the trail; Senate passes bill to recognize Black soldiers' efforts in building Alaska Highway; Fairbanks Four may receive dividends for 18 years of wrongful imprisonment; Kenai Peninsula invocation lawsuit has roots in New York case Listen now

Lawmakers look at making health costs more transparent; Proposed legislation to criminalize police sexual contact with sex workers during investigations; State reduces Hilcorp fine for worker safety incident; Two rescued after emergency island landing; Ryan Redington will be first musher on 2017 Iditarod Trail; Arctic shrubberies unlikely to affect bird populations until fully grown study says; The long and winded process of bringing F-35's to Alaska; AK: Model Arctic Council simulates impending actual Arctic Council meeting; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell Listen now

Public testimony tilts against oil and gas tax overhaul; House majority looks to tap Permanent Fund to close budget; Should foster kids know when the state uses their benefits?; Murkowski, Sullivan diverge on Sessions; Murkowski joins several Democrats in challenging proposed pot enforcements; With new Interior secretary, renewed hopes for King Cove road; State Troopers plan to move lone Haines position to Bethel; Bill would change state arts council to a corporation; Scientists propose plan to help refreeze melting Arctic Listen now
Molly McCarthy (left) and her daughter, Kelsey McCarthy-Keeler (right), sit on the steps in their family's hillside home. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

Alaska delegation gives Trump speech good reviews; EPA funds for Native water projects could disappear under Trump administration; Rabbi of threatened Jewish Center thankful for community support; Alaska lawmakers seek balance between public outcry over crime and national evidence; Mental Health Trust seeks to change laws that limit how they spend money; Anchorage Assembly passes measure to make healthcare pricing more transparent; House Fisheries Comittee holds hearing regarding genetically engineered salmon; Ask a Climatologist: Models hint at El Niño resurgence; Peer teachers make big difference in Service High School special needs classes Listen now

EPA budget cut could slow permits, slash grants; Committee weighs cutting school debt payments; State demands Hilcorp monitor environmental impact of Cook Inlet gas leak; Alaska Jewish community center among bomb-threat targets; Dalton Highway closures remain; Wasilla man dies in snowmachine crash near Talkeetna; New drug bag could help public health officials; Homer City Council votes down 'inclusivity' resolution; Juneau’s electric utility says natural gas not in the plans anymore; Ocean acidification in Southeast, tribal network seeks regional impact; Descendants gather to welcome Chirikof ancestors home Listen now

Lawmakers ideas on budget range from OCS to cuts; Fairbanks police officer won't be charged for fatal summer shooting; Officials readying for Eielson F-35s to spur housing crunch; Juneau to review new affordable housing project; Ask the Energy Desk: Are plastic bag bans better for the environment?; State to hold meetings on evaluation process for controversial water protections; Tribe’s Herring Committee drafts proposals to protect subsistence; Students work to reduce ocean trash, one spork at a time; 'I Am Inuit' goes from Instagram to Anchorage Museum Listen now

Ice in Cook Inlet likely to delay fix to Hilcorp gas leak for weeks; Senate reveals plan to limit budgetary Permanent Fund use; Local advocates push for town hall meetings from Alaska delegation; Industry pushes back against proposed changes to state’s oil tax system; Murkowski says Trump policies on Arctic, climate still unclear; Light on Trump, Sullivan aims for optimism; Fish and Game experiments with new moose counting method; AK: The history of the water fluoride debate in Juneau; 49 Voices: Kokayi Nosakhere of Anchorage Listen now

Spicer says feds likely to boost enforcement of anti-marijuana laws; Alaska sees positive federal signals on individual insurance market; House Science to EPA: drop Pebble Mine veto; Walker wants Trump on board the gasline; Against the odds, proving solar can power Alaska; Alaska Aces hockey team to fold after this season; New Iditarod two-way communication rules for safety, not advantage Listen now

Murkowski looks at Trump, sees resource development; State moves forward on filling attorney general position; Study shows rise in some prenatal exposure to opiates; Carbon monoxide a factor in Soldotna deaths; After uncertainty, Alaska national parks get green light to hire summer staff; Twenty years after the Bethel School shooting; Mt. Edgecumbe High School marks 70th anniversary; Ask a Climatologist: We know it’s bad in the Arctic, what about the Antarctic? Listen now