Westlake leads Nageak as DOE works to resolve District 40 election; should Alaskans fear diseases frozen in the permafrost?; Search for missing Chena hiker ends in success; Alaska Native elder and leader dies at age 77; Anchorage police ID 2nd man found dead in park; Forest service gives go ahead for Kuiu Island timber sale; leaf-mining bug infestation leaving birch leaves brown across the state; Crystal Serenity brought tourists, but little profit for Nome businesses; AT&T donates $750K to help Anchorage high school graduates; researchers combine science and traditional food preparation; ice-Age salmon harvests Listen now

District 40 election results under scrutiny from legislators; grid referee could ensure cheaper electricity for Alaska’s Railbelt; Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income; search continues for missing hiker by Chena Hot Springs; two men found dead at Valley of the Moon park, police say homicide; new Attorney General Lindemuth speaks on tribal land trust status; odd housing market in Wrangell puts the squeeze on WMC’s recruitment; mineral exploration near Haines given green light to expand Listen now

As state prepares to take over Alaska LNG project, consultant warns of major risks; new Attorney General weighs in against ExxonMobil’s tactics fighting climate change investigations; Fairbanks citizens gather signatures to ban commercial marijuana sales; Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin; migratory duck tests positive for bird flu in Fairbanks; longtime manager ousted from three village corporations; Moose and vehicles: Dangerous mix; AVTEC closes Anchorage campus due to cuts; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Fia Ape of Anchorage Listen now

Following hold on previous administrative order, CFEC to keep most of its functions; report ponders future of University of Alaska athletics; former Bethel PO Andrew Reid sentenced; victim's sister speaks up about lasting trauma; grounded by fog, would-be travelers watch Huna Tribal House festivities from afar; Kenai Borough Assembly keeps invocation, hears from deeply divided residents; police funding concerns intertwine with Fairbanks mayoral race; Alaska State Fair kicks off its 80th birthday in Palmer Listen now

Consultant: Alaska LNG project not feasible without major changes; three votes separate candidates in Arctic House race; municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto; crews begin efforts to protect Butte, Old Glenn Highway; paratroopers dot the skies over Fort Richardson; several new species of snailfish discovered on Bering seafloor; tribal leader optimistic after State Department, EPA meeting; Kenai marijuana operations in hands of the assembly; weather balloons help solve climate puzzle in Alaska; Barry Zevan: My Life Among the Giants Listen now

Disaster declaration issued as Matanuska River threatens Butte; Juneau Assembly passes long-awaited equal rights ordinance; Kenai Assembly considers moment of silence after Satanic prayer, protest, counter-protest; cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins as luxury liner prepares for Arctic Ocean transit; NASA keeps watch of shrinking Arctic ice; low sea ice and warm water to drive autumn weather; Anchorage police release name of man found dead on road; Q&A: Rep. Muñoz sought lenient sentences for convicted child abusers, Empire reports

Gov’s budget veto has at least one fan: rating agency S&P; uptick in oil prices helps Alaska’s bottom line, but not much; tribal assistance, employment programs run out of money; Pioneer homes won’t take new residents, at least for now; plankton population and the power of pink salmon; national podcaster discusses data and Alaska political climate; Eielson Air Force Base has new construction plan for incoming F-35 fighters; winter ferry schedule better than last year; Homer art gallery hosts “Decolonizing Alaska” exhibit

Voters in one village were allowed to cast ballots in both primaries; Sitka brown bear mauling victim medevaced to Sitkoh Bay; Department of Defense strives to provide better, smarter military healthcare; is the Arctic ready for the Crystal Serenity?; 2 bank robbery suspects arrested at Anchorage airport; Denali bus employs hybrid technology; AK: Knowing the unknown; 49 Voices: Omega Smith of Anchorage

District 38 has only precinct with no results from Primary election; Shishmaref community votes to relocate; Fire Island Wind sees expansion on the horizon; Wilson upsets Gattis for state Senate seat; Alaska Aerospace Corporation launches into new period on island; proposed Naval training causes concern; El Nino is out. Will La Nina follow?; a weather forecaster returns to Sitka’s slide: ‘We were snakebit’ Listen now

Several incumbents ejected from Legislature in what was Alaska's lowest Primary turnout ever; in race for North Slope House seat, difference in votes is a handful; no surprises in U.S. House and Senate primaries; District 6's Talerico-Smith primary proves to be civil, if not friendly; cleaner electricity for Peninsula village to arrive by way of Anchorage; as wildfires blaze, Southeast glaciers could be feeling the melt; Quinhagak responds to a series of apparent heroin overdoses; Alaskan long jumper misses qualifying in Rio Olympics; Eagle River couple plans vast adventure in wooden plane Listen now

Alaskans cast Primary ballots at regular polling spots, also airports; what’s causing Anchorage’s wave of homicides?; Ketchikan youth detention facility to close Sept. 15; on the scene with the Crystal Serenity; petition sent to Walker asking for predator control reform; at DNR, new leader tackles ‘maze’ of oil and gas development on federal land; Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman, Arnold Skeek; LGBTQ history bus tour highlights changing acceptance in Anchorage Listen now

State drops appeal of tribal land into trust regulation; man dies at Wildwood Correctional Complex; Walker’s new oil and gas advisor wants to put some “grit” in the system; Bernie looks beyond Bungalow to DC; Justice Sotomayor speaks at UAF; with Handy leaving, Alaska to get new top general; Alaska Miners Association to protest BLM plan for Eastern Interior; Anchorage logs warmest month on record; Dillingham takes part in spill drill Listen now

Stock turns in signatures to challenge Murkowski; Rep. Reinbold reimburses state for per-diem payments earned on vacation; signs, cash, puppies: competing strategies in state's most expensive primary; affordable housing for seniors opens in East Anchorage; state fund for renewable power falls prey to budget woes; why students and scientists spend summer on ice; AK: The simple (subsistence) life; 49 Voices: Elissa Brown of Anchorage Listen now

Walker faces possible legal opposition for PFD cuts; Dem US senate race: Boyish professor against corruption hunter; party infighting shadows House 9 race; closing down homeless camps creating short-term problems, long-term solutions; driver In June Atka crash arrested; what killed St. Paul’s woolly mammoths? Listen now

The shadow of giants: Schaeffer legacy honored in Kotzebue; big spending among candidates looking to replace outgoing state legislators; aiming to take the state House, Democrats target their own; in Bethel House race, candidates question Democratic cred; Tuluksak man still missing after a month; USACE winds down Attu cleanup until next year; Anchorage residents celebrate Salmon Day Listen now

What $5m? Murkowski’s Republican challengers aren’t deterred; logistical-support soldiers enabled Army to hold biggest Alaska training exercise in years; Alaska restaurant serving elk fined for calling it reindeer; Beaver float plane crashes near Mirror Lake, no fatalities; Petersburg fishermen make big catch - nearly 400-pound halibut; Set-netters get emergency opener; rural Alaska teachers gain cultural insight at fish camp; State Department to hear transboundary mine concerns; company makes a business out of playing in nature Listen now

13 injured in RV crash on Richardson Highway; Delta power outage cancels and delays thousands of flights; replacing a legacy: running for Senate Seat J; Eagle River trap-shooter earns bronze in Rio; new report says 2015 was hottest year on record on Earth; 'And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind' gives a natural history of wind; new nonprofit seeks awareness and housing for mentally ill; teen dies after raft overturns in Anchorage's Eagle River; Wrangell sewer mainline breaks, allowing 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into harbor; Kodiak Island Borough has highest rent in Alaska; whale sculpture arrives in Juneau, fins to come Tuesday Listen now

Shell returns to Unalaska; Surgeon General visits Palmer to discuss opioid epidemic; study finds that benefits equalize pay rates of state and private sector workers; BLM plan affects mining, subsistence and recreation; Sitka chef competes for national seafood crown; AK: YCC, introducing Alaskan kids to the Aleutians and careers with FWS; 49 Voices: Jovell Rennie of Anchorage Listen now

Walker appoints Arctic policy advisor for D.C. office; majority Republicans worry about possible bipartisan coalition; BLM to review new ConocoPhillips project in Petroleum Reserve; Banner Helath suffers cyber attack potentially affecting millions; bringing UA under single accreditation not viable option, study finds; bill would speed Tongass-Mental Health Trust land trade; lower 48 wildfires cause Alaska firefighters to head over and help; EPA under pressure from air quality advocates in Fairbanks to address air pollution; attorneys argue for listing bearded seals as threatened; fall Yukon chum run starts stronger than anticipated; Kombi Life shows two partners traveling from South America to Alaska Listen now

State responds to two oil spills at Drift River in Cook Inlet; Park Service continues work on repairs following mudslide; Skagway official sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison; Denali East Fork wolf pack status currently unknown; ASD using new searchable database to craft solutions for district's weaknesses; Anchorage teams with artist co-op to foster creativity and community; earthquake simulator to bring jolt of awareness to Southeast and Yukon; researchers capture bear-salmon interactions on camera