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

Alaska Democrats announce finalists to fill Gruenberg seat; Hundreds of millions more in budget cuts recommended; Rep. Young wins lightning round on bears, feds, ANWR; AVCP Allanivik Hotel and Mud Hut shutting down; In rural Alaska, people power is as important as wind power; Iron Dog approaches its final stage: Johnson, Aklestad in lead; AK: Escape the room and save Talkeetna; 49 Voices: Robert Johnson of Anchorage Download Audio

Fairbanks strides closer to F-35 answer; at the mouth of the Kusko, a pioneering wind system; AFHC to stop accepting Home Energy Rebate applications; lawmakers recommend more cuts to University budget; on day one, state gets 68 marijuana applications; sobering center considered as an alternative to prison in Fairbanks; Yarducopia: a means to spread space for gardening; ANSEP proposal to re-purpose Mt. Edgecumbe High comes under criticism; mysterious Sumerian tablet puzzles UAF librarians Download Audio

Army wants airborne unit at JBER; lawmakers approve LIO study; House starts budget cutting; low-income seniors losing assistance; ferry sale on hold for now; Murkowski, Jewell joust; Aleknagik man in custody for stabbing wife; Calista announces record dividend; biologists meeting with walrus hunters; Walker proposes fishery tax increase; UAF makes efforts to combat failures in sexual assault cases Download Audio

Alaska Air National Guard members deploying to Middle East; Democrats want to embrace candidates who won’t wear label; Cannabis deadline means beginning of applications, but not sales; Legislature to hear bill for Alaskan income tax; $7 million of next years budget to be cut from liquid natural gas; UA president touts plan to save state money; 2016 Iron Dog snowmachine racers start to arrive in Nome; Nanwalek school bursting at the seams; Lack of snow, winds fuel Alaska’s first wildfire of 2016; IFA releases report on effects of Southeast Alaska ferries Download Audio

Japanese community recalls internment camp; ANC sets record for no snow; Kenai gets major snow dump; AK weather warmest in more than a century; Obama: prepare for a cleaner future; new charter school focuses on nature; AK novelist tell the story of 4 teens; Fairbanks skier wins XC ski race; Nome rookie has high hopes for Iron Dog; fans, mushers celebrate '16 Quest. Download Audio

Did Murkowski flip-flop on filling SCOTUS vacancy?; House Speaker questions administration's analysis of oil and gas tax changes; Anchorage School Board passes preliminary $768M budget; Alaska House renames committee room after late Gruenberg; how to salvage a huge tugboat without spilling 9,500 gallons of fuel and oil; elder rescues two young lost relatives on snowmachine; Anchorage to tie record winter with 36 straight days of no snow; AK: High levels of mercury spell hazards for subsistence in Southeast village; 49 Voices: Ryan Kennedy of Anchorage Download Audio

In a day, Murkowski changes her tone on court nominee; GAO: Rush imperils missile defense; UA opposes bill that would allow for concealed carrying on campus; state leaders look to fix Alaskan health issues; Palmer heroin dealer to face federal charges; former Juneau lawmaker fined $18K for allegedly helping oil companies while seeking oil jobs; budding cannabis entrepreneur is not who you think; 2016 Iron Dog Race projected to be faster and riskier; Yukon Quest rookies help each other on the trail Download Audio

Oil companies, Walker explore pipeline options; BLM launches well initiative; Murkowski addresses Legislature; Walker adds role to Fish and Game; Homer police bust pot grower; Siberian Huskies have rich Alaska history; Quest mushers battle on Download Audio

Myers announces retirement, third Walker cabinet change in three weeks; hovercraft case among those Scalia’s death leaves in limbo; Murkowski field hearing highlights rural Alaska’s unique energy issues, solutions; no easy solution for Anchorage detox bed shortage; damaged cable leaves Sitka and Angoon with shoddy service; Unalaska residents flock to Museum of the Aleutians open house; cyclist surprises as Yukon Quest winds down and racers reach the finish Download Audio

Rep. Gruenberg dies in Juneau; Neff wins Yukon Quest; Murkowski hearing features energy secretary; UAF's Walsh honored; Bethel fire department wants more positions; EPA recognizes Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; Ketchikan's safe homes group has been on probation. Download Audio

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee; organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters; KPC graduate takes first job with BlueCrest; Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow; Sass first to leave Dawson in Yukon Quest; humane society addresses uproar over Coco’s last day; AK: Leveraging your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo; 49 Voices: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage. Download Audio

Obama slows pace of F35s; scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic; Gara: don't let budget cuts fall too heavily on working class, poor; ConocoPhillips plows ahead in NPR-A; agreement expected soon on railroad right of way; Mt. Edgecumbe proud of tradition; Sass running strong in Yukon Quest. Download Audio

State courts planning more cuts; Olson joins senate majority; Presidential race turns to AK in March; House bill shifts FAA workers to non-profit; Pletnikoff family takes city to court; Wrangell doctor sentenced on porn charges; pot groups getting on same regs page; Sass first to Dawson City; turning ideas about race into art. Download Audio

Fed budget includes AK projects; Port Clarence land transferred; presidential race heads to AK in March; Fairbanks woman sentenced; crew maps polar bears; Sass maintains Yukon Quest lead; new SNAP app unveiled; new exhibit highlights AK modern art. Download Audio

State seeks to charge Bill Allen in federal sex case; Alaska DOC to be reviewed; public testimony: keep state hands off of dividends; Alaska Native’s discuss what ‘Eskimo’ means to them; slumping Canadian dollar means big loss for Haines, Skagway; AK local start-up leverages social media to bring beard oil to Alaskans; 49 Voices, EJ David of Anchorage Download Audio

Obama proposes new oil tax; Medicaid decision hangs on a word; Hanley steps down; Hanley's departure comes at critical time for Edgecumbe; Wal-Mart sticking with policy; Kenai wants new school; Smithsonian to explore crashes. Download Audio

Permanent Fund earnings targeted; AK House passes military code reforms; Court to hear Medication expansion; ANSP has ideas for Mt. Edgecumbe; Zika low risk in Alaska; First Alaskans Institute hosts equity summit; Anchorage paramedic travels to Greece to help with rescues