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

Alaska delegates criticize Trump's remarks on Gold Star families; Walker sacks industry advocate from Marijuana Control Board; Marijuana Control Board Chair under fire for initiative to ban commercial pot on Peninsula; military’s $4B moving program keeps climbing — and no one is sure why; to prevent Fairbanks flooding, Moose Creek Dam starts regulating the Chena River again; warm water Blob survives as El Niño dies; small dam on slough helps Big Delta man protect his home along Tanana River Listen now

Denali National Park road partially re-opened after large mudslide; heavy rain hits Fairbanks area; unlikely allies: U.S. and Russia work together on walrus; Alaska Airlines to build new $40 million hangar in Anchorage; search called off for Alaska Juris; Teen dies in third Anchorage fatal shooting in 3 days; Ninilchik tribe sets net in Kenai River; passengers rescued after tour boat sinks; fisherman found dead on boat near Wrangell; Northern Alaska Peninsula has strong 2016 sockeye returns; Knife discovered at Kodiak Community Archaeology site Listen now

State Democratic officials look to create bipartisan House; Alaska Ocean Acidification Network seeks to inform public of ocean acidity; new atlas maps Alaska's surface; Seattle company seeks to build senior housing in Juneau; AK: Sawmill Farm, Tongass farm country; 49 Voices: Traci George of Eagle River

Walker opts not to veto bill putting local school boards in charge of sex ed; why a Bahamas tanker is carrying North Slope crude; unextinguished campfire cause of McHugh Fire; State partially lifts ban on drug felons applying for food stamps; scientists have increased alert level for Pavlof Volcano; search continues for missing Tuluksak man; South Peninsula students study STEM subjects through ANSEP; new evidence of Denali dinosaurs; researchers find new whale species in Western Alaska; deer rescue operation occurs off Juneau's Shelter Island; flood watch issued in Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys; warm ocean water leads to heavy rain in Alaska Listen now

Fishing vessel takes on water near Adak; in wake of budgetary climate, Palmer Correctional Facility shut down; Moody's downgrades Alaska credit rating; fourth downgrade this year; in wake of probable Clinton nomination, Alaskan delegates look to future; UAF student acquitted of rape charge sues school for withholding degree; how the landfill in Anchorage harvests gas from trash; crew safe as Homer Seiner remains capsized off Alaska Peninsula; Chickaloon man charged with assaulting rafters along river; first-time offenders get second chance under new criminal justice reform law; volunteers remove artifacts from historic building threatened by riverbank erosion Listen now

Alaska delegates consider the after-Bern; could the Marine Corps being coming to Alaska permanently?; search teams locate missing hiker in Denali National Park; state spending a contentious and complicated issue in among legislators; Anchorage police target drunk driving with new patrol unit; Bristol Bay police nab suspected heroin traffickers; Alaska Railroad train strikes pedestrian at Crown Point; timber bill signed, but will it make a difference?

Supreme Court overturns parental notification law for minors seeking abortions; two people drown in Noorvik, police report; why Juneau’s rape stats tripled in one year; rain helps effort to contain McHugh Creek fire; head of USMC to visit military bases in Alaska this weekend; Walker hires former attorney general as oil, gas consultant; housing crisis in Stebbins results in overcrowding and frustration; Stika hospital treats first known Alaskan case of Zika Virus; state health officials investigate Salmonella illnesses in Bethel area; anglers get more chance at Kenai sockeye; AK: 2016: The year Bristol Bay landed its 2,000,000,000th salmon; 49 Voices: Trevor Shaw of Ketchikan

Rain dampening McHugh Fire, officials say prospects are good; Walker vetoes bills allowing lawmakers on gas pipeline board, insurers to use credit scores; gusto levels vary as Alaskans embrace Trump; B.C. mine officials announce new changes to mining code; Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster; Southeast’s Columbia ferry stalls in Petersburg; ADN owner responds to $1 million dollar lawsuit; a closer look at the ship bringing high-speed internet to Western Alaska; researchers study webcams to look at human connection with bears;

Reinforcements called in to fight McHugh fire; new OCS study shows inconsistency among workers, lack of training; Anchorage homeless shelters overwhelmed with patrons; Alaska delegates cry 'miscount' as all 28 are tallied for Trump; Sullivan gives Trump-less address to GOP convention; Legislative working group could aim to resolve thorny problems; Hollis French appointed to AOGCC by Walker; North Slope records fall with ‘unprecedented warmth’; St. George takes steps to protect their marine environment; World Eskimo Indian Olympics to be first without beloved 'Big Bob'

McHugh fire delays traffic, highway closure possible; Alaska delegates part of minor "ruckus" during RNC roll call; former hockey coach arrested for sexual abuse of minors; Ft. Wainwright soldier found dead of apparent suicide; with fall chum opening, Marshall and Russian mission urging Maserculiq to fix ice machine; Wood river towers: where sockeye salmon are counted; Juneau utility installs $22 million diesel turbine; injured bear might still be at large in Dyea after shooting; ethics of wolf control technique questioned

Senate gavels out and ends its special session; Walker adds new Oil and Gas advisor position to cabinet; former YKHC employee pleads guilty to distributing child pornography; APD releases names of officers involved in Home Depot shooting; Alaska delegates take statewide issues to Cleveland and a national audience; EPA fines BP, Hilcorp for spills on the North Slope; firefighters respond to wildfire off of Seward Highway; Denali Park re-opens following aggressive bear incident; cruise industry grows, global share shrinks; 19-year-old Shishmaref honored at the White House; as internet gets faster, Stebbins elders worry about subsistence

Having taken zero actions, House ends special session; jury awards $140,000 to man injured In Bethel police vehicle; lightning strikes light Alaskan fires across the state; Stedman, nine others, face no election challenges; Bartlett Regional continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in Juneau; burglaries up 64% in Juneau last year, trend continues this year; AK: The agony and the ecstasy of Pokemon in Alaska; 49 Voices: Mikey Huff of Anchorage Listen now

Walker spells disaster if Legislature stalls on budget; Walker draws criticism for oil tax credit vetoes; broken ice machine spells trouble for two fishing villages; Department of Agriculture grants thousands in funding to AK telemedicine programs; Chilkoot Tribe celebrates lands into trust ‘victory’; firefighters slow Tok Cutoff fire by dropping retardant; autopsies indicates Juneau adult siblings drowned; puppy's death sparks outrage, brings community together; In rough fiscal times, state museum exhibit highlights history of oil industry Listen now

Officer-involved shooting leaves 1 dead in East Anchorage; Young seeks to amend Obama's Alaska resource agenda; fate of PFD could be decided in joint House-Senate meeting; Walker gives 'unprecedented' address on local budgeting woes; Walker's veto saves $2 million for pre-K education; possible boarding school may be great opportunity, but stirs bad memories for one family; former Justice Fabe reflects on her time on the Alaska Supreme Court; after decades of research, Steller sea lion decline still puzzles scientists Listen now

Legislature looks to move forward despite apparent gridlock; Young promotes Chouest ship to fill ‘icebreaker gap’; US Senate bill introduced that would prevent export of Native cultural and religious items; Coast Guard to reconsider "common-sense" guide regs for Western Alaska; invasive elodea species intrigues economist; Fairbanks classroom shows potential for 3-D printing; building cultural ties through spray paint

Legislators return for fifth special session; Alaskans begin to feel state budget cuts; Lindbeck puts up high financial numbers in race for House; low gas prices slow Alaska inflation growth; Anchorage #BlackLivesMatter event draws hundreds of supporters; city of Bethel bans longtime scavenging tradition at Bethel landfill; few clues in ongoing mystery of Alaska whale die-off; paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo studies Alaska dinosaurs Listen now