Pilot in Alaska crash took plane without permission; 8 survive Anaktuvuk plane crash, all with serious injuries; Alaska Fred Meyers could start carrying overdose medication; Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds; Alaska Chamber of Commerce gears up for annual legislative fly-in; Kenai school board weighs building lease for overcrowded school; Belle Mickleson awarded for traditional music program; APU skate skier takes 1st at nationals; Unalaska man makes good on 2015 New Year's resolution; StoryCorps: Recovery from addiction led Haines carver to healing art Download Audio

AK Supreme Court rejects set net initiative; wage increase kicks in; Homer doctor wants syringe exchange program; Arctic air warming, but North Pole not turning to slush; Alaskans win video contest; hello baby James Falsey; Haines loves coloring books; another restaurant empire growing in Juneau.

Rep. Hawker won't seek re-election; Russian icebreaker makes record-setting Arctic voyage; Fairbanks marijuana club treads carefully forward; About 7,700 Alaskans have enrolled in expanded Medicaid; Alaska school districts advised to adopt transgender policies; Behavioral health the focus of Mat-Su grants; Holy Bible translated into modern Yup'ik; Former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons dies at 74 Download Audio

Pilot killed after plane crashes in downtown Anchorage; 4-year-old fatally shoots himself in Bethel trooper housing; High wind warnings persist in Southcentral; High winds trigger power outages in Fairbanks; Alaska IDs good for air travel, for now; Fisheries coastal change committee to convene in January; Basketball teams converge on Anchorage for tourney; Would-be drone entrepreneur thwarted by regs; Drones to monitor endangered Cook Inlet belugas; Murre die-off hits Kachemak in the thousands; State committee looks to improve, economize jury selection Download Audio

Bacterial infection to blame in Kachemak otter die-off; With gov's support, Bethel to be seat of new scout battalion; Conoco withdraws from Russian Arctic; Colorado guide charged with game waste violations; Alaska's pot cafes to give patrons a taste of cannabis; Governor may release video of St. Michael man who died in prison; Anchorage Chamber announces 2016 legislative priorities; High winds close Whittier tunnel; More high wind on horizon in Turnagain Arm; High winds imperil travel along Richardson, Parks Hwys; Strong El Nino, 'Blob effect' may mean more winter precipitation; After 15 years of closure, Rampart school seeks teacher Download Audio

Kodiak ordered to comply with records request; students develop survival packs; new health center opens in Sutton; third person charged in ANC murders; NCAA hits UAF: skiers want OK to ski on roads; halfway house helps with treatments; NORAD tracking Santa; Juneau gets lit up. Download Audio 

Fairbanks mayor prods police to investigate other suspects in Hartman murder; Fundraiser nets $32K for Juneau shelter, soup kitchen; Labyrinth of VA paperwork, bureaucracy leaves vets feeling lost; Police arrest 2nd suspect in Anchorage double homicide; Court employees furloughed Christmas Eve to save money; State pre-K slated for elimination in governor's budget plan; Yukon salmon fishery numbers show strong season; Christmas lights brighten Sitka after rough year Download Audio

Major western Alaska employer lays off 30; Casualty of care: Ex-Marine grapples with VA system; 2 Alaska newspapers sold to foundation; Juneau to hold March special election for new mayor; Police say drug deal preceded Anchorage shooting deaths; Family looks for answers as Juneau stabbing case grows cold; Senate advances Port Spencer as Arctic port; Researchers say less Arctic sea ice means more precipitation; Southeast electronic duo Whiskey Class premieres new music video; On Kenai, bear management strives for happy medium Download Audio

Plane makes emergency landing on Seward Highway; Anchorage LIO decision on hold for now; Alaska health plans save big sending patients south for surgery; Amid plunging gas prices, how competitive is Alaska LNG?; Anchorage fundraiser for the Fairbanks Four draws hundreds; Fairbanks tussles with police union over labor contract; Stranded seal in Nome released into wild Download Audio

Obama frees 2 Alaska inmates; Alaska Innocence Project nets first big victory in Fairbanks Four case; Law Dept. insists Fairbanks Four not 'exonerated'; US budget bill passes, Sullivan votes no; Models show permafrost melting faster than thought; Al Jazeera documentary highlights erosion in Kivalina, Newtok; Home heating assistance on chopping block with budget cuts; AK: Finding a home, building a family; 49 Voices: Katiya Simonsson of Unalakleet Download Audio

Crowd gathers at Fairbanks Four hearing; Breaking down the budget; Bluecrest still considering gas development; Murkowski says AK wins in budget vote; Judge sets trial for contributions case; Whistleblower alleges corruption in LIO case; African-American students lag behind peers; Board hear testimony on budget cuts; Craig landmark burns down; Families need more holiday help; Popular Wrangell artist opens shop

Lawmakers: Legislature likely to vacate controversial downtown offices; Spending bill includes rider on GMO salmon labeling; 38K Alaskans turn to Food Stamps during thin times; Interior Energy Project loses GVEA business to Petro Star; Deeper ferry cuts on the horizon?; Sitka gets nod for ship-shape harbor; Interior village of Beaver to keep its school, for now; Whale research center comes ashore in Southeast; Bethel woman takes 4th at international powerlifting meet Download Audio

Shell asks for extension on offshore drill leases; NOAA report outlines impacts of warming Arctic; Alaska Air, co-plaintiffs doggedly push back on SeaTac min. wage; IEP tests LNG tanker on Alaska roads; Marijuana regs on track, despite remaining hurdles; Sitkans, police review tasing event in community 'talking circle'; At 71%, Alaska graduation rate among lowest in the country; At $1.50/lb., lamprey harvest tops Yukon salmon; With understanding comes forgiveness: Turning ‘Yuuyaraq’ into film Download Audio

Adak sifts through aftermath of disastrous storm; Audubon feature: Offshore regulators biased by their charge; BlueCrest still keeps Cook Inlet drilling on track; Ballot initiative seeks to register voters during PFD season; Haines museum gets huge donation, more storage; Fewer fish, fewer kids: St. Paul struggles to keep students; Leaving a legacy: Family, friends remember Greg Fisk Download Audio

Fairbanks 4 settlement: Say you're guilty and go; For Alaskans in Paris, climate talks hit home; Bethel weighs organizing as borough with gold mine on horizon; Young defends right to arms for people on 'no-fly' list; Mother of teen shot in face speaks out on gun violence; Juneau convenes town hall discussion on heroin; AK: A hunter's wallet lost and found, 40 years later; 40 Voices: Donna Erickson of Unalakleet Download Audio

12 indicted in FBI-led bust of Fairview Bloods gang; State embraces new justice report detailing prison reform; Hearing set for Friday in Fairbanks 4 case; Alaskan hiker falls to her death in New Zealand; What end to military's glass ceiling means in Alaska; Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute; New cookbook touts Alaska-grown eats for kids; In Sitka, 'Nutcracker' a beloved holiday tradition Download Audio

Gov rolls out budget overhaul, including income tax, PFD reduction; Income tax? Smaller PFD? How Alaskans feel; Education reform changes only part of No Child Left Behind; EPA: Failure to report Wainwright munitions dump was oversight; VPO accused of raping teen previously celebrated at AFN; Anchorage Centennial gets audit for 'financial mismanagement'; Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute; Galena elder Sidney Huntington dies at 100; Sidney Huntington remembered for hard work, passion Download Audio

Budget director uses money game to illustrate state's plight; UAF projects grim fiscal landscape in 2017; After inmate deaths, multiple flaws found in DOC protocol; EPA fines Army for toxic leaching at Ft. Wainwright; Denali wolf numbers up slightly; Troopers rework south Kenai area road kill list; Alaska boasts 8th highest volunteer rate in US; Should the Upper Lynn Canal run its own ferry authority?; Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations Download Audio

BOEM staffers say rush for Arctic study undermined their work; Juneau loses boundary dispute to Petersburg; UAA, Providence gripe over U-Med road decision; Tesoro's Flint Hills acquisition expected to streamline petroleum distribution; Tanacross hydropower project nets $500K federal grant; 'Deadbeat' Eklutna dam overdue for removal, group says; Bethel hopes housing initiative may help retain city workers; The real Sitka journey of Steinbeck’s ‘Doc Ricketts’ Download Audio

VA: Fix for Choice plan taking longer than expected; Transit Center: Anchorage looks to re-invent its ugly duckling; Ketchikan council votes to ban marijuana sales; Lawmakers on prowl for cheaper digs in Anchorage; State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furlough; In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor's shoes; AK: After prison, giving back to a community once hurt' 49 Voices: Jane Standifer of Tyonek