Senate majority not pleased with prospect of income tax as public testimony begins; Former Goose Creek prison corrections officer sentenced in drug conspiracy; ACLU files lawsuit against city of Homer over proposed recalls; Senator Dan Sullivan attends Homer meet-and-greet; Bill requiring nonresident caribou hunters to have guides meets opposition; Fire marshal: Youths confess to Twin Lakes playground fire; Mat-Su Borough budget shrinking as population grows; Fairbanks City Council ponders Polaris building; How should close-flying Russian planes be addressed?; Coast Guard rescues three seal hunters off coast of Hooper Bay; Calista region looks to Kuskokwim Bay villages for energy innovation Listen now

APD chief announces departure and his replacement; Legislature stuck in a stalemate as conference committees remain short on members; Two Washington climbers first to conquer Denali this year; Number of deadly strep cases down in Alaska, but health officials still on watch; State funding cuts to University of Alaska could deeply impact rural campuses; Two thousand people March for Science in Anchorage; UAA starting surgical technology program in response to industry need; User fees to be added to over a dozen Interior State Park facilities; Preseason Yukon king salmon projections slightly up from last year; Ask a Climatologist: Reflecting on an unexpectedly decent winter Listen now

Tugboat carrying over 300 lbs of oil sinks in Sitka; Air pollution violations will cost seafood processing plant $3.2 million; Four men sentenced over 500 hours community service for 2015 walrus killings; Billions in maintenance fees loom as legislature continues to debate budget; Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week; 1,900-acre fire spreads across Northwest Alaska; New study looks at relocating communities affected by climate change; Author tackles conservation and climate change in new book; March for Science to commence this weekend in Anchorage; AK: How to be an Alaskan Ninja Warrior; 49 Voices: Xavior Love of Anchorage Listen now

Trial opens for couple accused of starting '15 Willow wildfire; BP leak successfully plugged; Oil and gas industry defends Hilcorp's safety record; Gambell sees second whaling of the year; Juneau boundary expansion could threaten subsistence living in Angoon; YK villages serve as models for renewable energy; Wind-farm developer assails GVEA’s refusal to buy more power; Cause of death and suspect info released for April 4th Fairbanks murder; Cold weather slows winter break up; Project Citizen brings civics to Gruening classroom Listen now

F-22s intercept Russian bombers outside Alaska…again; All smiles for Rep. Young in Eagle River; Murkowski meets with students, seniors but no town hall; DOC offers new way to treat opioid addictions; Senate passes survivors’ benefits bill, allowing municipalities to opt out; New assistant district attorney taking the reins at Dillingham office; Alaska pretrial services might see change; Fairbanks school name voted out; Anchorage assembly says goodbye to some members; Statewide Trails Conference focuses on sustainable trails

F-22s intercept Russian bombers outside Alaska for first time since 2015; Walker invites sharply divided legislative leaders to talk; They’re holding a town hall, with or without delegation; Unnecessary sedation at center of dentist's fraud charges; Juneau Soccer Club defrauded in online scam; Fairbanks police bring in suspects for burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault; Slow Fairbanks snowmelt slows Canada Geese migration; Villages conduct massive scrap metal and hazardous waste removal; Unalaskans suspect Coast Guard crew of tagging WWII bunker; U.S. Coast Guard commissions fast response cutter in Ketchikan Listen now

BP halts oil and gas leaking from North Slope well; Troopers: Peaceful end to Seward Highway shots fired incident; Vice President meets with Walker over the weekend on his way to Asia; In a rare case of river piracy, climate change is the culprit; House sends income tax bill to Senate; As session breaks deadline, Senate passes bill to allow cellphone fee; SEC alleges inside trading in GCI sale; As first hunt on emperor geese begins, officials ask for conservative hunting; Tenured teachers address Ketchikan School Board; Annual Yup’ik spelling bee connects identity and culture in young spellers Listen now

BP works to contain a leaking production well; Department of Revenue foresees a 12 percent drop in oil revenue for the year; End of legislative session unclear as lawmakers remain divided; Hilcorp completes repairs on Cook Inlet gas line leak; EPA climate advisor for Alaska's district leaves department over new agency head; In light of unexpected cuts, UA Board of Regents discusses likely cuts; New Pretrial office emerges to cut costs and crime; AK: Yukon cowboy shares love of old country songs at folk festival; 49 Voices: Cherry Blossom Princess Caitlin Sweeney Listen now

Fairbanks International Airport evacuated after bomb threat; Legislature on track to pass lowest number of bills in state history this session; Legislation would require deeds to feature disclosure of property contamination; One man dead in fatal Pilot Station shooting; Anchorage air traffic controller wins award for Bering Sea save; Alaska Airlines expanding statewide infrastructure; Ambler Road access project scoping period extended; New recommendations made for protecting Alexander Archipelago Wolf population; Ask a Climatologist: River breakup is all about spring temps; YKHC dedicates hospital expansion project to late Toksook Bay Elder Listen now

Concern for seniors as pioneer homes caught in budget battle; Human Rights Commission appointment draws conservative ire; Lindemuth seeks to clear concerns ahead of confirmation vote; AEDC pushes Anchorage utilities to merge; State TB rate dips but remains among the highest; Rep. Young wants feds to lay off medical marijuana prosecution; Long line for first legal cannabis sales in Ketchikan; UAA Chancellor Tom Case announces retirement; Resolution could save Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center; Ice road from Kotzebue to Noorvik and Kiana closes; Search continues into its third week for missing Newtok seal hunter; Tlingit and Haida students in Arkansas help archive Jeanie Greene videos Listen now

Pebble project granted land use permit; Oil tax credit bill on its way to the Senate, with ultimatum from House; Following majority departure, Dunleavy to lose committee seats; Body of man recovered in Turnagain Arm off Beluga Point; Alaska’s congressional delegation sticking by Sea Grant; Anchorage Assembly unveils public transportation overhaul; State economists publish a “Where are they now?” for Alaska high school grads; Most of Alaska should see normal winter breakup this year; King salmon trollers to have lower harvests this year; Fish and Game predicts more Chinook fishing openings this summer; Unalaska receives surprise visitor from the deep Listen now

President Xi’s Alaska visit: salmon, scenery and a chance to deepen Arctic ties; House Finance Committee looks to update Permanent Fund bill; Repairs begin on Hilcorp’s leaking Cook Inlet gas line; Jessie Holmes wins 2017 Kobuk 440; UA Regents schedule meeting to discuss Senate's approved cuts; GCI: Law enforcement investigating damaged fiber cable, outages; Seward Highway construction begins in Anchorage; Recall effort underway for three Haines Assembly members; Senate passes Petersburg land grant bill; Longtime fishing guides and King Salmon residents buy Bear Trail Lodge Listen now

Hilcorp shuts down third pipeline in Cook Inlet; Sullivan: Syria strike offers chance to restore U.S. credibility; Cuts to 4-25 reversed, but 1,500 to deploy to Afghanistan; Report: Trump to re-open Arctic waters to oil leasing; Federal judge rules against Wishbone Hill Mine; AK Moose Federation can no longer use federal funds for moose kill response; Narcan saves lives in opioid epidemic but is only first step; Most, but not all, scientists agree that starvation killed hundreds of puffins last year; AK: Attacking avalanches before they strike; 49 Voices: Shawna Rudio of Unalaska Listen now

Shooting by ‘distraught man’ and avalanche trap Turnagain Arm residents in the dark ; BP shows Alaska profits for 2016; Essential Air Service has friends in US Senate; 2017 Kobuk 440 starts today; Troopers searching for poachers who shot 2 muskox near Bethel; Low oil prices lead to lower Native Corporation dividends; Alaskans claim medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games; Legislature unanimous on Black soldiers' highway holiday, save for one Wasilla representative; Canada geese make first drop into Fairbanks this year; Ask a Climatologist: Should we be worried about methane hydrates on the sea floor?; Is Bogoslof Volcano done erupting?; Ketchikan’s first pot shop set to open Saturday Listen now

The House and Senate split over introducing income tax; Senate Finance budget cut falls short of $300 million goal; How is climate change affecting rural infrastructure?; Young pulls punches for this road foe; Anchorage voters opt for bonds, more liberal Assembly; Legislature passes bill recognizing Black Americans' efforts in AK Highway construction; Commercial silver fishing could return to the Lower Kuskokwim this summer; Air Force destroys World War II shell discovered in Unalaska Listen now

Colorado-based conglomerate buys GCI; Tyonek residents celebrate as Chuitna mine plans are shelved; Oil company fined $10 million for illegally transporting a drill rig to Alaska; Trump signs Young-sponsored bill repealing predator hunting limits; Forest Service mishandled timber sales, environmental group says; State confident less than 10 gallons of crude leaked into Cook Inlet, continues investigation; Alaska Railroad reports $4.4 million loss in 2016; Unalaska terminates new fire chief charged with sexual assault in Illinois; Could the Alaska Sea Grant program go away this year?; This year's Arctic Man Classic to start at Summit Lake this week; Bronze in hand, a Ketchikan artist retraces Seward’s route Listen now

Crude oil leak in Cook Inlet halted successfully; spill volume still unknown; Per-student funding cuts and online teaching on the table in Legislature; Child hospitalized after snow slides off roof and buries her; Police say doctor’s death ‘suspicious,’ theft charges filed against friend; Fourth man charged in Anchorage fatal shooting deaths; Smokejumpers prepare for wildfire season with practice jumps; Alaskan skiers complete stellar race week in Fairbanks; Sitka’s electric rates to change seasonally Listen now

Juneau superintendent questions funding plan; Southeast tribal court builds on its experience; High school student honored for Gold Creek rescue; Two Sitka moms discuss balancing fishing and family; Unalaska teen: If you like sushi, you better take care of the environment; AK: Celebrations of Turkish culture in Anchorage; 49 Voices: Cole Tamblyn of Anchorage Listen now

Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money; Searching for signs of Seward in DC; Naknek Electric sues former manager for $1 million over embezzlement allegations; Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, Oregon; Ask the Energy Desk: What about wave and tidal energy in Alaska?; Formerly all-Boeing Alaska Air to keep Airbus jets for ‘foreseeable future’; Bill would halve Gov. Walker’s pension bond authority; Specialty crop grant deadline approaches; Hanneman realizes dream with national championship win; Bethel organizers prepare for Cama'i Dance Festival Listen now

State suspends Fairbanks Memorial Hospital chief of staff; Alcohol, drugs cost Alaska economy $3 billion a year; Names of troopers and K-9 involved in weekend shooting revealed; Mat-Su School District Superintendent abruptly resigns; Mat-Su Borough budget proposals expect over $12M shortfall; What do Anchorage residents think about climate change regulations?; Snow closes schools in Alaska's largest city; Ask a Climatologist: Arctic sea ice drives climate around the globe; It can power an ice rink in Fairbanks. Could it power rural Alaska?; ANTHC searching for long-term solution for St. Michael’s frozen water and sewer lines; Drones, robots and paper circuits: Wrangell students take hands-on lesson in tech Listen now