Legislature making little public progress; education bill dies in House; educators debate rural school challenges; NTSB says plane hit eagle before crashing; wildfire spotted near Wasilla; Sitka property hit by landslide taxable; liquor store opens in Sitka; researchers assessing ash over Kodiak
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Legislature OKs funds for Wells Fargo building; Paramo selected new ASD superintendent; Mat-Su looking for new superintendent; UAS prof in fair condition after bear mauling; Juneau Assembly Oks new pot rules; warming ocean temps raise concerns over shellfish poisoning; couple finds creative solution to Juneau housing shortage; tribal organization wants to expand programs; researchers want to expand roe markets
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Moda Health leaving AK individual health market; Legislature making slow progress on criminal bill; new GOP chair calls for unity, but fault lines still show; jury selection starts in Kangas trial; AK floats new rules for pot; Quintillion continues work on cable project; fog delays Bethel liquor store opening; education innovation enthusiast touring AK

Impending crime bill looms as Legislature moves to temporary building; Juneau PD: Intoxicated driver rams Governor’s Mansion; Iditarod Committee: Beals will not compete in 2017 race following domestic violence charges; Fairbanks Republicans fight to become delegates; drug enforcement discussed at Mat-Su public hearing; ice jam on the Yukon releases; troopers investigate 2 caribou wanton waste cases; Bethel prepares for first liquor store in 4 decades; AK: With the 'Little a Triathlon', a father grieves and gives; 49 Voices: Jenna Holcomb of Anchorage Download Audio

Negotiators reach deal on excess power program earnings; political intrigue at the Alaska Republican Convention; Anchorage narrows its superintendent search to two; House science committee grills McLerran on EPA's effort to block Pebble; former Alaska Senator Gravel to speak at UAA, Federal Board closes caribou hunting to non-locals in the Northwest Arctic, hooligan make strong return to Chilkoot and Chilkat Download Audio

Walker, industry leader have separate concerns on oil, gas bill; Republicans converge on Fairbanks, with eyes for Cleveland; report indicates plane flew low before fatal Birchwood crash; ice jam raises water levels in Eagle; new bill would replace misdemeanor charges for underage drinking with fine; Yup'ik Alaskan one of 10 to receive national award for justice advocacy; Fish and Wildlife consider ban on predator hunting in refuge lands; biologists project lower harvests of pink salmon this season Download Audio

Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majority; musher assault case raises questions over Iditarod handling; Togiak herring season starts out rough; hydropower brought to Bristol Bay village of Igiugig; early breakup occurs along Yukon River; new assistant Sitka DA serves in stride; Sitka cruises to bring passengers to shore; Yupik Spelling Bee helps spread Yupik literacy; commercial fishing to be opened for Stikine River kings Download Audio

Alaska Republican donors go to court over increasing campaign contribution limits; Senate president aims to finish session in Juneau; Seward Highway crash leaves two dead near Girdwood; Dillingham wins first overall and sportsmanship at state NYO; Bristol Bay Native Corporation plans to acquire Katmailand; deadly bat disease spreading; residents asked to help survey the flying mammals; Calista campaigning to reduce quorum requirements before descendants enroll; Wasilla pilot avoids injury after plane loses power; The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Researching the risks for breast cancer Download Audio

UAF Title IX violations due to systemic failures; Point Thomson gas development begins production on North Slope; Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation: Investors of billions; Senate accepts House changes to alcohol, marijuana bill; marijuana entrepreneurs fight an attempt to quell business growth; largest marijuana runner in Homer sentenced; Alaska plans new task force to address heroin, opioids; AK: Protecting a village; 49 Voices: Antonio Prescott of Wasilla Download Audio

36-year-old man found dead in Anchorage jail; lawmakers invite Walker to discuss budget, primarily Permanent Fund drawings; Trans-Alaska Pipeline up and running after tank fire the previous day; ConocoPhillips to add wells at CD5 site in Alpine Field; Emmonak public safety official arrested for pointing gun at residents; community organization prevents child neglect through social networks; UAF involved in new project in climate change and wildfire studies; “It Just Didn’t Work”: Legacy of botched project haunts port’s future; Haines bear mauling victim was attacked by brown bear; Egegik incinerator burns down Download Audio

Fatal Birchwood plane crash currently under investigation; how Murkowski crafted an energy bill that 80 senators have a stake in; Legislature works to rewrite bill drawing funds from Power Cost Equalization fund; 'slow motion disaster' threatens state's key port; reuniting families with community support; ShoreZone photographers shoot thousands of photos to map changing coasts; lawmakers pass bill strengthening Alaska Code of Military Justice Download Audio

Budget talks are quiet as Walker projects optimism; bill seeks to rein in state employees’ wages until oil prices rise; crucial cargo point only ‘marginally adequate’ say officials; one injured in Haines bear mauling; wildfire season getting an early start; changing what it means to be a foster parent; Senate authorizes funding for FAA air carrier services to Diomede; fourth whale harvested by North Slope Borough this year; audit: Skagway misspent CPV taxes on playground equipment Download Audio

Legislators go past the 90 day session to bring budget together; man mauled by a grizzly bear near Denali Highway; middle Kuskokwim villages predict earliest river breakup on record; search for remains of Tuluksak resident halted as Kuskokwim ice continues to shift; number of foster kids at record high, caseworkers overloaded; budget cuts could leave communities without health care; moose population increases in the Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve; Togiak herring fishery opens on earliest date on record; body of deceased fisherman recovered in Carl E. Moses harbor Download Audio

Former Fairbanks Borough Mayor to serve on pipeline board; Renewable Energy Fund, casualty of budget crunch, may get new life; Walker says he'd veto Anchorage legislative office purchase; final vote count: Girdwood to pay for police, Marsett beats Schuster; University of Alaska faces $50 million cut due to committee vote; low clouds a possible factor in Wrangell-Angoon plane crash; EPA retiree, pulled back into Pebble, says he's done; proposed motor fuels, mining, and fisheries' taxes rolled into one bill; correctional farm saves money, redirects lives; AK: Mayuri dancers bring Bollywood to Anchorage; 49 Voices: John Giraldo of Anchorage Download Audio

Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutions; bill strengthening Alaska's Code of Military Justice passes out of one committee into another; Walt Monegan reappointed as Commissioner for Department of Public Safety; Mallott, Murkowski try to put human face on King Cove road; bill fixing alcohol and marijuana laws sails towards passage; port expenses rattle Mat Su taxpayers; invasive species may have stowed on Homer drill-rig from Singapore; 'Justice Beyond Borders' highlights stories of local immigrants Download Audio

Oil and gas tax credit debate rages ahead of legislative session end; industry calls Senate oil tax credit bill "bad for Alaska"; skiers survive four days on Kenai Peninsula Glacier, credit GPS locator beacon for rescue; Chugiak Sen. Stolze announces he won't run for reelection; Bethel City Council authorizes reimbursements for overcharged property owners; Legislature tries again to let voters choose state AG; ban on Planned Parenthood from teaching sex ed fails in House Committee; warm weather to lead to mellow breakup, experts say; Sitka broadens commitment to assessing landslide risk Download Audio

Senate Finance Permanent Fund bills could lower dividends, stabilize budget; 2 hikers rescued from Kenai Peninsula Glacier; growing a modern workforce in Ketchikan; small capital budget keeps $32.5 for LIO purchase, no mega-projects or port; Delta cuts Juneau back to seasonal service; empty missile containers discovered near Southeast; Kenaitze Indian Tribe opens new elder center, expands campus in Old Town Kenai; Togiak tribe banishes Dillingham man for 10 years; Tustumena ferry sailings cancelled in May due to repairs Download Audio

Wrangell mourns victims of Friday's plane crash; Power Cost Equalization Fund could pay for community assistance; Alaska House postpones vote on oil tax bill – again; Congress seeks to privatize air-traffic control; crews search for two missing on Bear Glacier; missing kayaker presumed dead; State Senate passes criminal justice overhaul bill; “We Are AVCP” claims tribal representatives seeking transparency on recent controversies; ‘In Amundsen’s Footsteps’: Expedition re-traces route of explorer’s 1905 Journey Download Audio

Wrangell-Angoon plane crash leaves 3 dead; oil tax bill scales back incentives for new oil; use of Permanent Fund on budget focused on in Legislature; Senate passes bill allowing firearms on UA campuses; University of Alaska braces for cuts, warns of economic impacts; standings remain competitive as Kobuk 440 mid-point nears; Savoonga harvests its second whale of the season; AK: Iñupiaq photographer documents life and culture in Alaska Inuit communities; 49 Voices: Indie Alaska Viewers in Anchorage Download Audio

Corrections officers union seeks retraction of review, opposes commissioner; Forest Service chief: Firefighting cost leaves little room for prevention, other programs; late-night conditions preempt firefighting efforts at McHugh Creek; GCI fiber optic cut causes outages across the state; fifteen mushers set to compete in Kobuk 440 Race; the Amsterdam of Alaska: pot businesses sit down with Spenard; semi-pro Alaska baseball team settles disputes with Fairbanks Borough; Voznesenka parents tell KPBSD 'Keep School Open' Download Audio