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It’s rained enough in Ketchikan the past couple of days that fish are swimming across the road. Listen now

The only air carrier for the Pribilof Islands is asking for financial support to keep its remote market afloat.

Residents in a homeless encampment in Juneau are facing a new deadline to vacate a downtown property. Listen now

A popular but unregulated and untreated drinking water source in Haines has tested positive for E. coli.

Anchorage police say the city has had its 24th homicide of the year, after a suspicious death Sunday. Listen now

The City of Kodiak has easy access to internet compared to many other rural locations in the state, but Kodiak Island’s village communities are struggling. Village residents, local Native corporations and community partners are trying to figure out how to bridge the digital gap.

While millions of Americans went out of their way to travel somewhere to watch Monday’s eclipse for a few minutes, a few people took to the skies to watch it for hours. Listen now

Though still a few months away, Anchorage is getting ready for its first election to be conducted by mail. In April, as residents pick a mayor and weigh in on a controversial public bathroom measure, they'll be sending envelopes to a sorting machine that arrived at the city's election center Monday morning. Listen now

Potential initiatives would enshrine Medicaid expansion, ACA provisions in state law; Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott officially register for reelection run; Meet the machine handling Anchorage's next election; Alaska Airlines pilots picket at airport over contract negotiations; Oil company sues over Alaska’s beleaguered cash-for-credits program; Naknek man killed after falling overboard on Lake Aleknagik; Quinhagak commercial fishermen struggle after two years without a buyer; Sitkans take to the skies to take in the eclipse Listen now
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A boating incident late Sunday on Lake Aleknagik claimed the life of 35-year-old Bryan Anderson of Naknek, the well-known boys varsity basketball coach at Bristol Bay. Listen now

An oil and gas company is suing the state over $5.3 million in unpaid cash credits. Miller Energy Resources wants anything that happened before it went bankrupt in 2015 to be off-limits to state tax auditors, according to the lawsuit and the company’s bankruptcy filings. Listen now

Governor Bill Walker registered today as a candidate for next year’s election for governor. He’ll be joined again on an unaffiliated ticket by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. Listen now

Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the "Akutan," a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. For the second summer in a row, fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch; many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet. Listen now

On Monday afternoon, more than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits. Listen now

While Congress has debated repealing the Affordable Care Act, some doctors want to make sure that at least parts of the law remain in place in Alaska. They’re sponsoring two initiatives that could be on the ballot next year. Listen now

The U.S. Department of Labor alleges the Alaska Marine Highway System violates federal leave laws. Listen now

Alaska is an oil state, but will that be true forever? The state is confronting low oil prices and declining production. Several companies are betting on new production. Others think Alaska needs to grow a different kind of economy. Listen Here

President Trump signed an order to speed up environmental reviews of infrastructure projects. His announcement of it, in the lobby of Trump Tower, was eclipsed by what he said next, about Charlottesville. But, back to that order: Can it really change things? Listen now

Fairbanks protesters organize against the state wolf control program; Anchorage man beaten, bound and put in dog kennel, police searching for suspects; Trump’s streamlining order: You’ve seen its kind before; Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation; During NTSB investigative hearing, Ravn announces changes; more to come; Feds say ferry system violates family leave act; Catching food security in a dipnet; AK: Cyclists support the fight against cancer while riding from Texas to Alaska; 49 Voices: William "Pops" Wilson of Wasilla Listen now

The state’s largest wolf control program was the target of a protest outside Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks headquarters on Thursday. Listen now