Regents to discuss $40M deal for UAF engineering building; lightning strikes spark fires all over the Interior; Kavairlook shooting suspect found in Ohio; Norwegian tanker runs aground near Nunivak Island; tagging baby seals for science near Yakutat’s glacial fjords; Sealaska critic Mick Beasley elected to board of directors; Japanese kayakers paddle Aleutian chain; how safe are your clothes? Speaker talks about everyday toxics, mountaineering; The meaning of names Part 1: Indigenizing government; 2017 Iditarod sign-ups begin; UAF researcher looks at causes of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher is working to unravel a lingering mystery of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. The collapse of Building 7, near the Twin Towers, has long been a centerpiece of theories that the 9/11 attacks were part of a government conspiracy Download Audio

Possible Anchorage special session location would crimp fundraising; judge rules that the House cannot appeal Walker's expansion of Medicaid; maritime unions endorse Don Young's political rival; U.K. vote to leave E.U. has ripple effects on oil and permanent fund; Bethel nonprofits will no longer get a pass on sales taxes; AK: Before Orlando and after Orlando; 49 Voices: Katy Laurance of Anchorage Download Audio

Attorney General Craig Richards resigns abruptly; Walker appoints new DNR commissioner; second cabinet change today; Congressional delegation on Trump: meh; rural Alaska communities to get $16 million in federal energy grants; Anchorage woman wins Trans Am bike race; first woman, first American to do so; all manner of waterborne entries on starting line of race to Alaska; group cites concern for belugas in protest of Bluecrest; boulder the size of a van dislodged over Seward highway; Yukon subsistence fisherman get first targeted opening for Yukon salmon in 5 years; Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak at UAF in August; future of Denali Wolf pack in question; Tetlin fire estimated smaller than previously thought, still burning near Tok Download Audio

Lawmakers to Pebble: Why not file already?; eyebrows raised over Gov’s pipeline proposal; government officials may be too optimistic about market with respect to Permanent Fund; administrative change ahead for veteran benefits; Alaska State Troopers extend Girdwood coverage through September; in public hearing, support nearly unanimous for Juneau ordinance to ban LGBT discrimination; Quintillion to begin laying subsea fiber optic cable; Dr. Neal Hitch will lead Museum of The Aleutians; Anchorage DA to decide whether to charges House spokesman; Hoonah’s Native corporation names new CEO; Nenana runs out of money to complete bridge intended to open agricultural lands; clouds delay Midnight Sun Baseball Game Download Audio

State considers major changes to Alaska LNG project; rating agencies warn Alaska: we're watching you; benefits bill for law enforcement, firefighters' survivors falls short; Tesoro gives up terminal to avoid antitrust case over gasoline; three-day long ceremony marks consecration of first Buddhist temple in Alaska; Northwest Passage cruise marks turning point in Arctic tourism; driver charged with manslaughter in fatal Aleutians crash; Park Service pushes for more Native representation in top-level jobs Download Audio

Murkowski, Sullivan vote no on gun limits; legislators respond to Walker's latest special session; more than 200 people work to put out Tetlin River Fire near Tok; a cocktail napkin is at the heart of $1M lawsuit against ADN; FBI: No national security threat in '15 Alaska plane crash; Dillingham woman missing after leaving Juneau treatment center in March; underpaid Alaska contractors bear burden of Buccaneer’s bankruptcy; Kiehl proposes ordinance to outlaw LGBT discrimination in Juneau; first openly gay bishop talks about religion and sexuality Download Audio

Permanent Fund restructuring bill dies in House committee; Russia launches largest, most powerful icebreaker in the world; fledgling Fairbanks pot business sees high startup costs; raft capsizes near North Slope, two Nevada women dead; George Mute's body found after nine months; Bristol Bay communities working on processing plants; AK: Summer ski jumping; 49 Voices: Onya Enkhbat of Unalaska Download Audio

Former Mayor Dan Sullivan drops out of senatorial race; Democrats say Murkowski sinks bill with riders; major change for Alaska vets as TriWest steps aside; dividend checks would drop, but not by as much, under revised bill; Michael Johnson to be new commissioner of education and early development; Former military leaders fight on the side of lease sales in the Arctic; first evidence of ancient trade with Asia uncovered in Northwest Alaska; numerous wildfires hit Interior and St. Lawrence Island; Copper River King salmon run slower than anticipated; troopers reveal victims in Atka crash were from Anchorage; Fairbanks man gets 17 years behind bars in murder-for-hire; Bethel elders could be spending more time alone once ONC closes Senior Center Download Audio

Three die in deadly car crash in Atka; Walker sympathizes with dividend-cut opponents, but says it's the only option; Board of Education interviews candidates for education commissioner; Young, Murkowski bills would delay change for Tongass; scientists urge Obama to end offshore drilling leases in Arctic; Anchorage PrideFest to see increased security after mass shooting in Orlando; LKSD dual language program helps student succeed in Yupik and English; ANSEP and new design plans presented for Wrangell Institute property; private nonprofit to assume management of Valdez-area parks; Fairbanks launches new anti-opioid initiative Download Audio

Permanent Fund bill stalls in House Finance Committee; third major ratings agency downgrades Alaska credit; Murkowski puts riders in spending bill; Dems decry 'poison pills'; Obama's opioid addiction treatment plan could result in millions for Alaskan treatments; AVCP reports near bankruptcy to board of directors; police release name of moose attack victim; 64 years later, closure sought for Colony Glacier plane crash; Anchorage Fire Department: dangerous fire conditions; voices of Sitkans mourning Orlando shooting victims; bear gets head stuck in can, officials jump to aid Download Audio

VA relieves contractor of role in appointments; Permanent Fund bill faces test in House Finance Committee; new federal rule could prevent litigation over Native children in state custody; LGBTQ community grieves while celebrating Pride; Big Lake throws block party in remembrance of Miller's Reach fire; state and defense attorneys argue over Sockeye wildfire trial date; Juneau charges ahead with electric vehicles; youth tell US Attorney General: Alaska needs help Download Audio

In Anchorage, U.S. Attorney General announces new focus on Alaska Native issues; Legislature still hasn’t officially sent budget to governor; Lawsuit filed against EPA over fine particulate pollution in Fairbanks, North Pole; remains of hiker found at Denali National Park; summer Yukon salmon runs predicted to be below average; hydroponics business brings local produce to Kotzebue; hundred-year ‘treasure’ of Alaska history and culture opens in Juneau; AK: Bear spray do's and don'ts; 49 Voices: Vivian Osborne of North Pole Download Audio

New AGDC president to make half million dollars a year; Gov. Walker: We're taking each step as we can; Alaska regulators approve first license for a legal marijuana business; Juneau cooking prodigy sails to White House on a crêpe; U.S. Forest Service seeks public comment on proposed Wrangell Timber Sale; in Whittier, loss of seafood processor a big blow; stabbing victim may have actually been bear mauling victim according to police; canoe landings kick off Celebration 2016 Download Audio
A young drummer at the grand entrance to Celebration 2014. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Lawmakers worry over effects of PFD legislation on inflation; Repsol latest in string of oil companies to leave Chukchi Sea; following ousting of mayor Brower, North Slope elections yield no successor; memo: US Attorney General to visit Alaska Friday; federal law enforcement search cabs and homes in Bethel alcohol investigation; moose shot within Denali National Park; rangers investigate; DOT looks to reduce rock fall from Nenana River Canyon onto highway; Juneau Hydropower a step away from crucial license; smartphone apps encourage local involvement in a changing climate; PenAir faces complications getting Saab 2000's off the ground; UAF researcher receives grant to utilize peptides in vaccines; Celebration 2016 aims to renew youth engagement in culture Download Audio

Senate passes bill cutting Permanent Fund dividends in half; as Stock cuts non-partisan path, bits of blue show through; unions say pipeline operator risks spill in Prince William Sound; Alaska troopers and FBI agents raid illegal alcohol sellers in Bethel; remains of Kodiak fire victim identified; UAA survey tracks rate of sexual assault, misconduct; energy audits, a possible solution to elevating Southeast electricity costs; looking back on the buyback — activists remember events that protected Kachemak Bay Download Audio

Conference committee passes House oil and gas tax bill, Seaton urges Walker to veto; DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose; new national project focusing on race in schools begins in Anchorage; record rainfall leads to flooding in Anchorage; cruise ship Infinity heads for repairs after crashing into Ketchikan dock; these sailing drones can teach us about life in the Bering Sea; UAF Looking To Expand HAARP Potential;

Gov. Walker declares June 3 as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day; Senate votes to lower health insurance premium increases for individuals and families; UA Board of Regents approves $909.8M operating budget; man in Wasilla shot by State Troopers after charging at them with a knife; BLM continues work on cleaning debris from North Slope oil drilling; U.S. Senate bill could give five Southeast “landless” Native groups land; Department of Environmental Conservation seeks herbicide for invasive Elodea plant; UAF researchers study effects of wildfires and thawing permafrost on carbon production; numerous fires reported with causes ranging from lightening strikes to human error; Download Audio

One dead and three injured in Kodiak fire; four senators -- including Ellis and Huggins -- won't seek re-election; candidate Sullivan says surprise candidacy followed call to Joe Miller; members of House panel, some begrudgingly, move tax bills; family of man who died in Anchorage jail files wrongful death lawsuit against the state; cooler weather eases burden of Medfra Fire; ferry budget changes, but schedule doesn’t; tires from 87 Merrill Field planes get slashed and vandalized; marine experts seek help finding entangled humpback; snow geese number rise after protective actions; walrus create issues for salmon fishing districts; Snow geese number rise after protective actions; Volunteers work to restore the amphibious plane, the Grumman Goose; Download Audio

Walker says the Legislature must pass his fiscal plan; with budget deal done, oil tax reform remains elusive; ex-Mayor Dan Sullivan challenges Murkowski; Legislature passes two bills aiding children in foster care; Medfra fire spreads rapidly, encompassing over 8,000 acres; State moves toward trial in Sockeye wildfire; pedestrian killed on Seward Highway south of Potter Marsh; Tanana Valley Fisheries Center to be opened early June; Haines transgender teen breaks barriers at state track meet Download Audio

Legislature votes to dip into budget reserve to pass state budget; father, son die in Glacier Bay capsizing; several fires plague Mat-Su over Memorial Day weekend; real winners in pot bonanza? Security companies; despite federal changes, ‘Eskimo’ still in use in Western Alaska; former Wrangell Institute property could see another boarding school; former UAF shooter prepares for his 4th Olympics; Fairbanks' largest care facility to be operated by Greater Community Hospital Foundation; Unalaska ambulance inherited by Chignik Download Audio