At low prices, North Slope production taxes could drop to zero; legislators offer $32.5 million for Anchorage LIO; landslide suit raises questions about Benchlands liability; House passes foster care improvement bill, says more needs to be done; House passes Indigenous Peoples Day bill; 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival starts in Bethel; Mat-Su map indicates little known streams; AK: Sitka, one of the best kept secrets for surfers; 49 Voices: Tribute to Annie Feidt
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Sanders fan vs. ‘superdelegate’: Re-enacting a 100-year feud; ex-EPA official Phil North returns to U.S. for lawsuit between EPA and Pebble; Petersburg schools testing down due to Kansas cable debacle; Legislative council meets to discuss fate of LIO building; Alaska experiences second warmest winter in last 90 years; cost to apply for a marijuana permit? $50K. If you’re lucky; Palmer's Meat and Sausage fights to stay open; tractor falls in Tuntutuliak River causing oil spill; study evaluates economic impact of 'quiet recreation' on BLM lands; new high-quality digital Alaska maps available to the public Download Audio

Breaking down Alaska's oil and gas tax credits; economist urges lawmakers to address deficit uncertainty; state officials propose program to address rising health insurance rates; Senate Bill 91 relies on reinvestment to reduce crime; new record low sea ice extent forces Navy camp evacuation; Pavlof still rumbling, but no more ash clouds; UAA women prepare for national title game against Lubbock Christian; UAF mountaineering class recovers from avalanche Download Audio

Four bills aimed at cutting state costs raise local concerns; ‘Huge anomaly’: warm winter limits sea-ice formation, experts say; Murkowski holds hearings to discuss public lands handling; 'Gateways for Growth': New plan to make Municipality more inclusive; severed cable in Kansas hampers test grading in Sitka; Ketchikan responders train for terrorism; Russian and American officials sign wildlife management agreement; Peninsula 'Food Hubs' set to launch in May Download Audio

Bill increasing contributions to pensions proposed in AK Senate; bill requiring background checks for marijuana sellers in limbo; flights cancelled as Pavlov continues to spew ash; Alaska Supreme Court: State must enforce Central Council’s child support orders; Juneau to Barrow, data shows Sanders landslide consistent across state; ‘Roadless Rule’ gets small victory due to Supreme Court inaction; US-Russian exchange discusses spring breakup flooding solutions; Arctic submarine maneuvers test capability below the ice Download Audio

Robocalls and rallies as Dems enter caucus mode in Alaska; climate uncertainty prompts questions on dam studies; UA Board formally opposes campus conceal-carry bill; mayor's office reporting $14 million surplus from first quarter; state troopers not setting up command post for Arctic Man; and more Download Audio

Judge declares legislature’s Anchorage LIO lease illegal; Walker to lawmakers: Putting off sustainable budget is ‘wholly unacceptable’; Golden Valley Electric investigates coal plant explosion; 'The Hunting Ground' aids Title IX discussion at UAF; Fish and Game look to round up invasive starlings; two distillery apps vie for one Skagway license; Gold Medal Basketball Tournament has urban origins, village tradition Download Audio

Savings on tax credits for oil and gas not as high as proposed; Canadian company seeks building railroad linking with Trans-Alaska Pipeline; bill banning sex ed from abortion providers moves forward in House; several groups criticize Walker's handling of fisheries; retreating sea ice: good for walruses, bad for indigenous communities; Sitka basketball team rescues six-plex occupants from fire; 'The Grand Bargain' seeks to improve Sitka communities; rare Aluutiq quiver now part of Kodiak Museum; Skagway to host largest cruise ship to sail Alaska waters Download Audio
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Supreme Court sides with Sturgeon in case challenging NPS authority; cancelled troop cut at JBER contrary to cuts in Lower 48; plan to replace tanker escort in Prince William Sound raises concerns in Valdez; legislature proposes dipping into PFD; Knik Crossing loan denied; officials meet in Anchorage to discuss Susitna Dam; Haines Freeride 2016: ‘It’s been a powerful competition’; Blessing of Herring Rock: A yearly ceremony to bring fish to Sitka Download Audio

JBER cuts put on hold; low oil prices not ideal for state budget; tax credits reduced for oil and gas companies; irreversibility of climate change discussed at Arctic Science Summit; new mariculture initiative to help boost shellfish farming; Zita Air adds passenger service to Bristol Bay communities; Emmonak fire destroys five buildings; some of the fastest teams ever among top ten Iditarod finishers Download Audio

Walker: No update on Alaska LNG before April; Arctic Council meeting ends, climate change among topics; State loses bid for easements near Chicken; renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali recognized by tribal officials; scientists use ice wedges to chart climate change in the Arctic; West High senior to defend Alaska’s national Poetry Out Loud title; AK: New “marriage” between Iditarod and politics; 49 Voices: Patricia Ratcliff of Anchorage Download Audio
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DOD backing JBER unit remaining; Some questioning power equalization fund; Wolf control prompting more cooperation; Scientists still surprised by dying birds; Cruz, Trump awarded Alaska delegates; Anchorage producing new land use plan; Tribal government pushing for environmental analysis; Sitka science center nurturing new creature; Freeride tour returns to Haines Download Audio
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Obama's Supreme Court nomination draws criticism and praise; push to label GE food, including salmon, has staunch opponents; Arctic Council arrives in Fairbanks; State contemplates how it will pay for the budget; lawmakers struggle to fund pioneer senior homes; Ken Koelsch wins Juneau mayor’s seat; Houston at the forefront of Mat-Su marijuana legislation; Bristol Bay fishermen tour the East Coast Download Audio
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BP lays of Anchorage workers; Obama OKs draft for offshore drilling; mitigation policies criticized; BLM director tours North Slope; Seavey roars to Iditarod win; Sass disappears from front; drones becoming more popular in Arctic; Juneau goes to the polls; the "Blob" returns; pot petitions duel in Juneau Download Audio
Pete Kaiser mushing into the White Mountain checkpoint. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

Father and son face off in Iditarod sprint finish; Sarah Palin shows at Trump rally despite husband’s accident in Alaska; Trump’s take on public land bucks Western trend; $63 million more in cuts voted by Alaska Senate; 'Blob' of warm water threatens marine mammals in the Pacific; Martin Buser deals with blackout pain after fall on Iditarod Trail; Covenant House seeks to help prevent sexual crimes; Sitka High workshop teaches kids to make guitars, among other projects Download Audio

Sass and Zirkle lead Iditarod down Yukon River; Native leaders urge Senators to give fair hearing to Obama’s Supreme Court nominee; Walker requires state agencies to improve efficiency; PFD voter initiative gets on ballot; protection of bodies of water to be delegated by legislature; Aging Southeast: Older residents impact region’s economy; AK: Transitioning from addictions of youth to sober adulthood; 49 Voices: Bulou Croker of Anchorage Download Audio

Senators pan Arctic agreement as Canadian leader visits U.S.; both chambers of Alaska Congress prepare to vote on budget; a King’s march to the mighty Yukon River; Alaska Republicans holding conventions this month; Aging Southeast: Seniors find purpose, friendship at The Bridge; Bethel school finds new home in vacated grocery store Download Audio

Cuts to PFD could ripple across the economy; budget proposal sent to House floor; proposed criminal justice reform bill under scrutiny; Sullivan says JBER troop cut not reversed yet; Dallas Seavey leads Iditarod pack into Cripple; Arctic Science Summit gets underway at UAF; Aging Southeast: Bunking with the family in Petersburg Download Audio

Ivy Spohnholz named to fill vacant Gruenberg seat; USFW chief says no to delay of Tongass timber transition; Foster care and services for Native children now handled by largest tribal government; Brent Sass, Noah Burmeister, and Dallas Seavey race on to McGrath; Dallas Seavey: Iditarod reaches a turning point in Nikolai; Aging Southeast: Assisted living comes up short; Alaska musicians get creative for Tiny Desk Contest Download Audio

Low oil prices lead BP to lower number of drills at Prudhoe Bay; what’s so critical about polar bear habitat?; shooting outside Dimond Courthouse leaves one woman dead; House passes bill protecting those who use antidote overdoses; to survive a brutal trail, Iditarod mushers tweak sleds; Southeast Alaska growing faster than rest of state; Kodiak Ancestral Remains to Return Home