Progressives make voices heard at Sullivan town hall; Rally urges lawmakers to preserve state education funding; Hilcorp will assess Cook Inlet gas line after "permanent" fix; Food security meeting seeks input; New road and landowner collaboration key to harvesting young growth Tongass timber; Yukon subsistence fishermen needed to collect king salmon samples; House passes bill banning wolf harvest in northeast Denali Park; State asks for mule deer sightings due to concern about spread of moose winter tick; As states tighten restrictions on ivory, Skagway carvers worry about the future Listen now

Police Memorial Day in Fairbanks pays tribute to last year's fallen officer; Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sales set for June; Preventing human trafficking of homeless youth by building connections; Juneau’s homeless population prefers Marine Park over Thane campground; Report: Melting of Arctic sea ice taking heavy toll on marine species; CEO: Possible Sitka Community Hospital merger raises ‘complexity’ of hospital’s challenges; AK: New book of poetry explores indigenous thought; 49 Voices: James Hart of Haines Listen now

State House, Senate call for each other to give ground, Walker hopes for compromise; $50 million budget cut latest indicator of waning support for state gasline project; Interior nominee sees 'clean slate' on land in trust; Pebble forms advisory committee to help with range of issues; Uber, Lyft could be back in Alaska by June; Request denied for additional restrictions on Cooper king salmon harvest; State says harsh conditions, not aging infrastructure, culprit in Cook Inlet gas leak; NOAA looks to give up potentially mineral-rich Fairbanks property; Kodiak biologists to conduct bear population survey; Nation's first group of K-12 Russian immersion students graduates from West Anchorage High Listen now

No budget plan unveiled as legislative session ends; Legislature approves all but one of Walker's cabinet picks; Young OK with special counsel, rues 'media hype'; Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud; Sinkhole pops up at Ft. Wainwright; Mayor's veto cuts Mat-Su education budget; New trooper boss talks priorities on first day; Repair season under way on ‘just about every road in Alaska’; Kodiak prepares for infectious disease with ebola simulation; UA president discusses search for new individual campus' leadership; From gangs to a grad: A former inmate celebrates finishing college; At Bartlett High, a student meteorologist delivers the forecast Listen now

Sullivan calls for White House 'discipline'; Murkowski mulls special prosecutor; Sullivan discusses broad spectrum of topics with statewide listeners on Talk of Alaska; Anchorage sees 14 homicide victims so far this year, faster rate than during record year; Senate sends oil tax credit overhaul back to the House; Legislature begins voting on Walker cabinet picks, starting with oil and gas commissioner; After stern state letter and a loss, lone Anchorage pot club closes; Former state Supreme Court justice to receive national awards for civics education; Less sea ice means shorter hunting season for polar bears and scientists; Closure of Interior’s only dairy shows vulnerability of Alaska’s food security; Ask a Climatologist: Sizing up Alaska’s summer; Fans watch first Tlingit Miss Alaska reach final 10 in Miss USA contest Listen now

With deadline looming, how much does the legislature still have on its plate?; In first townhall in Interior Alaska, crowd engages with Sullivan; Alaska tourism rates at an all-time high last summer; Simple cabins to be built to house Alaska homeless; Alaska professor, student to study impact of whale watching; New regulations to reduce fine particle pollution in Interior Alaska; Boat owners fooled by website charging high prices for vessel documentation; Could Norway be an Alaskan model for prison reform?; Nursing Narratives turns the spotlight on unique experiences; DJs discuss the sound of the Arctic at NxN festival Listen now

Sockeye fire verdict: Not guilty; EPA settles with Pebble, clears permitting path for mine; Senate votes down state income tax; More than 200 Anchorage teachers to receive layoff notices; State gasline corporation raises specter of eminent domain; Funding for pro-road group approved by Juneau Assembly; Murre colonies struggle to reproduce following die-off; AK: Feeding the hungry Susitna Valley residents; 49 Voices: Mackenzie Harvey of Eagle River Listen now

Tillerson gets earful on climate change from Arctic governments; Over a hundred people protest during Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks; Income tax on the Senate's plate tomorrow ; Lawyer arrested, charged with smuggling drugs to jailed client; Lawyer arrested, charged with smuggling drugs to jailed client; Sitka man indicted on three counts of murder in girlfriend’s death; Alaska Marine Highway drops price for Taku ferry; Stream temperature monitoring could provide insight into important fish populations; Kelp harvesters optimistic for Kodiak yield; After 40 years, Air Station Sitka maintains original mission Listen now

Rep. Eastman becomes first Alaska House member to be censured; Murkowski, Sullivan diverge in statements on Comey firing; Verdict looms in Sockeye Fire trial; Walker tells Assembly he expects revenues in fiscal plan; Return to sender: Juneau pot business blocked from mailing tax payments; Arctic representatives kick off Arctic Conference in Fairbanks; After high-level Arctic talks, the party moves to Anchorage; Experts outline benefits of boosting Arctic broadband; but some cite cultural 'concern'; Ask a Climatologist: Alaska wins the daylight prize Listen now

Alaska Senate leader eyes session extension if work remains; Alaska Federation of Natives keeping close eye on White House; F-35s fly first training missions in Alaska skies; $10 million allocated to North Pole flood control project; Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club welcomes new era with new name; City moves to make emergency shelter space permanent; New respite program helps homeless people heal; Snakewatch ends peacefully: 100-pound python, Sam, back at home in Meadow Lakes; Alutiiq community seeks city-owned property for Memorial Park; Ask a Climatologist: Tracking “green up” in Fairbanks Listen now

Rep. Eastman stands by controversial abortion statements, attacks media; Strong earthquake shakes near Adak, registering magnitude 6.4; New constitutional amendment would permanently set PFD to $1,250; Sitka man with Juneau ties charged with murder; Fairbanks sees third unsolved killing since April; Only 3 gallons spilled from Hilcorp platform in April, and it wasn't crude; Week of the Arctic: 'Very important' event showcases concerns, interests in region; Alaska students rally, walk out of class to support schools; Decades of trawl surveys help Bering Sea climate change research; Runaway melt: Alaska permafrost is thawing even in winter; After years of vacancy, Nome has an Animal Control Officer; Artist gives visual voice to domestic violence Listen now

Rural House members demand apology from Rep. Eastman over abortion remarks; Alaska Marine Highway System overseer resigns; As fire season approaches, trees and grasses have yet to green up; 25-acre fire hits Delta Junction; Juneau arson investigators' conference coincided with playground fire; After losing managing editor, Alaska Commons to close; Cultural landscape conference focuses on Native education; Alaska's first Hall of Fame teacher talks about mixing dancing and math; After large haul, Togiak herring fleet closes in on quota; AK: Close combat trooper training in Sitka; 49 Voices: Nina Lee of Anchorage Listen now

Rep. Young votes for health care bill, says he won pledges for more; Murkowski: Senate had duty to approve spending bill, avoid government shutdown; With two weeks remaining, legislators still slow on budget process; Hilcorp announces project to bypass oil terminal by Redoubt volcano; Attorneys indicate agreement close in Pebble mine lawsuit; Years of budget cuts hamper monitoring of Alaska earthquakes, including Monday’s; Fifth Russian aircraft interception in a month, but experts not alarmed; Fairbanks Borough taking comment on budget as budget teeters near cap; Mat-Su Borough approves budget; Off-duty Bethel police sergeant was driving vehicle that left one pedestrian dead, injured another; State Tustumena ferry delayed to July; Debate continues over role of Suboxone in primary care; Federal budget deal maintains Alaska arts funding, state lawmakers OK arts restructuring Listen now

Rep. Eastman: Some women ‘glad’ to be pregnant for Medicaid-funded travel for abortions; Young mum on health care bill; Murkowski knocks it; Conoco gives up stake in North Slope project seen as precursor to gas line; ADN reporter allegedly slapped by legislator in a stairwell; Enviros challenge legality of Trump's Arctic order; Alaska Sea Grant’s funding secure for now; Effort to ban Valdez pot sales fails in Municipal Election; Mat-Su 'snake watch' enters Day 2 with no sign of 100-pound python; NTSB says carbon monoxide impaired pilot before fatal crash; Study asks why species bounced back – or didn’t – after Exxon Valdez; Nowhere to turn, Wrangell e-waste event dumps electronics properly; Ask a Climatologist: April flips the warm switch in Alaska Listen now

State troopers leading efforts to recover pilot from crash site south of Chigniks; National omnibus bill contains Mental Health Trust-Tongass land trade; Alaska Native representatives offer support for income tax; Senate and House leaders provide different plans on addressing oil and gas tax credits; 17-foot python loose in Meadow Lakes, Mat-Su animal control warns; Northern Edge military exercise takes to Alaska's sea, air and land; Fairbanks North Star Borough looks to address F-35 deployments on community; How do retreating glaciers hit marine populations?; Haines master carver unveils carving honoring veterans; Alyssa London to showcase Tlingit design at Miss USA pageant Listen now

Earthquakes shake Southeast Alaska, Yukon communities; Supreme Court leaves polar bear habitat intact; Trump order baffles Bering Sea Elders; Computer finds income tax could help budget if oil price is low; Central Council working to put Juneau parcels into trust; Court rules civil commitment statutes don't apply to foster children, North Star Hospital; Anchorage firefighter's discrimination lawsuit set for trial; Gov. Walker signs bill recognizing the Black Americans who helped build the Alaska Highway; Ice-out guessing game in Nenana searches for winner as ice moves; Rhymes and Rhythms: Angoon poet Frank Sharp to be published Listen now

Trump lifts ban on Arctic offshore drilling; Secretary Tillerson to attend Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks; Oil prices shrink budget gap, but lawmakers remain far apart; Mat-Su Borough Assembly asked for more school funding; Salmon fishing predictions look bleak for Alaska inlet; Southeast Alaska tribal government moves into defense contracts; Century old mystery unlocked from Antarctic glacier; AK: From tree to cream; how birch syrup makes its way to dessert bowls; 49 Voices: Taylor Holman of Unalaska Listen now

Senate defies Walker’s call to weigh nominees; Trump to rescind Obama's 'permanent' Arctic leasing ban; Trump may have plans for Alaska, but not for its national monuments; US Postal Service blocks pot farm from shipping tax money; Labor issues loom for Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger; Construction at area's Air Force installations to inject $1.5 billion into Interior economy; Coast Guard cleans up graffiti on World War II bunker as tagging investigation continues; Lake and Peninsula School District to have shorter calendar next year; Internet improvements bode well for location-neutral workers in Haines; Pollen and mold season upon Alaskans; Native Youth Olympics kicks off for 47th year Listen now

Anchorage police determine one man responsible for 5 killings last summer; Alaska governor tries to force lawmakers to weigh nominees; In public testimony, most support state income tax bill; State's biggest military training exercise takes off next week; Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner; With loss of leader, Alaska Commons faces uncertain future; Wrangell’s Happy Cannabis given go-ahead, but its doors will remain closed; Government shutdown would close Skagway’s national park at the start of cruise ship season; Alaska city to get giant egg-shaped aircraft by 2019; Mariculture poised to come of age in Alaska; Two dead squid in two weeks: Coincidence?; Remote controlled kayaks ready for research at LeConte Glacier Listen now

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