Israel Keyes commits suicide in prison. U.S. budget cuts could be a big blow to Alaska. Enstar warns it’s customers to be prepared for a gas shortage. Fairbanks wood smoke battle continues. Rumrunners may lose its liquor license. Alaska could lose up o $700 million in revenue next year.
KSKA: Friday, 12/7 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/8 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 12/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/8 at 5:00pm
Revisiting the “Fairbanks Four” 15 years later. Where is the secession impulse heading now? How did Black Friday affect Anchorage’s consumer market? Buccaneer Oil has high hopes for drilling in Alaska. Lawmakers rally against renewing Rumrummers’ liquor license. The Anchorage School District to cut 100 jobs next year. The Mat-Su ferry may have found a home in the Marianas Islands.
KSKA: Friday, 11/30 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/1 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 11/30 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/1 at 5:00pm
Looking back at the state-wide election. The legislature has been reorganized. Lawyer claims House District 38 results suggest racial gerrymandering. What should be expected of Gov. Parnell this session. The U.S. is predicted to be the world’s largest oil producer by 2020, what does that mean for Alaska? The Anchorage Assembly approves a $475 million budget.
KSKA: Friday, 11/16 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/17 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 11/16 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/17 at 5:00pm
Democrats lose seats in the Alaska legislature. What’s likely to happen in the unfinished race between Hollis French and Bob Bell? Republicans Click Bishop, Pete Kelly and John Coghill win key Interior Alaska Senate seats. Don Young handily wins reelection. All Southcentral Alaska judges are retained. What happened with the Constitutional Convention ballot question?
KSKA: Friday, 11/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 11/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 5:00pm
Legislators asking voters to approve $433 million in bond projects, including $50 million for the Port of Anchorage. How are Alaskans affected by Hurricane Sandy? Three subsistence fishermen found guilty of fishery law violations. Campaign season wraps up as the Nov. 6 election draws near. The Anchorage Assembly eyes reapportionment. Social conservatives target Judge Sen Tan, who is up for retention on this year’s ballot
KSKA: Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm
TV: Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm
The Alaska Federation of Natives conference concludes in Anchorage. What is happening with the APOC hearing on a complaint against Bob Bell? There are $50 million in bonds for the Port of Anchorage on the November ballot. “Protesters say No to Outside money in politics.” Murder suspect Israel Keyes home is searched by police again. New Cook Inlet analysis raises LNG gas concerns.
KSKA: Friday, 10/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan releases revised proposal for municipal budget. Crime declines in Anchorage, except in rapes and robberies. Heroin use is growing and affecting more and more people. Cook Inlet Housing talks about a major revitalization of a portion of the Spenard area. The Alaska Supreme Court gives gadfly Andree McCleod a partial victory in her court case challenging former Gov. Sarah Palin’s use of a private e-mail account to conduct state business. A Fairbanks woman was arrested for forging signatures on an initiative petition.
KSKA: Friday, 10/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 5:00pm
The Alaska First Coalition spending money in support of the state Senate’s bi-partisan coalition. Is “reform” really the right word to use in the current oil tax debate? Senate candidate Bob Bell’s $1 million contract with BP. Superior court judge upholds the parental notification law. Fairbanks wraps up its municipal elections. The Big Three oil companies report to Gov. Parnell on the proposed gas line. Fairbanks struggling with the high energy costs. Early voting begins in Alaska.
KSKA: Friday, 10/12 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/13 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/12 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/13 at 5:00pm
Mayor Dan Sullivan presents the assembly with two versions of the Anchorage Municipal budget. Mayor Sullivan sticks with the sidewalk law. The major Alaska energy companies estimate that a liquefied natural gas project would cost up to $65 billion. BP paid Republican Senate candidate Bob Bell’s firm $1 million for contract work. Early voting has already started in other states, especially Ohio. In Alaska you can vote early by absentee ballot – in person – 15 days out from the election.
KSKA: Friday, 10/5 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/6 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/5 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/6 at 5:00pm
Southcentral starts to clean up after a series of September storms. Issues regarding the Wishbone Hill coal development resurface in the Valley. The Mat-Su Borough election takes place next week. Coleman Barney is sentenced in his Fairbanks militia trial. Gov. Parnell wants to break up the Senate Bi-Partisan Coalition. How has money affected this fall’s elections? Concerns raised about the availability of natural gas to Anchorage in the future.
KSKA: Friday, 9/28 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/28 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 5:00pm
The Alaska Permanent Fund will be $878 this year. The International Association of Chiefs of Police make their recommendations from the audit of APD. The detox center at the Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage is suspended. A new coalition is pushing cuts in oil taxes and an increase in oil production. Shell Oil calls it quits for the year.
KSKA: Friday, 9/21 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/22 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/21 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/22 at 5:00pm
Shell starts drilling, then calls it off as sea ice approached. A massive wind storm enveloped Anchorage last week. Ballot measure 1 has passed. The Mat-Su ferry has a big for sale sign on it, but who are potential buyers? Parents of chronically truant students may face criminal charges. The Joe Miller lawsuit against the Fairbanks North Star Borough has come to an end. Gov. Parnell says the state will no longer cooperate on NPR-A development unless some of the state’s ideas are implemented.
KSKA: Friday, 9/14 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/15 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/14 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/15 at 5:00pm
A massive wind storm hits Anchorage. The cost of health care in Alaska. The election is over but the vote counts continue. West Anchorage is getting a “mixed-use development,” complete with a bistro. The Matanuska River continues to swallow houses. The Anthony Rollins civil suits cost the Municipality of Anchorage over $5 million. After being at the center of 2008 convention coverage, Sarah Palin was invisible at the 2012 GOP convention.
KSKA: Friday, 9/7 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/8 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/8 at 5:00pm
Both ballot propositions fall in the Primary Election. Two Republic incumbents lose their primary election bids. Approximately 10 new members join the Alaska House of Representatives. Don Young takes the Republican nomination in dominating fashion. Voter turnout comes in at under 25 percent.
KSKA: Friday, 8/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 5:00pm
More information released on the APD shooting of Harry Smith. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visits Alaska. Senator Murkowski spars with the Obama administration on NPR-A. Former state Senator Al Adams passes away.
KSKA: Friday, 8/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 5:00pm
EPA holds the latest round of hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine. Gov. Sean Parnell is determined to get a Republican majority. Oil companies prepare to begin work at Point Thompson. The Alaska Renewable Energy Fair starts on August 10. Congressman Don Young tells a Fairbanks business audience that it’s time to forget about the EPA. The state will not re-try accused murderer Mechele Linehan. Gov. Parnell says no to insurance exchanges.
KSKA: Friday, 8/10 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/11 at 6:00pm
BP has very poor quarterly report. The ongoing saga of the Mat-Su ferry continues. Debates over the coastal zone management initiative heat up. Alaska Native suicide rates remain high. A Valdez couple admits to failing to pay $190,000 in income taxes and penalties. Around 4,000 summer fisheries workers in a government-sponsored program won’t be returning next year. The Fisheries Board throws a lifeline to set netters. The state of Alaska puts out new regulations dealing with one aspect of abortion.
KSKA: Friday, 8/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 8/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 5:00pm
As the election campaign heats up, we have seen a reincarnation of the group Backbone, which has interjected itself not only in the oil-tax debate but the elections. Oil prices have subsided – and this has serious implications for the state, especially the state budget. The Alcohol Beverage Control Board has switched locations. Formerly under law enforcement, it is now under commerce. Former Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller has become an on-line publisher. A study shows Fairbanks is paying double the national average for its utility bills. There’s a salmon shortage in the Bush, especially on the major rivers. Do we know why?
KSKA: Friday, 7/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 5:00pm
Eleven people indicted in a $19 million tax fraud case. More than 100 uncounted ballots from the Muni election were found in a closet in Anchorage. The Federal Subsistence board grapples with low Kenai bull moose numbers. Governor says let the feds handle the state health insurance exchange. Valerie Sifsof disappears after walking away from the Granite Creek campground after a dispute with her boyfriend. Fire Island wind project moving forward. An interesting development involving low-power FM licenses and tribes.
KSKA: Friday, 7/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 5:00pmpm
Senators hold hearings across Alaska on gas prices. Conflict created by the proposed expansion of the Ted Stevens International Airport. Questions linger about the Mount Marathon Race. Shell moves ahead with Arctic development plans. The Alaska Dome is seeking tax relief. Some Senate Republicans are campaigning against the Senate coalition. Schaeffer Cox fires attorney Nelson Traverson.
KSKA: Friday, 7/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 5:00pm p.m.