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The nitty-gritty rules that will shape Anchorage's cannabis industry

The nitty-gritty rules that will shape Anchorage’s cannabis industry

Assembly members in Anchorage have passed a bundle of rules that will shape the business landscape for the state’s largest commercial cannabis market in the months ahead.
February 9, 2016
'Kill the Indian' challenges artistic boundaries in Alaska

‘Kill the Indian’ challenges artistic boundaries in Alaska

Three provocative new exhibits at the Anchorage Museum showcase changing boundaries within Alaska's contemporary art scene.
February 9, 2016
Anchorage to buy ConocoPhillips gas field for $152M

Anchorage to buy ConocoPhillips gas field for $152M

After months of closed door meetings, the city has worked out a deal to buy a section of the Beluga River Unit owned by ConcoPhillips since the 80s. Download Audio
February 8, 2016
New, easy tool to check SNAP eligibility could help Alaska's economy

New, easy tool to check SNAP eligibility could help Alaska’s economy

If everyone who was eligible for SNAP benefits applied for the program, $65 million would be added to the state's economy. A new tool makes checking eligibility easy. Download Audio
February 8, 2016
Price tag on LIO sale: $37M

Price tag on LIO sale: $37M

The developer says the sale would save the state $2,052,000 over the next nine years of the existing lease, and eliminates the potential for lawsuits if legislators walk away from the agreement. Download Audio
February 5, 2016
Final cannabis laws hammered out in Anchorage

Final cannabis laws hammered out in Anchorage

During public testimony, residents gave feedback on the finer points of the zoning and licence requirements nearing their final form.
February 4, 2016
Anchorage paramedic travels to Greece to help with rescues

Anchorage paramedic travels to Greece to help with rescues

Anchorage resident Teresa Gray just returned from volunteering in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. Gray is a retired paramedic who was moved to volunteer for three weeks in January with a relief organization based in Ireland, after she saw the tragic and widely circulated photograph of a small refugee boy who died and washed up on a beach. Download Audio
February 3, 2016

Mat-Su takes up pot codes

Mat Su Borough commercial marijuana codes are ready for Assembly debate, but some want the panel to hold off until after an October election.
February 3, 2016

AK House passes military code of justice reforms

The state House today passed a bill designed to strengthen the state's Military Code of Justice. It passed on a 39-0 vote with one member absent, and now goes to the state Senate. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, a Republican from Anchorage, says the revisions create a state code which is similar to the federal code. The code would apply to military members in Alaska not covered by federal regulations, such as many members of the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio
February 3, 2016
Summit explores achieving racial equity in Alaska

Summit explores achieving racial equity in Alaska

The First Alaskans Institute hosted a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage this week. The event's dialogues focused on what racial equity is and how we can start to achieve it. Part of the first step -- having difficult conversations. Download Audio
February 3, 2016

45 days later, a proposal with few details on LIO building

Tuesday was the deadline set by the Legislative Council to figure out a plan for the controversial lease on the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage. Download Audio
February 2, 2016

Officials investigating Wasilla shooting deaths

Law enforcement officials are investigating two shooting deaths near Wasilla. The victims are identified as Renee Millard, age 40, and 10-year 0ld Dean Millard. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to the sound of gunfire at a rural residence in the Meadow Lakes area sometime after 8 am on Monday. According to Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters, two people in an Autumn Lane residence were found deceased shortly afterward. Download Audio
February 2, 2016

MTA ballot seeks deregulation

Matanuska Telephone Association is asking its members to vote against a Regulatory Commission of Alaska phone service charge.
February 1, 2016

Two homicide victims identified by APD

Anchorage Police have released the names of the two victims found early Thursday morning on a beach near a local park. They are 19 year old Selina Annette Mullenax and 20 year old Foreignne Aubert-Morissette. Police are releasing few details in the case, including cause and time of death, pending autopsy results. Download Audio
January 29, 2016
Police and public health officials collaborate to combat Spice

Police and public health officials collaborate to combat Spice

According to the latest figures 9.7 percent of emergency transports are spice-related emergencies across the municipality. Now, the city is pulling together a broad spectrum of experts from different fields to develop long term strategies.
January 28, 2016

Unpopular AMP tests to be replaced

In a surprise statement late Tuesday night, Alaska education commissioner Mike Hanley said the Alaska Measures of Progress tests would be dropped for the 2016-2017 school year while the state considers "new assessment structures." Download Audio
January 27, 2016
Spice conference convenes as overdoses in Anchorage persist

Spice conference convenes as overdoses in Anchorage persist

Medical emergencies connected with synthetic cannabinoids remain stubbornly high in Anchorage -- 6 to 8 percent of daily calls for hospital transport, according to Fire Department officials. City officials are convening for a two-day workshop to try to address the Spice epidemic. Download Audio
January 27, 2016
Palmer sculptor heats up the art scene

Palmer sculptor heats up the art scene

Palmer sculptor Pat Garley's Arctic Fires Bronze Sculpture Works is a gathering place for local artists. Listen now:
January 26, 2016

Rash of car thefts unnerves Anchorage

Sixteen cars were stolen in a single 24-hour period in Anchorage, starting yesterday (Jan. 25) and running through this morning (Jan. 26). Download Audio
January 26, 2016
Magnitude scale a poor measure of localized shaking

Magnitude scale a poor measure of localized shaking

After an earthquake like the one that struck Cook Inlet on Sunday morning, everyone wants to know how big it was. Scientists use a magnitude scale to describe the size of an earthquake. But getting to that number is a complicated process. And it has some major limitations. Download Audio
January 25, 2016