A months long search has yielded two candidates with very different experience across Alaska's schools. Download Audio

A plane that crashed near Anchorage killing all four aboard on April 20 was engaged in aerial photography over Birchwood at the time of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday released the first of three reports on the incident. Download Audio

The total price-tag on Anchorage's 2016 operating budget is about $488 million, up slightly, with uncertainties lingering from extended legislative session.

Two people are dead after a crash over the weekend on the Seward Highway north of Girdwood. Alaska State Troopers responded to the collision just after 7 p.m. Saturday. Download Audio

A pilot avoided injury in Wasilla over the weekend, after a mechanical mishap. Download Audio

A new community organization is building support networks through churches to help families in crisis before child abuse has a chance to start. Download Audio

The Port of Anchorage is literally coming apart, threatening to upend the state's essential supply chain in what officials have called "a slow motion disaster." Every year, millions are spent just combating the rapid corrosion of the Port's basic infrastructure. But without hundreds of millions for major rehabilitation work approved by lawmakers, the nexus point for much of the state's fuel, food, and building supplies is at risk. Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes has part two in our series about the port. Download Audio
Emergency vehicles near the scene of a plane crash in Birchwood on April 20, 2016. (Photo by Ellen Lockyer/Alaska Public Media)

Emergency crews from the Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and investigators are on the scene of a plane crash site at Beach Lake Road in Birchwood.
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Many children in foster care will go back to their parents, so maintaining the bond between them is necessary. But sometimes that takes a little community support. Download Audio
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Foster kids who don't feel like they belong act out. The solution? Foster parents are working harder to make kids into family. Download Audio

Nearly 3,000 kids are in foster care in Alaska. The system is overburdened. The first of five parts looks at what's going on at the Office of Children's Services. Download Audio

A week and a half after ballots were cast, outstanding votes in Anchorage's municipal election have all been counted. Download Audio

Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm in Wasilla produces food for prisons around the state and donates thousands of pounds of produce to the Food Bank. But some say the most important thing is helping the inmates find direction. Download Audio

One man who grew up in Alaska but was undocumented as a child was barred from returning home from Russia for seven years. Download Audio

Results on Girdwood police, school bond, and race for school board seat are all liable to change in days ahead.

Matanuska Susitna Borough taxpayers question how much of their money is being spent to fund Port MacKenzie operations. Download Audio

Though money is set aside for controversial building purchase, the Senate's version of the capital budget is more notable for what's left out. Download Audio

Crews worked throughout the night to splice 550 threads.