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Incidences of gun violence at schools in the U.S. are increasingly dominating the national spotlight, raising questions about school security and what can be done to ensure the safety of students. Anchorage schools are taking a proactive approach. Listen Now

Heavy snow over the weekend in parts of Southcentral Alaska has forecasters urging caution in the backcountry due to heightened avalanche danger. Listen Now

Two people were killed in a Christmas Eve double homicide in Anchorage. Listen Now
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Without much snow, the last couple of years have been tough for many winter-sport enthusiasts across Southcentral Alaska, especially cross-country skiers. And conditions have forced an Anchorage organization to rely on artificial methods to keep the ski community alive in the state's largest city. Listen Now

In a departure from big wish lists of the past, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's legislative request has only one capital budget project, coupled with a number of law changes designed to give local governments more financial flexibility. Listen Now

An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old man in a double homicide at Anchorage's Point Woronzof in January of this year. Listen Now

The women's volleyball team from the University of Alaska Anchorage had its best-ever finish over the weekend. The Seawolves claimed second place in the NCAA Division II National Tournament, ultimately losing in the championship game. Listen Now

The Anchorage Police Department is moving closer to a years-long goal of boosting the size of the force. On Thursday, 26 new officers will graduate from the department's second police academy of the year. And in a few weeks, 31 additional officers will enter a third academy. Listen Now
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

The Anchorage Assembly passed a $504 million operating budget during it’s Tuesday night meeting, up slightly from last year’s budget of $488 million. Increases are going primarily to pay for a larger police force. Listen Now 
Anchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department's West Anchorage training facility. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)

Anchorage Police said the gun used to "ambush" and shoot one of its officers early Saturday has now been linked to five area murders -- committed from early July through late August. Listen Now

The state is continuing its mission to privatize Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage plant. The Department of Natural Resources' Board of Agriculture and Conservation issued requests for proposals Friday to lease or purchase the plant.

Anchorage police are investigating robberies at two Holiday gas stations they believe are related.
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A Kotzebue man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting a partially-disabled woman.

A man was indicted last week by an Anchorage grand jury for allegedly attacking a woman with a machete.

Anchorage police responded to two overnight shootings that left one person dead and one in critical condition.

A late-season fire near near Sutton is keeping fire crews on their toes. The Moose Creek Fire was reported early Saturday morning, and as of Sunday afternoon is charted at around 300 acres. Listen Now

The Anchorage Police Department is joining 100 other police departments around the country to provide more data and information to their respective communities. Listen Now

Four teens have been indicted for their roles in an Anchorage shooting death last month. The teens are accused of shooting 40-year-old Paula Zorawski on Sept. 22 when she answered the door of her East Anchorage home.

To cut? Or tax? That is the conundrum state lawmakers are facing in the midst of a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall. There are options on the table, but consensus on a fix remains elusive. A recent study looked at how different scenarios would affect Alaska's short-term economy. Listen Now

With the impending announcement of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend, travel deals are heating up. And this weekend, some of the companies with the best PFD deals will be under one roof.