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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
Redington first in Northern Lights 300, despite quake

Redington first in Northern Lights 300, despite quake

Thirty mushers in the Northern Lights 300 sled dog race were on the trail when a strong earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska early Sunday morning. Download Audio
January 25, 2016
Unnerved but unharmed, Anchorage residents tidy up after 7.1 quake

Unnerved but unharmed, Anchorage residents tidy up after 7.1 quake

In Anchorage, Portage and the Mat-Su Valley the earthquake knocked out power to thousands of homes. By midday Sunday, electricity had been restored to all but a handful of homes.
January 24, 2016
Alaska soldiers talk Bergdahl, Serial podcast

Alaska soldiers talk Bergdahl, Serial podcast

But what Alaska soldiers who served with Bergdahl are saying about the case and podcast depends on who you ask. Download Audio
January 22, 2016

Northern Lights 300 pack heads to Finger Lake

Mushers leave the chute at Big Lake in this year's Northern Lights 300.
January 22, 2016

Mayors want tax share scheme for future gasline

Although an Alaska LNG project is in the future, the mayors of boroughs impacted by the project want to make sure they get a fair share of any taxes on the future gas line. Download Audio
January 21, 2016
Vets concerned about Wasilla monument

Vets concerned about Wasilla monument

A planned senior care project near Wasilla has hit a wall... literally.  It seems the design for the specialized nursing complex intrudes on space now occupied by the Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial, and some local veterans say they are not backing down in their stand against moving the wall. Download Audio
January 19, 2016

Comment due on Mental Health Trust lease to Usibelli

Alaska's Mental Health Trust Land's Office is in the process of determining the issue of a ground lease of Trust land to Usibelli Coal. The approximately 95-acre parcel is located adjacent to Usibelli's Wishbone Hill prospect near Palmer.
January 18, 2016
Slaughterhouse shutdown prompts ag community to mobilize

Slaughterhouse shutdown prompts ag community to mobilize

Matanuska Valley ranchers and farmers turned out Tuesday at a Palmer meeting to let state lawmakers know that they want Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage to remain in business. Download Audio
January 14, 2016
New tech and political clout put toward homeless campers

New tech and political clout put toward homeless campers

The Anchorage Mayor's office is throwing its weight behind initiatives to end homelessness, a problem the administration says has intensified in recent years. As social service providers gather data on homeless individuals, they're pairing new technology with an increased level of political support. Download Audio
January 14, 2016

NTSB releases preliminary report in downtown crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says wreckage from a small airplane that struck a downtown Anchorage building last month was incinerated in the post-crash fire. Download Audio
January 13, 2016
UA president paints bleak fiscal picture

UA president paints bleak fiscal picture

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen offered his “State of the University” Tuesday night. Johnsen’s remarks were made on campus and carried on the web and broadcast on radio. His remarks did not depart much from earlier statements he’s made that tough choices lie ahead. Download Audio
January 13, 2016
Marijuana tax to go before Anchorage voters

Marijuana tax to go before Anchorage voters

Both law-makers and industry advocates support the proposed five percent tax, but disagreements over regulation continue to grow. Download Audio
January 13, 2016
APD investigating officer-involved shooting

APD investigating officer-involved shooting

Anchorage police responding to a disturbance at a home shot and killed a man Tuesday night.
January 13, 2016
Private contractor adds staff to handle VA service problems

Private contractor adds staff to handle VA service problems

TriWest will cover salary costs for six new employees embedded within Alaska VA to improve appointments and healthcare, primarily in the communities on the road system. Download Audio
January 12, 2016

Mat-Su grant targets parents in bolstering family well-being

Something as simple as a family meal can go a long way in the fight against drug addiction. New parents are getting support in child rearing skills from a Mat-Su program that focuses on preventing the seeds of drug dependency from taking root in the youngest children. Download Audio
January 12, 2016
Industry opposes Anchorage pot tax, excessive regulations

Industry opposes Anchorage pot tax, excessive regulations

Two separate items coming before the Anchorage Assembly will shape the state's largest market for commercial cannabis for years to come. And industry representatives are worried it'll be for the worse.
January 11, 2016