Marijuana for sale at a dispensary in California. (Photo: Dank Depot via Flickr Creative Commons)

As permit applications trickle down from the state, local community groups are meeting prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open shop nearby. Download Audio
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Take a field trip to the moon through virtual reality and a cardboard box. Download Audio

Upsets over financing for school capital projects and a tax-cap calculation will leave Administration with budget challenges, though more liberal-leaning Assembly. Download Audio

Live coverage for the 2016 Anchorage Municipal Election from Alaska Public Media.

Hundreds of emergency workers and volunteers joined in a mass casualty exercise in Palmer over the weekend. The simulated train - school bus wreck tested the abilities of all public safety personnel in the Matanuska Susitna Borough.

On top of Assembly and School Board seats, Anchorage has several controversial bonds and tax measures on the municipal ballot.

The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell 78-73 to Lubbock Christian on Monday in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in Indianapolis. Download Audio

The state House passed a foster care improvement bill Friday afternoon. Under the new legislation, the state would put a stronger focus on finding foster kids permanent homes and prioritize placing them with relatives when possible. Download Audio

A mapping project in the Matanuska Susitna Borough indicates the area's watershed contains more miles of streams than previously known. Download Audio

The state government would buy the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage for $32.5 million, under a recommendation made Thursday night by the Legislative Council. Download Audio

The state's Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) today Thursday heard public comments on a new proposal that could keep Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage open Download Audio
Anchorage Vision Zero

Anchorage is joining a global campaign to eliminate traffic-related deaths. The muni is gathering public comments from drivers, bikers, walkers, and everyone else to try to achieve Vision Zero.

Senate Bill 91, the omnibus crime bill, is working its way through the Senate Finance Committee. In its current form, it would save the state about $150 million over the next five years, but advocates say it will only make the community safer if most of that is reinvested. Download Audio

Diminishing Arctic Ocean ice due to climate warming has been blamed for everything from changing weather patterns to the decline of animals that rely on frozen habitat. But submarines? Seriously, the US Navy has studied the Arctic ice for over half a century, using submarines to explore changes beneath the frozen surface. This invaluable data has a dual purpose. Download Audio

The Mayor's Office in Anchorage is reporting a $14 million surplus after revising its first-quarter budget. Download Audio

In Anchorage this week, a panel of federal scientists is getting a look at progress on environmental studies for the Susitna-Watana Dam. It's all part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's pre-licensing process, although, an earlier hold on the hydro project has caused a two year delay in work on the application, and now some are questioning whether the environmental studies are accurate. Download Audio

The court's decision voids the contract for renting the Legislative Information Office building, but doesn't spell out what's next. Download Audio

The preliminary budget passed totals $768,401726, a decline of $4,935,000 from what was approved last year.

Shannon Croft, a West High student, recently won the State Poetry Out Loud competition. Croft will travel to Washington D.C. in May to compete in the national championship. Download Audio