• World Cafe10:00 pm to 12:00 am

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

There are currently no events to display.

Metro News

Alaska’s Population Grows By 3.7 Percent In Three Years

Alaska’s population growth is increasing faster than that of the rest of the country. Figures released Friday by the state labor department indicate that the state’s population increased 3.7 percent over the past three years, compared with a 2.4 growth rate in the US.

Download Audio

January 17, 2014 - 4:59 pm
Photo courtesy of Anchorage Head Start.

Fewer Kids Going to Preschool in Alaska, Waiting Lists Long

The number of children attending preschool in Alaska is on the decline, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers say Alaska now ranks nearly last in the nation for preschool enrollment.

Download Audio

January 16, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Railbelt Electric Companies May Undergo Changes

Alaska’s Railbelt electric companies are the sole users of the state’s main transmission lines that carry energy from the Bradley Lake hydropower project in Homer north to Fairbanks. But changes are coming. Managers of the state-owned portion of the line – called the Alaska Intertie – want to give independent power producers access to the system and some power company officials want to bring the entire grid under a single owner – operator model.

Download Audio

January 16, 2014 - 5:16 pm
Assembly Passes Election Law Rewrite, Weighs Ethics of Election Date Change

Assembly Passes Election Law Rewrite, Weighs Ethics of Election Date Change

The Anchorage Assembly passed a rewritten version of Anchorage’s election law last night (1/14 Tues). But some other election issues went went to the Ethics Board for review.

January 15, 2014 - 6:15 pm
Superior Court Confirms Anchorage Mayor’s Veto Power

Superior Court Confirms Anchorage Mayor’s Veto Power

The Superior court of Alaska has ruled that Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Veto of the Anchorage Assembly’s ordinance putting a referendum repealing a controversial labor law, also known as The Responsible Labor Act or AO-37 on the April ballot shall stand.

January 15, 2014 - 5:03 pm
$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly Tuesday after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

 Listen Now

January 15, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Cook Inlet Fishermen Want Federal Fisheries Oversight

A federal lawsuit filed by a Cook Inlet fishermen’s group seeks to overturn state salmon management in some parts of Alaska. The suit targets the National Marine Fisheries Service, among other federal agencies, and, if successful, could bring federal oversight into some of the state’s salmon harvests.

Listen Now

January 15, 2014 - 3:34 pm
Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

January 15, 2014 - 6:44 am
Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead.

Download Audio

January 10, 2014 - 5:20 pm
Image by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Assembly Weighs Election Date Change

An Anchorage Assembly member wants to move the Municipal Election from spring to fall. He says he believes it will boost turnout, which has averaged around 29 percent since 1993. But other Assembly members says it’s a bad idea and want the public to weigh in before any change is made.

January 10, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Senate Debates Emergency Unemployment Policy Extension

The U.S. Senate has been debating all week whether to extend emergency unemployment compensation for the long-term unemployed. Some 6,500 Alaskans were receiving the extended benefits before Congress let the program expire Dec. 28.

Download Audio

January 9, 2014 - 5:12 pm
Alaska Supreme Court Weighs Labor Law Referendum

Alaska Supreme Court Weighs Labor Law Referendum

The Supreme Court is now weighing whether to allow a voter referendum that would repeal Anchorage’s controversial labor law. Attorneys on both sides of the issue made their cases before the justices on Wednesday.

Download Audio

January 9, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Mat Su Fish Commission, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye

What should have been a routine meeting of the Matanuska – Susitna Borough Assembly and the Borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission took a political turn on Tuesday evening. It seems the Borough mayor and the Commission members have a distinct difference of opinion when it comes to devisive state legislation.

January 8, 2014 - 5:26 pm
Crews load the Cessna 172 Cutlass onto a tow truck. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Anchorage Road

A small plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon on a street in East Anchorage after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

Download Audio

January 7, 2014 - 5:35 pm
Election Law Revision Before Assembly

Election Law Revision Before Assembly

A new version of Anchorage Election law, or Title 28, will be before the Assembly at their next meeting. Officials began reviewing the law after problems with an election in 2012. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has more.

January 7, 2014 - 4:46 pm

New Mat-Su Trooper Unit Gets First Arrests

A new Alaska State Trooper crime unit in the Matanuska Susitna Borough area has already nabbed its first criminals. In mid December, Troopers announced a new property crimes unit, to start work on January first of this year.

Download Audio

January 2, 2014 - 5:38 pm

‘Targeted Hunt’ Aims For Moose Near Roadways

Matanuska – Susitna Borough drivers run down hundreds of moose each year on their travels to and from Anchorage. Now a special hunt, called a “targeted hunt” allows winter hunting to reduce the number of moose near roadways. The hunt was established by the state Board of Game in 2011.

Download Audio

January 2, 2014 - 5:32 pm
CH2M Hill Selected to Rescue Anchorage Port Project

CH2M Hill Selected to Rescue Anchorage Port Project

The Engineering firm CH2M Hill has been selected to manage the troubled Port of Anchorage project. The project was shutdown after construction problems a few years ago and remains tied up in lawsuits. but today (Thursday 1/2) officials said it could be on track again this year.

Download Audio

January 2, 2014 - 5:03 pm

City Parks Plan Could Rebuild Mulcahy Stadium

An 18 million dollar project is on the drawing board for a midtown Anchorage ballfield. The city’s Mulcahy Stadium, long the home field for the city’s college baseball teams, could be moved to make way for a parking lot, if a city Parks and Recreation plan gets approval.

Download Audio

December 27, 2013 - 3:15 pm

State Suggests New KABATA Finance Strategy

The state is suggesting another tactic in financing the Knik Arm Crossing. Plans for a bridge linking Anchorage and the Matanuska Susitna Borough hit a snag earlier this year, when the state legislature reacted negatively to an audit indicating that toll projections for the first years after the bridge’s completion are too “optimistic.”

Download Audio

December 23, 2013 - 5:44 pm