The U.S. Attorney's Office has turned over more than a million dollars in seized assets to the municipality of Anchorage tied to a 2015 court ruling.

For more than a decade, the Color of Justice program has tried to educate students of color about legal professions and how they can give back to their communities by pursuing law. This year, for the first time, Alaska Native Corporations have come together to get rural students involved.

Under revised review process, licenses for commercial cultivation will be prioritized ahead of retail stores to ensure businesses have legal products to sell upon opening. Download audio

More than five weeks into the legislative session, House Finance Subcommittees recommended the first cuts to the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st. They include nine point $8 million in cuts to education programs, as well as cutting all $2.7 million in state funding for public broadcasting. Download Audio

Officials say they've tried structuring the cuts to protect the most vulnerable seniors as budget cuts from last year trickle down. Download Audio

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's unused ferry Susitna is approaching Seattle on the end of a tugboat's tow rope. The beleagured ship is close to being sold, but the Borough Assembly is holding off on approving more money for engine repairs. Download Audio

The Legislative Council has approved a contract for a global consulting firm to examine whether lawmakers should move offices out of the controversial Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage. Download Audio

Wednesday is an important date in the state's long process of licensing commercial cannabis in Alaska: The deadline for the state to have a permit application up and running.

A nearly 60-year-old record for low snowfall went down over the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Snider confirmed that Saturday night was the 37th day in a row without snow in Anchorage. The streak had started on January 15th. Download Audio

A new east Anchorage charter school is focused on hands-on, interdisciplinary STEM classes. The founders are trying to attract enough kids to open in the fall. Download Audio

The Anchorage School Board passed a $768 million budget that cuts more than 50 positions, but it could still change depending on funding from the Legislature. Download Audio

With his family watching from the gallery, the Alaska House of Representatives approved naming the Capitol's House Judiciary Committee room after the late state Rep. Max Gruenberg. The Anchorage Democrat died Sunday at age 72. He served on the committee throughout his longtime tenure. Download Audio

Anchorage is on its way to tying an almost 50-year-old weather record. Since January 15th , there has been no measurable snowfall in the city. Download Audio

For one family-run operation, the last few months of tracking regulations, securing a location, and figuring out how to start a new business that banks won't lend to hasn't been easy. Download Audio

Anchorage police are investigating a fatal shooting and reported home invasion in a neighborhood on the city's west side.

With five contested seats spread across the municipality, race has the potential to reshape the Assembly's political character.

Dozens of abandoned oil wells are scattered on federal land on the North Slope. BLM has launched an ambitious program to clean them up. Download Audio

More than 400 people gathered in Anchorage Monday night to discuss the area's lack of detox facilities. At least 60 people per day try to access the area's 14 detox beds. The municipal government and the state's Board of Nursing are considering some solutions, but the problem is complicated. Download Audio

Longtime Representative Max Gruenberg died Sunday in Juneau. The Anchorage Democrat was 72. Download Audio

The director of the Ernie Turner Center says they need more beds to help people detox. AFACT is hosting a community meeting to discuss solutions.