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The GOP alleges Miller is misusing campaign dollars to inflate his real level of support. Listen Now

If U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is unseated in the next election, the victor would get her Senate seat, but not her chairmanship of the Energy Committee. So what does that matter to you? Listen Now

Residents of the Interior will likely see more snow and a cold snap or two this winter. Listen Now

Absentee and early in-person voting is now open in Alaska for the Nov. 8 general election. There are two locations open in Anchorage. Listen Now

When voters head to the polls on Nov. 8, they’ll decide who’s going to represent them in the state House and Senate. That will trigger the backroom talks that determine who will form the majority caucuses – and the legislature’s future direction. Listen Now

State troopers, investigators and local police raided a house in Bethel this week and recovered heroin, crack cocaine, money and drug paraphernalia. They arrested seven people.

An appeals court today upheld a federal decision to list a species of ice seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Listen Now

A newly-awarded U.S. Department of Labor grant aims to bolster Alaska's health care and aviation industries. The grant will increase the use of apprenticeships, which the state hopes will increase the chances of companies hiring locally.

Southeast’s Joe Nelson withdrew his bid for a leadership position on the Alaska Federation of Natives board citing concerns from some in the delegation that the spot should go to a tribal representative.

Wildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood last Thursday, Oct. 20. While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety. Listen Now

Southeast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases. Listen Now

The Homer Folk School recently opened its doors, offering a variety of hands-on classes in everything from beekeeping to kayak building. Listen Now

Last week, Juneau saw its first snow before Fairbanks for the first time in some 70 years. With the exception of the Southern Kenai Peninsula and Southeast Alaska, the entire state is below normal for snow — from Anchorage to Fairbanks to Barrow. That’s leaving a lot of Alaskans wondering, is this a sign of what’s to come?

The city of Bethel has had some trouble collecting taxes in recent months, but one tax they’re not having trouble collecting is the 12% sales tax from alcohol. Since the city sold its first legal alcohol in April, Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars from Bethel’s two alcohol vendors. A third vendor recently opened but those numbers were not included. .

The Anchorage race between Republican Cathy Giessel and Independent Vince Beltrami could help determine the balance of power in the state Senate — and how Alaska takes on its fiscal crisis. Listen Now

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announces inclusion of Native communities in land management; Sen. Sullivan address water concerns at AFN; joint state-tribal wellness court officially established; Anchorage Senate race pits labor leader against staunch industry supporter; Bethel drug bust nets 7 adults; Kenai Borough Assembly invocation policy is unconstitutional, says ACLU; Big tobacco stands trial in Bethel court; JPD finds explosive device in impounded car being prepped for auction; bringing science home: In St. Paul, a former student becomes the teacher; AK: The crafty side of AFN; 49 Voices: Josh Lynch of Fairbanks Listen Now

Six years ago Joe Miller won the primary for U.S. Senate as a Republican but lost the general election. He's running now as a Libertarian. Why is the Fairbanks attorney running for Senate under another party? What would he focus on if Alaskans vote to send him to Congress? We'll ask when Libertarian candidate Joe Miller is our guest on the next Talk of Alaska.

The Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea are a magnet for scientists who come to study everything from fur seals to migratory birds. When they leave, that research often leaves with them. Listen Now

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at AFN this afternoon about improving water and sewer access in rural Alaska and about helping Alaska Native veterans. Listen Now

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell addressed AFN Friday. Jewell announced a new secretarial order that requires the Department to include native communities and traditional ecological knowledge in land management decisions. Listen Now