Aaron Bolton, KBBI - Homer

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Could climate change take forests back in time? Kenai Peninsula residents and scientists see evidence that warmer weather is bringing back at least one tree that hasn’t populated Alaska for millions of years. Listen now

Richard Yamada owns a lodge on Shelter Island. He’s been involved in the charter fishing industry for 37 years and currently serves on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Juneau-Douglas Advisory Committee. Listen now

An Alaska Department of Fish and Game study is about to take a step toward answering a question central to the debate: do hatchery fish that spawn with wild populations pose a threat to those stocks? Listen now

In the first round of what seems to be an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, tariffs have been levied on billions of dollars worth of goods in both countries. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Alaska State Troopers say five commercial fishing vessels illegally caught and transported thousands of pounds of salmon near Homer in late July. Listen now

Whittier Police arrested two men who allegedly possessed a backpack filled with 33 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday. Listen now

The U.S. Supreme Court changed course on taxing online sales this summer. Now, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is working towards taxing major online retailers, namely Amazon. Listen now

Out of the field of six candidates running to unseat U.S. House Rep. Don Young this fall, there is one candidate who’s never set foot in Alaska. Listen now

A conflict is intensifying over hatcheries in Prince William Sound. Listen now

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday that it will close the Chitina River to dip-netting due to this year’s abysmal sockeye return to the Copper River. Listen now

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is awarding the City of Seward disaster relief after a storm in December severely damaged a road that leads to a small village south of town. Listen now

The Homer City Council’s meeting was canceled Monday after a mayoral proclamation celebrating the LGBTQ community in Homer caused some controversy. Listen now

Voters in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will decide in October whether the small Russian Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, also known as K-Selo, will get a new school. Listen now

As a number of commercial salmon fisheries around the state kick off this week, the outlook for ex-vessel prices is looking good. But that doesn’t necessarily mean commercial fishermen will earn more this season compared to last year. Listen now

House Rep. Paul Seaton of Homer has represented House District 31 on the Kenai Peninsula as a Republican since 2002, but he filed Thursday to run as an independent in the Democratic primary. Listen now

Several women have brought forth allegations against a South Peninsula Hospital department manager in Homer, describing an environment of bullying and sexual harassment. Listen now

Uncle Herb’s joins the roughly 30 marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Listen now

Historically, Atlantic halibut has not competed with its close relative on the West Coast since New England and Canadian fishermen overfished stocks in the late 1880s. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Alaska State Troopers say a pilot is dead after crashing early Saturday morning near Whittier. Listen now

Work on a $46 million project to expand the state’s largest hydroelectric facility is set to begin Thursday. Listen now