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Alaskans on front lines of Standing Rock protest

A group of Alaska Native women helping with the Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, are providing an inside perspective on the dispute that’s getting worldwide attention. Listen Now

Alaskans travel to Standing Rock in opposition of Dakota Access Pipeline

A delegation, made up of indigenous women from across Alaska, is at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to support opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

19 years later, justice still wanted for John Hartman’s murder

Fairbanks residents gathered Thursday to remember John Hartman. The 15 year old was beaten to death in downtown Fairbanks 19 years ago this week, a murder that resulted in the long questioned convictions of four local men, who were freed last year under a deal with the state.

Sobering center considered as an alternative to prison in Fairbanks

Recent deaths in Alaska prisons have underscored problems with jailing severely intoxicated individuals, pointing to the need for an alternative approach. Bethel operates a sobering center, where care and treatment are the focus, and a similar facility is being explored as an option in Fairbanks. Download audio

Musher Brent Sass’ lead dog dies days before K300

The dog that lead Brent Sass to victory in last year’s Yukon Quest has died unexpectedly. Sass is coping with the loss as he prepares to start the Kuskokwim 300 in Bethel. Download Audio

Belle Mickleson awarded for traditional music program

The founder of an Alaska youth music program has received a major award. Belle Mickleson has been recognized for traditional music camps that help connect elders and youth in interior villages and beyond. Download Audio