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Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use

The rules call for consumption areas that are outdoors or separated from a retail store by walls and a secure door and meet ventilation requirements.
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Night closures planned for Seward Highway culvert work

The highway connecting Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula will close at night periodically over two weeks.

Iditarod board approves rule changes for dog deaths in race

The board for Alaska's most famous sled dog race has approved a rule change that will kick mushers out of the race if their dogs die while on the trail. Listen now

Reported North Korean ICBM test could spell concerns for Alaska

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed today that North Korea's latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile. Though the U.S. military's initial assessment was that the North Koreans fired an intermediate-range missile, Tillerson's statement offered the first confirmation from the Administration that it was in fact an ICBM.

Fairbanks school name voted out

The Badger Road Elementary school in North Pole will transition to a new name this summer. The Fairbanks North Star School District board voted Tuesday to rename the school Midnight Sun Elementary, but as KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, the board nearly backed away from changing the Badger name, which links the school to a pedophile.

Trump against F-35 program; Alaskan delegates think he’ll come around

Alaska's Congressional delegation is largely unconcerned about President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the $400 billion dollar F-35 fighter jet program. Listen Now

Governor Walker recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Gov. Bill Walker has undergone surgery to treat prostate cancer, and his office says no further treatment is currently expected. Listen Now
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Fuel spill reported in interior village of Beaver

Alaska environmental regulators are monitoring the cleanup of a fuel spill in the interior village of Beaver.
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Sullivan plans Senate field hearing on ivory sales

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is holding a field hearing this week focused on state laws that prohibit ivory sales. Listen Now

Anchorage police investigate 2 early morning robberies

Anchorage police are investigating two robberies of pedestrians on city streets that took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Listen Now

Murkowski, Sullivan resign GOP posts after denouncing Trump

Alaska's two U.S. senators resigned leadership posts in the state Republican party in denouncing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Listen Now

State says first federal trust status application filed

Alaska officials say the first application by an Alaska Native entity to put lands into federal trust has been submitted to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Listen Now

Troopers investigate death of woman in Willow home

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman at a home in Willow. Listen Now
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Commissioner turns down challenge of predator control rules

Alaska's Department of Fish and Game commissioner has rejected calls from petitioners critical of the state's predator control rules to change the hunting program. Listen Now

US wants to strengthen agreement to ban Arctic Ocean fishing

The United States is trying to broker an agreement between a host of nations to prohibit unregulated fishing in the international waters of the Arctic Ocean. Listen Now
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, on the floor of the Senate during debate about the state operating budget, March 14, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Wasilla legislator plans bill to restore dividend amount

Senator Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla plans to introduce legislation that would restore the portion of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends vetoed by Gov. Bill Walker. Listen Now

Former Lt. Gov. Lowell Thomas Jr. dies just shy of 93

Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died. Listen Now
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Alaska settles complaint over Medicaid payment system

The state has reached a settlement over its problem-plagued Medicaid payment system, agreeing to pay the vendor hired to implement the system $25.9 million it is owed, provided certain terms are met. Listen Now
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Alaska transportation agency fined over waste storage

The state transportation department has been fined $118,100 for its handling of hazardous waste at a maintenance facility in Juneau. Listen Now

4 charged with illegally killing walrus, causing stampedes

Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste.