Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

A man already facing a murder charge in state court for shooting a Fairbanks Police officer, has been additionally charged with federal crimes. Listen now

Alaska Native languages are the focus of a four-day institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this week. Listen now

Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski raised the issue of sexual assaults involving minors on military bases during a Senate Defense Appropriations hearing last week. Listen now

The state is taking steps to expand the criminal justice authority of Alaska Native tribes. Listen now

Flooding that halted Alaska Railroad trains north of Talkeetna Saturday, has receded, but train traffic remains shut down. Listen now

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been selected to participate in a federal program exploring the integration of unmanned aircraft into U.S. airspace. UAF’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration is one of ten entities selected from around the nation for the pilot program. Listen now

A spring count shows a slight increase in number of wolves in Denali National Park. Listen now

The National Weather Service is automating weather balloon launches in Alaska as part of a shift that will concentrate staff at the agencies urban forecast offices. Listen now

The $4 million Targeted Air Shed Grant announced by the Environmental Protection Agency last month is the latest aimed at reducing fine particulate pollution from wood and coal burning. Listen now

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is partnering with Sandia National Laboratory to conduct science in the Arctic.

Part of the theory is that herd animals pack down snow, freezing the soil much deeper. Other herd effects may also reduce greenhouse gas production. Listen now

The Alaska Senate has a passed a bill that adds “hunting preserve” to the names of eight state wildlife refuges. Listen now

Musher Hugh Neff is talking back to Yukon Quest organizers who this week banned him from next year’s race for poor dog care. The censure announced Tuesday is based on a necropsy of a Neff dog named Boppy, who died in this year’s race. Listen now

Two-time Yukon Quest sled dog race champion Hugh Neff of Tok has been banned from participating in the 2019 race for poor dog care. Listen now

An Alaska Range glacier melted faster last century than it did in the previous 300 years. That’s the finding of a study that analyzed ice cores drilled on Mt. Hunter. Listen now

The Fairbanks area has the worst fine particulate pollution in the United States according to the American Lung Association. Listen now

The State Senate has joined the House in passing a resolution calling on the federal government to respect Alaska’s legalization of marijuana. Listen now

Senator Lisa Murkowski used a mudslide prone stretch of the Denali National Park Road to point to the need for more funding to address major maintenance at parks. Listen now

National Park entry fees, including at Alaska’s Denali, are going up, but not as much as earlier proposed. Listen now

Imprisoned Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox has petitioned the US Supreme Court to review his conviction of conspiring to kill federal officials. Listen now