Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media


Chinese delegation visits Kodiak as Trump administration issues new proposed tariffs; Trump administration puts brakes on Indian Country in Alaska; Fairbanks Four suit alleges misconduct, questions settlement agreement; With grocery supplies dwindling on remote Alaska island, the government opened seal harvest early; First marijuana dispensary in Haines opens; AK: Spruce tip fever brings economic boost to Southeast; 49 Voices: Noatak Post of Juneau Listen now

Sen. Sullivan: 'Yes' on Kavanaugh nomination; Legislators quiz Alaska LNG project managers on progress; Watchdog renews call for tougher training for Prince William Sound oil tanker escorts; State government receives grant for opioid-related job training; Bethel's Tundra Suites hotel charged with Medicaid fraud; In Haines, remote court proceedings frustrate law enforcement; Drying fish and having trouble with flies? A local biologist wants to help; Cooks and dishwashers left behind in new statewide tipping regulation, restaurants say; Seahawks linemen learn about Yup'ik culture on whirlwind trip to Bethel; Blockbuster to close last two stores in Alaska Listen now

Alaskan skier Kikkan Randall reveals breast cancer diagnosis; Fisheries: Why Young wants changes to beloved law; Trump's tariffs on China could shake up Alaska seafood industry; Calista shareholder meeting rocked with contentious tone over several lawsuits; Hatchery debate wages on as research continues; Unalaskans express overwhelming support for ban on plastic bags; Beavers are moving into the Arctic — you can see it from space Listen now

All 11 passengers survive Tuesday morning floatplane crash on Prince of Wales Island; Will Murkowski block Kavanaugh nomination? Here's how she says she'll decide; AFL-CIO president says Walker has earned re-election; State's wildfire season 'largely uneventful,' according to officials; Coast Guard, partners search ferries for illegal activity, drugs; Fewer summer chum and kings in Yukon than predicted; How 'pickers' and 'lickers' help Bristol Bay's fleet; Lemon Creek inmates study Latin etymology and epic poems behind bars; Larsen Bay manages summer recycling needs Listen now

GCI customers lose service statewide; Some Alaska Native corporations have ties to ICE detention centers; Trooper identified in fatal Copper Center shooting; Kuskokwim River opens 24/7 to subsistence gillnet fishing; Calista shareholders maintain balance of power at tense annual meeting; Alaska Aerospace Corporation launches subsidiary with focus on satellites; Melted ice cream and uneaten crab: misery aboard the ferry LeConte; Judge OKs city’s $275,000 payout to Juneau family; Denali climbing season ends, with zero fatalities; Ukrainian seafood buyers want to connect with Unalaska's fisheries; Are great white sharks sinking their teeth into Bering Sea seals? Listen now

Domestic violence suspect killed in state trooper shooting; Missing man's body found in Anchorage mudflats; Fresh doubt for Alaska tribes seeking land-in-trust; Top four gubernatorial candidates voice support for Donlin mine; An uncertain future for immigrants pushed out of military; ‘There really isn’t anything held back’ — A whaling festival in Nuiqsut; AK: Family food truck spices up Kodiak food scene with Salvadorian, Mexican fare; 49 Voices: Lewis Pagel of Kotzebue Listen now

Corrections seeks alternatives to halfway houses; Oil tanker dented after ‘hard landing’ with new tugboat in Valdez; Ferry Columbia evacuated after docking in Bellingham; King salmon appear to surge through lower river just as Kuskokwim opens to gillnets; State plans distribution of 2016 pink salmon season disaster relief funds; Norovirus on a cruise ship? Juneau would like a call.; AK: Two runners, an Alaskan and a Spaniard, run for bone marrow donation awareness; 49 Voices: Apayo Moore of Aleknagik Listen now

Where does Sen. Murkowski fit in the selection of a new Supreme Court Justice?; Tara Sweeney confirmed as assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs; DOD releases plan for Interior basing of F-35s; Pebble scoping period ends tomorrow; Salcha couple found dead in plane wreckage; Wasilla child molester fled during trial, caught and convicted; Only fish on Friday if you need to, urge Kuskokwim fishermen as king salmon harvests rise; Wrangell tribe granted Totem Park land; After weathering cash crisis, Perseverance Theatre expected to live up to its namesake; New Nushagak king salmon derby promotes native culture Listen now

Pointing at Pebble, EPA leader looks to rein in agency’s veto power; Locals react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows employees to opt out of union dues; First Y-K Delta tribe marches against Donlin Gold in Bethel; Governor’s climate change task force adds science education to draft plan; Assembly rejects pot tax hike, tightens unlawful camp rules; Housing expert: Many Sitkans struggle to make rent; Excursion Inlet cannery ramps up frozen fish production; Scientists study spring transition in Bering Strait waters Listen now

Trump says King Cove road ‘almost completed’ ; Ex-Alaskan charged with nearly 150 felonies in PFD fraud case; Airplane with 2 on board missing south of Fairbanks; Yukon Quest upholds censure of Hugh Neff over dog death; Seabirds washing up dead in Western Alaska; scientists investigating; Lava flows in crater of Alaska volcano; warning level raised; Corps of Engineers halts cleanup after workers discover buried DDT-tainted junk; Alaska Aerospace Corporation schedules launch at Kodiak facility; Girls on Ice: an all-female science immersion course on top of a glacier; The Human Genome Project, and how it could change modern medicine Listen now

During Eielson visit, Defense Secretary Mattis highlights Alaska's strategic military role; Kodiak-based Coast Guard intercepts illegal Chinese fishing vessel; Hundreds of fisherman urge President Trump to get involved in Pacific Salmon Treaty negotiations; Gov. Walker signs bill to help villages run background checks on police; Report: Tsunami response system has flaws in warning of disasters; Two Alaska projects selected for federal marine energy innovation grant funds; Guiding peers on the path to recovery from addiction Listen now

Anchorage police arrest dozens in 'Operation Midnight Sun'; State is one step closer to getting a gas pipeline, but not the Walker administration wants; Search still on for bear that killed one, mauled another in Eagle River; Power lunch: US senators transfixed by Bear Cam; Whale collides with ferry Tustumena; Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus; A series of recent deaths puts an entire village behind on subsistence fishing; Searching for closure on Colony Glacier; AK: Bristol Bay fishing captains 'speed hire' to find their perfect match; 49 Voices: Nicolai Alokli of Kodiak Listen now

What they mean when they say 'immigration problem'; In Alaska, family separations evoke past trauma; Fansler sentenced to year of probation, alcohol treatment and community service; State receives $56 million in federal relief for 2016 pink salmon season disaster; Farm bill with large changes to food stamps narrowly passes the US House; Crews tackle small wildfire in Ketchikan; Southcentral king salmon sport fishing closures continue; Climate change may have sparked human migration into Interior Alaska, UAF study finds; Spike in shipping costs has Southeast businesses up in arms; Kake to reuse historic cannery for tourism; At the top of the world, an international field school for research students Listen now

One dead, another injured, after Eagle River brown bear attacks; Alaska delegation mulls Trump order keeping children detained with parents; Sitka salmon fleet to Governor Walker: “Don’t sign a bad treaty”; Two coal-seam fires merge to form rapidly-growing wildfire near Healy; State: Permafrost melt from Arctic broadband projects violated permits; Amid criticism of homeless camps, Anchorage officials weigh aggressive policy change; EPA rollbacks of cleanup regulations for mining companies draw ire of environmental groups; University of Alaska moves forward with Chilkat Valley timber sale Listen now

Alaska senators veer apart on family separations; Accused of 2016 murders, Palmer man faces possible death sentence; Walker asks Trump administration to protect those with pre-existing conditions; ASMI says Chinese tariff increase will not apply to secondary processing; New Alaska regs requires oil and gas wells anchor below permafrost; AEL&P to share the wealth from corporate tax cut; Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father; Bolger picked to be new Alaska Supreme Court chief justice; Kalskag negotiating new subsistence fishing regulations with Kuskokwim fishery managers; Campbell Creek Science Center offers reward for information on stolen mammoth tusk; Tour guides, bear hunters seek solutions after tourists witness a hunt in the Tongass Listen now

Murkowski zeroes in on Trump admin to stop splitting families at border; Murkowski, Young respond to Chinese tariff on American seafood imports; Supreme Court agrees to hear Alaska Hovercraft case again; Larsen Bay mayor worries aging water infrastructure could collapse; EPA, Corps agree to new wetland mitigation guidelines; Pogo officials consider extending life of gold mine if exploration shows promising deposits; NN Cannery History Project collects stories of former cannery workers; Alaska’s northernmost town still in transition 1 1/2 years after official name change; Can a liquor store help a community solve alcohol-related problems? Listen now

China responds to U.S. tariffs with tariff on Alaska seafood; State backlog means long wait for health coverage for some Alaskans; Final public hearing on ANWR drilling held in DC; Even a rainforest can experience a drought, weather service says; AK: Keeping memories alive on Father's Day; 49 Voices: Bruce Gordon of Excursion Inlet Listen now

Sport and personal-use fishing closes on the Copper and Chitina rivers; Murkowski concerned about Sessions border policy; Gov. Walker lets Juneau road money stand, but maintains no-build policy; Special election set for vacant West Anchorage assembly seat; Optimism scarce as commercial fisheries start up in Southeast; UA Board of Regents discuss approval process for Chilkat Valley timber sale plans; Four young filmmakers from the Y-K Delta tackle climate change; New Anchorage museum exhibit hopes to shed light on pingoes Listen now

Two planes collide north of Anchorage; one dead upon Susitna River crash; Walker vetoes Knik Arm bridge money, Vitamin D study; Rating agency improves Alaska’s credit outlook; Rural healthcare facilities struggle paying Internet bills as FCC rate review holds up subsidies; Seward receives funding relief for December storm damage; Anchorage moves forward on LIO purchase; Juneau seeks community help with $1 million endowment for Alaska College of Education; As the Arctic warms, a changing landscape on the Chukchi Sea; Romig Middle Schoolers present history project at the Smithsonian Listen now

Retired Ketchikan teacher, pastor charged with sexual abuse of a minor; NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among fisheries observers; Alaska's legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changes; Fairbanks City Council OKs ordinance advancing bid to secure Polaris; LGBTQ mayoral proclamation causes controversy in Homer; Including seal oil in this food competition is about more than taste; Avrum Gross: Gov. Hammond’s ‘long-haired hippie’ ally, attorney general and in-house antagonist Listen now