Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Zachariah Hughes reports on city & state politics, arts & culture, drugs, and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska. zhughes [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8424 | @ZachHughesAK About Zachariah

Lindemuth joins 37 other attorneys general asking senators for higher fines and continued funding connected to the opioid crisis. Listen now

The Anchorage Community Development Authority is moving to buy the building at 716 W. 4th Avenue for potential commercial clients. Listen now

The military says it intercepted two Russian long-range bombers in the air space near Alaska on Friday. Listen now

Alaska was among the states targeted by Russian-linked cyber actors ahead of the 2016 elections. The state had previously disclosed that there had been some meddling. But a recent article in the Anchorage Daily News uncovered new details about a second effort targeting the state's election system. Listen now
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Methamphetamine is appearing in the state at greater volumes than ever before, and being used in riskier ways. Listen now

A global demand for pilots is sapping the Air Force of some of its most costly personnel, causing billions of dollars in losses that are expected to get worse. Listen now

High costs and limited accessibility spark search by elected officials for potential municipal fixes. Listen now

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for much of the afternoon, in effect until about 7 p.m., with gusts expected to continue into the night. Listen now

About 79,295 ballots were cast, pushing turnout to just over 36 percent, a high figure relative to Anchorage’s normal local election returns. The vote certification upholds preliminary results. Listen now

Ted Steven International Airport in Anchorage is the fifth busiest hub for air cargo in the world. Listen now

Results on Proposition 1 came as a surprise to many, and has implications for the upcoming midterm elections in other states. Listen now

Since returns first came in for Anchorage's local elections Tuesday night, more than 20,000 additional ballots have been counted, and the preliminary results appear to be holding. Listen now

The majority of votes cast in Anchorage’s municipal elections are in. And while some races remain too close to call, a clear picture emerged Tuesday night on most of the candidates and measures. Listen now

Amid a packed slate of propositions and candidates, one particularly controversial measure has drawn the lion's share of campaign money. Listen now

In 1910, the gold rush boom town of Iditarod was one of the most populous areas in the state. By 1940, the population was one. Today, it's the namesake checkpoint for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Listen now

So far, the system is not without kinks. But the experiment is proceeding steadily toward its April 3rd deadline.

The race's two major candidates have put crime and the economy at the center of the election, but disagree on the best policies for the city. Listen now

A weekend incident in Anchorage has left a man dead after police say he came at an officer wielding a knife. Listen now

At the heart of the ACLU complaint in state court is whether or not it was lawful for police to arrest and detain an undocumented Palmer resident without evidence of a criminal offense. Listen now

A dog has died at a checkpoint along the Iditarod trail. Listen now