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

The money is set for a design lab run in partnership with the Anchorage Museum that will focus on art, civic engagement, and solutions to climate change. Listen now

In the last few days before an election, it’s pretty common for political groups to start playing fast and loose with Alaska’s campaign finance laws — and the state’s cash-strapped campaign finance regulators say they’d need a larger staff to monitor all the ads in the last-minute barrage. Listen now

An audit and change in collection practices identified 2,568 kits from police departments all around the state that had not been submitted previously and remain untested for DNA matches.

Former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is wading into Alaska’s governor’s race.

The Anchorage Police Department is moving headquarters, taking over an embattled downtown building that has been vacant since it was abandoned by state lawmakers. Listen now

The 52nd annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention concluded Oct. 20 in Anchorage with high-level addresses from Alaska’s senators, and AFN delegates still reeling from the news that Gov. Bill Walker is suspending his re-election campaign. Listen now

This year’s theme is Innovation in the past, present and future. The issue of violence against women is at the forefront of the conference. Listen now

The first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage saw protests and a high-level apology. Listen now

The conference passed eight resolutions that will be presented to AFN in the coming days. Listen now

20-year-old Tristan Yaadoh Jovan Madros focused on his traditional upbringing in Kaltag, telling the crowd that indigenous practices need to be at the center of young people's formal education in Alaska.

The annual conference precedes the Alaska Federation of Natives convention each fall, designed to strengthen inter-generational connections and share indigenous knowledge around the state. Listen now

A small number of Alaskans experiencing psychiatric crises are being diverted from healthcare facilities to custody within the Department of Corrections. Listen now
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The 35th annual Elders and Youth conference begins Monday at the Denai'ina Convention Center in Anchorage, followed by the Alaska Federation of Natives later in the week. Listen now

The municipality is moving forward on a new climate action plan at a time when cities and states across the country are clashing with federal environmental policies. Will it make a difference? Listen now
Heroin powder. (Photo courtesy Drug Enforcement Administration)

The money is attached to Alaska's recent designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Listen now

U.S. Attorney's Office uses high-profile case to emphasize growing cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Alaska.

Prosecutors allege that Peter Wilson abducted and killed 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr in a case that has gripped attention for weeks. Listen now

In Alaska, CBD is already showing up in drinks at cafes and in stores. But there are simmering disagreements about its legality. Listen now

On Monday afternoon, federal officials announced charges against a Kotzebue man in the case of a missing girl who was found dead last Friday. Listen now

An increasingly organized group of residents say the current approach is too, and has allowed lawless camps to persist along popular trails. Listen now