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

Service members who joined under a program designed to recruit more medical and language professionals from immigrant backgrounds are now being kicked out, according to the program's architect. Listen now

APD charge male juvenile for weekend incident at an Eagle River elementary school.

As Alaska companies try to navigate the 8(a) contracting process, delegation looks for regulatory changes from the Small Business Administration.

The departure leaves two major GOP candidates vying for the party's nomination in August.

In a surprising move, the Anchorage Assembly voted down a proposal to raise taxes on cannabis businesses. Listen now

Increasingly organized and vocal community groups are demanding that more aggressive steps be taken to deal with encampments along the city's green-belt. Listen now

Ahead of an August election, the Assembly members will pick an interim representative from a pool of applicants. Listen now

Officials in Anchorage are one step closer to purchasing the embattled Legislative Information Office and using it to house the city’s police department. Listen now

Though an animal rights' group says the change is the result of a campaign against musher, the company says it made the decision prior to being contacted. Listen now

Alaska is seeing an outbreak in a dangerous sexually transmitted disease. In a notice today, public health officials say an outbreak of Gonorrhea first reported last fall led researchers to find Alaska's rate of infection is more than double the national average. Listen now

An inmate at a Department of Corrections facility died yesterday morning. Listen now

In a complaint, the Council on American-Islamic Relations claims prisoners in an Anchorage jail are being denied their constitutional rights on observation of Ramadan. Listen now

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