Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
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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

Though national defense spending is up, the Army and Air Force are facing major recruitment challenges. Listen now

As Alaska's primary elections get closer, there are a handful of contests that will likely be decided in August, far ahead of the November general election. Listen now

A new report from the state's Division of Public Health offers a bleak outlook of Alaska's continued struggle with opioid addiction. Listen now

Though several hundred ballots remain to be counted, candidate Austin Quinn-Davidson had a double-digit lead in preliminary results. Listen now

While the election is certainly a local political affair, the Anchorage Assembly has a disproportionate influence on state politics. Listen now

Officials in Anchorage are changing protocols for abating unlawful homeless camps, but critics question whether the premise itself is flawed. Listen now

The move comes as a response to growing criticism of the race's leadership team. Listen now

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