Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
The unprecedented tonnage of caribou antlers were the result of a trafficking case stretching from Juneau to the Northwest Arctic community of Selawik.
Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off. KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio
Head of NORAD and NORTHCOM discusses the significant increase of Russian long-range aviation, Arctic advocacy in the Defense Department, and position of Alaska in global and Pacific operations.
New marijuana rule change is a long way from the full legal market that voters passed. And as state entities work to develop comprehensive new laws municipalities are rushing to find shorter-term public safety solutions.
Several hundred people turned out to show support for the military in Alaska and speak against potential troop reductions at an event Monday night. Download Audio
City and business leaders prepare tour for visiting officials ahead of a rally and public listening sessions in the hopes of insulating Alaska from an overall force reduction of 120,000 troops by 2018.
First, we're discussing what the legalization of marijuana coming up next Tuesday means for state residents in real terms. And also a rare visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough and the large group of lawmakers who were also in the Arctic. Download Audio
As the Defense Department puts its focus on the Arctic and Pacific, the U.S. Army in Alaska held its first ever international summit on cold weather combat, bringing elite specialists to the Northern Warfare Training Center near Fairbank. Download Audio
A controversial effort in the Anchorage Assembly to block a liquor license transfer failed during Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting.
Internal and external audits of the SAP software implementation find poor management, lack of accountability, and problems with scheduling, but conclude it's too late to start over.
Today we’re discussing possible troop drawdowns in Alaska, part of the military’s broader reduction in overall size. Later this month, officials from the Defense Department and U.S. Army are visiting Anchorage and Fairbanks for listening sessions, to get a sense of what Forts Richardson and Wainwright mean to nearby communities. As well as how they fit into the broader mission of the American Armed Forces. KSKA: Friday, 2/13 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 4:30pm Download Audio
The Anchorage housing market is one of the most expensive in the country. A recent grant application by AEDC is trying to bring data on homelessness and affordability to the forefront of the conversation on the city's economic future. Download Audio
A recent uptick in deadly shooting incidents and assaults in Anchorage have police and public safety advocates sprinting to organize a response to curb the violent trend. The Anchorage Police Department is organizing a task-force to tackle the problem, but what can communities do to help remedy the problem? KSKA: Friday, 2/6 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 4:30pm Download Audio
The Assembly ordinance would have put a 5.5% tax on sales in package stores, setting the money aside for housing units, beds in detox centers, and other treatment options. The plan was the latest proposed solution to the city's costly issues managing chronic inebriates. Download Audio
Retired Colonel Laurie Hummel is the first woman to lead the Guard and serve as Commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Bob Doehl will join as her deputy .
Crime analysts report the number of confirmed shootings more than doubled compared to last year, with much of the violence attributed to the illegal drug trade at a press conference held by the department.
The provision offered a legal defense for anyone brought to court for possessing an ounce after decriminalization, which critics testified was confusing, cumbersome, and went against the will of voters.
The incident comes within a day of police taking a 14-year-old into custody in connection with the shooting death at a Midtown parking-lot.