Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain

An Alaska National Guard Blackhawk helicopter circles after dropping a bucket of water on a wildfire in East Anchorage on Tuesday,...

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gets first satanic invocation

A member of the local Satanic Temple gave the invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night for the first time since the borough changed its policy on invocations last year.

Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit

A former underground miner at Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska has won a settlement in a lawsuit against Pogo's owners after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found she was discriminated against because she is a woman.

Prosecutors: Indiana man offered millions for Anchorage teen’s murder

An Indiana man is now charged with murder in the death of Anchorage resident Cynthia Hoffman in early June. Prosecutors say he...

Corrections commissioner cancels prison’s Father’s Day event

Alaska's Corrections commissioner has canceled an upcoming Father's Day event at Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla a couple days before it was set to take place, due to concerns about contraband and safety, the department says.

Four more charged in Anchorage teen’s murder

Anchorage police have now charged a total of five young people in the shooting death of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman.

‘Sketches of Schizophrenia’ captures Anchorage family’s struggle

Author Marin Sardy grew up in Anchorage, fishing, hiking and camping with her family -- all experiences Sardy remembers fondly. But she also saw her brother, who suffered from schizophrenia, go from a hearty, adventurous Alaska man, to living homeless in Anchorage.

Iditapod: Making it to the Yukon River

Top teams in the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are reaching the Yukon River on Friday as the race enters its fifth day, with snow and more warm temperatures in the forecast. Girdwood's Nicolas Petit and Norwegian-by-way-of-Willow musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom have continued to leapfrog each other, with Nic winning a five-course meal in Anvik. We hear more about the different strategies as they came into focus earlier in the race and take a listener question about team positions for dogs.

Iditapod: This year’s race

We talk about trail conditions, which teams look like contenders for the Top 10, our Rookie Of The Year Picks, and the best ways to follow the race. Also, a quick intro to our team on the trail.

A Wasilla teacher is charged with abusing students. Now their parents are suing the school district

The families of three Wasilla children allege a teacher molested their kids and are now suing the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, accusing officials of negligence.

Tourism, courts, pensions, oil tax credits: Where Alaska Gov. Dunleavy wants to spend more cash

Dunleavy is proposing to increase spending on a handful of projects and programs. They represent some of the governor's core priorities, like public safety and criminal justice, along with non-negotiable obligations, like the system that pays pensions to retired teachers and other public employees.

Iditapod: An abridged history of Alaska dog mushing and 2018 Iditarod

Ramping up our 2019 Iditarod coverage, we look back at the history of dog mushing in Alaska, the dawn of long-distance racing and... yes, we talk a little about last year's race.

Move over mushers and planes, drones to deliver emergency supplies

UAF recently announced an upcoming test to fly a test package across Turnagain Arm from Indian to Hope, and while that package is only one step toward those goals, it could eventually lead to major changes for Alaska communities off the road system.

State sues second opioid manufacturer

State attorneys announced Monday a lawsuit against Mallinckrodt, manufacturer of several opioid medications. The lawsuit alleges Mallinckrodt played down the risks of its products while exaggerating the benefits and using deception in marketing the drugs to doctors and other prescribers.

On Alaska’s stately birds, some ponder the beguiling raven

There are flutterings of a small movement taking wing in Alaska to change the state bird from willow ptarmigan to raven.

Anchorage detective’s 30-year career started with fleeing Communism

A longtime Anchorage homicide detective, Slawomir Markiewicz, recently retired after three decades on the force. As detective sergeant of the Anchorage Police Department's homicide unit, Markowitz was a familiar face and voice in news stories about Anchorage murders.
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

First-of-its-kind program to offer Alaska banking for cannabis businesses

An Alaska credit union wants to offer banking services to businesses in the state's legal cannabis industry. Based in Anchorage, Credit Union 1 is starting a pilot program to learn more, and Credit Union 1 CEO James Wileman talked with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove about the program.

Are mine’s investors online ‘Pebble trolls’ or ‘social engineers’?

There are some long-term investors in the proposed Pebble Mine that are fighting for the project online. Many have held onto their stock for years hoping the massive gold and copper deposit in Southwest Alaska gets developed. The political fight and concerns over its proximity and potential risk to Bristol Bay salmon have left their dreams, so far, unrealized.

Sheffield memoir ‘from Great Depression to Alaska Governor’s mansion’

The autobiography chronicles former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield's beginnings as the son of a farmer in the Great Depression, to when he arrived in Alaska in the 1950s, to his term as governor from 1982 to 1986. Sheffield was also CEO of the Alaska Railroad and director of the Port of Anchorage.

South Pole or bust: UAF students make Alaska-Antarctica trek

Science can sometimes take Alaska-based researchers on adventures to distant lands. And a project bringing together data from the Arctic and Antarctic recently sent two University of Alaska space physics students all the way from Fairbanks to the South Pole.