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News coverage from every corner of Alaska from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

What's in it for Alaska? Here are 6 things in the federal spending bill; Congress poised to approve $15M for village relocation in Alaska; As bridge fix continues, Glenn Highway congestion could go on for days; ACLU sues city of Palmer over alleged unlawful immigrant arrest; State budget largely unchanged after 3 days of amendments; Feds take key step toward approving another Conoco development in NPR-A; Using wood to stay warm in Bethel; What it takes to respond to a mental health crisis Listen now

The spending bill would double the budget of the Denali Commission, which funds infrastructure in rural Alaska. The commission says virtually all the new money will go to relocating the eroding village of Newtok. Listen now

A tall load on a semi trailer collided with a highway overpass bridge on Wednesday, and damage to the bridge forced transportation officials to close the highway's southbound lanes. Then the state's busiest commute was detoured through Eagle River on Thursday, causing hours-long delays. Listen now

The $1.3 trillion bill has many items of Alaska interest. But two things not in this bill are also of note. Listen now

Army officials have begun the years-long process of decommissioning Alaska’s first and only nuclear power plant, located at Fort Greely.

Alaska election officials are looking for help in some of the state’s tiniest communities to provide assistance to register and inform voters in their Native language about the ballot and elections. But sometimes the phone call for help doesn’t find any… leaving few options.

Once again, Bethel hosted a meeting on how climate change is affecting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Bethel hosts a lot of these meetings. Many say the same things: temperatures are warming and the weather, land and life is changing.

The House has been voting down the minority caucus Republicans’ budget amendments. Minority leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, says it’s still worthwhile to have the conversation.

In Homer heating oil is an expensive alternative to natural gas. That forces some residents to consider less conventional options, like coal. Listen now

Sheldon Fisher didn’t champion any individual tax during his confirmatin hearing. Afterward, he said the biggest source of new revenue should be a draw on Alaska Permanent Fund earnings. Listen now

Army Corps of Engineers schedules meetings for public Pebble input; Fisher seeks new sources of revenue for state; After avalanche, crews clear road to Hatcher Pass; In thwarted home invasion, Alakanuk shooter stopped by daughter's boyfriend; Perryville man arrested, charged with murdering his grandfather; Response to oil spill in the Shuyak Strait continues; Cost of Cold: Scavenging for coal off a Homer beach; Proposed Fairbanks ordinance would squelch ‘free market’, marijuana business owners say; Mentoring program to close in Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Sitka Listen now

The road into Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains north of Palmer was expected to open Wednesday night after avalanches blocked it Monday morning. Listen now

Andi Riley needed medical help, but even though she was working, she couldn't afford it. Until there was Medicaid expansion. It was her solution for wellness. 

Brandon Yagie, 21, was arrested in Perryville Monday and charged with killing his grandfather, 70-year-old Marvin Yagie. Listen now

In a violent attempted home invasion last weekend, an Alakanuk man allegedly tried to shoot his daughter and infant granddaughter with a semi-automatic rifle. He was stopped in the arctic entryway by his daughter’s boyfriend, who armed himself, tackled the shooter and held him down until State Troopers arrived. Listen now

At the end of February, 3,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Shuyak Strait about 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. The oil was in a building that collapsed because of a severe windstorm. Since then, a response has been underway to contain the oil, clean it up and prevent future spills. Listen now

Owners of local marijuana businesses told the Fairbanks City Council Monday that the free market should decide how many retail pot shops the city should allow. Listen now

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska will no longer make new matches between youths and volunteers in four Alaska communities: Haines, Homer, Hoonah, and Sitka. The organization that matches volunteers and youth for one-on-one mentoring, says it’s a matter of reduced federal and state grant funding. Listen now

Richard Parmelee warms his house with vegetable oil, donated by a local Chinese restaurant and McDonalds. Listen now

House holds floor debate on budget; Boom: Gun tax sends $33M to Alaska; State wants to stop billing homeowners for tech support after spills; Rep. Sam Kito III will not seek re-election; Pilot sentenced for 'buzz job' that leaves co-worker severely injured; Halibut quotas for 2018 come in slightly lower than expected; The Cost of Cold: Staying Warm in Sitka; This halibut hook is an innovation for the past, present and future; Ask a Climatologist: The spring equinox doesn’t mark the start of spring Listen now