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

Fairbanks officials hope to recover nearly $4 million the city has spent over the past three years to deal with the contamination caused by perflourinated compounds contained in a type of firefighting foam.

How one oil field got more than $95 million in unique state or state-backed loans from Alaska. Listen now

Dunleavy to be sworn in as governor in Noorvik; Judicial council begins process of replacing ousted judge; Fairweather gets reprieve in draft ferry schedule; Alaska firefighters sent to battle California wildfires; In a warming Arctic, October in Utqiaġvik presents an especially striking picture; What’s so special about the Mustang Field?; Haines Police once again authorized to respond to calls outside the townsite; ‘Integrated’ research merges human experience and fisheries science; Pence makes brief stop in Alaska en route to Asia; Gold exploration near Herbert Glacier excites investors; Udder surprise: Loose cow startles Anchorage cyclists Listen now

Some Alaskans are helping with the California wildfire response. Listen now

Beginning next year, a new law will require all health care providers in Alaska to be more transparent about their prices. Some hope it will give consumers the tools to shop around, boosting competition and subsequently lowering prices. Listen now

Billy Adams, a hunter in his 50s, says that when he was growing up in Utqiagvik, there was almost always ice attached to the shore by now. Listen now

Cyclists were perplexed when a bovine creature turned up on a popular Anchorage bike trail. Listen now

Enthusiasm over drilling test results caused Grande Portage Resources stock to rally temporarily. Financial filings infer as much as $400 million worth of gold on claims near Herbert Glacier. Listen now

The MV Fairweather would make three runs a week up Lynn Canal, plus a weekly run to Sitka. Its sister ship has been tied up since 2015 due to cost-cutting. Listen now

The village, about 40 miles from Kotzebue, is where his wife Rose Dunleavy is from. Listen now

The U.S. District Court in Anchorage heard arguments in a case that could determine whether millions of acres of Arctic waters should be closed to oil development. Listen now

Dunleavy’s transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock also announced that former Libertarian Party state legislator Dick Randolph will be an adviser on constitutional amendments. Listen now

Dunleavy taps Sean Parnell for gas line advice; University of Alaska copes with increasing Title IX complaints; Health care price transparency law may be helpful, but it’s unlikely to make care cheaper; Court hears arguments in case that could curtail Arctic Ocean oil drilling; As teacher contract dispute continues, Anchorage School District and teachers union schedule third round of mediation; AK: SHUX, the Canadian board game convention with Southeast Alaska roots; 49 Voices: Clare Baldwin of Anchorage Listen now

Having a criminal record can hamper efforts to find a job, get a loan or even a place to live. The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission has new recommendations to redact or hide from public view, some past convictions. Will it help those who are working to improve their lives after completing their sentences? What about the public's right to know?

This week we're hearing from Claire Baldwin in Anchorage. Bladwin currently serves as the Student Body Vice President at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Listen now

After two days of contract negotiations, the Anchorage School district and the Anchorage Education Association have agreed to a third round of mediation. Listen now

Whaling Captain Crawford Patkotak says many in the community are still mourning the loss of two whalers in an accident this season, but the overarching dedication to continuing the tradition of whaling remains strong. Listen now

A group of Sitkans decided to take a vacation to an equally cold and rainy place -- Vancouver, B.C. -- for a board game convention. Listen now

The federal government is suing to recover more than $2.5 million spent cleaning up a World War II-era tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel.

Kanakanak Hospital was first placed in immediate jeopardy on Sept. 27. After a complaint was made, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigator conducted a survey and noted serious deficiencies in the hospital’s pharmacy.