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Gustavus' wetlands have become an unlikely battleground in a fight that could decide how millions of acres of sensitive land in the state are managed. Download Audio

A young brown bear that had been a favorite subject of Anchorage area photographers the past few weeks has been killed by state wildlife officials.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Anchorage police are saying a woman who claimed she was abducted and held over night by strangers has a...

Formalizing a government to government relationship between tribes and the state was the message and mission today of former members of a commission tasked with addressing tribal self governance. Their report says rural governance "remains unfinished business in Alaska." Download Audio

Aaron Selbig, KBBI – Homer Two men simultaneously finished the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge on the Homer Spit early Monday morning, staking their claim to...

Twenty-eight new Village Public Safety Officers graduated from the Sitka training academy March 9. That’s one of the largest lasses in history. As Angela Denning-Barnes reports from KYUK in Bethel, students completed 10 weeks of intensive training and testing.

Annie Feidt and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Governor Sean Parnell announced today he’s vetoing an expansion for Denali Kid Care. The program provides health...

Every spring, Unalaska prepares to do battle with the national bird. Eagles become territorial when they nest, and that sometimes leads to attacks on unsuspecting pedestrians. This year, the city tried to preempt the bird blitz by destroying the nest of a particularly combative pair. But as KUCB’s Stephanie Joyce reports, the eagles weren’t so easily thwarted. Download Audio

"The number one challenge is loss of polar bear habitat, meaning sea ice," says James Wilder, the polar bear program leader for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Listen now

The State has a new library – for rocks. The new Geologic Materials Center opened in Anchorage Wednesday in what used to be the old Sam’s Club. The facility is aimed at giving industry members, academics and the public access to the wealth of data kept in core samples from around the state. Download Audio

Red Dog Mine owners sue borough over severance tax; An obscure rule may be contributing to Alaska's rising health care costs; Federal Subsistence Board votes to improve Alaska relations; Wal-Mart to shutter Juneau store; Homer authorities give Spit campers the boot; Amid icy trail conditions, mushers ready for K300; Musher Brent Sass' lead dog dies days before K300; AK: David Bowie's Alaskan name-twin adopts rocker's rebel streak; 49 Voices: Roger Sparks of Eagle River Download Audio

The largest Jewish congregation in Alaska is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. Twenty people founded Beth Sholom Synagogue in Anchorage in September 1958. Lori...

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 59-foot longliner that burned Sunday in the Bering Sea has sunk.

Photo and Interview by Lori Townsend GCI President and CEO Ron Duncan spoke to APRN today about the Monday night crash that claimed the life...

The state government is accepting applications for grants from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program. The $13.8 million of available funds will go toward...

Ketchikan’s volunteer rescue service recently added a new four-legged team member. Pace has a great nose, tons of energy and the drive needed for what to her is a fun game. For the people she finds, though, it’s as serious as life or death. Download Audio:

Philosophical differences between members of the House and Senate are raising the risk that the Legislature ends the session without resolving the state’s ongoing budget crisis. Listen now

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are aiding crews battling wildfires in the interior. The biggest blaze, the Broken Snowshoe fire, north east of McGrath...

Tribal organizations in Alaska and across the country are anxiously waiting for a decision in a case just argued before the U.S. Supreme court.

The Bristol Bay Sockeye fishing season is over and it was not a year to make the fleet very happy. Still, the price was not bad, considering the market, and the ultimate strength of the runs were also not bad.