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The first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage saw protests and a high-level apology. Listen now

The Department of Fish and Game’s hatchery-wild research project is due to release the first round of several genetic reports in the coming months, which will inform the board’s discussion on hatchery fish. Listen now

Sweeney called for continued vigilance against drug use in Native communities. "I am committed to finding new ways for the BIA to be engaged in protecting our Alaska Native villages," she said. Listen now

The city of Seward is prepared to make an emergency declaration following several days of heavy rainfall and flooding. The city council will meet Friday to vote on the formal declaration. Listen now

Teachers in the Anchorage School District are working without a contract, and in negotiations for a new one. The parties are in mediation Oct. 18 and 19. Listen now

It's the first time in more than a century with no recorded snow -- not even a trace -- this late in October, as of Tuesday the 16th. On top of that, warm weather across the state is setting marks for the latest freeze date on record. We thought this called for an emergency installment of Ask a Climatologist and called our resident climatologist, UAF's Brian Brettschneider. He talked to Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove. Listen now

This would effectively turn the campaign into a two-way race between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich.

Alaska lobbyists have been breaking an anti-corruption law by helping political candidates promote their fundraising events, according to a preliminary opinion from the state’s campaign finance watchdog. Listen now

The conference passed eight resolutions that will be presented to AFN in the coming days. Listen now

Democrats would like to see Walker step aside in campaign; Begich discusses campaign viability, ‘path forward’; Lt. Gov. Davidson delivers first public speech in new position; State regulators to Alaska lobbyist: Stop helping candidates raise money; 35th Elders and Youth conference wraps up; Bethel VPO to be honored for improving the lives of Alaska Native women and children; Ester hosts meeting to discuss high levels of arsenic; Ask a Climatologist: Why hasn't it snowed in Fairbanks yet? Listen now

One of the first presentations to open AFN this year includes honoring a Mountain Village law enforcement officer. Village Police Officer Anna Bill will receive the 2018 Shirley Demientieff Award. Listen now

She spoke at the annual tribal conference, held today at the Egan Center to kick of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, which starts tomorrow. Listen now

Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich said, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign. Listen now

The population growth trend spreads across Western and Northern Alaska.

The case, which is the second lawsuit filed against the department in less than two months, raises questions about workplace culture for women within the Sitka Police Department.

20-year-old Tristan Yaadoh Jovan Madros focused on his traditional upbringing in Kaltag, telling the crowd that indigenous practices need to be at the center of young people's formal education in Alaska.

The news of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott's resignation Tuesday had a lot of people wondering what will happen next. And that includes Matt Buxton, who is the editor of the online blog Midnight Sun. He also covered the legislature for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner during the Walker-Mallott administration.

According to Conoco, the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 drill site could produce up to 40,000 barrels of oil per day. The company aims to begin construction this winter, and complete the project by 2021.

Byron Mallott resigns; Feds approve second Conoco oil project in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; Elders and Youth conference continues in Anchorage; Sitka police officer files suit; DEA hosts Fairbanks opioid summit; Togiak tribal authorities seize smuggled alcohol; Rural Alaska populations on the rise; Petersburg Assembly rejects Tongass timber sale audit Listen now

In a presentation to an Anchorage business group on Monday, Marushack said Conoco’s projects are part of a new wave of oil production in Alaska, something he called a “North Slope Renaissance.”