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

Establishing an Alaska green bank is one of the goals included in a draft policy, which is expected to be submitted to the governor next month.

Some advocates say it’s largely because of federal policy that some of these villages are so vulnerable to climate change in the first place. Listen now

Former lieutenant governor says the odds are strong the Republicans will win the race. Listen now

Donlin Mine takes massive step with two crucial permits; Biggest-ever earthquake recorded on North Slope; Airline employee who stole and crashed Horizon Air plane had Wasilla roots; Treadwell points to experience in campaign for governor; Alaska DOT removes political campaign signs, sparks outrage; In wake of pack-rafter incident at Wrangell St. Elias, experts highlight proper preparation; Anchorage Assembly to hear testimony on potential plastic bag ban; Decades-old federal policy placed Newtok in the path of climate change Listen now

The death of a pack-rafter in Wrangell St. Elias National Park earlier this month, has raised awareness about proper preparation for the increasingly popular sport of floating back country rivers in tiny ultralight inflatable boats. Listen now

The airline worker authorities say stole a commercial plane Friday at Sea-Tac International Airport before crashing on a Puget Sound island is a former Alaskan and 2008 graduate of Wasilla High School. Listen now

The Alaska Fire Service is floating a plan to contract with Alaska Native corporations and tribal groups to provide wildfire crews.

Officials at Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park have noticed a lot more young bears have returned to the area this summer and it could have something to do with salmon. A park service biologist is conducting a study to try and figure out if there's a connection with the size of annual salmon runs and the amount of bear's that return to Brooks River annually. Listen now

The lieutenant governor has limited duties under the state constitution: to succeed the governor if necessary, and to oversee initiatives and referendums.

A large earthquake was recorded on the North Slope, 52 miles southwest of Kaktovik, at around 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Listen now

Though national defense spending is up, the Army and Air Force are facing major recruitment challenges. Listen now

High-ranking military officials highlight recruitment difficulties in Anchorage visit; Charges pending for three Katmai visitors who approached feeding brown bears; Galvin outraises Young in July; Young has more cash banked; Army Corp to announce record of decision on Donlin; State fire service looks to open partnerships with Native organziations; Could industrial hemp become the next big crop for Alaska?; Native tribes in Ketchikan tell Interior department to keep land-trust program; AK: Annual community dig brings archaeology to life in Kodiak; 49 Voices: Ralph Watkins on Hoonah Listen now

Three visitors to Katmai National Park could face charges after approaching brown bears feeding on salmon Thursday evening. Listen now

Over the past few centuries in the United States, laws and policies have favored some racial and ethnic groups over others. It's led to racial inequity in Alaska and beyond. Now different groups are working together to educate people about these problems and develop solutions. LISTEN HERE

The Department of the Interior is reviewing at Alaska tribes' ability to put land into trust, a right available to these tribes only since 2014. DOI is holding consultations across the state to get feedback on the land-trust program. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Ralph Watkins in Hoonah. Watkins is the superintendent of Hoonah city schools and was involved in the annual ḵu.éex’ festival, which celebrates the cities Tlingit culture and heritage. Listen now

After about a year of discussion and a consultant's study, Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop has proposed later start times for high school and junior high students. Bishop's proposal would also have elementary school students starting slightly earlier. Listen now

Every summer, the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository hosts a community project in Kodiak. Students and community members join in. Listen now

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week. Listen now

Marijuana and hemp are technically the same plant: cannabis sativa. So it's surprising that as Alaska’s recreational marijuana industry has bloomed, growing hemp remains illegal. But that could change by 2019. Listen now