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

Anchorage candidates vie for progressive bona fides ahead of primary; Alaskans may soon be able to finance energy improvements through their utility bills; Senator Sullivan holds discussions along Y-K Delta; Anchorage School District may have new school start times for students; New power plant will keep lights on in Togiak; Hundreds of dying seabirds found in Bering and Chukchi seas; With king restrictions, Wrangell tries out new Coho derby; Drag show brings gender play to Sitka Listen now

As Alaska's primary elections get closer, there are a handful of contests that will likely be decided in August, far ahead of the November general election. Listen now

The utility loans could cover a range of upgrades including solar panels, higher efficiency appliances, and switches in heating fuel systems. Listen now

Processing salmon comes to a standstill in Togiak as regular blackouts hit the small village, but there is a solution on the horizon. Listen now

The competition is filling in for the town’s king salmon derby, which was cancelled this summer due to severe sport fishing restrictions. Listen now

Since May, hundreds of dead and dying seabirds have been found across the northern Bering and southern Chukchi Seas. Listen now

A small non-profit in Anchorage thinks that Bethel can fill in key informational gaps about how rural Alaska deals with alcohol, specifically local option. Listen now

Togiak has Bristol Bay’s smallest and latest salmon run, but it's following the Nushagak's lead and broke through 1980’s total run record of 1.2 million sockeye on Monday. Follow this set net crew out on the water in Togiak Bay. Listen now

A new report from the state's Division of Public Health offers a bleak outlook of Alaska's continued struggle with opioid addiction. Listen now

An Interior Department official says the Trump administration is moving to open "millions" more acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, or NPR-A, to oil development. Listen now

From the summit, you can see the silty gray Matanuska River ribbon through the valley. Fluorescent green patches of farmlands are bordered by darker spruce trees and speckled with homes and cabins that look tiny compared to the landscape that surrounds them.

With tweaks, Alaska Supreme Court rules Yes for Salmon can go on ballot; Interior official: ‘millions’ more acres in NPR-A to open for oil development; Anchorage healthcare providers discuss rural tele-health systems with FCC Commissioner; Division of Public Health releases numbers on opioid overdoses; Mountaineering ranger details how Denali rescue operation became recovery operation; Two men arrested for allegedly shooting bear and two cubs on camera; Likely winner emerges in rare Anchorage Assembly race; Petersburg could look at end or changes to recycling program; 'Art activist' spends week in Togiak to promote conservation; Kodiak service kicks off annual St. Herman pilgrimage Listen now

The Alaska Supreme Court today ruled that only certain provisions of the controversial ballot initiative are unconstitutional. Whether the rest becomes state law will be up to Alaska voters. Listen now

As part of his statewide tour of broadband systems, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr stopped in Anchorage today to hear from rural health providers. Commisioner Carr has already visited Unalaska and Palmer on his Alaska tour to learn about challenges with broadband Internet access. Listen now

A state agency is extending the deadline for the proposed Donlin mine’s draft reclamation plans. The project would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world. Listen now

Though several hundred ballots remain to be counted, candidate Austin Quinn-Davidson had a double-digit lead in preliminary results. Listen now

Proposal would have either Walker or Begich drop out of race; Alaska House candidate Hart asks voters not to consider him; Legislative Council votes against adding Friday hours for legislative information offices; Governor Walker signs bill increasing medical cost transparency, access to health services; Groups seek to influence Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote; Comment period extended for draft Donlin reclamation plan; Y-K nonprofit looking at how rural Alaska handles alcohol; In Palmer, Surgeon General says preventing addiction requires looking at larger community problems; High level military to visit Anchorage this week; New business offers shuttle service between Whitehorse and Haines; Togiak's slow but steady salmon run cracks record; Sugpiaq artist shares work, culture with Kodiak residents Listen now

The Surgeon General is traveling around Alaska talking about the opioid epidemic. Though he sees progress, he says the community needs to form new partnerships to address larger issues to get to the root of the problem. Listen now

A new Alaska law aims to increase transparency about medical costs and expand access to behavioral health services. Listen now

A Haines candidate for Alaska House District 33 is asking the public not to vote for him. Listen now