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

Police say they did not see signs of foul play in the 53-year-old’s death.

Katmai National Park’s 4th annual Fat Bear Week has returned, to - as the park’s announcement put it - “determine which gluttonous giant sits atop the brown bear oligarchy of obesity.” Listen now

The commission said the violation occurred when the RGA reserved TV time for political advertisements without registering with the state. Listen now

In preliminary vote, Murkowski is sole Republican 'no' vote on advancing Kavanaugh; Three-way race for governor complicates campaign strategies; Key Alaska seafood products dropped from list of Chinese tariffs; Former ADN owner reaches settlement in bankruptcy case; Katmai kicks off 'Fat Bear Week,' polls are open ; AK: Lt. Gov. Mallott remembers John Active’s contributions to language revitalization; 49 Voices: Steve Henrikson of Juneau Listen now

Sen. Murkowski said she found Kavanaugh’s angry, confrontational demeanor at a Senate hearing to be a breach of the Code of Judicial Conduct. Listen now

As the ink dried on Gov. Walker’s signature finalizing the Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency Administrative Order, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott went to Bethel to speak about what the order can do. He also took a moment to recognize public broadcasting’s John Active, who made major contributions to keeping language alive in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

Alaskans take DIY food to the extreme. They fill freezers with wild game, fish and berries that they harvest themselves then transform the raw ingredients into hearty meals like Salmon Pot Pie and moose meatballs. Food blogger and Anchorage Daily News Editor Julia O'Malley is testing classic Alaska recipes for a new project called How Alaska Eats. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Steve Henrikson in Juneau. Henrikson is originally from Washington state and has been the curator of collections for the Alaska State Museum since 1988. He will be part of the museum's Indigenous People's Day celebration on Monday. Listen now

There’s a large early lead for Republicans in requests for absentee ballots. Listen now

Some of Alaska’s seafood industry has escaped the Trump administration’s trade war with China for now. Listen now

Bethel voters have decided that their community should remain wet, for the time being, after the strictest form of local option alcohol control available failed in Tuesday’s election. Listen now

The Fairbanks Four allege racial bias drove police misconduct — including coercion of false confessions and fabrication of evidence — that led to their wrongful murder convictions. Listen now

Alaskans take flight in last-minute push to persuade Murkowski to vote no on Kavanaugh; As Alaskans receive PFD checks, lower amount still politically contentious; Assessing the state of Alaska's recession; Troopers identify 3 men killed in Alaska highway crash; Coast Guard investigates Kodiak members in illicit drug case; Fairbanks Four bring civil case before court; Ravn owner bids highest for PenAir; Bethel local option failed. So, what’s next?; Toxic PCBs threaten orcas around the world; Cruise season ends as industry looks to see even more visitors next year; Sitka research partnership wins $2.1 million for landslide prediction Listen now

With Sen. Lisa Murkowski one of the undecided Republicans who could sink Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Alaskans who oppose him are boarding flights to make their case to the senator in person. Listen now

Alaska residents have shared in the state's oil wealth for decades, eagerly anticipating the reveal of the annual check's amount, making plans on how to spend it. More recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to Alaska's budget deficit. Listen now

The company that owns Ravn Air Group was the top bidder for Peninsula Airway’s assets at an auction Wednesday. Listen now

With the departure of the Westerdam and the Norwegian Pearl, Juneau’s 2018 cruise season has come to an end. Some in the local tour industry are already concerned about the growing number of visitors each year. Listen now

Alaska’s economy has been in recession for three years now. But 2019 may be a turning point. Listen now

Climate change is threatening remote Alaska villages. It’s also hitting other low-lying places around the world, from Bangladesh to the Pacific Islands. Local leaders from those places are at a conference in Girdwood this week. Listen now

A ballot measure to impose a complete ban on alcohol sales in Bethel under the state's local option law has failed in a close vote, according to unofficial election results. Listen now