Troopers: Woman kidnapped, raped for 5 weeks at remote cabin

A 37-year-old Alaska man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a woman over a five-week span at a remote cabin more than 100 miles west of Fairbanks.

AK: Fry Bread

Hot canola oil pangs off a stainless steel tub under the watch of a local fry bread master. Some people say it’s magic that turns a hand-stretched disc of dough into a puffy -- but-not-too-puffy -- piece of golden, delicious fry bread. Fry bread, that high calorie treat that can go savory or sweet, has generations of history in many Alaska Native families, where the untraditional food has become a cultural fixture. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: May 25, 2011

Sealaska Raises Land Selection Issue in Washington DC, Unalaska Group Engages in Unusual Spring Cleanup, Lawmakers Debate Special Session for Coastal Management Program, and more...

State Panel Debates Arctic Policy In Unalaska

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission has a big mandate – to figure out what kind of Arctic policy the state should have. They inched toward that goal during a meeting in Unalaska last week. Download Audio

Fracking in Alaska: Who should weigh in?

The state agency that oversees oil and gas drilling held a hearing Thursday, Dec. 15 on whether more public input is needed when a company wants to start hydraulic fracturing in Alaska. Environmental groups say this would allow more transparency, while the industry argues there are already enough rules to make sure hydraulic fracturing is safe. It’s up to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) to decide who is right.

In Haines, remote court proceedings frustrate law enforcement

The Alaska Court System is one of many agencies impacted by state budget cuts. For rural communities like Haines, where residents are already separated from some court services, the impacts of a shrinking budget are compounding existing frustrations. Listen now

Both chambers of Alaska Congress prepare to vote on budget

The path to setting Alaska’s state government budget enters a new phase this week, as both legislative chambers prepare to vote on different versions of the spending plan. As the House heads into a debate on the budget Thursday, it’s eyeing a proposal that includes a 280 million-dollar reduction from last year. Download Audio

NAACP to host peaceful rally remembering Mike Brown, Eric Garner

The Anchorage NAACP is hosting a peaceful rally on Saturday in memory of two unarmed African-American men who were killed by police in the lower 48 over the summer. NAACP President Wanda Laws says Alaskans need to be part of the national dialogue about race relations and police actions. Download Audio
Interior Secretary Zinke posted this photo of Sen. Murkowski and him drinking two Alaska Brewing Company pale ales on Thursday. (Twitter photo from Ryan Zinke)

Zinke tweets beer pic showing he’s A-OK with Murkowski

If harsh words were spoken, Sen. Lisa Murkowski appears to have patched things up with Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke. Zinke tweeted a picture of himself and Murkowski having beers together, two Alaskan Brewing Company pale ales. Listen now

Sitka family encounters aggressive bear on Heart Lake Trail

On Sunday, an interaction with an aggressive bear left a family of four traumatized. But Alaska Wildlife Troopers aren’t sure if it was the same bear that mauled a dog the day before.

AK: Lt. Gov. Mallott remembers John Active’s contributions to language revitalization

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

Official Explains the Write-In Vote

Adam Kane, KDLG – Dillingham The state division of elections will be dealing with a lot more write-in votes than usual this November. KDLG’s...

Fourth special session opens with differences over crime, tax bills

Of the two items on the special session agenda, there appears to be more urgency to pass the crime bill. Listen now

Implementing a philosophy: As Juneau tackles crime bill, lots of questions left unanswered

Earlier this year, the state passed Senate Bill 91, a reform of Alaska’s criminal justice system. Its proponents hope it will reduce recidivism and the likelihood of repeat offenders. But as the bill’s effects trickle down to local governments, Juneau city officials are realizing there are a lot of questions left unanswered.

Tribal Management Of Fish And Game Sought At Hearing

Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted a Senate hearing on subsistence in Bethel Tuesday afternoon. Over 25 people spoke and many more turned in written testimony. Download Audio

Changing the way you think to stay out of prison

How do you change who you are when you live in a world that constantly says you're bad? Take a lot of classes.

Salvage team refloating F/V Pacific Knight

The 58-foot vessel, which was operating as a tender near Clark's Point, sank July 25. After more than a month at the bottom of the Nushagak Bay, a salvage team is lifting the ship and will tow it to Dutch Harbor. Listen now

Small dam on slough helps Big Delta man protect his home along Tanana River

Big Delta resident Tom Gorman said a small dam he built earlier this year to protect his home from the meandering Tanana River held steady over the past couple of weeks as the river rose to near-flood level, due to recent rains. Gorman now hopes the river falls quickly enough to allow him to finish work on the dam before snow flies. Listen now

Walker appoints attorney general to Permanent Fund board

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed state attorney general Craig Richards to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. board. Download Audio

King Charges to Lead in Iditarod; First Out of Cripple

Jeff King took the lead in the 2014 Iditarod when he charged out of Cripple Wednesday night ahead of Sonny Lindner. King left about 8:30 and Lindner followed at 9:09. Both were racing with 14 dogs.