It's no secret that Alaskan winters are cold. This year, the "polar vortex" has brought frigid temperatures into the Lower 48 as well. There's one group of people who can freely scoff at everyone who bundles up for a mere 30-below, however. One of them lives in Talkeetna. Download Audio
Ted Mala grew up in a family that covered a broad career spectrum; from medicine people to movie stars. Dr Mala is the son of Alaska Native movie star Ray Mala and before he became the first Alaska Native to attend medical school and return to Alaska to practice, he learned about traditional medicine from relatives in the region of his childhood home in Buckland. He believes deeply in the power of traditional healing, but he also makes a clear distinction between it and shamanism.
The U.S. Senate will vote on the nomination of Ernest Moniz on Thursday. He’s expected to pass with ease. Download Audio
Senator Mark Begich cited his frustration at the lack of progress on getting an Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline built as he introduced legislation on Monday in Washington.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed deep cuts to education funding from kindergarten through 12th grade. Those cuts could more than decimate the budgets for school districts in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, according to two superintendents of regional school districts.
Powerlifter Natalie Hanson has broken a world record. Friday morning, the former Bethel resident squatted 603 pounds in the women’s 185 pound weight class at the World Open Powerlifting Championship in the Czech Republic. The record is more than three times Hanson’s body weight. Listen now
Officials in Anchorage are changing protocols for abating unlawful homeless camps, but critics question whether the premise itself is flawed. Listen now
Bitcoin is a digital currency not backed by any country’s government. The currency only exists on the Internet and has been growing in popularity over the past year and a half. Now, a few businesses in the capital city are starting to deal in bit coin and accept it for payment. Download Audio
As the legislature's conference committee hashes out the state's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the University of Alaska is standing by, waiting to see just how large the fiscal dent will be. Download Audio
A radical reshuffling in the state House has shifted control and the ruling philosophy for the upcoming session, but key questions on state energy policy remain the same. Listen Now
An officer of the Alaska Republican Party is suing Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the Division of Elections for the decision to allow independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott to merge their campaigns. Download Audio
That bear had been shot once already during an effort Sunday to recover the 16-year-old's body. Listen now
The high cost of electricity in Rural Alaska might be getting a little cheaper, as utilities buy their annual fuel supplies with low oil prices. But not all will benefit, because of the formula for state fuel cost assistance.
We’re at the end of 2016. It was a year of legislative fights over the budget, taxes, the permanent fund and what the fiscal future path for Alaska should look like. It was also a year when Alaska tribes were given a path to put land into trust, and the residents of Barrow voted to change its name. A 7.1 earthquake shook up Southcentral residents and a lot of other big things happened. We’ll discuss them and look ahead to 2017. Listen Now
State health officials on Monday reported 71 new coronavirus infections: 60 Alaskans and 11 non-residents.
Legislators are getting together Monday morning to make a final, slim attempt to save the state’s Coastal Management Program. The agency is now on track for permanent closure at the end of business Thursday unless the legislature - and the governor - act to extend it.
Recent medical studies and real-world evidence support the use of masks to prevent the spread of the virus, the letter said.