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Wasilla doctor pleads guilty to drug charge after illegal opioid prescriptions contributed to deaths

David Chisholm, 64, pleaded guilty in federal court June 3 to one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

One Skagway Assembly seat may be vacant soon, but won’t be on election ballot

In less than a month, Skagway voters will cast ballots for two open borough assembly seats, but one more seat may be vacant soon. Listen now

Fish and Game predicts more Chinook fishing openings this summer

Kuskokwim river subsistence fishermen should receive more fishing openings for Chinook salmon this summer than they had last year. Listen now

Bernie looks beyond Bungalow to DC

Anchorage bar owner Bernie Souphanavong submitted thousands of signatures today to run for Congress. Souphanavong is running as an independent for Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Listen now

State Suspends Funding For New Anchorage Tennis Complex

The State is looking into the legality of using money earmarked for building repairs to construct a new tennis complex in Anchorage. The multi-million-dollar grant was suspended after Mayor Dan Sullivan’s opponent in the lieutenant governor’s race called the decision into question.

Campaign complaint filed against salmon ballot backers

Stand for Alaska claims Stand for Salmon, Yes for Salmon and the Alaska Center are improperly reporting how they are coordinating the campaign, underplaying the Alaska Center's role. Stand for Alaska also alleges they aren't properly disclosing campaign contribution sources. Stand for Alaska denies the allegations. Listen now

Judge grants Pebble request to subpoena former EPA official

A federal judge in Anchorage has ordered a former EPA official to appear in a case involving whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency acted improperly in the lead up the agency’s proposed restrictions against the Pebble Mine. Phillip North's emails were reportedly destroyed, and he has apparently left the country.

Smooth sailing for M/V Susitna sale, so far

The MV Susitna is one step closer to being sold. According to Matanuska Susitna Borough manager John Moosey, progress has been made on a deal to sell the vessel to the Phillipine Red Cross. Download Audio

Alaska maritime cargo companies not expecting virus shutdown

Two of Alaska’s major maritime cargo companies are confident the coronavirus outbreak will not disrupt shipments.

A rent increase is forcing Anchorage’s DMV out of its Benson Boulevard office

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration disclosed the move in its supplemental budget request released Wednesday. In the request, it asked lawmakers to approve an extra $500,000 for the relocation, including "a new lease, moving expenses, furniture build-out, and public information."

‘Erin’s Law’ Passes Unanimously In the Senate

As one of its final acts, the Legislature is advancing the Alaska Safe Children’s Act. After passing in the House during the regular session, the bill passed unanimously in the Senate today. Download Audio:

Angoon Recall Effort Appears Unsuccessful

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka An attempt to remove Angoon Mayor Albert Howard from office appears to have failed, based on preliminary election returns...

Alaska’s pro-oil Republican governor is quietly pushing green energy projects too

Even as climate change threatens to impose steep costs in Alaska, Dunleavy is still promoting the state's oil industry. But he says he's excited by the plummeting cost of renewable power sources, and their potential to bring down electricity prices and recruit more business to the state.

Cruise season ends as industry looks to see even more visitors next year

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

Chignik Bay ‘hanging by a thread’ in second year of scant fishing

While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn't been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community.

Jewell: No Plan Afoot to Declare ANWR Monument

President Obama infuriated Alaska’s political leaders when he announced in January he would ask Congress to protect more land within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, forever off-limits to oil drilling. Some, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, predict Obama will act on his own to bar development, by using the Antiquities Act to declare ANWR a national monument. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said today that’s not in the works.

Large turnout at Anchorage rally for Trump impeachment

Around 200 people gathered outside the federal building in Downtown Anchorage Tuesday to send a message to Alaska's congressional delegation ahead of an impending House impeachment vote.

Medicaid cuts, while aimed at access, still raise concerns

As Gov. Mike Dunleavy seeks to close a $1.6 billion budget gap, the administration looked to Medicaid, where it could cut a lot of costs: $249 million.

Military’s remote Cold War radars face a new threat: climate change

Even with decades of technological advances, 15 remote radars across Alaska are still the military's primary way to monitor airspace over huge swaths of the continent. But now their core mission is threatened by climate change.

6 things you need to know about Alaska’s new travel rules

Alaska is imposing new testing requirements. Here's what travelers need to know.