Government Requests Proposals For Emergency Food Systems

Earlier this month, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs put out a “request for proposals”—or RFP—for contracts to set up an emergency food system. The plan is to stockpile food for 40,000 people at two separate locations in the state. Download Audio

Murkowski condemns Trump for ‘offensive’ remark

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski has condemned President Trump for a vulgar term he reportedly used in a White House meeting, referring to countries in Africa and elsewhere. Listen now

Legislators blow off steam at Annual Legislative Team Shoot

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Every year, legislators take a break from their work at the Capitol and head to the gun range. Lawmakers, their staff, and members of the Alaska Correctional Officers Association recently participated in the 19th Annual Legislative Team Shoot at the Juneau Gun Club and Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex.

Alaska News Nightly: March 27, 2014

Seismologists, Lawmakers Call For Earthquake Early Warning System; Gov. Parnell Asking For Investigation National Guard Sexual Assaults; Choose Respect Campaign Marches Across State; Governor Leads Valdez Choose Respect Rally; With Talk Of Minimum Wage Bill, Initiative Sponsors On Guard; Moose Derbies May Be Allowed; Mat-Su Borough Rejects Ordinance Restricting Cell Tower Construction; Unalaska Gears Up For Statewide Disaster Drill; Jim Stone Recalls 1964 Earthquake Experiences Download Audio

State supplemental budget reaches $178 million, prompts Medicaid concern

Most of this cost — $92 million — is from Medicaid. Legislature is funding Medicaid at a lower level than state officials projected costs would run. On top of that, those projections were too low. Officials say more people enrolled in Medicaid due to the recession. Listen now

Sitka Tribe of Alaska sues state, claiming mismanagement of herring fishery

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A tribal government is filing suit against the state of Alaska, alleging mismanagement of the Sitka sac roe herring fishery.
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Fairbanks Pioneer Home reports 28-person COVID-19 cluster

That number includes 9 residents and 19 staff members.

Alaskans protest North Dakota pipeline by paddling in solidarity

Members of the One People Canoe Society from Juneau paddled in unison today down the Missouri River in North Dakota. The trip is a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. A federal court is expected to rule on whether pipeline construction goes forward tomorrow.

Economic and legal impacts of Anchorage’s equal protection ordinance

Alaska was the first state in the nation to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage, now Anchorage is the first city in our state to pass an equal protection ordinance that makes discrimination illegal in employment or housing for gay, lesbian and transgender people. APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 10:00am Download Audio

University of Alaska-Fairbanks Cuts Means $200k Bite to Nome’s Northwest Campus

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Deep cuts across the University of Alaska Fairbanks are spreading to satellite campus across the state, and Nome’s Northwest Campus is no exception. Download Audio

Alaska AFL-CIO president says Walker has earned re-election

Beltrami wants Walker and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich to reach an agreement that would leave only one of them in the race for governor. Listen now

Southeast bids adieu to fast ferry Fairweather

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The state’s sole remaining fast ferry made its last run of the season between Skagway and Juneau. After 14 years there’s uncertainty whether the M/V Fairweather will ever return to Southeast. Listen now

Blue Crest energy expands operations in Cook Inlet

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A relative newcomer to Cook Inlet’s oil and gas scene is charging ahead with big development plans, which could equate to oil production at 17,000 barrels a day, and the creation of more than 400 jobs.

From Trump and tribes to Grammy-winning rock bands: Dunleavy and Begich receive varying endorsements

In the last week, both Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich received endorsements from varying spheres of influence. Listen now

Fairbanks police officer won’t be charged for fatal summer shooting

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A Fairbanks police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting a man last summer. On Friday, Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes announced the findings of an Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions investigation of the downtown shooting. The report said Sgt. Gregory Foster took reasonable actions. Listen now

Study: Domestic violence hotline calls rise 52% in Alaska

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But the study found that in Anchorage, domestic violence calls actually decreased by over 60%.

Inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex tests positive for the coronavirus

It's the second inmate in Alaska to test positive for the contagious disease.

AK: The solitary rhythm of life at a remote Air Force installation

Scattered across Alaska are 15 radar sites in some of the most remote areas of the state, feeding information to a command center in Anchorage. Keeping them humming 365 days a year are tiny crews of private contractors who live there for months at a time. To a lot of people, the prospect sounds crazy. To others the solitary rhythm makes total sense. Download Audio

‘Targeted Hunting’ Permits Considered In Fairbanks Area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is considering an option to issue “targeted hunting” permits this winter to take moose that frequent roadways in the Fairbanks area. Download Audio

New report shows fatal opioid overdoses still on the rise in Alaska

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