Anchorage Daily News Launches Project Examining Effects Of Alcohol On Alaskans

The Anchorage Daily News is undertaking a year-long examination of the affects of alcohol on Alaskan lives. Kyle Hopkins is reporting the series with photojournalist Marc Lester. On Sunday, the reporters introduced four mothers who have kids with fetal alcohol disorders. Hopkins says they wanted to tell the stories of the birth mothers and their kids. Download Audio

AIDEA Briefs Federal Commission On Ambler Road

The state says it will cost as much as $400 million to build a controversial proposed mining road to Ambler. But some opponents of the road think that figure is too low. Download Audio

Some Alaska firefighters head to Lower 48 to assist combating blazes

Some of Alaska's firefighters are headed to the Lower 48 to help with blazes ranging from Washington to New Mexico. Listen now

Construction at area’s Air Force installations to inject $1.5 billion into Interior economy

Summer promises to be a busy construction season for the Interior due to a series of projects at the region’s two Air Force installations. The projects will inject more than $1.5 billion into the area’s economy. Listen now

Tara Sweeney confirmed as assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs

The U.S. Senate this evening confirmed Alaskan Tara MacLean Sweeney to be the assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs. Listen now

Ahtna Goes to Congress For Role in Game Management

Alaska tribes and rural hunters have long complained that the dual federal-state game management system is hard to live by and doesn’t give subsistence users their due. Today, Ahtna Inc., the smallest of Alaska’s Regional Native Corporations, presented a proposal for co-management of game to a Congressional panel. Download Audio

Two Bills May Increase School District Funding Across State

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Two bills in the state Senate would provide increased funding for school districts across the state. One bill...

With School Choice Resolution, Legislature Revisits Voucher Question

With a crowd of charter school students in the gallery, the Alaska State House used a school choice resolution as a proxy for a debate on vouchers on Monday. Download Audio

‘I’ve gone through it’: Ketchikan man eyes Dan Sullivan’s U.S. Senate seat

Chris Cumings isn't a traditional candidate, but he says that's why he's running.

Alaska experiences second warmest winter in last 90 years

If you thought Alaska was pretty warm and dry this winter, you were right. In fact, it could come close to setting a record. Download Audio

Bethel Man Shot by Officer Arrested in Anchorage

A man shot in Bethel last month during an altercation with police was arrested Wednesday by Alaska State Troopers after being released from the hospital in Anchorage.

Small-scale Hydro Project Proposed for Talkeetna River

The proposal for a massive hydroelectric project on the Susitna river is moving forward. The project has generated a lot of opposition in Talkeetna, the closest community to the dam site. Now a private company is proposing a second, smaller hydro project on the Talkeetna river.

Senate votes to take up tax bill, bringing rigs closer to ANWR

Both Alaska senators voted to officially begin debate on a tax-cut bill that would also open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Sen. Murkowski says the tax changes will help many Alaska families. Listen now

Inside Alaska’s First Cannabis Convention

Alaska residents and a wide variety of local and national retailers gathered at the Dena'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage this weekend for the NW Cannabis Classic. While smoking was prohibited, the trade show featured marijuana-oriented retail products as well as information sessions for hobbyists and business owners hoping to navigate the nascent cannabis market in Alaska.

Special Investigator Planned To Look Into National Guard Allegation

Attorney General Craig Richards is in the process of hiring a special investigator to look into the handling of sexual assault complaints within the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio

When a step back into prison is really a jump forward on the road to recovery

Alexandria Niksik has been in and out of prison for seven years. Her most recent return home only lasted 16 days. But what might look like failure from the outside is actually a key step toward success and recovery from alcohol misuse.

House Passes Bill About Municipal Role In Marijuana Regs

Alaska lawmakers took a step toward clarifying who will regulate the budding marijuana industry. Download Audio

Alaska’s budget forecast just got even worse

Alaska’s state government can expect $1.3 billion less than it previously forecast, largely because of the drop in oil prices.

Extensive new report details cancer-causing PFAS toxins across Alaska

A group of environmental advocacy organizations says the extent of contamination and emerging research around PFAS constitutes a significant health concern for Alaskans.

300 Villages: Chignik

This week, we’re heading to Chignik, on the Alaska Peninsula. Adam Anderson is the Mayor of Chignik, Alaska. Download Audio