House pushes budget through and quits, leaving Senate few options and Republicans seething

The Alaska House passed a new budget Thursday night. It combined the operating and capital budgets.

Feds Investigate University of Alaska For How It Deals With Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office will be visiting four campuses of the University of Alaska next month to check if the school is handling sexual violence complaints according to federal law. The University of Alaska system is on a list of 79 post-secondary institutions around the nation being investigated for possible violations, but university officials aren’t sure why. Download Audio

‘Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge’ speaks in Anchorage about suicide prevention

Retired Sgt. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. For years he patrolled the iconic San Francisco landmark and spoke with people who were considering suicide. Listen Now

Analysis of National Guard Records Released Under Walker Yields Few Significant Findings

Last October, executive branch was ordered to release thousands of pages of documents related to the Guard just days before an election that then-Gov. Sean Parnell lost. Recently, Gov. Bill Walker has re-released many of those same records, along with new ones. Download Audio

Industry opposes Anchorage pot tax, excessive regulations

Two separate items coming before the Anchorage Assembly will shape the state's largest market for commercial cannabis for years to come. And industry representatives are worried it'll be for the worse.

Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline

Despite skepticism from Alaska’s congressional delegation about the future of a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to North American markets, the Parnell administration is still optimistic – and they’re still working on what they consider the opening steps of a long project.

Walker Selects Leaders For Gubernatorial Transition Team

Bill Walker had increased his lead over Republican Gov. Sean Parnell to 4,000 votes after the Division of Elections tallied 20,000 uncounted ballots on Tuesday . With a Walker win looking more likely, a transition team is being formed to prepare for a December 1 inauguration.

Iconic Rondy race run on 3 mile slush loop

Anchorage’s warm weather and terrible snow conditions severely hampered the sled-dog sprint races that have been a cornerstone of Fur Rondy celebrations for decades.

Young Votes Yes, Meant No, on Bill Gutting GMO Labeling Laws

The U.S. House today passed a bill to gut state labeling laws for GMO foods. Alaska Congressman Don Young voted for the bill, which he says he did by mistake. Download Audio

Seaton Named Chair of Fisheries Committee

With the next session of the Alaska State Legislature approaching, Homer Representative Paul Seaton has been named to a handful of key positions in the House.

Late Journalist Honored By Fishermen’s Group

The United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz into its Hall of Fame. Download Audio
A fast-moving storm is set to move through the Copper River Basin, Mat-Su, Anchorage and the Northern Kenai Peninsula in the evening of Thursday, 6/30/16. (Image courtesy National Weather Service)

Weather, climate and the potential La Nina

There was a lot of concern about a big fire season this summer after a winter of very low snow fall and a dry spring. There were some burns but the season was not remarkable for fire, it was more of note for hot temps, then rainfall, mudslides and flooding. El Nino is getting to the geriatric stage and La Nina may be moving in. What will that mean for the next 6 months? We’ll talk to the climate experts and find out. Listen Now

Treadwell Announces Arctic Marine Shipping Study

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced yesterday a $200,000 multi-year study of Arctic marine shipping. He told a meeting of the Arctic Parliamentarians in Washington, D.C. the project will be conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The state Department of Commerce will pay for the research.

Rep. Guttenberg taken to hospital for ‘unknown medical emergency’

A spokesman says Guttenberg was conscious, talking and in “good spirits” before he was taken away. Listen now

Anchorage to tie record winter with 36 straight days of no snow

Anchorage is on its way to tying an almost 50-year-old weather record. Since January 15th , there has been no measurable snowfall in the city. Download Audio

Accountability Office Says IHS Program Flawed

Most facilities funded by the Indian Health Service can’t afford to have specialists on staff in areas such as heart disease or intensive care for newborns.

Bethel SAR reins in search for missing man while troopers gather more information

Bethel Search and Rescue is scaling back its search efforts for a missing man who’s disappearance is possibly related to a recent boat accident. Listen now

Calista Heritage Foundations Awards $177,000 In Scholarships

Two hundred and three students from the region will receive $177,000 in scholarships from the Calista Heritage Foundation. All recipients are Calista shareholders or descendants.

Senate votes to end mandatory release of low- and moderate-risk defendants

Under the Senate’s amendment, judges would be able to order bail for all defendants. The change isn’t final; it’s up to the House to accept or reject, possibly sending it to conference committee. Listen now

Shell oil rigs leave the Arctic, skip Seattle

Shell's two Arctic oil rigs pulled into Unalaska's Dutch Harbor on Sunday, some 1,100 miles south of the company's drilling site in the Chukchi Sea. Download Audio