Juneau Reaches Out To Nearby Communities, Neighbor To Neighbor

The borough assemblies from Haines, Skagway and Juneau will meet Friday afternoon in the Skagway Assembly Chambers for what’s being billed as “The Northern Lynn Canal Neighbors Summit.” Download Audio

Airstrip Plan Irks Chase Residents

Residents in the Chase area say plans to bulldoze a trail to enable heavy construction in relation to the Susitna - Watana dam needs a lot more scrutiny. A local lodge-owner wants to build an airstrip in a remote area to prepare for the arrival of the dam project's science and environmental crews --- but getting the big caterpillars into the site could be the first challenge. Download Audio

Greenpeace Searching For Arctic Whistleblowers

Greenpeace is trying to coax would-be whistleblowers to come out against the Arctic oil companies they work for. The environmental group launches a website today called Arctic Truth. Download Audio

Senators Dine with President, Enjoy Alaska’s Finest

It turns out, a sitting U.S. Senator can't simply bring home-state halibut into the White House. Download Audio

After Quiet Change to State Rules, An Unintended Parking Holiday in Many Cities

Cities across the state are facing parking ticket holidays after being caught off guard by a change in statute that passed years ago. Download Audio

Senate Mulls Renaming Mount McKinley, Again

A Senate subcommittee is yet again debating a measure to label Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional name. Download Audio

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Teams Up With Matanuska Susitna Schools

Building a computer is child's play, or at least it ought to be. That's the premise behind an innovative concept in science and engineering education. As KSKA's Ellen Lockyer reports, the Matanuska Susitna Borough School District has partnered with UAA's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, to help middle schoolers achieve future university success.

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Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Begin

Alaska travelers haven't experienced delays Lower 48 travelers are enduring because of air traffic controller furloughs. Sunday marked the first day of the furloughs which are part of the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to cut 5 percent from their budget as a result of sequestration. Download Audio

Alaska Film Subsidy Draws Legislative Scrutiny

If you watched the season premiere of "Deadliest Catch" last week, you might have noticed a line in the credits acknowledging the Alaska Film Office’s contribution to the show. Download Audio

Bethel Court Hears Closing Arguments Of Subsistence Fishermen

Closing arguments were heard today in a Bethel courtroom in the trial of 22 subsistence fishermen accused of fishing for king salmon during closures. The trial began on Monday and included testimony from expert witnesses on both sides. Download Audio

Not All Legislators Agree On Session Length

Ever since voters decided to shorten the legislative session to 90 days, there’s been an expectation that lawmakers will call special sessions to add more time to the clock. This year, they didn’t. It was only the second time that’s happened since the initiative passed. But even though legislators met the deadline this year, not all of them are convinced it’s a good system. Download Audio

Politicians Split On How To Judge New Oil Tax System

Now that a bill lowering taxes on oil companies has passed, the big question is: Will it work? Download Audio

Former Juneau Mayor Remembered For Work In Capital Move Fight

Former Juneau Mayor Bill Overstreet is being remembered as a persuasive and successful spokesman for Alaska’s capital city during the capital move fights of the 1970s and 80s. Overstreet died last week in Sun City West, Arizona, where he and his wife Jean have spent their winters in recent years. He was 86-years-old. Download Audio

Muni Denies Referendum Petition To Appeal AO37

The Municipality of Anchorage has denied a referendum petition to appeal AO37 submitted earlier this month.

Hall Takes Lead Over Write-in in West Anchorage Assembly Race

This weekend, the Anchorage Municipal Clerk's office released updated numbers for the April 2nd Municipal Election, including for the close race in West Anchorage's District 3. By Saturday evening, Ernie Hall had widened the gap between he and the write-ins, leading by more than 300 votes. Download Audio

Alice Rogoff Pushes For Changes In Arctic

The time has come to stop talking and start acting when it comes to changes in the Arctic. That was the message of a talk to the Juneau World Affairs Council this week by Alaska Dispatch owner and publisher Alice Rogoff. Next week she will be in Washington, D.C. with Iceland’s President to announce a new nonprofit designed to promote international cooperation on Arctic issues. Download Audio

Some Ballots Thrown Out of Anchorage Election Because of Officials’ Error, New results expected Friday

About 100 ballots from the 2013 Municipal Election were rejected during a public canvas held at city hall last night. The canvas, led by the Anchorage Election Commission, lasted several hours.

Senate Passes “Stand Your Ground” Law

On Thursday night, the Senate passed a bill that would get rid of the duty to retreat if a person feels threatened, so long as that person has a right to be in that place.

Legislature Passes Interior Gas Trucking Plan

The legislature has approved a plan allowing for natural gas to be trucked from the North Slope down to Fairbanks. It's seen as a way of bringing down energy costs in the Interior.

Measure Changing School District Health Plans Speeding Through Legislature

A measure that would put the state in charge of school districts’ health plans is speeding through the legislature. Download Audio