Title 21 Passes; And Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling

Title 21 measure finally passes in Anchorage. Shell suspends Arctic drilling. Distinguished economist Scott Goldsmith, formerly of UAA, talks to lawmakers about oil taxes. The Alaska Legislature continues to challenge the Obama Administration on gun laws. Labor unrest continues in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 3/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 3/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 5:00pm

Coast Guard Sets Up Seasonal Base In Kotzebue; And FERC Approves A TAPS Settlement

Even though there’s no drilling in Arctic waters this summer, work is still being done in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. The Coast Guard has set up a forward operating location in Kotzebue this year after opening a seasonal location in Barrow last summer. Proponents of the oil tax referendum gather over 50,000 signatures. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves a TAPS settlement with the three owners. KSKA: Friday, 7/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/20 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/20 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Knik Arm Crossing; and “Can Cuteness Sway a Jury?”

The stories up for discussion this week are: the Knik Arm crossing continues to move ahead; “Can Cuteness Sway a Jury?;” possible bill rolling back federal regulations from last 20 years; commentary on “Big Miracle;” Arnie Fuglvog; businessman fighting the proposed mine and the proponents’ response; Alaska delegation racking up the travel miles.

Oil Tax Reform; Anchorage Municipal Election

The stories up for discussion this week are: oil tax reform, Anchorage Municipal Election on April 3rd, Koenig abduction and arrest, KABATA Knik Arm bridge, federal court house closures, AHFC to lead natural gas pipeline project, Murkowski and others attempting to reform Justice Department, and Rep. Neuman's "Stand Your Ground" bill.

Alaska Edition April 25, 2014

The Alaska Legislature moved into overtime but finished its gas line work. The education bill forces the overtime. The set net initiative is in court. Initiatives move from August ballot to November ballot. Legalization of marijuana faces opposition. Tax credits for Alaska refineries. Joe Miller opens his bid for the Senate. CIRI wants MLP to buy more Fire Island wind power. BP sells 15 percent of Alaska holdings. KSKA: Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 , at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:

Anchorage Deputy Clerk Fired; and Airman Clinton Reeves Body Found

The stories up for discussion this week are: Assembly Chair Ernie Hall fires deputy clerk Jacqueline Duke; out of session work for the legislature; redistricting; body of Airman Clinton Reeves found; Ron Paul supporters take over Alaska Republican Party leadership; Port of Anchorage expansion remains stalled. KSKA: Friday, 5/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/12 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 5/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/12 at 5:00pm

Anchorage Edition: January 21, 2011

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this...

State Senate Passes Oil Tax Overhaul; Changing Arctic Impacts On Subsistence, Economies

The state senate on Wednesday night narrowly passed an overhaul of the oil tax system. Iditarod Trail Committee deals with an unusual death of a dropped dog in Unalakleet. The Arctic is changing, investigate the impacts to subsistence and food resources and the potential for new economies there. Fairbanks officials looking for a way to bring in cheaper gas. KSKA: Friday, 3/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/23 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 3/22 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/23 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Legislative Session; and Oil Tax Ruling

The topics up for discussion this week are: the upcoming legislative session; latest ruling on the TAPS oil tax case; the justice department must explain why the Young investigation documents aren’t public; lots of snow; Parnell’s oil meeting; reapportionment case proceeds in Fairbanks; cracking down on drunkenness in bars; Joe Miller sues the North Star Borough. KSKA: Friday, 1/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 5:00pm

Mayor Sullivan Releases Revised Budget Proposal; Heroin Use On The Rise

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan releases revised proposal for municipal budget. Crime declines in Anchorage, except in rapes and robberies. Heroin use is growing and affecting more and more people. Cook Inlet Housing talks about a major revitalization of a portion of the Spenard area. The Alaska Supreme Court gives gadfly Andree McCleod a partial victory in her court case challenging former Gov. Sarah Palin's use of a private e-mail account to conduct state business. A Fairbanks woman was arrested for forging signatures on an initiative petition. KSKA: Friday, 10/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 5:00pm

Corey Rossi; and the ASD Budget

The topics up for discussion this week include: Corey Rossi resigns amid game law charges; Fairbanks militiamen back in federal court; ASD cuts $6.2 million in this year’s proposed budget; Southcentral Alaska moose dying; the upcoming municipal elections; Renda reaches Nome; Chugiak man arraigned after running down two pedestrians in a truck; Len Anderson’s upcoming retirement. KSKA: Friday, 1/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/28 at 5:00pm

Gov. Parnell Delivers State Of The State Address; Anchorage Assembly Continues Struggles With Title 21

Sean Parnell delivers the governor's annual State of the State address. The Anchorage Assembly continues its struggles with Title 21. Did Alaska get anything out of the Sandy bill? Cheryl Frasca is the new west Anchorage assembly member, replacing Harriet Drummond who is now in the Legislature. Senator Mark Begich gets new committee assignments. House Speaker Chenault has a bill that would take defiance of President Obama's gun laws to the limit. Rep. Lindsey Holmes switches parties. The Anchorage School District is once again expecting layoffs. Rep. Bob Lynn has a bill that would arm school staff. KSKA: Friday, 1/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/19 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 1/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/19 at 5:00pm

Parnell Appeals Subsistence Ruling; Shell Works To Jump Start Arctic Drilling Program

The Parnell Administration appeals a subsistence ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Shell Oil is working to get its Arctic drilling program back on track. Savings will have to be used to balance the state’s budget. Reapportionment of the legislature remains incomplete. KSKA: Friday, 11/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/9 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/9 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Statewide Legislative Races; And The Alaska Federation Of Native Convention

From Southeast to the Northwest Alaska and many places in between, some interesting races and ballot issues top voter concerns. Also, the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention is happening in Anchorage, covering a variety of rural issues. KSKA: Friday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Anchorage Edition: July 23, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for...

Anchorage Edition: February 18, 2011

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska....

State Drops Militia Charges; and the Natural Gas Pipeline

The stories up for discussion this week are: state charges dropped against Shaeffer Cox; Alaska gas may go a different direction; Paul Coffey hired to push the Port of Anchorage project; Mark Avery challenged conviction; and shale oil development.

‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative; and Don Young’s AFN Proclamation

The stories up for discussion this week are: the “Save Our Salmon” initiative; Kott and Kohring change their pleas; AFN convention being held in Anchorage; Don Young’s AFN proclamation; medical homes in Alaska. KSKA: Friday, 10/21 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/22 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 10/21 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/22 @ 5:00pm

Fighting Alaska’s wildfires

Fires ripped through Southcentral Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula this week, destroying structures and triggering evacuations. As the fires calm down, people are starting to head home. This week on Alaska Edition we’ll talk about fighting fires and taking the next steps toward recovery. KSKA: Friday, 6/19, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 6/19, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 4:30 p.m.

Anchorage Edition: December 17, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and...