Southcentral starts to clean up after a series of September storms. Issues regarding the Wishbone Hill coal development resurface in the Valley. The Mat-Su Borough election takes place next week. Coleman Barney is sentenced in his Fairbanks militia trial. Gov. Parnell wants to break up the Senate Bi-Partisan Coalition. How has money affected this fall’s elections? Concerns raised about the availability of natural gas to Anchorage in the future. KSKA: Friday, 9/28 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/28 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 5:00pm

Alaska has had an interesting fiscal ride through the decades. From a time when the purchase of the territory from Russia was called "Seward's Folly" to the discovery of the rich oil resources of Prudhoe Bay -- which made the state very cashy, fairly quickly. Alaskans have enjoyed the benefits of oil revenues for decades, but production is in decline and that means the state must ramp up production or slow down expenses. We're in deficit spending now but the population and demand for services continues to ramp up. What should be done to help Alaska get out of deficit mode. KSKA: Friday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

The U.S. Supreme Court votes down the Defense of Marriage Act. Those gathering signatures for a referendum on Gov. Parnell’s oil tax legislation are experiencing paid opposition. An Anchorage resident is killed in the third fatal APD-involved shooting this year. KSKA: Friday, 6/28 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 6/28 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 5:00pm Download Audio

First adrift, then aground, but always mired in controversy – that's the story of the Shell drill rig Kulluk, which has fetched up on an island near Kodiak. A look at the APOC complaint against lobbyist Dan Coffey. Sen. Murkowski says it is time to rein in the so-called Super PACs. About two-thirds of the Republicans in the U.S. House voted against the Senate-passed bill to keep us off the rocks below the fiscal cliff – Congressman Don Young was one of those who joined Speaker John Boehner in voting yes. KSKA: Friday, 1/4 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/5 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 1/4 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/5 at 5:00pm

Mayor Dan Sullivan and the Anchorage Assembly battle over the controversial labor ordinance. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce comes out in favor of Medicaid expansion. A special shelter for the mentally ill is in the works in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 10/25 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/25 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 5:00pm

As the Federal Coordinator’s office for an Alaska North Slope LNG pipeline prepares to close its doors, we take a look at the history of the office, the current state of proposed Alaska LNG pipelines and the outlook on the future of the project. KSKA: Friday, 1/9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

The Alaska Federation of Natives conference concludes in Anchorage. What is happening with the APOC hearing on a complaint against Bob Bell? There are $50 million in bonds for the Port of Anchorage on the November ballot. "Protesters say No to Outside money in politics." Murder suspect Israel Keyes home is searched by police again. New Cook Inlet analysis raises LNG gas concerns. KSKA: Friday, 10/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm

With just a few days left before Anchorage voters head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to pick a new mayor the race is intensifying. On April 7th, Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski took the most votes in the city-wide election. For the most part the campaigns were cordial, with the candidates sparing on policy disagreements, but respectful of one another. But in the last week or so new issues have been quickly popping up—both personal and policy related. Today we’ll be sorting through the mayor’s race stories appearing online and in the news, getting a handle on what coverage is substantial, and what’s superficial. KSKA: Friday, 5/1 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 5/1 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 4:30pm Listen Now:

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

The state's law department deals with a wide range of legal matters but this week's show focuses on tribal courts and what the future may look like for court proceedings in rural Alaska. Earlier this week the Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviewed the Indian Law and Order Commission report. It paints a bleak picture for Native communities, saying the high rates of crime in Native communities is a "National Disgrace and a National Problem" and calls for more authority for tribal justice systems, saying in part that the state and fed government should strengthen rather than degrade tribal sovereignty. KSKA: Friday, 2/14 at 2PM & Saturday, 2/15 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 2/14 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 2/15 at 4:30PM Download Audio

The stories up for discussion this week are: the lawsuit against the Knik Arm bridge on hold; a big Pebble Mine story in the Press; civil suit against Anthony Rollins; the road to Juneau; Mayor Dan Sullivan; Homer News sued for libel; Schaeffer Cox; food stamps; Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival; and Senator Bert Stedman.

Governor Sean Parnell objects to Medicaid expansion. Fairbanks suffers a power outage like no other in recent memory. The Anchorage Assembly passes a budget, but remains wrapped up in the debate over ice rinks and tennis courts. Lawmakers are talking about the possibility of state investment in the gas line. Reapportionment of the Legislature appears to be over; the opponents of the plan are giving up. Sen.Mark Begich is targeted for his vote on health care. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has become prominently involved in the debate over sexual misconduct in the military. KSKA: Friday, 11/22 at 2PM & Saturday, 11/23 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 11/22 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 11/23 at 4:30PM Download Audio

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

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

News headlines up for discussion this week: Anchorage labor law, education in the legislature, combating drunk driving, Anchorage shooter arrested, election 2014 underway, investing in school safety, further restricting abortions, reapportionment of legislature, EPA administration to visit Pebble mine site. KSKA: Friday, 8/23 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/24 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 8/23 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/24 at 5:00pm Listen Now

The federal government reopens – for now. Former-Attorney General Dan Sullivan announces run for U.S. Senate. Byron Mallott enters race for governor. Parnell threatens to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service if refuges remained closed. Mat-Su Borough refuses $2 million offer to buy its ferry. The Pebble Partnership and the state are demanding money to pay for legal fees. Potential approaches to curb drunk driving in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 10/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 5:00pm Download Audio

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

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

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

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