Anglo American has left the Pebble Partnership. Union leaders turn a petition with over 22,000 signatures for AO-37 repeal. Municipality of Anchorage denies an attempt to change the way union dues are handled. The 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks will be $900. KSKA: Friday, 9/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 5:00pm Download Audio
Revisiting the “Fairbanks Four” 15 years later. Where is the secession impulse heading now? How did Black Friday affect Anchorage’s consumer market? Buccaneer Oil has high hopes for drilling in Alaska. Lawmakers rally against renewing Rumrummers’ liquor license. The Anchorage School District to cut 100 jobs next year. The Mat-Su ferry may have found a home in the Marianas Islands. KSKA: Friday, 11/30 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/1 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/30 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/1 at 5:00pm
This week the University of Alaska's annual sustainable agriculture conference brought together farmers, livestock producers and other major players in the agriculture community to discuss the future of the industry in Alaska. On this week's Alaska Edition, we'll look at some of the innovations in agriculture that have taken place in the state over the past few years as well as the opportunity for buying locally and food security throughout the state. Listen Now:
Fall Revenue Forecast Takes $2 Billion Hit; And Democrats Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Laws
The state is expecting $2 billion less in it's fall revenue forecast. The Sullivan administration puts together its capital budget wish list. The fallout of Governor Sean Parnell's decision to reject federal Medicaid expansion. Democrats push for stricter campaign disclosure. KSKA: Friday, 12/6 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/7 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 12/6 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/7 at 4:30PM Download Audio
The USS Anchorage is commissioned in it's namesake city. Unions go to court over the Anchorage labor-law referendum. Parnell announces that he will not seek a senate seat in 2014. New developments in the Fairbanks Four case. Last, Wally Hickel, the movie...or at least the story on film. Download Audio
The Senate moves closer to a vote on oil-tax legislation. Anchorage School Board Superintendent James Browder announces his impending retirement. Conservative lawmakers have proposed legislation that would require welfare recipients to submit to drug and alcohol tests. New analysis show that health-care costs are slowing down. KSKA: Friday, 3/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/16 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 3/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/16 at 5:00pm
The Shell oil-drilling rig Kulluk makes headlines all over the United States and gets the attention of Congress, the Interior Department, environmentalists and the oil industry. Militia men Lonnie Vernon and militia leader Schaeffer Cox were sentenced by federal judge Robert Bryan on Monday and Tuesday. A 16-year-old Diamond High student with a BB Gun at school is arrested in algebra class. Who is Edison Chouest Offshore and why did they gain your attention during the Kulluk incident? Congress fails to renew the Violence Against Women Act. It's dog racing season, and we may be seeing a Renaissance of the sport in Bush Alaska. KSKA: Friday, 1/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 1/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 5:00pm
The 59th anniversary of the great '64 earthquake. Opponents of the Pebble Mine lose a court battle. Sen. Kelly of Fairbanks is fighting FAS - and generating controversy. The Alaska Legislature contemplates big projects, particularly the Knik Arm Crossing. The Parnell Administration sues to obtain access to ANWR. Anchorage Municipal elections are Tuesday. The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill. KSKA: Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this...
The stories up for discussion this week are: the Anthony Rollins case; the Mayoral race; proposition 5; the annual energy conference; the state’s new oil tax bill; Alaska Republican presidential preference poll; Ron Paul visits Alaska; Sen. Murkowski’s vote on birth control/contraception. KSKA: Friday, 3/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/10 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 3/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/10 at 5:00pm
Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in Anchorage to cast their votes for assembly seats, school board members and a number of ballot issues. Ellen Lockyer discusses what the outcome means for Anchorage on this week's Alaska Edition.
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska....
This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Paul Jenkins, from the Anchorage Daily Planet, Steve MacDonald, of KTUU Channel 2 News, and Libby Casey, APRN’s Washington DC correspondent.
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for...
BP has very poor quarterly report. The ongoing saga of the Mat-Su ferry continues. Debates over the coastal zone management initiative heat up. Alaska Native suicide rates remain high. A Valdez couple admits to failing to pay $190,000 in income taxes and penalties. Around 4,000 summer fisheries workers in a government-sponsored program won’t be returning next year. The Fisheries Board throws a lifeline to set netters. The state of Alaska puts out new regulations dealing with one aspect of abortion. KSKA: Friday, 8/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 8/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 5:00pm
The Anchorage Assembly okays a compromise labor law. The three major candidates for the GOP Senate nomination debate in Fairbanks. Shell and North Slope Native groups reach a drilling agreement. The bridge across the Tanana opens, the bridge to somewhere. Alaska LNG project buying land. Fishermen complaining about Gov. Parnell's choice of fisheries adviser. Gov. Parnell is disturbed the federal government sent five refugee children to Alaska. Forty years ago, Richard Nixon resigned as president. KSKA: Friday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:
A Russian company signs an agreement for a stake in the Point Thomson project. Juneau minority Democrats offer their own version of oil-tax reform. Mayor Dan Sullivan unveils a surprise labor-law bill that will diminish the power of unions. The cruise ship wastewater bill is moving rapidly - if not smoothly - in the Senate. Shell is sending the damaged drill rig Kulluk to Asia. The filing deadline for the Assembly and the School Board has come and gone. Conservatives' efforts to move legislation that would expand school choice - through Charter schools and aid to parochial schools - is getting a lot of legislative attention as is vouchers. It appears that Congress and the president will not avoid the sequester - major and sudden reductions in federal funding. The Republican Party's battle over the chairmanship of the party is still making waves in the capital. KSKA: Friday, 2/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/16 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 2/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/16 at 5:00pm
The Anchorage Assembly puts off a controversial land swap. The EPA hears from Alaskans on the proposed Pebble Mine project. The Fairbanks militia trial continues with testimony from Schaeffer Cox and Coleman Barney. Anchorage is voted the worst-dressed city in America. KSKA: Friday, 6/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 6/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 5:00pm
The Alaska State Senate passes the Parnell Administration's cruise ship bill over the protracted objections of the Democratic minority. Mayor Dan Sullivan effort to re-write the municipal labor law has the unions and their allies in a frenzy. The Senate is in an uproar over the proposed school-voucher amendment to the Constitution. KSKA: Friday, 2/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/23 at 6:00pm TV: Saturday, 2/23 at 5:00pm
Today we’re discussing possible troop drawdowns in Alaska, part of the military’s broader reduction in overall size. Later this month, officials from the Defense Department and U.S. Army are visiting Anchorage and Fairbanks for listening sessions, to get a sense of what Forts Richardson and Wainwright mean to nearby communities. As well as how they fit into the broader mission of the American Armed Forces. KSKA: Friday, 2/13 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 4:30pm Download Audio