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News coverage from every corner of Alaska from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

A nationwide test of emergency alert systems that was scheduled for today has been postponed for about two weeks. Listen now

In Alaska, CBD is already showing up in drinks at cafes and in stores. But there are simmering disagreements about its legality. Listen now

A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week. Listen now

Murkowski keeps faith in Kavanaugh hearing; Man tied to Kotzebue girl's death appears in court; Opponents pack Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measure; After signs of concern, City of Wrangell says there’s no near threat to island’s dams; Nationwide emergency alerts postponed amid Hurricane Florence; CBD drinks are getting more popular. But are they legal?; In response to their high suicide rate, Mountain Village marches for hope Listen now

With new uncertainty over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is again the focus of attention. As for his views on the legal status of Alaska Natives, she says they spoke and he allayed her concerns. Listen now

Wrangell’s upper dam leaks. That in itself isn’t a new development or even dangerous. But there were signs it might be getting worse. So the city hired engineers to check it out. Listen now

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

The Calista Regional Native Corporation has denied any wrongdoing in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against the company. Listen now

This season, it seems like more bears have been spotted around Juneau scavenging for food, and scientists think they know why. Listen now

Attorneys sparred over the constitutionality of Juneau’s head tax levied on cruise ship passengers. The oral arguments in federal court could be a prelude of things to come as the lawsuit heads toward trial. Listen now

Juneau’s cruise passenger fee lawsuit heads toward trial; For methane researcher, golf course bubbles are a first; Courthouse attack won’t lead to more officers, but may increase vigilance; Local SAR reins in search for Stacey Hoagland while troopers gather more information; Calista denies wrongdoing in sexual harassment lawsuit; Former youth hockey treasurer sentenced for embezzlement; GVEA declares Healy 2 power plant operational; Alaska Native organizations receive federal grant for safe and healthy housing; Calls of bear sightings are up around Juneau. But why? Listen now

“It’s an area that I and some other colleagues have started thinking about: can you get methane forming in terrestrial environments? But it’s a very new area of science,” carbon scientist Katey Walter Anthony said. Listen now

One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.

The Alaska State Troopers say they’ll guarantee that there is an officer or trooper in any courtroom where they’re requested. Listen now

Alaska’s treaty delegation is putting a brave face on a cut to Alaska’s share of cross-boundary salmon. The Pacific Salmon Treaty allocates salmon stocks between the U.S. and Canada. Listen now

An army of citizen scientists assembled along Turnagain Arm Saturday to count endangered belugas near Anchorage. Listen now

The changes came two days after the release of a report that found Alaska’s only state-run psychiatric hospital is an unsafe place to work. Listen now

On Monday afternoon, federal officials announced charges against a Kotzebue man in the case of a missing girl who was found dead last Friday. Listen now

Both of Alaska's U.S. senators say the allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deserve to be heard, despite its age. Listen now

Charges filed against a Kotzebue man in the case of a missing girl who was found dead; Alaska's U.S. Senators call for more information about sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh; Alaska will see a cut to salmon allocations under proposed treaty with Canada; Three senior Department of Health and Social Services administrators have resigned; Teams of citizen scientists count endangered whales near Anchorage; Public meetings start in Juneau over proposal for news roads in Tongass; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to keep rats off St. Paul Island; High rates of suicide in southwest Alaska where healthcare services are overburdened