Judge rules that independent candidates can run in Alaska Democratic primaries; On Alaska day, lawmakers and staff to meet on oil and gas taxes; "We all walk the same paths": Elder keynote address highlights generational parallels; Alaskan selected for Indian Affairs post at Interior; Walker cabinet member to oversee EPA’s Northwest office; Senator Sullivan hires a new chief of staff; Vigilantes or heroes? Anchorage group takes to streets, reuniting owners with stolen vehicles; "What you heard just didn’t represent the truth": Tony Knowles reflects on Vietnam War; Igiugig hikes to Big Mountain as a part of their local food challenge Listen now

Lawmakers debate the best path forward for crime reduction; State corporation sets December deadline to find customers for Alaska’s gas; "Part Land, Part Water – Always Native": 34th Annual Elders and Youth Conference kicks off; JBER-based soldier dies while traveling from Hawaii to Alaska; State recoups almost $600,000 from suit involving Interior river; Strong year for commercial salmon harvest statewide; People from across the country travel to Kodiak to learn how to smoke fish; 2013 Dalton Highway fuel spill clean-up concludes; Laying the groundwork for housing solutions; Emergency radio kit from Southeast Alaska sent to help Puerto Rico broadcaster Listen now

Trump health subsidy plan throws wrench in planned Premera rate drop; Though wary of Iran nuclear deal, Sullivan bucks Trump on backing out; Pentagon announces changes for immigrants entering the military; Former Alaskan describes evacuating his California home following wildfires; In Iliamna, EPA hears mixed reactions to its new course on Pebble Mine; In Port Heiden, recent storms exacerbate an old problem; AK: The mystery behind Ketchikan Ghost Tours; 49 Voices: Mia Kinard of Anchorage Listen now

It's not a number to celebrate, but the consistently high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska need discussion and attention. Why does Alaska stay at or near the top in the nation for these terrible statistics? What's being done to combat family violence, and how can everyone help address it? Listen Here

This week we're hearing from Mia Kinard in Anchorage. Kinard moved to Alaska from South Carolina a little over a year ago. Listen now

Ketchikan is home to plenty of supernatural phenomena. That’s the theory, at least, behind a new venture: Ketchikan Ghost Tours. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. The old, increasingly inaccurate maps Alaskans have used for decades will soon be gone, as our state is being completely remapped. On this next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll learn how the changing climate has made the maps we all use outdated and even unsafe, and the huge effort to fix that. We're talking maps with the people who use them, make them and study them.

"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage. Every Tuesday, we meet a New Arrival from another country, another state, or another part of Alaska. This week we meet Devin, from Minnesota.

KSKA: Friday, October 12 at 2:45pm Just before a sure-fire reelection bid, a North Carolina senator is faced with a mass shooting in his state and has to reexamine the second amendment and his own personal values and views on politics and religion in Jason Odell Williams' new play Church and State. RKP Productions is opening its season with this moving, often humorous look at a hot topic October 13-19 at the Alaska Experience Theatre located on 4th and C streets in downtown Anchorage. This week on Stage Talk director Dick Reichman, Producer Audrey Kelly and Actor Mark Stoneburner are joined by playwright Jason Odell Williams. LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2 pm and 8 pm. We all know the economy is bad. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about how bad, how long it will last, and, perhaps most important, what to do about it. Instead of sitting around waiting for the oil price to rise or the legislature to find a fiscal solution, our guests have looked at Alaska's assets, our people, and how to get to a brighter future. 

Monday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Why do some of us condone gun control and same sex marriage and others do not? Where do our beliefs come from? Does social media contribute to moral beliefs? How might the content of social media influence the spread of the message? A discussion on the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. LISTEN HERE

EPA hold Iliamna hearing over proposed cuts to Pebble Mine restrictions; Pebble opponents hammer EPA for changed course at Dillingham meeting; Environmental group to sue Trump administration over Pacific walrus; Top two officials in division overseeing prisons no longer work for state; Murkowski-Warren letter slams White House’s response to opioid epidemic; Romig Middle School science teacher honored as Alaska Teacher of the Year; Interior Gas Utility considers taking over Interior Energy Project; Doyon says its natural gas prospects in Nenana Basin are promising; Airport screening change for electronics rolling out in Southeast Alaska; Bering Sea storm expected to cause minor flooding in Alaska; National Guard focuses on increasing operations during tour of Nome, Brevig Mission, and Teller Listen now

As Trump administration removes federal roadblocks, Pebble Mine fight shifts to state; Democrats in Congress join fight against Pebble Mine; New bill aims to reverse Obama restrictions on offshore drilling; Industry, environmental groups speak out as Hilcorp paves the way for drilling in federal Arctic waters; On SB91, Anchorage officials want for reforms, not repeal; Haines Assembly asks university to press pause on 400-acre timber sale; Alaska man sentenced in theft of ATMs with front-end loaders; Citing safety concerns, airlines refuse to fly to Tununak Airport; World’s largest collection of Yup’ik and Cup’ik videos now available online Listen now

How Trump nominees talks about climate; what it means for Alaska; Alaska gets reprieve as it works to implement REAL ID; Sen. Sullivan says he’s hopeful about tax changes, but cautions Trump on tweets; 4-year-old boy killed by SUV backing out of parking space; State and Park Service look to make Parks Highway safety improvements; How an Alaskan traveled back to Vietnam after fighting war years before; Teacher housing teaches life lessons; Human and robot companions retrieve equipment lost at sea Listen now

Judge overrules state, says salmon initiative can go forward; Residents rail against SB91 at rare Anchorage meeting; 'I am proud to be Iñupiat': Alaskans celebrate first official Indigenous Peoples Day; UAF joins in Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations; $250K bail for Ketchikan man charged with first-degree murder; Ridle to focus on costs as administration commissioner; Goldbelt Heritage may inherit city-owned Aak’w Kwáan site; Petersburg resident receives medal from King of Norway; E. Coli present in popular Haines water source, but residents continue to fill up Listen now

There's been a lot of bad news in recent weeks. Devastating hurricanes, tension with North Korea and a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. We face risks each day. How should we manage the stress that accompanies them without becoming overwhelmed and how should we talk to children about it all? Listen Here

Pebble critics call mine concept an investment ploy, not a real plan; Ketchikan police seize meth, heroin, weapons, cash in Tuesday drug bust; F-35A fighter jet coming to Eielson base for testing; Perflourinated compund testing expands across the state; After cleanup at old fuel pipeline facility, agency to monitor leftover contamination; Sitkans pay tribute to a legendary Tlingit athlete; AK: At Wales’ Kingikmiut Festival, dancing to heal; 49 Voices: Andrew Jasper of Bethel Listen now

Last month, the community of Wales, in Western Alaska, hosted one of the biggest Alaska Native dance festivals in the state. 10 groups from around the region and as far as Anchorage flew in to the village over Labor Day weekend, to sing, dance, drum, talk — and heal. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. Vern Tejas joins us on this Outdoor Explorer to talk about his extraordinary climbing career. Vern was the first to climb Denali solo in the winter, a story in which this public radio station played a unique role, and he has climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents at least 10 times, and has done them faster than anyone else. But what impressed us even more about Vern was his warmth and his healthy philosophy about climbing, safety and people. LISTEN HERE

This week we're hearing from Andrew Jasper from Bethel. Jasper is originally from Aniak and works as a behavioral health aide for the Yukon-Kuskowkwim Health Consortium. Download audio