At crucial moment, Denali Commission faces leadership gap; Denali climb season underway with rescue, successful summit; National park fees to go up, but at a smaller rate than originally proposed; Sitka Tribe to co-manage interpretation at Sitka National Historical Park; Chijuk Creek timber sale could prove contentious at Mat-Su Borough Assembly; Former ferry Taku headed to the scrapyard; Alaska Native leaders imagine divergent "Arctic futures"; Fairbanks Assembly delays Mary Siah Rec Center demolition to conduct more tests on building; Petersburg High School to use alcohol sensor on students for prom Listen now

Independent challenger raising competitive amounts to unseat Don Young; Alaska House and Senate pass dueling school funding plans; Capitol rally calls for more funding to support STEAM education in Alaska; ConocoPhillips announces three new oil discoveries on the North Slope; At USACE scoping meetings in Iliamna Lake region, locals express concerns about Pebble; Court hears arguments in suit over borough invocation policy; Bethel fire chief says BIA building could burn for up to two days; Thousands of quakes hit Alaska since January's major shake; Ted Stevens International Airport ranked fifth busiest hub for air cargo; Nicolas Petit claims decisive win in 2018 Kobuk 440; John Oliver offers movie memorabilia to Anchorage Blockbuster Listen now

Murkowski: Mueller investigation must continue; Senate passes its version of state budget after charged debate; Senate Medicaid budget cut likely won’t decrease spending; House Judiciary chair says there won’t be a gun control law this session; Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy; How do you keep developing rural energy projects in a fiscal drought? More loans.; Fairbanks standing-room-only crowd tells Assembly: don’t demo rec center; Nic Petit first to Ambler in Kobuk 440; AK: Haines recycling group promotes zero waste as part of Earth Week events; 49 Voices: Jerry Ross of Anchorage Listen now

Charges: Ex-Quintillion CEO duped investors in Arctic broadband project; Senate votes down further increasing PFD amounts; Rep. Kito will no longer commit to voting with Alaska House majority; Draft Walker climate policy urges Alaska to transition away from fossil fuels; Technology helping small communities cut high energy costs, conference organizer says; Opening statements begin in Bethel tobacco trial; 16 teams depart Kobuk 440 start in Kotzebue; "A Tale of Two Tricksters" pairs Alaska Native and Puerto Rican traditions Listen now

Former climate official says details surrounding his reassignment look “damning” for Trump admin; Alaska Senate set to debate state budget on Thursday; Workplace smoking ban advances; Army Corps defends review process for Pebble Mine; Walker’s bills to swap oil tax credit debt for bond debt making progress; Alaskan educators advocate for increased K-12 funding; Wind storm hits Southeast; Ketchikan clocks biggest gusts; Walker's climate team meeting in Fairbanks for two days; Juneau Empire and Alaska sister papers sold again; Juneau Hidden History ‘docu-follow’, reality TV show premieres this week Listen now

Former Planned Parenthood worker rejected for midwives board; Facebook CEO dodges Sullivan's softball; Imprisoned militia leader Schaeffer Cox petitions Supreme Court to review conviction; Trump picks Anchorage attorney for District Court; NTSB releases report on 2017 Hageland Aviation crash; State Senate makes small cut to ferry system budget; University of Alaska extends comment period for proposed timber sale near Haines, Klukwan; John Active retires from KYUK; Building resilience through basketballs and berries Listen now

Slow-paced session could end with a sprint; Chairman ends meeting after move to advance PFD constitutional amendment; Pebble begins public scoping meetings in Naknek; Valdez woman run over by drunk driver; After Prop 1 vote, groups look to Anchorage ahead of midterm elections; Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store; A million airline miles reported stolen from Bethel family clinic; UAF hosts talk by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke; Sealaska Corporation announces multimillion dollar deal to keep trees in the ground; Ferry cancellations cause challenges for Southeast students Listen now

Legislature picks up pace, with little time to spare; After pushback, public comment period on Pebble Mine extended; Killing of 10 Denali wolves sparks debate over increasing protections for the animal; Logan concedes Anchorage mayoral race to Berkowitz as returns come in; Moose stomps on Alaska man's foot after he kicked her; New map shows the potential future of permafrost on the North Slope; U.S. Coast Guard, Juneau police test response capabilities with nuclear scenario; AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter; 49 Voices: Harold Goode of Kotzebue Listen now

Senators aim for $1,600 dividends, early school funding; As oil spill response vessels arrive, Alyeska argues Prince William Sound safer than ever; Northern Dynasty and First Quantum extend deadline for finilizing Pebble option agreement; Searchers recover body of man missing out of Whittier; Mat-Su Borough looks to change school funding formula; Political operative accused of battery in Vegas; Sitka herring fishery closes early, 8,300 tons short of quota; Wrangell cancels it’s 65-year-old King Salmon Derby; Mistake invalidates ban on distilleries serving cocktails; Alaska welcomes home Olympians in gold medal celebration Listen now

State Supreme Court backs decision to allow independents in Democratic primary; Sullivan lauds Trump tariffs on China; Anchorage elections results favor Berkowitz; Rural Alaska struggles with 911 access; Juneau, Hydro One reach settlement over AEL&P; Kodiak moves toward electric heat with planned hydro expansion; Juneau-Whitehorse flight to connect sister cities; Ask a Climatologist: Snow melt around the state is right on schedule Listen now

UA President Johnsen shares outlook for university budget; Alaska corrections leaders look to Norway for inspiration; Denali area wolf harvest paused; Meet the Fairbanks teen who’s suing the U.S. government over climate change; Dillingham marches against domestic and sexual violence; Governor invites Alaska's export-minded entrepreneurs to join China Trade Mission Listen now

House passes state budget in close vote; Walker asks Legislature to redirect previously requested ANWR exploration funding elsewhere; Gasline signs a DC insider; Nearly $1M spent on Anchorage “bathroom bill” ahead of vote; Alaska down to 2 cannabis testers after lease, loan problems; Coast Guard searching for man near Peril Strait; Kensington Mine audit outlines environmental challenges; Changing the mindset of the healthcare system; Wilderness Ski Classic underway in the Brooks Range Listen now

Alaska House reverses itself on full dividend; Chinese officials tour proposed gasline project; Anchorage to lend prosecutor for some state felony cases; Alaska Senate passes Stedman’s sea otter resolution; Some charter companies would trade number of fish for more fishing; As Sitkans wait for roe, news of sickness from herring eggs in Canada; AK: Historic Iditarod, an Alaska ghost town; 49 Voices: Mary Ellen Frank of Juneau Listen now

Walker admin says Corps moving too fast on Pebble; Reactions to Vote By Mail mixed as deadline approaches; Bethel highway repair begins as warm winter destroys state roads across Alaska; Palmer police expansion would be costly, as Valley grapples with crime; Seattle-based medevac operator adds life-saving service for Alaskans; Alaska Senate passes Stedman’s sea otter resolution; Southeast island man charged with shooting at herring boat; Army begins decommissioning Fort Greely’s Cold War-era nuclear power plant; Haines Raptor Center plans new aviary Listen now

BOEM seeks input on Beaufort leasing; plan still pending; Why a Papua New Guinea company is taking over one of Alaska’s biggest oil fields; The state budget is stuck in House over majority division; In Anchorage mayor's race, divergent stances on same set of topics; Alaskan Brewing Company unsure how steel, aluminum tariffs will affect manufacturing; New state Forest Service leader has Alaska experience; The Cost of Cold: Staying warm in Nome Listen now

Hill visits: It's all about access in DC; 3-year-old boy shot, mortally wounded in Utqiagvik; Man survives plane strike on Arctic sea ice north of Alaska; Newtok to Congress: thank you for saving our village; USGS project shows low fossil fuel burning can limit permafrost thawing, carbon release; Suspicious fires destroy dance hall, damage village building; State ferries won’t stop sailing April 16, after all; Scientists record volcanic thunder for the first time; Achieving wellness through Medicaid expansion Listen now

House votes to restore PFDs to full $2,700; Man armed with knife dead after Anchorage police say he charged officer; Nikolaevsk man dead and one Alaska State Trooper injured after officer-involved shooting; Marches held across the state in solidarity with DC March For Our Lives; Glenn Highway detours end after bridge repairs; In Marshall, residents protect each other in a village without police; Department says Taku River salmon numbers are overestimated; After 3 decades, Washington state bans Atlantic salmon farms; Juneau schools leave room for debate in climate change curriculum Listen now

Senate passes spending limit after Democrats leave over ruling; Why Sullivan voted 'no' on $1.3T bill; Increasing numbers of Alaska wildlife testing positive for Movi bacteria; Winter Arctic sea ice again grew far less than normal; Coast Guard medevacks a man from Unalaska fishing vessel; The Cost of Cold: Staying warm near Fairbanks; State air quality regulators invite public to review cleanup plan documents; AK: Kasigluk Yuraq tradition dances through the generations; 49 Voices: Vanessa Duhrsen of Anchorage Listen now

What's in it for Alaska? Here are 6 things in the federal spending bill; Congress poised to approve $15M for village relocation in Alaska; As bridge fix continues, Glenn Highway congestion could go on for days; ACLU sues city of Palmer over alleged unlawful immigrant arrest; State budget largely unchanged after 3 days of amendments; Feds take key step toward approving another Conoco development in NPR-A; Using wood to stay warm in Bethel; What it takes to respond to a mental health crisis Listen now

Army Corps of Engineers schedules meetings for public Pebble input; Fisher seeks new sources of revenue for state; After avalanche, crews clear road to Hatcher Pass; In thwarted home invasion, Alakanuk shooter stopped by daughter's boyfriend; Perryville man arrested, charged with murdering his grandfather; Response to oil spill in the Shuyak Strait continues; Cost of Cold: Scavenging for coal off a Homer beach; Proposed Fairbanks ordinance would squelch ‘free market’, marijuana business owners say; Mentoring program to close in Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Sitka Listen now