Alaskan officials eager to open ANWR, even if promised more; Trump's pick for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention deemed problematic by Anchorage nonprofit; Kodiak City Council raises sales tax cap by 300 percent; Victim of Delta Junction car accident identified; In Kongiganak, a groundbreaking microgrid cuts heating costs in half; Trump administration proposes $2.1 billion expansion of Fort Greely missile-defense base; Study: Erosion caused by spawning salmon could make mountains significantly shorter; State publishes new land use plan for proposed 855-acre timber sale near Haines Listen now

Legislature’s chambers part ways as special session fizzles out; UA regents approve operating budget; One dead in fatal Delta Junction road incident; Power returns to Newtok after 3-day blackout; A potential neighbor to the Pebble Mine sees both sides; State challenges national forest roadless rule again; Kloosterboer fined $10,000 for late reporting of ammonia leak; Northwest has new regional HUD boss; Bureau of Land Management looks into environmental impact of Iditarod; Alaska game board to decide legality of hedgehog-like pet; UAF hold seminars on permafrost's effect on buildings Listen now

Alaska Senate passes crime bill, adjourns from special session; First Lady Melania Trump makes her first visit to Alaska; Decades after Vietnam, what does the POW/MIA flag mean?; Dirty water at airport prompts testing of neighborhood wells; With musk oxen attacks seemingly on rise, one Nome pet owner calls for more action; AK: Practicing for a plane crash in Ketchikan; 49 Voices: Nile Morris of Anchorage Listen now

In China deal, analysts see no guarantee that Alaska will get LNG pipeline; Legislative leaders seek update to sexual harassment policies; With an 'if,' Alaska US senators join call for Roy Moore to quit race; First Lady to attend JBER event tomorrow; Arctic drilling foes find public passion has cooled; University of Alaska regents to discuss budget and tuition increases; Alaska meets global demand for sea cucumbers; Regulator stalls Hydro One’s bid for Juneau utility; Board of Game to see over 70 proposals during Anchorage meeting; To improve Fairbanks air quality, 200 engine-heater plug-ins added to public buildings; Ask a Climatologist: New satellite will improve forecasts, inform policy Listen now

Looser drilling rules bill advances in US House; Murkowski reveals Arctic Refuge drilling details; Trump administration requests a new missile silo field at Fort Greely; In Haines, helping locals get health care pain free; JBER airman dies while overseas at training mission; Russia volcano ash drifts over northern Alaska; Anchorage drivers to see new 10-cent gasoline tax; Fairbanks non-profit announces lower homeless shelter capacity; Tenth annual Salmon Symposium kicks off in Palmer; Experienced business and energy policy journalist begins tenure as UAA Atwood Chair Listen now

Alaska House passes revision to criminal justice law; Spending gap could hurt Alaska Permanent Fund, budget director says; Oil prices are up, impact in Alaska negligible; A plea to DC: Save the Tongass plan; Report: Alaska's meth-related deaths quadrupled in last decade; Fall eagle forecast on the rise; Cod numbers in the Gulf of Alaska fall dramatically; Tanner crab fishery to open in Kodiak for first time since 2013; Sealaska Corp. expands Seattle-area seafood investments Listen now

Alaska House rejects repeal of controversial criminal justice law; Suspect in Sitka shooting charged with assault; BLM is moving forward on proposed Ambler Road project; Alaska village leaders consider joining, forming borough; Alaska Aerospace Corporation starts company for out-of-state services; After one month of K300 registrations, roster half-full for 2018; Subsistence council proposal would allow bear baiting on federal lands; Higher wolf quota recommended for Prince of Wales Island; Dutch Harbor ranks as nation's top port for 20th consecutive year; Fairbanks mayor: as state ends funding, borough must address $400M building-maintenance backlog; ASAA approves request to combine Juneau’s high school football teams Listen now

Alaska appeals decision that would open Democratic primaries; Major climate report warns of rapid change, potential tipping points; Geology gets political as federal scientists pursue new ANWR oil assessment; House to debate criminal justice bill over weekend; Polaris casualty identified; cause of fire under investigation; Official says Dallas Seavey sled-dog mistreatment claims are unfounded; Yukon Quest clarifies its rules against dog doping; Alaska salmon season a success in global market; AK: Anthropologists excavate 13,000-year-old secrets near Fort Greely; 49 Voices: Hunter McGovern of Anchorage Listen now

When US Senators listen to Arctic voices, only some resonate; Costs are uncertain on Alaska criminal justice bill; Alaska Airlines pilots disappointed that large wage increases still have them behind peers; Gov. Walker, Meyer headed to China with Trump; UAF looks to address hiring, pay discrepancies between men and women; As legal Mat-Su marijuana blossomed, tax revenue grew too; Cruise industry’s Juneau lawsuit could set wider precedent; Ask a Climatologist: Why do some lakes freeze faster than others? Listen now

Can Congress squeeze $1b from ANWR?; Papua New Guinea company to take over big North Slope oil play; Five prisoners overdose at Hiland Correctional Center, all expected to live; Alaska open enrollment period for individual health insurance opens; Man arrested for fatal Fairbanks stabbing; As recall effort gets underway, Unalaska’s mayor denies illegal dock negotiations; Two years on, Port Heiden’s reindeer herd stable, not yet large enough to harvest; Far ahead of holidays, boxes packed for deployed Alaska troops; Dog café opens in Ketchikan Listen now

Alaska sues OxyContin maker, alleging deception; Walker administration announces new climate strategy; One Arctic species is listed, one isn’t. Did politics play a role?; Nome’s Polaris Hotel on fire; blaze continues into afternoon; From octagon to hexagon: AFC embraces new ring, venue at Alaska Airlines Center; Alaska DEC moves to replace section of highway in wake of fuel spill; Fairbanks borough mayor sets meetings to explain funding cuts' budget impact; Alaska’s oldest building and its ghost story Listen now

After BP leak report, state calls for review of all North Slope wells; Gov. Walker announces public safety plan; Congress let CHIP expire; Denali KidCare OK for now; Alaskan soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash; Kodiak lab studying how Alaska's crab may fare as oceans get more acidic; IEP may have a new natural gas supplier; "We Breathe Again" highlights suicide struggle among Alaska Natives; Alaska Peninsula students and teachers get creative to meet requirements; Coast Guard wraps up seasonal operations out of Kotzebue Listen now

Payroll tax and crime overhaul on the docket for fourth special legislative session; Legislative pay could suffer cuts; Jury finds man guilty of killing Alaska attorney in 2014; Young Alaskans sue the state, demanding action on climate change; Eighty tons of contested Bristol Bay salmon trashed in Anchorage landfill; Body recovered downstream of Carlanna Lake Dam; UAA names economics lab after Nobel laureate Vernon Smith; AK: The Birdman of Alcatraz's grisly Juneau connection; 49 Voices: Carissa Pearce of Anchorage Listen now

Trump's opioid disaster declaration could expand help to suffering Alaskans; In Unalaska, the F/V Akutan is everyone’s problem… but nobody’s responsibility; ANWR drilling clears another hurdle in Congress; BP likely to plug thirteen at-risk wells after April accident; Committee votes against most amendments to crime bill; Coalition works to reduce recidivism on Kenai Peninsula; Mat-Su looks north to Fairbanks for advice on air quality; STEM advocates build network for Southeast classrooms to connect with local experts; Unalaska police chief confirms investigation of city councilors Listen now

Alaska U.S. senators quiet on colleagues' critique of Trump; Trump administration offers more NPR-A land for oil leasing than ever before; Oil production is up, and DNR expects it to keep climbing; Public testimony directs anger at crime law; Congress could decide fate of Tongass plan to move away from old-growth timber; Walter Harper, the first person to summit Denali, subject of panel discussion; Bearded seal removed from Northern Alaska airport's runway; 'Re-establishing a sense of identity:' RIVR gives indigenous people a voice on broadcast radio; 17 national parks could see fee increases, including Denali; USFWS designates Tuntutuliak elder James Charles a "conservation hero" Listen now

Amid doping scandal, a mushing whodunit; Votes aren’t there for crime-bill repeal, says prominent critic; The legislature faces the complexities of attempting oil tax reform; National tribal advocacy group calls for reinstating Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area; Alaska Native tribes unite to oppose mega-mines; This Juneau homeowner’s energy savings afforded the ultimate way to beat the chill; Alaska-owned aerospace company lines up commercial launches; Juneau warming shelter plan takes shape; Test results point to achievement gaps among Sitka’s students; Ask a Climatologist: First snows accumulate around the state, about on time Listen now

Legislature kicks off fourth special session of the year; Iditarod committee names Dallas Seavey as musher whose sled dogs failed drug test; ACA enrollment: Better rates for Alaskans but less time to find them; Alaska's congressional delegation addresses AFN on final day of convention; Murkowski’s message at AFN? “Climate change is real.”; On AFN periphery, a slimmed down 'energy bike'; Body of missing Russian Mission pilot recovered from Yukon; How to end homelessness in Anchorage, together Listen now

State appeals controversial ballot initiative decision to Supreme Court; State Attorney General rules that all 229 Alaska tribes are sovereign; Investigation shows BP Alaska reckoning with multiple accidents and leaks; A look at the artsier side of AFN; Eielson’s F-35s will ‘save our bacon’ by offsetting economic slump, Fairbanks Mayor says; As king runs lag, fishers consider cause and prevention; AK: Volunteers work to rebuild damaged landscapes on Flattop Mountain; 49 Voices: Clintonette Gregg of Anchorage Listen now

Alaska and its tribes sign child services compact; Day one of AFN sees rousing speeches on fiscal crisis and "Strength in Unity"; U.S. Senate votes against striking ANWR-related provision from Republican budget resolution; Newtok says a state agency is standing in the way of millions of dollars of relocation funding; Igiugig making slow progress on offsetting diesel consumption with renewable energy; Same building, new name: Sayéik Gastineau Community School; Ask a Climatologist: La Nina could make winter feel like winter in Alaska Listen now

Federal, state and Anchorage officials roll out "Alaska Anti-Violent Crime Strategy"; King Cove and feds exploring options to build King Cove Road without Congressional approval; All seven resolutions passed on final day of Elders and Youth conference; Iditarod names Joseph Redington, Jr. 2018 Honorary Musher; Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska's Iditarod; Fish and Game looks to secure water rights along major state rivers; Eielson showcases F-35 as Alaskan command chief emphasizes its lethality, deployability; Red Salmon Cannery dinged for Clean Air Act violation; Sitka's Alaska Day soundtrack includes pipes and drums Listen now