USCG Admiral Talks Arctic Strategy; Wet Weather Likely Too Little, Too Late For Alaska Farmers; Valley Ag Center Boosts Seed Research; Juneau Clinic On The Chopping Block; Homeless Shelters Concerned As Federal Funding Dries Up; Snow Forecast Along North Slope; Camp Near Wrangell Teaches Tlingit Culture, Language Download Audio
Alaska's 29th Legislature Gavels In; Walker Adds More Commissioners To Cabinet; Senate Finance Considering Bringing On Former Commissioners As Consultants; Sen. Sullivan Weighs In On Potential State of the Union Topics; Murkowski Named Chairman Of Interior Subcommittee Of Appropriations Panel; Bill Would Set Up Compensation Program For Wrongfully Convicted; Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles Prepares To Open Its Doors; Walker Halts Demolition In Anchorage Neighborhood; Lack Of Snow Could Again Send Iditarod Start To Fairbanks; Eaglecrest Suspends Lift Operations Due To Lack Of Snow; People With Disabilities Find Independence Through Skiing Download Audio
The shadow of giants: Schaeffer legacy honored in Kotzebue; big spending among candidates looking to replace outgoing state legislators; aiming to take the state House, Democrats target their own; in Bethel House race, candidates question Democratic cred; Tuluksak man still missing after a month; USACE winds down Attu cleanup until next year; Anchorage residents celebrate Salmon Day Listen now
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Disputed June incident heightens sexual harassment concerns; Personal rights and stigma: when and where can sex offenders participate in the community?; Skier dead after avalanche strikes in Hatcher Pass; New $521M Anchorage budget pays for more safety, snow plows, homelessness efforts; Bristol Bay red king crab quota caught; Panel to look at testing issues for Alaska marijuana; Talking Trash: You bought it. You tossed it. Rural towns struggle shipping it out; On Black Friday, you can "Opt Outside" for free in Alaska State Parks 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
Domestic violence suspect killed in state trooper shooting; Missing man's body found in Anchorage mudflats; Fresh doubt for Alaska tribes seeking land-in-trust; Top four gubernatorial candidates voice support for Donlin mine; An uncertain future for immigrants pushed out of military; ‘There really isn’t anything held back’ — A whaling festival in Nuiqsut; AK: Family food truck spices up Kodiak food scene with Salvadorian, Mexican fare; 49 Voices: Lewis Pagel of Kotzebue Listen now
Dunleavy names new Natural Resources Commissioner; Fairbanks vote counting flips tight races; Report: Data lacking on murdered Native women; Anchorage mayor proposes alcohol tax to fund health, safety; Judge allows some political signs, but maintains state ban on highway billboards; A changing military brings fewer Alaska Natives into the ranks; DNR proposes auctioning planned Interior Veterans Cemetery site; British Columbia moves to clean defunct Juneau-area metals mine; Kuskokwim 300 race nominated to Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
Alaska House tied in knots on session’s first day; In this shutdown, every day is a winding road; Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal range; Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detected; Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018; State Board of Game votes against requiring IDs on traps or snares; Upper Lynn Canal leaders discuss implications of Juneau cruise industry lawsuit; Repurposed shelter houses Nome’s homeless 7 days a week; Ask a Climatologist: Fairbanks sees low-temp, but brief, cold snap
In speech to JBER troops, Trump praises Alaska, military and Dunleavy; North Slope village tribal government sues over ConocoPhillips' drilling plans; Anchorage School District says Dunleavy budget could cut programs to the bare minimum; Federal agency delays final environmental review of Alaska’s gasline project; Southeast hatcheries concerned over drought in the area; Family of St. Mary’s man sues trooper who shot him; Juneau considers proposal to offer more shore power to cruise ships; Students watch as Anchorage high school stage becomes courtroom
Bill would shift Medicaid recipients to private insurance market; Candidate Dunleavy said he had no plans to cut ferries, schools, university. Then Gov. Dunleavy proposed deep reductions; Murkowski says she doesn't like education cuts in Dunleavy budget; Melting ice is disrupting daily life in the Y-K Delta in the worst possible way; Builders in Anchorage await a mini-boom from earthquake repairs; Southcentral residents still have until April 30 to file taxes, due to earthquake; An end to school bond debt reimbursement could hike local property taxes; To stay or to go? Anchor Point parents and teachers grapple with potential school closure; Eielson prepares for incoming F-35 fighters
Alaska Legislature prepares to sue governor over school funding; Senate sends criminal justice bill to Dunleavy’s desk; Lawmakers are wary of targeted ads from Dunleavy administration; Trump administration appeals ruling that blocked Arctic offshore drilling; Can 'Indian country' powers combat violence in rural Alaska? Sullivan says he'll discuss it with AG Barr.; Supreme Court rules against Alaska man in free speech case; What happens if Roe v. Wade goes? In Alaska, ‘nothing’; Oregon Lakes Fire doubles in size over Memorial Day weekend; The “8.5 mile” fire destroys a home, spreads to State Forest land; Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff vote to strike; DEC permit renewal would increase Cook Inlet oil producers’ wastewater discharges
Alaska Legislature ends efforts to overturn budget vetoes; PFD fight splits Alaska GOP, leaving some aligned with Democrats; Wildfire forces evacuations in Anderson area; Sec. Acosta did right by Alaska, Murkowski and Sullivan say; Pilot dies in fourth plane crash near Ketchikan this summer; Forest Service officials keep low profile on Tongass visit; Forest Service officials keep low profile on Tongass visit; Record warm water likely gave Kuskokwim salmon heart attacks; How hospital ERs in Alaska are helping patients with opioid use disorder; For Alaskans dealing with veto-induced anxiety, a therapist offers advice
BP’s Alaska exit not a surprise, experts say; What does BP's exit from Alaska mean for the state; After SCOTUS ruling, AG urges Dunleavy to limit public employees' unions; Swan Lake Fire conditions improve as residents remain on alert; Lightning started Paul's Creek Fire near King Salmon; Offal Fire moving away from Port Heiden; Alaska adding second insurer to individual insurance market; Fairbanks poet earns prestigious Willa literary award ; St. Herman’s legacy as a defender of Alutiiq people remembered
President Trump shares the mic with a Fairbanks pipe maker complaining of over-regulation. Also: The Matanuska-Susitna Borough looks at options for providing police service to residents.
From ranked choice to earlier voter participation, some advocates hope to change the way Alaska votes. Plus, there have been mountain lion sightings near Delta, but the camera-shy cat - if it's real - hasn't left a trace. And, large snow storms are set to hit Western Alaska this week and they are likely to disrupt sea ice in the region, which is forming at a much slower rate due to an abnormally warm year.
Despite rising tension in the Middle East, Alaska North Slope crude oil prices are lower than they were ten days ago after the U.S. killed an Iranian General. Plus, the Northwest Arctic Borough fills three public safety officer positions after months of vacancies.
Banks around the world say they won't finance new oil and gas projects in the Arctic. Plus: An investigation uncovers dozens of illegal and stolen firearms. And, the village of Noorvik grapples with a lack of safety officers.
The BP-Hilcorp deal is in danger as oil prices tank. Plus: Tribes in Bristol Bay say operating the fishery during the pandemic is too risky. And, hotels shift from vacation stays to quarantine sites.
The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment is in Alaska… with vaccinations starting as soon as tomorrow. And, a look at city planning and the risk of landslides like those in Haines. Plus, Alaska's teachers on guiding students through this year's election.