Several proposals emerge for using Permanent Fund to fix budget; Northern Dynasty rebuts Kerrisdale attack, warns of action to protect investors; Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office hires new director; Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules; Sullivan urges Board of Game to repeal predator control regulations; Exercise near Deadhorse to test paratroopers' ability to operate in cold; Alaska farmers push for hemp legalization; New taxi regulations will be on April ballot; Most Alaska high school grads unprepared for UA math and English; HAARP schedules first experiments since UAF takeover; Sheet metal apprenticeship organized in rural Alaska; Sitka author’s “Alaskan Laundry” wins statewide award Listen now
Judge weighs whether ballot initiative favors salmon over mining, oil; Bristol Bay braces for long awaited Pebble Mine plans; Amid expansion, Anchorage Police announce new strategy to fight violent crime; Spring Creek staff acted illegally in 2013 incident, Ombudsman finds; Aleutian volcano remains restless; UAS, Coast Guard establish training and scholarship program for students; Ban on hovercraft use within Alaska preserve stands, another appeal may come up; As permafrost thaws, village cemeteries sink into swamp 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
Walker administration doubles down as cyber-security experts warn of China’s threat to Alaska; Man in custody for fatal Alaska apartment fire; Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting; Kodiak-based district sees challenger to caucus-switching Republican; Napakiak gets federal funding for erosion, climate change impacts; Cash from Congress will boost Alaska-based system that protects planes from volcanic ash; Unalaska approves plastic bag ban, to take effect Jan. 1; AK: One year after tragedy, stakes are high for Kake VPSOs; 49 Voices: Cece Esparza of Kodiak Listen now
Kathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one vote; Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissioners; Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administration; Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claims; Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfires; Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damage; After Friday's quake, UAA classes resume in under a week; Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning -- for two different reasons; Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric; Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor Dunleavy; Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quake
Legislature still at reduced capacity as budget deadline looms; Dunleavy's candidate screening process under scrutiny; Trump's pick for Interior secretary has worked for Alaska and energy industry; Teen arrested after trying to take control of a flight from Napakiak to Bethel; Credit agencies paying close attention to state amid budget discussions; Fairbanks City Council holds additional meetings on anti-discrimination ordinance; Shutdown cripples, but doesn't sink ocean science symposium; Gatt, Moore and Sass in early Yukon Quest lead into Dawson City; Aleknagik boys' basketball team hits the court for the first time in 32 years
Dunleavy points to university budget cut agreement as a model for other services; State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected; Homeless shelters and services to see reduced funding; Flood warning issued for several Interior rivers; Sitka Assembly takes no action on police investigation; Chinook runs in Southeast are looking very profitable; Ask A Climatologist: Summer 2019 was rife with records being broken; Petersburg climbers successfully summit Devils Thumb
House committees take different approach on crime bills; Senate bill to change PFD formula advances; Mine opponents ask SEC to investigate Pebble's parent company; Fairbanks joins others in lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers; House Fisheries urges pressure on B.C. over transboundary mining; Trial date set for Sitka herring suit; Sitka Assembly calls for city hiring freeze; Thanks to makeshift driftwood sign, Coast Guard rescues stranded ATV drivers; Pilot study of black-tailed deer underway near Petersburg; Meet the first girls of Juneau Cub Scouts
Dunleavy calls for round two in Wasilla after Alaska Legislature adjourns first special session; Murkowski differs with Trump on campaign help from foreign powers; EPA officials hear concerns over Pebble Mine during Bristol Bay visit; Why fishermen are mailing corks to Murkowski; Corrections commissioner cancels prison's Father's Day event; Alaska's US senators express concerns over transboundary mines in BC letter; Federal review finds gaps in Alaska 'critical incident' reporting; 'Pretty unbelievable,' says Kotlik hunter who helped document recent spike in seal deaths; State attorney general praises federal ruling on road-building in Southeast; Three women removed from state human rights commission without much explanation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Former UAF hockey player part of Stanley Cup-winning Blues
Legislature passes capital budget funding, $1,600 PFD, veto reversals; 'Tired of playing defense': GOP claims the environment issue. But climate change? Not so much.; Coast Guard Commandant makes statewide tour stop in Kodiak; As ferry strike continues, Angoon must find alternatives; Troopers: Hiker dies on the way to Stampede Trail’s 'magic bus'; West Valley pre-season football practice suspended after swimming incident puts 3 players in hospital; With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poised to profit; Air Force works to decontaminate PFAS-affected areas in Moose Creek; Alaska beekepers suspect pesticides in deaths of honeybees; Online education ad targeting University of Alaska students draws criticism
State Senate Republicans reject the governor's appointee. Also: A brief spike in oil prices from attacks on a Saudi producer won't help the state's budget.
The group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy says it will take its case to court after its application was denied by a state elections official. Also: Mark Begich says he has a solution to the exorbitant grocery prices that plague rural Alaska.
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Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutions; bill strengthening Alaska's Code of Military Justice passes out of one committee into another; Walt Monegan reappointed as Commissioner for Department of Public Safety; Mallott, Murkowski try to put human face on King Cove road; bill fixing alcohol and marijuana laws sails towards passage; port expenses rattle Mat Su taxpayers; invasive species may have stowed on Homer drill-rig from Singapore; 'Justice Beyond Borders' highlights stories of local immigrants Download Audio
Walker sacks DOC commissioner after scathing report; House lawmakers scour prison stats; FBI to investigate controversial Sitka arrest, tasing event; Railroad hopes Congress fixes expensive math gaffe; Trans-Pacific Partnership nixes sockeye tariffs; BC tells Tulsequah mine to control leakage; Forum: Alaska holding out against emission-cutting policies; Dillingham youth center to close as funding runs dry Download Audio
Compromise to avoid state shutdown could happen soon; 'Sense of relief' as cuts to UA system are less than expected; Walker signs bill granting health insurance to dependents of fallen police, firefighters; Murkowski's take on health bill? Stay tuned; Body of missing boater recovered on Bering Strait beach; “Doesn’t he know it’s frozen?” How Alaska almost overlooked Prudhoe Bay; Fish and Game shoots black bear thought to have killed 16-year-old runner; Man charged in 2015 Wasilla double murder; Alaska trail advocates warn Governor Walker of transportation funding lapses Listen now
Alaska's lone U.S. House rep honored as longest-serving member; Permanent Fund Corp. sees rapid growth; Vice President Mike Pence to visit missile facilities in Alaska in February; Alaska's new bail rules, pretrial division take effect; For Anchorage to Mat-Su commuter rail, a task force takes shape; Citizens group investigates Cook Inlet’s aging oil infrastructure; Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern; Ask a Climatologist: What is polar amplification? Listen now
Alaska LNG project president says he’s done ‘preaching to the non-believers’; Senate votes to end mandatory release of low- and moderate-risk defendants; ADN report confirms effort details on Alaska election system; Fairbanks lawmaker David Guttenberg won’t seek re-election to 8th House term; Alaska Legislature passes pharmacy bill; Expansion of Bradley Lake hydro facility gets underway; UAF selected to participate in federal pilot program for drones; New PBS show ‘Molly of Denali’ to feature Alaska Native in title role Listen now
Amid a shortage of hospital beds, psychiatric patients put in jails; Ex-hospital officials claim whistleblowing led to firing; BBNC will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1; Census Bureau looking for rural Alaskans to help with the next big count; 'It's become politicized': advocates give notice of lawsuit to clean up Fairbanks air; 'What Happened in Craig': Trying to piece together one of the state's most perplexing murder mysteries; Elders and Youth, AFN kick off in Anchorage next week; AK: Ketchikan students focus on 'Sense of Place' in Indigenous Peoples Day celebration; 49 Voices: Gloria Johnson of Anchorage Listen now
Alaska Supreme Court rules for LeBon in pivotal election recount case; Overpass damaged in Anchorage due to 'bridge strike'; Alaska cities pay handsomely for ‘ears on the ground’ in Alaska’s capital. They’re called lobbyists.; Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon; 2018 second warmest year on record for Bethel; Finding hope in a graveyard of yellow cedar; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell