Juneau Rep. Parish won’t run for re-election; Legislature weighs permanent fund earnings draw as session nears end; Offshore lease schedule for Beaufort draws flak; Arc of Anchorage to pay $2.3M to settle allegations of false Medicaid claims; Strong winds batter Anchorage; Alaska State Legislature urges Congress to address state ivory bans; Hugh Neff banned from 2019 Yukon Quest due to poor dog care; As Mat-Su mulls budget, school funding off the table; Marijuana-regulating ordinance advocates flood Fairbanks city council hearing to urge passage; Klukwan, Takshanuk Watershed Council unite for baseline water quality testing; Virgin America merger with Alaska Air reaches logistical crescendo this week; Over a month of severe GCI outages causing headaches for city workers Listen now

No oil companies oppose bonds for tax credits, commissioner says; Air Force to host meeting to unveil plan to provide potable water to Moose Creek; Fairbanks ranks highest nationwide for year-round particulate pollution; Undead Arctic microbes feel the heat, unleash disease; Haines Mining and Water Forum draws dozens, critics question objectivity; Study finds Mt. Hunter has been melting faster; Troopers intercept 56 grams of heroin in Togiak; Homer’s annual flood of tourists may be eroding its long-term rental market; Togiak herring fishing gets windy start; Kashega elder Eva Tcheripanoff dies at age 90 Listen now

Israel pulls warplanes from Red Flag training exercises due to rising regional tensions; Cleanup continues for fuel spills in Savoonga and Nome; Mat-Su Borough Assembly approves Chijuk Creek timber contract; State renews Pebble land use permit; Fairbanks students need parents' permission to participate in walkout, district says; Washington State ferries to look harder at diesel to electric conversion; Alaska ferry officials consider fuel alternatives; AK: What’s the deal with Juneau’s barefoot guy?; 49 Voices: Victoria Petersen of Anchorage Listen now

Trump administration kicks off process for oil development in ANWR; USACE takes public comment in Dillingham on Pebble Project, format generates frustration; U.S. military brings free "Arctic Care" to Northwest Arctic communities; Alaska Senate joins House, calling for feds to respect state marijuana laws; Haines marijuana business inches closer to operating, brings together grandmother, millenials; Wrangell gets first pot dispensary; Pogo Mine officials "very excited" about two promising gold prospects under exploration; Renewable energy competition wants Alaskans to ‘fail fast’ to eventually find ‘gold’; Sealaska dividends boosted by other corporations’ oil and zinc earnings Listen now

State House and Senate agree on a school funding plan; Murkowski suggests taxing outdoor rec gear to help fund park projects; State announces businesses joining the China Trade Mission; Anchorage officials certify vote-by-mail results; Kodiak jig fishermen explore other markets during poor cod season; Biologists predict early start for Togiak sac roe herring fishery; New charges are filed in case of Petersburg teens hitting deer; Five Juneau residents ordered to pay fines, restitution for deer poaching; HAARP readies for busiest research season in three years Listen now

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