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

House holds floor debate on budget; Boom: Gun tax sends $33M to Alaska; State wants to stop billing homeowners for tech support after spills; Rep. Sam Kito III will not seek re-election; Pilot sentenced for 'buzz job' that leaves co-worker severely injured; Halibut quotas for 2018 come in slightly lower than expected; The Cost of Cold: Staying Warm in Sitka; This halibut hook is an innovation for the past, present and future; Ask a Climatologist: The spring equinox doesn’t mark the start of spring Listen now

Legislature split on budget, taxes and use of Permanent Fund; State puts out list of companies that got $75 million in cashable tax credits last year; Feds to drop new habitat rules, ending state's legal challenge; Feds approve $1.7M to buy out homes in Newtok; Snow blocks road to Hatcher Pass; 10 stranded at lodge; The Cost of Cold: When the only option is diesel; The Cost of Cold: Keeping warm in Unalaska; At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, tales from a difficult Iditarod; Wrangell assembly approves new $9 million water plant; New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice loss Listen now

Oil revenue is up in state’s spring forecast; Iñupiat leadership organizations contemplate a “unified voice”; Salmon initiative clears another hurdle; New poll shows Juneau leaning pro-road; Zulkosky organizes meeting to discuss alcohol's impact on villages; First Alaskans Institute helps revive Yup’ik traditional Qasgiq teachings at Cama-i; AK: Staying power: world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor comes to Sitka; 49 Voices: Fannie Akpik of Utqiagvik Listen now

Senators propose spending limit to curb future sprees; Lawmakers might have more control over the Permanent Fund than they think; Grand jury indicts 13 Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates for August jail riot, standoff; Walker hopeful plan to pay off oil tax credit debt with bonds will pass this session; Riled: Young keeps true to form; Wrangell declares water emergency; Dog dies at Koyuk checkpoint; Fishermen’s network creates map of ocean floor to reduce bycatch; Tribes plow longest Kuskokwim ice road ever Listen now

The trans-Alaska pipeline fights off about 22 million cyber attacks. Daily.; New Norwegian champ, Joar Ulsom wins 2018 Iditarod; Juneau students take part in national student walkout protesting gun violence; Proposed constitutional amendment would protect dividends, sort of; Mendenhall Towers climbers presumed deceased; search ends; Toksook Bay Tribe receives more than 10 million federal dollars for trail construction; Japanese tsunami litters North American shores with 10 times the trash Listen now

State gets timeline for federal environmental review of Alaska LNG project; Troopers release names of officers involved in Pilot Station shooting; Ulsom first into White Mountain, 77 miles from the finish; Old guard content to watch new generation of mushers take reins of sport; Even in corridors of power, the Iditarod intrigues; Scientists listen for mammals, ships in a changing Bering Sea; Mixing science with traditional knowledge, researchers hope to get seal oil on the menu Listen now

House passes fast-track bill to fund Medicaid, ferries; Tariffs already boosting Alaska aluminum prices; To disrupt land in Upper Kuskokwim, Donlin Gold may preserve land by Cook Inlet; Weather hampers ongoing search for missing Mendenhall climbers; Petit lead disappears as Ulsom overtakes on coast; Alaskan skier wins gold, silver medals at Paralympic Games; Governor Walker asks feds to declare Pacific cod disaster; Ferry reform effort gets a legislative boost; Cama-i 2018 honors its roots; Ask a Climatologist: A winter of warm temps and decent snow Listen now

Zulkosky takes seat as House District 38 representative; House bill to declare state of emergency for Alaska Native languages passes committee; Following alcohol complaints, governor's office proposes meeting with Napaskiak leaders; Larsen Bay residents fear losing school; Bad weather all but shuts down critical Iditarod checkpoint; Musher chases bison off trail, with an ax; AK: Juneau shamanism retreat leader’s financial, cultural and spiritual legitimacy challenged; 49 Voices: Richard Hensley of Kotzebue Listen now

Trump official says Interior aims to move ‘pretty quickly’ on Arctic Refuge oil development; Sweeney Interior nomination in limbo; State, hospitals seek funds to prevent payment emergency; Trump administration sued over Pacific walrus; For this expat mom, raising healthy girls means going to prison; Rep. Guttenberg taken to hospital for ‘unknown medical emergency’; As Iditarod has changed, so has its relationship with its Native roots, mushers say Listen now

Interior Department officials visit North Slope to talk ANWR; Sullivan knocks Trump tariff as bad for Alaska; Lawmakers add funding for public defenders; Recall election fails to oust Unalaska’s mayor; Army tanker truck wrecks, spills fuel near Harding Lake; New dog doping drama emerges on the Iditarod trail; Seavey reaches Takotna first, declares 24-hour layover; New documentary highlights mismanagement of Native trust money by feds; Scientists don’t know why ice seals are appearing in ice-free Unalaska Listen now

USGS nominee inclined to show data to Interior bosses; State regulator pushes for stronger laws to deal with abandoned oil wells; Juneau police end policy of flagging flying weed; Aleutians East Borough votes to join feds in battle over King Cove road; DeeDee Jonrowe second musher to scratch in 2018 Iditarod; Some mushers deck out in "full body armor" to tackle Dalzell Gorge; Snowier year makes for smoother run to Nikolai; Alaska Railroad's first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company; To feed elders, traditional foods take untraditional route Listen now

Walker seeks to deepen trade ties with China; Governor Walker pushes for fiscal solution: "The worst plan is no plan"; Public testimony backs stable or increased state budget; House majority down two members; Murkowski backs bill to ID school threats; Iditarod ceremonial start kicks off in Anchorage; Fans participate in trailgate parties to celebrate Iditarod start; Redington, Pettersson and Seavey first into Skwentna checkpoint; Zoya DeNure scratches in Skwentna, first scratch of 2018 Iditarod; Kodiak oil response crew cleans up spill; Trying to solve a moose-sized mystery in the tundra near Nome Listen now

Alaska SB 92 would crack down on derelict boats; Starting positions set for 2018 Iditarod; 67 mushers to depart from Willow on Sunday; Jeff King on PETA and past Iditarod protests; Roll reversal: Anchorage Iditarod prep means dumping snow on city streets; State House to hear public testimony on budget in Anchorage-- the same day as Iditarod start; Response crews reach Shuyak spill; Body of snowboarder caught in avalanche recovered; Why don’t you see people-sized salmon anymore?; AK: How an Arkansas duck tagger became a champion musher; 49 Voices: Bede Trantina of Anchorage Listen now

Coast Guard makes plans for ramping up Arctic operations with new icebreaker; Senate votes to let car insurers base renewal rates on credit histories; Lacking competitive benefits, exodus of troopers causes 'critically low' staffing; Forest Service chief, Murkowski hear from Tongass stakeholders; Forest Service official says fighting Lower 48 wildfires is cutting into Alaska forest services; KEA chooses contractor for Terror Lake hydroelectric project expansion; Scientists confirm traditional knowledge regarding seal pup migration; Ketchikan High School wins state Academic Decathlon competition; Dillingham-raised artist’s work draws attention to missing and murdered Alaska Native women Listen now

Bill would let Alaska judges temporarily take guns from likely threats; Bethel High students stage walkout to raise awareness for gun violence; What can unflappable geese teach us about the future of Arctic development?; Recovery effort for man buried in avalanche temporarily suspended; Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers' waste; Iditarod set to start under a cloud of scandals; New GOES satellite will aid weather forecasting in Alaska, Western US; Scrutiny urged over Hydro One’s Alaska foray Listen now