New oil estimate for NPR-A: It's 'HUGE'; State looks to settle TAPS tariff cases; North Slope borough storm gets disaster declaration; Refuge drilling opponents prepare for next phase of struggle; Bethel Search and Rescue seeks stronger partnership with local police; Alaska Christmas trees: backyard charm or out-of-state beauty?; AK: Anchorage celebrates winter solstice with tour of trees; 49 Voices: Anita Laulainen of Palmer Listen now

Man killed in fourth Anchorage officer-involved shooting of the year; Two arrested in Juneau for murder in Anchorage cold case from 1995; Pebble announces federal permit application; State’s latest water quality report has bad news for popular Kenai River; $200m for Fort Greely interceptors in spending bill; Chugach announces proposal to by ML&P; Homer fishermen grapple with cod decline; For some Native corp shareholders, cultural role outweighs the economic; Ask a Climatologist: A remarkably warm December Listen now

Trump lauds ANWR passage; Young: 'We finally got it done'; Oil companies aren’t promising to drill in ANWR…so how interested are they?; ACLU won't challenge Assembly's modified anti-camping measure; Anchorage firefighter wins nearly $780,000 in lawsuit against city; Walker budget proposes fix for spring ferry funding foul-up; Alaska’s only tribal college will waive tuition for Alaska Native students; T-rexes, minions and more at the ninth annual Polar Plunge; The real cost of child care in Juneau Listen now

Long ANWR battle ending quietly; Climate task force begins work – and push-back begins, too; New trial ordered for man convicted in Coast Guard killings; State mandated review of Juneau’s untested sexual assault kits is underway; Mat-Su teacher contract negotiations hit impasse over pay, health insurance; Local athletes hope to represent Juneau at Native Youth Olympics; Preventing problems with exercise for elders Listen now

Pebble names First Quantum Minerals as new partner; Landslide south of Anchorage creates 'unusual' highway blockage; Sarah Palin's son charged with hitting father; Walker wants to borrow money to pay $900 million in oil tax credits; Permanent Fund Corporation to study ethical and sustainable investing; Why prison drug treatment programs in Alaska ramped down at ‘exactly the wrong time’; Wolves and logging both cut into Prince of Wales deer; Mt. Edgecumbe girls smash records at state wrestling tournament Listen now

Amid sexual harassment claims, Rep. Westlake says he’ll resign; Murkowski unsure Congress can investigate Trump on groping charges; Walker proposes smaller budget, plans to fill gap with savings; Conoco hopes to crack open off-limits North Slope land; Alaska marijuana regulators issue first-ever license revocation after slew of violations; ACLU sounds alarm on non-criminal immigrant detentions in Anchorage; Marine biologists seek answers in a warmer Bering Sea; AK: How do you recruit more young Alaska Native nurses?; 49 Voices: Alexandria McLearen of Anchorage Listen now

Credit rating agency sees a ‘clear path,’ as Alaska tries to balance its budget; Alaska investigators nab 3 in botnet attacks, 'click fraud' scam; ACA health insurance applications due Friday; Kenai sees return of tree-killing beetle; Warming in Utqiaġvik so fast, NOAA algorithm flags as mistake; King Cove closer to goal of 100 percent renewable energy; Four Alaska firefighters dispatched to battle California blazes; Two really, really big cruise ships headed to Alaska; Alaskans are aging in Alaska, so now what? Listen now

Protests fail to slow tax bill, or Arctic drilling; State Division of Elections denies GOP primary block; Washington man sentenced to 10 years in prison for extensive Alaska scamming spree; Iditarod to tighten race trail security, rewrite “gag rule”; What a change in city code could mean for Sitka’s LGBTQ community; Ravn Alaska to fly between Anchorage and Bristol Bay; Tribal members want more authentic Native art in Haines Listen now

Trump signs defense bill to allow more missile interceptors in Alaska; State’s revenue department predicts slow uptick in oil prices; Scientists warn Arctic “refrigerator” is failing, with global consequences; Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership team; Alaskan soldier from Wasilla dies in Afghanistan; Nonpartisan report says Wilson incident in June wasn’t sexual harassment; State prosecutor decides not to charge Sen. Wilson in reporter slapping; Togiak herring forecast for 2018 to be a little larger than this year; Chinook gusts up to 80 mph knock out power around Interior; In Russia, a competitor for Alaska’s gasline project comes online; Wrangell schools roll out anonymous, anti-bullying app Listen now

With 35th homicide this year, Anchorage hits an all-time high; Warning from left: Deficit could eat Alaska's ANWR money; Canada rejects transboundary mine permit protest; AIDEA board OKs sale of Pentex to Interior Gas Utility; GOA Pacific cod allocations hacked 80 percent after massive stock decline; Staggeringly low forecasts for king salmon in the Stikine; Reaching out to youth where they are; Does Sitka’s Baranov statue impress or oppress? Listen now

House Majority calls on Dean Westlake to resign amid sexual harassment allegations; One of the Fairbanks Four sues the city over alleged civil rights violations; As Alaska’s gasline corporation pushes for deal in Asia, legislators push for more information; Parents help uncover marijuana edible dealing in Bethel High School; Road crews reopen Richardson Highway after avalanche; DOT officials struggle to keep up with recent snow storm; Ask a Climatologist: Jet stream pattern keeps Alaska warm, Lower 48 cold; AK: In the industrial heart of Anchorage is a warehouse full of wild birds; 49 Voices: Peter Twitchell of Bethel Listen now

Senate votes 'aye' on Balash; Drilling foes see NPR-A bids, request redo on ANWR estimate; Sen. Wilson says unreleased video shows he didn’t harass Capitol worker; Despite decades of backcountry experience, beloved coach died in avalanche; Father of child who shot himself arrested on weapons charge; How would the salmon ballot initiative impact development in Alaska?; Can Newtok house a village with army surplus?; Coast Guard ends search for men missing in Juneau channel; Feds trying to find scam victims after $586M Western Union settlement Listen now

Murkowski strikes sweet note on immigration; Sexual assault allegations are aimed at a Juneau lawmaker; Alaska GOP votes to block three House Reps from primaries; State lease sale draws higher bids than BLM sale of NPRA tracts; High Levels of Biotoxin Found in Dead Walrus; Experts Unsure of Regional Affect; Anchorage assembly tweaks rules on abating illegal homeless camps; Overturned skiff had been heading to tug boat anchored in Gastineau Channel; Tongass in transition: Striking a chord with old growth trees

Don Young raises concerns over AEL&P purchase; Young selected to negotiate final tax bill; With Conyers out, Young becomes 'dean of the House'; Tongass in transition: An uncertain future for Alaska’s last big mill; Alaska boy finds gun in nightstand, fatally shoots himself; Russia banned from 2018 Olympics, AK skiers speak out against doping; Research continues on elevated mercury levels in some non-migratory fish in Southwest Alaska; Critics sue over mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve; New fiber-optic cable system to turbocharge North Slope broadband access; Letting youth run the court to give their peers a second chance Listen now

Sullivan kills cruise tax, Murkowski adds tax help for ANCs; Safety of Alaska-bound fuel barges under scrutiny; Can the Iditarod standardize kennel care?; State ferry Taku won’t become a Portland hotel after all; UAA graphic design student wins artistic license plate competition; University of Alaska's first Rhodes Scholar: A voracious reader with deep King Cove roots; How do you get people to care about climate change? Maybe with a drone; Portugal. The Man: From Alaska beginnings to national acclaim Listen now

Tax bill still up for debate, but no sign of dropping ANWR drilling in sight; Sullivan defends tax cuts, disputes cost; U.S., Russia and others agree to ban fishing in the Arctic Ocean; Premera pays state $25M to offset high health insurance rates; Educational partnership mixes math with Native design; Hatchery association reduces release numbers in Tutka Bay; Meshik Processing Center aims to be operational for the 2018 salmon season; AK: Talking Trash: Composting startup tackles Juneau’s green waste; 49 Voices: Don Allen on the MV Columbia Listen now

Protesters rally in Washington DC against opening ANWR to oil drilling; Fairbanks woman arrested, charged with murder of half-brother, partner; Officials look to reform cannabis testing after disputes over potency; Alaska musher in doping scandal signs up for Norway race; With future once uncertain, veterans memorial wall to get new home in Wasilla; Talking Trash: Once a bear attractant, Yakutat’s dump now award-winning; Russian Unangax reconnect with Alaska neighbors during St. Paul trip; For foster youth, sometimes the solution is saving each other Listen now

Senate votes to take up tax bill, bringing rigs closer to ANWR; Prudhoe Bay job numbers fell to lowest since 2007 this year; Army Corps requires less wetlands mitigation in Alaska; Fairbanks sees 9th and 10th homicides of the year; Alaska DOC commissioner wants to stop easy access of illegal drugs in prisons; Why nobody likes Anchorage's potential alcohol tax but its powerful sponsor; Ask a Climatologist: Chukchi Sea ice at record low; Sitka installs LED lights for a brighter, safer skate park Listen now

Feds approve first oil exploration in Arctic federal waters since Shell; Relocating the climate-affected village of Newtok may require an act of Congress; Distressed fuel barge awaits inspection following tug detachment; Fairbanks man charged with North Pole mother's murder; Talking Trash: Isolated Gustavus deals with national park-sized garbage problem; Sitka Tribe of Alaska receives $2 million grant to help domestic violence victims; New Alaskan-helmed Tom Clancy novel launches Listen now

Alaska-bound fuel barge runs into trouble in Canadian waters; In Newtok, residents worry the encroaching river will destroy a way of life; UAF study shows an increase in Arctic temperatures during perceived pause; With World Cup podium, Alaska skier Sadie Bjornsen qualifies for Olympics; Gov. Walker signs crime bill passed in special session; Fairbanks police investigate woman's apparent stabbing death; Wasilla man sentenced for two counts of sex trafficking; Talking Trash: The garbage that doesn’t make it to the dump; UAA forum to discuss education in democracy Listen now