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Thousands march statewide in support of women’s rights far into the future

On Jan. 21, Alaskans held local Women's Marches across the state from Adak to Barrow to Homer to Ketchikan. An estimated 10,000 people participated statewide -- far more than expected. For most, attending the march was an opportunity to stand up for women's rights, indigenous rights, environmental protection and other social issues, but it was only the first step. Listen now

Women’s March draws thousands in downtown Anchorage

More than 3,000 people waded through the snow-filled streets to join the Women’s March on Anchorage Saturday morning.

Experts say 2016 smashed previous records for Alaska’s hottest year on record

2016 was the warmest year in Alaska since the National Weather Service began keeping records in the state more than a century ago. Two weather-service climate specialists say that’s mainly because of extraordinarily warm ocean water, which in turn helped generate above-normal precipitation – especially in the Interior. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Tallying daylight on the darkest day of the year

Alaska marked the solstice early Wednesday morning at 1:44 a.m. So what does that mean for the amount of daylight across the state? Listen Now

Alaska Pacific University to become tribal college

The Alaska Pacific University board of trustees voted Dec. 19 to partner with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to transform the small Anchorage-based university into a tribal college. Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Local corporation sues City of Utqiagvik to halt name-change; Alaska leaders seek to avoid fight over oil taxes; State helps ease multi-million dollar Bluecrest loan; Anchorage Police Department adds officers; Police investigate gun threat at Chugiak High School; Obama administration announces BLM overhaul; State picks Data Recognition Corporation for new student assessments; Alaska prepares public housing smoking ban; Moose Creek residents advised on ground water contaminants; Alaska officials look to increase recognition of hate crimes; Author discusses book on World War II importance of Kuril Islands Listen Now

Kotzebue brothers make first app for all 20 Alaska Native languages

Frustrated at not being able to text in Iñupiaq, pair spent months assembling a library of characters for all of Alaska's recognized indigenous languages. Listen Now 

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Judge upholds Walker’s veto halving Permanent Fund dividends; Alaska Native corporation acquires oil and gas leases in Arctic waters; ConocoPhillips puts historic Kenai LNG plant up for sale; Anchorage man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor; Alaska Municipal League meets in Anchorage to discuss heroin addiction; Remembering Nancy McGuire; Coast Guard still investigating what sank the Alaska Juris; Alaska ferry system plans more fare hikes; UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues; Kotzebue brothers release first keyboard for all 20 Alaska Native languages Listen Now 

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Longtime Inupiaq leader and North Slope Mayor Edward Itta dies at 71; Alaska Human Rights Commission proposes regulation changes to protect LGBTQ community; Why Alaska judges don't raise campaign funds to continue to serve, like other states'; Number of registered Alaska voters at all-time high; Where to weep or cheer election returns in Anchorage; Lower 48 ivory bans already hurting Alaska Native carvers; Homegrown and hydroponic: Veggies are St. Paul’s new subsistence food Listen Now

Edward Itta remembered for balancing two worlds

Former North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta died Sunday in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow. Family members said the cause was cancer. He was 71. Listen Now

Ask a Climatologist: Arctic sea ice at record low for the season

This late in the fall, Arctic sea ice should be forming near the community of Barrow. Instead, the ocean is open for hundreds of miles. Barrow also shattered its record for the highest average temperature for October. Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Barrow votes to change name to Utqiagvik; Wielechowski, Kastner fight for votes in East Anchorage; Trump, Johnson miss deadline for state's election pamphlet; lynch-pin of legal pot is nearly ready, but major transportation questions remain; what happened to Anchorage's Spice epidemic?; AK: Transformation through fire, a state-wide mask tour comes to an end; 49 Voices: Kate Mongeon of Eureka Listen Now