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Details of kidnapped Anchorage man’s beating emerge as suspects still sought

Three of four suspects indicted in a brutal beating earlier this month in East Anchorage are still on the loose, and police say their victim, dropped at a local hospital in a dog crate, almost died.
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Alaska officials looking into lawsuit against opioid drugmakers

The State of Alaska is looking into whether it should sue the manufacturers of opioid painkillers for their contributions to the opioid epidemic and has hired a law firm that is representing two other states in related legal action. Listen now
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Fish and Game criticized over “chronic failure” regulating Mat-Su waters

Leadership at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an earful Tuesday night in Palmer. Listen now

Sunday killing marks 2 dozen Anchorage homicides in 2017

Anchorage police say the city has had its 24th homicide of the year, after a suspicious death Sunday. Listen now

Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation

Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Listen now
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Mat-Su Assembly puts off plastic bag tax vote

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly has put off voting on a proposal to tax retailers for the plastic bags they give customers -- at least for now. Listen now

Two murders occur within two hours; Anchorage police say they’re unrelated

Anchorage logged its 17th and 18th homicides of the year in less than two hours Wednesday night. Listen now

More than $100,000 raised for injured Anchorage firefighter

An Anchorage firefighter badly hurt during training is making progress in a Colorado hospital amid an outpouring of support from Alaska. Listen now
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Southcentral Alaska to feel hotter weather this weekend

Unseasonably warm spell weather is coming for Southcentral Alaska, just in time for the weekend. Listen now

Fish Creek opens for dipnetting, drawing crowds

Near Wasilla today, hundreds of salmon set to spawn in Fish Creek swam a gauntlet of dipnets after the Department of Fish and Game opened the sometimes sporadic personal-use dipnet fishery there. Listen now

Walker signs opioid addiction prevention bill

Today, Governor Bill Walker signed into law House Bill 159, which aims to help prevent opioid addiction before it starts. Listen now
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Safeway to pay feds $3M after Wasilla pharmacy lost thousands of pain pills

The supermarket chain Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million dollars in a settlement that involves missing pain medication from a pharmacy in Wasilla. Listen now

Judge orders Anchorage to pay ex-cops $2.7M after city loses racial discrimination case

A judge has increased the penalty the Municipality of Anchorage will pay two former Anchorage police officers, who alleged racial discrimination at the Anchorage Police Department and won with a jury verdict this spring. Listen now

From Anchorage, Walker tells lawmakers to get back to Juneau

Lawmakers have been meeting in Juneau for nearly half a year, but Gov. Bill Walker told reporters on Monday in Anchorage that he doesn’t think they’re done yet. Listen now

Contractor’s blunder causes outage to University of Alaska statewide network

The University of Alaska's information technology infrastructure and many of its network systems suffered a prolonged, widespread outage Wednesday on at least two campuses -- Fairbanks and Anchorage. Listen now

Trump’s Interior secretary takes first baby step on King Cove road

There was a bit of a victory Monday for supporters of a proposed road in Southwest Alaska that would connect the village of King Cove to an airport at Cold Bay via the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Listen now

Fish and Game shoots black bear thought to have killed 16-year-old runner

That bear had been shot once already during an effort Sunday to recover the 16-year-old's body. Listen now

Charges: Treasurer for Alaska movie industry union stole nearly $200K

The former treasurer of an entertainment industry union that raked in money during Alaska's film-making boom is charged with stealing nearly $200,000 from the union

Study claims Exxon Valdez oil spill didn’t cause Prince William Sound fisheries crash

The study says wild red salmon are affected more by adult hatchery-raised pink salmon that compete with reds or eat them when they're small. And the research also says herring declines are more related to increased fresh water from melting glaciers, rather than oil inundation after the spill.

GCI suffers crime-related statewide outages for second time in 2 months

For the second time in as many months, Alaska's largest communications company suffered statewide outages due to alleged criminal activity. This time, a man is behind bars for causing damage to GCI equipment at the Denali Tower building in Midtown Anchorage on Sunday