Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media

Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media

Alaska News Nightly: April 20, 2015

The Blind Spot: Spaces Between Statistics; Lawmakers Still Searching For Budgetary Consensus; Bill Establishing Marijuana Control Board Poised To Become Law; Federal Government Proposes Taking Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List; Migrating Birds May Carry Viral Baggage; Long-Term Weather Models Point Toward A Warm Summer; Homer Road Sloughs After Rain; Erin's Law Stuck In Senate Education Committee; Cama-i Celebrates Tradition For All Generations Download Audio

49 Voices: Wayne Constantine

This week, we're hearing from Wayne Constantine, who is Athabascan and lives on a homestead on the Stony River. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 17, 2015

Key Issues Linger As Legislative Session's End Closes In; Arctic Priorities Questioned on Eve of U.S. Chairmanship; Refined Fuel Tax Measure Heads To Governor's Desk; Anchorage Church Officials Lead Rally For Medicaid Expansion; UAF To Cut Several Low-Enrollment Programs; AK: Fur Fashion; 49 Voices: Wayne Constantine Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 16, 2015

Battle Over Medicaid Spills Onto Capital Steps; As Deadline Looms, Gov. Walker Says Legislature Could Gavel Out On Time; Emergency Regulations Strengthen Indian Child Welfare Act; Petitioners ask Governor to Stop Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Bans; Coast Guard Says Remains Of Missing Alaska Pilot Found; FBI Looks Into Bethel Incident; Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Defends Federal Land Management; Oil Price Likely To Dip Again After Brief Surge; Ninth Circuit Denies Big Thorne Injunction; Anchorage Students Rally Against Education Funding Cut; Juneau School District Seeking Special Election For School Bonds Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 15, 2015

U.S. Senate Favors Secure Rural Schools - Secure Docs, Too; Federal Agency Reviewing Yellow Cedar For Protection; House Bill Would Claw Back State Workers’ Raises; Opt Out Bill Could Cost Alaska $97 Million in Federal School Funding; Search Continues In Prince William Sound For Missing Pilot; Breakup Forecast: Sparse Snow, Slowly Warming Weather Lessens Flood Concern; Murkowski Campaign Shows Financial Might; Anchorage Announces Fiscal Surplus; House Passes Bill To Change Hunting And Fishing License Fees; Fuel Sale in Nome Targets Spring Subsistence Hunters; Kenaitze Candlelight Vigil Raises Awareness about Sexual Assault; Athletes Prepare For Native Youth Olympics Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 14, 2015

House Steps Towards Full Legal Marijuana Sales; New Rules For National Guard To Wait Until Next Year; Eielson Will Keep F-16 Squadron; Lawmakers Opt To Keep Anchorage LIO Lease ... For Now; Facing Budget Cuts, Aleutians East to Close Cold Bay School; Juneau Assembly To Decide Fate Of Haven House; Alaska Salmon Producers Seek To Rejoin MSC Certification; Private Funding Allows Round Island To Remain Staffed, Open; Search Continues For 'Denali Highway Dog' Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 13, 2015

Alaska Film Tax Credit Draws Spirited Debate As Lawmakers Tackle Subsidies; Lawmaker Sends Questionable Email On Medicaid Expansion; Dalton Highway Reopens After Flooding Closure; Greenpeace Activists Banned from Arctic Rigs; NPFMC Tightens Limits on Chinook Bycatch; Former Female Inmates Find Support And A Home In Juneau’s Haven House; Tax-Related Identity Theft Increasing; How Russian Easter Bread Became An Alaska Native Tradition Download Audio

49 Voices: Lupe Marroquin of Anchorage

This week, we're hearing from Lupe Marroquin, who has lived in Anchorage for nearly 40 years. She moved to Alaska from Michigan and fell in love with it almost immediately. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 10, 2015

Education Tops List Of Contentious Cuts; Gov Focused On Working With Legislators On Medicaid; Public Comment Period Opens Up For Shell's Chukchi Plan; Shell Seeks Restraining Order Against Greenpeace; NPFMC Addresses Chinook Bycatch; Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary's Episcopal Church; AK: Exploring Identity; 49 Voices: Lupe Marroquin of Anchorage Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 9, 2015

Kivalina School Nixed From State Budget; Media Awaits Release Of National Guard Emails; Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Expansion, Meaning Of 'Payment Reform'; With New Purchase, Shell May Be Less Keen on Arctic; Citizen Group Seeks Water Rights in Proposed Mining Area; Some Alaska Ferry Trips On The Chopping Block; Bill To Eliminate Time Change Stalls In House Committee; Juneau Schools Replace Controversial Texts With Book By First Nations Writer; Tlingit Language To Be Officially Recognized In Federal Maps Database; Arctic Man Turns 30 Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 8, 2015

Attorney General's Action On Same-Sex Marriage Leaves Democratic Lawmakers In Uncomfortable Spot As Confirmation Looms; State House Passes Surcharge On Refined Fuel; Gov. Walker Issues Disaster Declaration For Dalton Highway Flooding; Ethan Berkowitz, Amy Demboski Heading For Mayoral Runoff Election; Long After Civil War's End, Rebel Raiders Fought On in Bering Sea; Rural Subsistence Hunters No Longer Need Federal Duck Stamps; Rie Muñoz Leaves A Legacy Of Delight, Joy And Laughter Download Audio
(Photo by Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage)

2015 Anchorage Municipal Election

With over 97 percent of the precincts reporting in, the winner has yet to be determined in Anchorage's mayoral race. Leading the pack of 11 candidates is Ethan Berkowitz, with 36.84 percent of the vote. Amy Demboski and Andrew Halcro trail Berkowitz with 24.31 percent and 21.60 percent, respectively.

Alaska News Nightly: April 7, 2015

Juneau Prison Deals With Overcrowding By Housing Women In A Tent; Seaton Suggests Income Tax for Diversification of Revenue Sources; Villages Seek Yukon, Kuskokwim Salmon Management Change; Greenpeace Protestors Board Arctic Rig; Bethel Faces Big Decision on Local Liquor Licenses; Co-op Herring Fishery Means Fewer Boats, Quiet Year In Sitka; Alaska Artist Rie Muñoz Dies At 93; Historic Auk Totem Pole Being Restored Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 6, 2015

Bill To Seize Federal Land Goes To Vote In Alaska House; Anchorage School Board considers wide-ranging budget cuts; School District Faces Potential Revenue Loss of $8 Million; Dalton Highway Closed South Of Deadhorse; First Two VPSOs Graduate From Firearm Training; New Version Of Erin’s Law Targets Teen Dating Violence; Community Potluck Shows Support For Local Refugees; Chief Mat-Su Medical Services Official Resigns; Haines School Restricts Yoga Pants And Saggy Pants; Cim Smyth Wins The Kobuk 440 Download Audio

49 Voices: Edna Grass and Betty Morehouse of Anchorage

This week we'll hear from two Anchorage residents. Edna Grass and Betty Morehouse are neighbors in the Adelaide building downtown. They both live in small, one-person apartments. An unusual common interest brought them together, and Edna Grass says, it saved her life. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 3, 2015

Alaska Senate Debates State Operating Budget; Bill To Reinstate State Income Tax Introduced In Alaska House; Murkowski Optimistic About Eielson's F-35 Prospects; Obama's ANWR Wilderness Protection Plea Enrages Alaska Delegation; Hyder Residents Concerned Over Nightly Border Closure; Fairbanks Clean-Air Advocates: Slow Regulatory Startup Encourages Opponents; Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism; AK: Resetting The Stage; 49 Voices: Edna Grass and Betty Morehouse of Anchorage Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 2, 2015

Senate Finance Committee Passes Budget With $700 Million In Cuts; Surveillance Video Shows Former Bethel Police Officer Slamming Man to Ground; Promise and Hazards of Arctic Oil Outlined at D.C. Forum; Russian Trawler Capsizes Near Kamchatka; State Signs Onto Amicus Brief To Uphold Same-Sex Marriage Bans; House Passes Bill About Municipal Role In Marijuana Regs; Alaska House Passes Measure Stopping Reimbursement Of School Bonds; Anchorage Community Members Protest Education Budget Cuts; Proposed Budget Cuts Could Hit Rural Broadband For Schools; Restrictions Planned For Northwest Alaska Caribou Hunters; Teen Play Explores The Complexities Of Date Rape Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: April 1, 2015

House OKs Timber Payments, But Alaskans Can't Count on It; Proposal Would Reject Pay Increases For Public Employees; Legislature Votes To End School Bond Reimbursements, But Uncertainty Lingers For Anchorage; Medicaid Expansion Bill Clears First Hurdle; Study Says Terrestrial Foods Can't Replace Polar Bears' Energy-Dense Diet; NOAA Report Shows Slight Increase In Cook Inlet Beluga Population; Youth Courts of Alaska Students Train to be Leaders; Avalanche Fatality Blamed On Underestimation Of Slide Potential, Insufficient Safety Gear; How A Juneau Kid Turned His Passion Into A Profession; Ski, Biathlon Championships in White Mountain Earn Western, Interior Athletes Trip to Arctic Winter Games Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 31, 2015

Feds Move Shell Closer to Chukchi Drilling this Summer; Gas Line Power Struggle Continues Between Governor, Legislators; Anchorage Democrats Offer ‘Emergency Fix’ For Alaska’s Oil Tax System; Kuskokwim Working Group Asks For Limited Setnet Openers; Yup’ik Fishermen Case Likely Headed for Alaska Supreme Court, Federal Court; ADF&G Online Store Streamlines Permitting Process; Public Comment Sought For Cooper Landing Bypass; Bill Would End Program Requiring Money For Art In Public Buildings; Official Day Of Remembrance for Good Friday Earthquake Becoming Law Across Alaska Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 30, 2015

APD Stops Short Of Calling Weekend Vandalism Incident A Hate Crime; Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law; Alaska Senate Rejects Effort To Preemptively Ban Marijuana Concentrates; Report: Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise; Army Corps Of Engineers Preps For Summer Season; Homer Takes First Step Toward Deep Water Dock Expansion; Legislature Diving Into Anchorage's Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds; Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast Trollers; Indigenous Leaders Adapt Western-Style Government While Retaining Traditional Approaches; ‘There’s Nothing Left to Cut’: Fairbanks Assembly Gives School District $800K Boost Download Audio