Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media

Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media

Alaska News Nightly: March 27, 2015

Alaska Senate Delays Vote On Pot Legislation; Legislative Analyst Offers Gloomy Budget Outlook; Alaskans Testify On Governor's Medicaid Expansion Bill; Murkowski Adds Federal Land Disposal Measure to Budget; Court of Appeals Affirms Lower Court in Yup’ik Fishermen’s Case; Warm Interior Weather Turns Attention To River Breakup; Round-the-world Bicycle Traveler Stops Over in Fairbanks; Family of Four Starts 500-mile Trek to Kotzebue; AK: The Middle Ages; 49 Voices: Dan Distor of Mountain Village Download Audio

49 Voices: Dan Distor of Mountain Village

This week we hear from a Filipino high school student who moved to Pilot Station from Texas with his family when he was a first grader. Dan Distor lives in Mountain Village. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 26, 2015

Lawmakers Consider Audit Of Determine Number Of Untested Rape Kits; Choose Respect Rally Marches Through Juneau; Anchorage Marijuana Club Navigates Shifting Legal Landscape; Fairbanks School Board OKs Budget That Cuts 60 Jobs; Member May Seek Salary Freeze; Conservation Groups Appeal Big Thorne Ruling; Prolific Glacial Melt Is 10% Of Annual Fresh Water In The Gulf Of Alaska Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 25, 2015

Bill Stopping State Reimbursement Of New School Bonds Passes Alaska Senate; Alaska Senate Bill Would Treat Marijuana As Controlled Substance; Rep. Young Co-Sponsors Pot Bill to Let States Decide; Alaska Joins Investigation Into Premera Cyber Attack; MDA: Fort Greely Missile System Ready for Iran ICBMs, Too; Report: Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise; Truck Rolls Over, Spills Fuel On Dalton Highway; Discovery Southeast honors teacher Allie Smith; Bethel Citizens Urge Council to Stop Liquor Stores; More Than Half Of Bering Strait Women Report Experiencing Violence In Their Lifetime Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 24, 2015

Demonstrators protest Shell's Chukchi drilling plans at 'Wilderness Week'; Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floor; House passes bill to constrain Walker's gasline plan; DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects; Bairdi quota could increase again as busy season winds down; Investigating historical trauma endured by Native Americans, Alaska Natives; Rural designation process could impact Saxman's subsistence status Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 23, 2015

Police Confident Remains Belong To Missing Kenai Family; Shell Oil Replaces Pete Slaiby; Sen. Sullivan: Alaska One Family, Obama Not Its Friend; Committee Takes Up Gas Line Board Appointments; State Senators Question Need For Water, Sewer Construction Dollars; USFS Celebrates Big Thorne Decision As Environmental Groups Weight Options; Potential Alaska State Park Cuts Rile Valdez Residents; After 3 Failed Attempts, Freeride Holds Haines Competition; Cindy Abbott Claims 2015 Iditarod Red Lantern Award Download Audio

49 Voices: Grace Bolling of Craig

This week we'll hear from a high school student from Craig. Grace Bolling is from Craig, Alaska. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 6, 2015

Plenty Of Work Left Before An Alaska LNG Pipeline Becomes A Reality; Bethel Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti Resigns; Unusual Weather Prompts Concerns Over Early Fire Season Possibilities; Walker Administration Renews Medicaid Push; Radio Stations Weigh Rural Impact of Proposed Public Media Cut; Traditional Chief Paul John Passes Away; AK: Women Who Mush; 49 Voices: Wilma Distor Download Audio

49 Voices: Wilma Distor

This week on AK, we're launching a new segment. It's called "49 voices" and it's a chance for Alaskans to talk about why they live in the state and what they love about it. First up is Wilma Distor who recently moved to Mountain Village after working as a teacher in Pilot Station for nearly a decade. She's originally from the Phillipines. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 5, 2015

Arctic Opportunities Hearing Continues Despite Widespread Closures In DC; Rep. Don Young's Homeless Comments Draw Public Ire; Feds Turning Tongass Land Over To Sealaska; Lawmakers Discuss Federal Issues With Pot Legalization; How Will Retreating Glaciers Affect Whales, Seals?; Church, Non-Profit Cooperation Working To Provide Low-Income Housing; Anchorage Police Identify Man Killed At Busy Intersection; Anchorage Museum Exhibit Works To Spark Innovation; Robotics, Spelling, Poetry: Skagway School Expands Academic Extracurriculars Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 4, 2015

Alaska House Finance Committee Hearing Public Input On Budget; Murkowski Seeks Lease Extensions for Shell; Sullivan Jousts with EPA's McCarthy; Medicaid Expansion Event Brings Out Lawmakers, Davidson; Budget Cuts Would Eliminate Health Care Commission; P/V Stimson Likely to Move From Unalaska to Kodiak; Researcher Investigating Alaska's Sexual Assault Issues; Mayor, Chief Pitch ‘Community Policing’ At South Fairbanks Meeting; 'Iditarod Adventures, Tales from Mushers Along the Trail' Documents Race Stories Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 3, 2015

Legislation Eliminating Daylight Savings In Alaska Advances; Developing State Regulations on Marijuana Mirror Alcohol, Cap Personal-Use Plants at 12; Cuts To Early Education Now Could Cost The State Later; Secretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic Emphasis; BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet; Crews Work To Clean Up Milne Point Oil Spill; Iditarod Restart Route Moves Off Chena River; Iditarod Trail Invitational Racers Set Record Times Into McGrath; National Geographic Photographer Reflects On Three Decades Of Work Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: March 2, 2015

Gov. Walker, Republican Leadership Tangle Over Proposed LNG Line; Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet; Nearly $1 Billion Needed To Modernize Rural Sanitation Systems; State Auctions Off Enormous Number Of Caribou Antlers; Drones Don’t Fly At Alaska’s Board Of Fish; Below Average King Salmon Run Expected on Kuskokwim; Iditarod Trail Invitational Competitors En Route To Nome; Exploring The Dena'ina Past, Present And Future Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: February 27, 2015

Alaska Senators Split On Homeland Security Funding Bill; Judge Denies Stay In State Education Lawsuit; With Medicaid Language Stripped From Budget, Path To Expansion Uncertain; Powerful Storm To Push Across Interior Alaska; Cargo Ship Released, Crew to Stay Behind as Pollution Case Continues; State Considers B.C. Mines As Promoters Plan Visit; Tractor Trailer Rolls Over On Dalton Highway, Spilling Up To 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel; Fairbanks Assembly OKs Air-Quality Ordinance; Dissenter Predicts Voter Backlash; Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots; 300 Villages: Mud Bay Download Audio

300 Villages: Mud Bay

This week we're heading to Mud Bay, right near Haines. Melina Shields is an artist and massage therapist who lives in Mud Bay, Alaska. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: February 26, 2015

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Skeptical Of Forest Service's Tongass Plan; Arctic Barge Nears Russia After Months In Ice; What Does Alaska’s Minimum Wage Hike Mean For Businesses?; University of Alaska To Launch Sexual Assault Survey Next Week; Navigating “The New Normal” Of Legal Marijuana; Independent Power Producers Seek Utility Regulations Change; Rough Winter Takes Toll On Dillingham Residents Download Audio

Attorneys Wrap Up Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Restrictions To Medicaid-Funded Abortions

Attorneys for both sides wrapped up arguments Wednesday in a case that could reverse state prohibitions against some Medicaid-funded abortions. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood claim a state statute is too restrictive, while it violates a woman's constitutional rights. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: February 25, 2015

Air Force Officials Say F-35 Program Back On Track, Eielson Remains Preferred Location; NORAD Commander Visits Alaska; Cargo Ship Detained In Unalaska For Environmental Investigation; Attorneys Wrap Up Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Restrictions To Medicaid-Funded Abortions; New Marijuana Bill Would Require Alaska Residency Of Sellers; Early Education Programs Facing Budget Cuts; As Legislature Eyes Budget Cuts, Public Media Funding Targeted; Rep. Nageak Taken From Capitol By Ambulance; Commercial Fisheries Commission Chief Reacts To Being On Chopping Block; Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs Same-Sex Marriages Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: February 24, 2015

Sec. Jewell On The Hot Seat In Murkowski’s Committee; As Pot Becomes Legal, Alaska Communities Rush For Short-Term Laws; Trial Challenging Restrictions For Medicaid-Funded Abortions Continues In Anchorage; Diomede Enters More than One Month Without Flights; Bethel Reacts to Walker Administration’s firing of DA; Community Members Want Action From Muni To Get More Detox Facilities; Bill Changes Alaska Lawmakers’ Per Diem Rules; With Troop Cuts Looming, Anchorage Officials Turn Out Crowd; Southeast Alaska King Salmon Head North In Search Of Cooler Waters Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: February 23, 2015

With School Choice Resolution, Legislature Revisits Voucher Question; Walker Files Bill Creating Marijuana Control Board; Marijuana Legalization Questions Linger; Bethel District Attorney Fired By State; As Budgets Shrink, State Eyes Cuts to Film Incentives; Judge Hears Arguments On Stay In Education Lawsuit; Holly Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner Ski Race; DEC, Coast Guard Respond To Statter Harbor Oil Spill; ANSEP Builds Bridges For Middle Schoolers To Science Education; Haines Artists Collaborate On Sixth Percent For Art Mosaic Download Audio