Michael Carey

Michael Carey

Battle Continues Over Anchorage Labor Ordinance; And Tensions Rise Between Wal-Mart, Fishermen

Mayor Dan Sullivan and the Anchorage Assembly battle over the controversial labor ordinance. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce comes out in favor of Medicaid expansion. A special shelter for the mentally ill is in the works in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 10/25 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/25 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 5:00pm

Federal Government Reopens; And 2014 Election Races Heat Up

The federal government reopens – for now. Former-Attorney General Dan Sullivan announces run for U.S. Senate. Byron Mallott enters race for governor. Parnell threatens to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service if refuges remained closed. Mat-Su Borough refuses $2 million offer to buy its ferry. The Pebble Partnership and the state are demanding money to pay for legal fees. Potential approaches to curb drunk driving in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 10/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Anchorage Seeks Surplus Federal Land For Homeless Housing; And State Outraged At EPA Raid

Many Anchorage Assembly members want to delay the vote on the AO37 repeal. Anchorage attempting to obtain 130 acres of surplus federal land near the airport for homeless housing. State outraged at armed EPA raid in Chicken. The Pew Charitable Trust issues a report on Arctic drilling challenges. KSKA: Friday, 9/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/28 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/28 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Pebble Loses A Partner; And The PFD Is $900

Anglo American has left the Pebble Partnership. Union leaders turn a petition with over 22,000 signatures for AO-37 repeal. Municipality of Anchorage denies an attempt to change the way union dues are handled. The 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks will be $900. KSKA: Friday, 9/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Former State Rep Fined For Ethics Violations; And The Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues

Former State Representative Alan Dick must repay the state $18,000 after ethics violations. An Anchorage group wants to stop municipal unions from automatically collecting union dues. The Anchorage Assembly is under pressure to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water. KSKA: Friday, 9/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/14 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/14 at 5:00pm Listen Now

FAA Policy Would Limit Some Night Flying; And Bill Walker Takes A Jab At Gov. Parnell

The FAA may be enforcing a policy that would cancel some night flying at some Alaska airports and other airfields around the country. More natural gas is being discovered in Cook Inlet; there might even be a surplus. The Alaska Congressional delegation seems conflicted about Syria. KSKA: Friday, 9/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Hollis French Considers Gubernatorial Run; And The Mat-Su Ferry Is Back In The News

Anchorage State Senate Hollis French ponders a run for governor. Exploring life and politics in rural Alaska. The Mat-Su Borough is weary of the cost of mothballing its idle $80 million ferry. The Democratic Party files suit against the state’s redistricting board. KSKA: Friday, 8/16 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/17 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 8/16 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/17 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Walker Announces Gubernatorial Run; And Alaska Native Charter School Will Get A New Building

Bill Walker announces his intent to run for governor as an Independent. The future of Anchorage’s popular downtown market is uncertain. Former state representative Vic Kohring is running for Wasilla City Council. The Anchorage Assembly addresses bars’ safety hour. KSKA: Friday, 8/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/10 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 8/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/10 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Redistricting Board Submits New Map; And AO37 Makes It To Court

The state’s redistricting board issues what it hopes will be the final plan, but it’s not without objections. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s municipal labor law makes it to state court. Congress searches for a solution to student loan rates. Senator Lisa Murkowski revisits revenue sharing. KSKA: Friday, 7/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/27 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/27 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Traini Looks To Limit Executive Pay, Benefits; And Parnell Pushes For Seismic Testing in ANWR

Oil tax referendum proponents say they have gathered enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Assemblyman Dick Traini looks to limit executive pay and benefits. Governor Sean Parnell pushes for seismic testing in ANWR. KSKA: Friday, 7/12 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/13 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/12 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/13 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Congresswoman Giffords Promotes Gun Control In Anchorage; And Don Young Will Seek Reelection

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly make a stop in Anchorage to promote gun control. Governor Sean Parnell scolds the oil industry for slow progress on an LNG pipeline. Alaska’s roads ranked worst in the nation. KSKA: Friday, 7/5 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/5 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 5:00pm Download Audio

DOMA Is Voted Down; And Access Alaska Has A New Building

The U.S. Supreme Court votes down the Defense of Marriage Act. Those gathering signatures for a referendum on Gov. Parnell’s oil tax legislation are experiencing paid opposition. An Anchorage resident is killed in the third fatal APD-involved shooting this year. KSKA: Friday, 6/28 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 6/28 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Treadwell Announces Candidacy For US Senate; And Murkowski Says She Now Backs Gay Marriage

Current Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell officially announces his run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan announces his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor in the next election. Senator Lisa Murkowski says she now backs gay marriage. Proponents of a marijuana initiative have gathered enough signatures to get the issue on the 2014 ballot. In order to comply with the Clean Water Act, Anchorage Wastewater Utility may have to spend up to $800 million on equipment upgrades. KSKA: Friday, 6/21 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/22 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 6/21 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/22 at 5:00pm Download Audio

APD Policy Change on Vehicles as Weapons, BP Plans for North Slope, Immigration Bill Heats Up in Senate

APD policy change on vehicles as weapons. BP and others plan for North Slope. Immigration bill heats up in Senate. Governor Parnell signs $425 million bill to finance gas liquification plant. The Seaalska Bill is back and facing objections to making it law. Download Audio

Lesil McGuire Announces Lt. Governor Run; And BP Announces $1 Billion Expansion Plan

Lesil McGuire announces her candidacy for lieutenant governor. Group hopes to recall Lindsey Holmes. The Air Force makes its case to move Eielson’s F-16s to Anchorage. Review board adds billions of dollars to the estimated value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. KSKA: Friday, 6/7 at 2:00pm TV: Friday, 6/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/8 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Flooding Continues Throughout Alaska; And Kulluk Testimony Wraps Up

Flooding continues throughout Alaska. A suspect in an Anchorage double homicide and sexual assault has a significant criminal history and is a registered sex offender. The Coast Guard wraps up testimony in its probe into the grounding of the Kulluk. KSKA: Friday, 5/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/1 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 5/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/1 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Oil Tax Revision Signed Into Law; And APU Announces Dramatic Tuition Cut

Governor Sean Parnell signs the oil tax revision into law. Anchorage’s public testimony ordinance gets shelved. Former Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller is ordered to pay $85,000 to the Alaska Dispatch for legal fees. Alaska Pacific University announces a dramatic cut in tuition. KSKA: Friday, 5/24 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 5/24 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Comparing Cost Of Medical Procedures; And Obama Administration Controversy

The White House releases comparative cost information for medical procedures conducted by hospitals all over the country. Between Benghazi, the IRS misbehavior, and finally the Justice Department digging into the Associated Press phone records, the Obama Administration is awash in controversy. KSKA: Friday, 5/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 5:00pm Download Audio

USS Anchorage Is Commissioned; and Unions Go To Court Over Labor Law Referendum

The USS Anchorage is commissioned in it's namesake city. Unions go to court over the Anchorage labor-law referendum. Parnell announces that he will not seek a senate seat in 2014. New developments in the Fairbanks Four case. Last, Wally Hickel, the movie...or at least the story on film. Download Audio

Tracking Oil And Gas Legislation; And Sen. Begich’s Gun Control Votes

Tracking the oil tax reform, a gas line to Southcentral, and trucking gas to Fairbanks. Anchorage activists attempting to derail the tax plan. Labor leaders push to repeal Anchorage’s AO37. Senator Mark Begich votes against gun control proposals. KSKA: Friday, 4/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/27 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 4/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/27 at 5:00pm Download audio