Michael Fanelli, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

A gas station sign showing gas prices

Alaska gas prices among highest in U.S., despite producing most of it in-state

Even though Alaska supplies and produces the majority of its own gasoline, consumers are stuck paying prices based on other West Coast states.

Anchorage lawmakers ask FTC to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

Reps. Ivy Spohnholz and Zack Fields say the buyout would eliminate competition among Carrs and Fred Meyer, two of Alaska’s biggest grocery chains.
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Amid sluggish recovery, economist predicts more Alaska jobs in weed and mining

Alaska's economy has had a tougher time than nearly every other state bouncing back from the pandemic. But the 10-year outlook shows signs for optimism.

The Alaska Primary Care Association hopes to boost homegrown health care workforce with new grant

The money provides a much needed boost to an industry that's struggled to fill jobs for years.
A close of up photo of wild blueberries on the vine

This UAF professor is looking for help collecting blueberries. She’s paying $50 per gallon.

She’s been asking for the wild blueberries for two weeks now, but has yet to receive any.
a person standing next to a big sign that says "Welcome to Alaska"

Meet Michael Fanelli, Alaska Public Media’s new morning host

Michael is officially taking over as the job of morning news host this week from Kavitha George.
A abeach with people playing in the sand and the water

It’ll take sustained rain to pull Anchorage out of its severe drought, says climatologist

The forecast is calling for a rainy week ahead in the city after a prolonged dry stretch.