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Bronson announces two new members of Anchorage mayoral transition team

Anchorage mayor-elect Dave Bronson announced two more members of his transition team who will lead the new administration's response to homelessness: an anesthesiologist and a budget manager.

Alaska suicide prevention

Yes, suicide rates appear to have gone up in 2015, but there are solutions. We’ll talk to researchers who have been working with communities in the YK Delta for 20 years developing prevention programs based on Yup’ik values instead of Western systems and about the effectiveness of some Western systems. We’ll also delve into both historical trauma and historical resiliency – what makes our communities and people stronger. Listen Now

Sober day at Capitol; Alaska delegation not directly affected by shooting

As you've probably heard by now, five people were shot Tuesday morning in Virginia, where the Republican team was practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. Alaska Public Media News Director Lori Townsend spoke to Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin about the mood at the Capitol.

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy

The field is set for the general election and the campaign for Alaska's next Governor is in full swing. Talk of Alaska will feature the three gubernatorial candidates over the next few weeks, starting with Republican Mike Dunleavy. What is his vision for the future of our state? LISTEN HERE
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In Southeast Alaska, high-end tourism businesses feast as cruise industry weathers famine

Interest in private and small-scale Alaska trips is at an all-time high, making for a booming summer for some lodge, yacht and tour operators. But tourists are arriving in far smaller numbers than many of Southeast’s cruise-focused businesses are equipped to serve.

LISTEN: Alaska lacks good data on police killings, researcher says

Researchers wish there was more data to contextualize the rate of police killings in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 2, 2018

Gov. Walker asks to suspend Pebble environmental impact statement process; Kodiak demonstrators rally to keep families together; On immigration, Sen. Sullivan calls for more facilities, better processing; Hawkins out of Republican governors race; Missing in national park, 2 hikers feared dead; Yakutat commercial sockeye fishing shutdown; How can the Small Business Administration help Alaska?; Governor taps Juneau city attorney for judge seat; Mount Marathon racers: Allison Barnwell; Forecasters from Haines and the Yukon work together to build a weather station in the Haines Pass Listen now

Paddle Making Workshop Illuminates State’s High Suicide Rate

Suicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell. As part of the workshop, participants attended a behavioral health course on suicide prevention. Its goal is to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem. Download Audio
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Record-high Copper River prices boost market optimism ahead of the Bristol Bay fishery

Pre-season prices were sky-high for salmon from early fisheries like Copper River, and some in the industry are optimistic about what this summer has in store, despite low returns to one of the state’s earliest fisheries.
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Alaska Supreme Court unanimously rejects attorney general’s bid to quash election reform initiative

The Alaska Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an attempt by Attorney General Kevin Clarkson to quash a citizens initiative to revamp the state's elections, handing him his second high-profile defeat this year.

Amid a big fight for cod in the Bering Sea, can remote Adak survive?

A fish plant is at the center of a dispute pitting two small Aleutian Island communities against large out of state fishing interests. And the implications could stretch to other coastal fishing towns in Alaska.

Alaska’s US senators veer apart on shutdown votes

Two competing bills to end the partial government shutdown both fizzled. Alaska's senators took different tacks.

New oil estimate for NPR-A: It’s ‘HUGE’

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has called for more energy production in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and the new announcement could serve as a marketing brochure. Listen now

Alaska’s active COVID-19 case count hits new high as 25 more people test positive

There’s now a total of 246 Alaskans who have been diagnosed with the disease and haven’t recovered yet — the highest number since the pandemic began.

To cut crime, candidates weigh adding troopers, increasing drug treatment

Recent debates have focused on the criminal justice overhaul passed two years ago, known as Senate Bill 91. Both candidates offer distinct visions for reform.

49 Voices: Jim Baldwin of Chugiak

This week's 49 Voices features Chugiak resident Jim Baldwin, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska.
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The Yukon’s largest COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, Skagway looks to avoid a similar fate

Canada’s Yukon Territory is in the middle of its largest COVID-19 outbreak to date with 54 active cases and one confirmed coronavirus-related death.
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State will mail absentee ballot applications to seniors. Critics say that makes ballot access unequal.

Some lawmakers and advocates have raised concerns that not sending absentee applications to all voters will make it harder for younger and minority voters to send in their ballots. Those demographics tend to vote Democratic.

As BP exits Alaska, 1,600 employees are waiting to find out what’s next

BP has operated in Alaska for over half a century and has long had a hand in running the state’s biggest oilfield, Prudhoe Bay. The oil company’s plans to exit the state has left hundreds of workers like McFarland in limbo.

Death of Coast Guard member sparks investigation in Unalaska

In Unalaska, the U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of a crew member of the Cutter Douglas Munro.