Izembek Road Rejected; And Election Advertising Begins

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell rejects the Izembek Road - again. The primary election is eight months away but the advertising has begun. The Anchorage School District may have to cut 200 teachers, 400 support staff. The Legislature faces big issues in '14. State lawmakers are getting and expanded home in downtown Anchorage - and criticism comes with it. Alaska law enforcement gets tough on the drug spice. Gov. Sean Parnell talks about addressing energy concerns in southeast Alaska. Gov. Parnell says it is time to changing the funding plan for the Knik Arm Crossing. KSKA: Friday, 1/3 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/4 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 1/3 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/4 at 4:30PM Download Audio

Election Prompts Big Changes In The Alaska Legislature

Democrats lose seats in the Alaska legislature. What’s likely to happen in the unfinished race between Hollis French and Bob Bell? Republicans Click Bishop, Pete Kelly and John Coghill win key Interior Alaska Senate seats. Don Young handily wins reelection. All Southcentral Alaska judges are retained. What happened with the Constitutional Convention ballot question? KSKA: Friday, 11/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 5:00pm

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

Alaska Edition Friday May 30, 2014

Sexual assault and the National Guard update. Update on Southcentral fires. The SARB board meets to evaluate the trans-Alaska pipeline. Jim Minnery, leading conservative activist, modifies his views on gays. Changes ahead for workers compensation law. Verizon enters the Alaska market. Six Native regional corporation join the vote no campaign against the oil-tax referendum. Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says his department is understaffed. KSKA: Friday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Leaner Times In Store For Alaska’s Budget

Governor Bill Walker’s State of the Budget speech made clear that leaner times are ahead for Alaska. His address was a somber departure from the optimistic state of the state address. He noted almost right away that managing the state’s finances into better standing will not be easy. KSKA: Friday, 1/23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Marijuana Legalization In Alaska; And Sally Jewell’s Arctic Visit

First, we're discussing what the legalization of marijuana  coming up next Tuesday means for state residents in real terms. And also a rare visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough and the large group of lawmakers who were also in the Arctic. Download Audio

Muni Election Report Released; And Mt. McKinley May Be Renamed Denali

Independent investigator Dan Hensley releases his report on the Muni election debacle. Reality TV flourishing in Alaska. Mayor Dan Sullivan takes his oath while on vacation in Hawaii. Muldoon community members finding resistance to their request for a local park. The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Stolen Valor Act by a vote of 6-3. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduces legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Denali. Governor Parnell might be saying no to the Medicaid expansion. KSKA: Friday, 7/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 7/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 5:00pm p.m.

APD Kills Man Armed with Broomstick as Weapon; And Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare

An Anchorage police officer shoots and kills a man with a menacing broomstick. Redistricting plan cleared, time for elections. The F-16 fighter wings will not be moving to Anchorage for now. Elected official and pundit opinions on the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's Affordable Care Act. With closures and fishing limitations, is the king salmon or fishermen in trouble? The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals visit to Anchorage from San Francisco. Sixty-year-old wreckage from an aircraft found. KSKA: Friday, 6/29 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 6/30 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/30 at 5:00pm p.m.

Who Do Voters Trust For Election-Related Information?

The elections are finally over, although in Alaska, there is still uncertainty over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race outcomes. Those race results will not be clear until more than 20,000 early, absentee and questioned ballots are counted next week. KSKA: Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Travel Expenses; Knik Arm Crossing; and the East Coast Earthquake

This week, some of the topics include: lawmakers’ travel expenses; legislative conference in Hawaii; Murkowski warns of reduction in federal spending; the Knik Arm crossing; Wasilla Councilman Steve Menard; Exxon’s dispute over Point Thompson; Anchorage cap driver arrested for rape; the East Coast Earthquake; and a possible Palin Presidential run.

The next steps for DOC

Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system. Listen Now:

Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues; and Coastal Zone Management Debates Heat Up

BP has very poor quarterly report. The ongoing saga of the Mat-Su ferry continues. Debates over the coastal zone management initiative heat up. Alaska Native suicide rates remain high. A Valdez couple admits to failing to pay $190,000 in income taxes and penalties. Around 4,000 summer fisheries workers in a government-sponsored program won’t be returning next year. The Fisheries Board throws a lifeline to set netters. The state of Alaska puts out new regulations dealing with one aspect of abortion. KSKA: Friday, 8/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 8/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 5:00pm

Anchorage Edition: February 25, 2011

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and...

Alaska Edition May 9, 2014

Two state troopers killed in Tanana. The state Republican Party meets in Juneau. The Anchorage School District comes into extra money. Three motorcyclists killed on Glenn Highway. Anchorage water rates are perplexing - an explanation follows. Parnell cuts deal for pipeline taxes. Ammunition in short supply. Why? Sen. Fred Dyson has a bill that would remove from view court cases that do not lead to conviction. National Climate Assessment of climate change has warnings for Alaska. KSKA: Friday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

BP Oil Spill Case; and Petroleum Lease Sales

The stories up for discussion this week are: the BP oil spill case; petroleum lease sales bring in $21 million; film industry incentive program; potential road extension to Nome; fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested; Coastal Zone Management; Clearwire wireless leaving Alaska; Anchorage Assembly asking for $59 million in school bonds on next ballot. KSKA: Friday, 12/9 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 12/9 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 5:00pm

Voters To Decide On $433 Million In Bond Projects; Campaign Season Wrapping Up

Legislators asking voters to approve $433 million in bond projects, including $50 million for the Port of Anchorage. How are Alaskans affected by Hurricane Sandy? Three subsistence fishermen found guilty of fishery law violations. Campaign season wraps up as the Nov. 6 election draws near. The Anchorage Assembly eyes reapportionment. Social conservatives target Judge Sen Tan, who is up for retention on this year’s ballot KSKA: Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm TV: Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm

Looking ahead: the legislative session

The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.

Oil Tax Debate; Anchorage Port; Sarah Palin’s Emails

Legislature's oil tax debate; funding for the Port of Anchorage; Anchorage mayor's race; the state budget process; Sarah Palin's emails; state education budget; and lobbying in Juneau.

Anchorage Edition: March 5, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this week...
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Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map

Municipality of Anchorage planners are engaged in a project that could outline how the city will look in 20 years. In the meantime, Anchorage neighborhoods are changing. Throughout the past decade, the city has seen growth that has brought forth new challenges. This week, a team of presenters has been hosting informational sessions around town on the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map Update. On this week's Alaska Edition, these presenters will fill us in on how the community can further this discussion.