Alaska News

House Republicans: Take It Or Leave It

After weeks of an impasse, House Republicans have a new message for Democrats: Take our latest budget package, or we’ll go around you. Download Audio:

Protests continue outside LIO over education funding and medicaid expansion

Alaskans express their frustration at the legislature about education funding through song. Download Audio:

Fairbanks Navigates Pot Legalization

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is holding a public meeting Wednesday on proposed rules for marijuana businesses. Download Audio:

Going Undercover With APD Vice’s Kathy Lacey

Busting drug dealers, sex traffickers and prostitutes is a tough job. Recently retired Sergeant Kathy Lacey did that dangerous work for 20 years as the head of Anchorage Police Department's undercover vice unit. Lacey says when she first started in law enforcement, prostitution and drug crimes were more visible, out on the street. Now though, she says trafficking is more covert. Download Audio:

Norwegian Monarch Visits Alaska, Urges Action on Climate Change

The King of Norway visited Anchorage on Wednesday bearing a message of goodwill, and the message that climate change is a priority for all Arctic nations. Download Audio:

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

House Republicans: Take It Or Leave It; Protests Continue Over Education Funding, Medicaid Expansion; Heroin Hits Home: City of Bethel Forms Heroin Task Force; Fairbanks Navigates Pot Legalization; Going Undercover With APD Vice's Kathy Lacey; Norwegian Monarch Visits Alaska, Urges Action on Climate Change; Yup'ik Singer, Drummer Performs in WDC; Chemical Tags in Ear Bones Reveal Chinooks' Life Histories Download Audio:

Heroin Hits Home: City of Bethel Forms Heroin Task Force

Heroin use in Alaska is on the rise. This is the second in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. The City of Bethel is organizing a multi-agency heroin task force. Download Audio:

No one injured during police standoff in Ketchikan

No one was injured and no shots fired during a police standoff of more than three hours outside a Ketchikan home on Memorial Day.

Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats

Five independent candidates are challenging five incumbents for seats on Sealaska’s board of directors. The election is quieter than last year’s, but not without controversy.

Alaska’s Orthodox Bishop Visits Unalaska

Alaska’s Orthodox Bishop, David Mahaffey was in Unalaska last week. He has held his post in Alaska for just over a year. He said in that time, he’s placed more focus on work with the Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program, or RADACT, to address issues of substance and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.