A three-quarter vote is needed to access the state's rainy day fund, and the House’s Democratic minority has made their support conditional on a few priorities, like increased education funding and Medicaid expansion. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate are now considering ways to avoid that vote. Download Audio
The 4142-page file was sent to news organizations at 3p.m. on Friday afternoon. Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News requested the materials nearly a year ago, during the Parnell administration, but were denied access until a superior court judge ruled for their release in October. Download Audio
In spite of high substance abuse rates across Alaska, state officials and non-profit workers see policy measures are dove-tailing with new evidence that perceptions about drinking are starkly different from realities on the ground. Download Audio
A growing national movement to opt-out of standardized testing has hit the Haines School District hard. In the past six years, only one student has refrained from taking annual tests. But this year, families of 12 students refused the test. Download Audio
Scenes from Kivgiq 2015
- Fischer murder trial set for AugustLawyer building 'heat of passion' defense in 2014 shooting death of assistant district attorney
- Arctic delegation offers insight at Maine collegeRepresentatives from the Arctic Marine Mammal Coalition went the distance earlier this month and landed at Bowdoin College's Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center in Maine for a chance to share ideas and insight.
- Kotzebue cheerleaders take 2nd in stateHuskies rapidly turn their once-dwindling program into an Alaska powerhouse
- Four things parents can do to prepare their children for financial successWhen was the last time you thought about money? Chances are, it was probably today, since most adults deal with money — in one way or another — on a daily basis. We pay bills and buy groceries. We consider money when weighing job opportunities, determining where we'll live, and when, or for some, if, […]
- Right to a jury trial marks 800 yearsThis year is the 800th anniversary of an English document called the "Magna Carta" (or, Great Charter).
- Passing on traditions through overland travelOver thousands of years, the IÃƒ±upiat of Northwest Alaska have become experts at traveling by land and water. In modern times, motorboats and snowmachines allow local people to travel faster. However, despite many changes, the traditional routes of travel and the sharing of knowledge have remained the same. Recently, a school group from Kotzebue worked […]
- Who' done 'itKotzebue
- Barrow receives National Park Service grant to protect gravesArctic Sounder
- 15 Years Ago in the Arctic SounderPoint Hope fights domestic violence
- Acoustic Accents celebrates two decades on the airPublic radio show's creator hopes popularity will help keep music flowing through uncertain future