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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:

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Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she's trying to win them over.

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

Their Life In A Refugee Camp Might Be Better Than Life Back At Home

In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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