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Life Informed.

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    The commissioner at the state's Department of Environmental Conservation said the request posed “significant consequences for employment and resource development." Listen now

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    Kindred Post, a post office, gift shop and gathering space in downtown Juneau held a recent art contest. The prize? 10 winners will now get their art printed on the shop’s postcards. The selections came from around the state, and from a purposely diverse group of artists. Listen now

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    This week we're hearing from Joey Shugarts in Anchorage. Shugarts moved to Anchorage three years ago from Michigan. Download audio

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    The state wants to shift its relationship with 15 communities that operate rural jails. It will mean more money for local police departments, but also more work on the prevention side of things. Haines is the first community to sign the new contract. Listen now

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    In 2016, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 91 -- an omnibus criminal justice reform bill. Now, just over a year later, some are blaming the law for increases in crime and calling for its repeal. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we explore what SB 91 actually does, and what factors could be influencing crime rates in the state.

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    Voters in Fairbanks and outlying areas will consider ballot measures Tuesday to outlaw marijuana businesses in the city and borough. Listen now

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    Gov. Bill Walker and his top aides tried to make the case for enacting a new tax to a group of business and political leaders Friday. Listen now

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    Tourism has overtaken fishing as the region’s largest private industry. That’s the word from a new report released in September detailing the region’s economic booms and busts.

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    An Anchorage lawmaker is requesting the Legislature’s October special session be held in Anchorage instead of Juneau. Listen now

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    Climate change is thawing the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s permafrost—and it’s doing more than cracking foundations, sinking roads and accelerating erosion. In some villages, it is turning cemeteries into swamps.

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    Much of the history of the Alaska Highway up to this point has overlooked the sacrifices and mistreatment of the black men involved in its construction. Dennis and Christine McClure hope to bring these issues to light in their book ‘We Fought the Road.’

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    Three candidates seeking election to an open seat on the Interior Gas Utility board all agree it’s taken far too long to bring natural gas into the Fairbanks area. All three say if elected they’d push to accelerate the IGU’s efforts to bring gas here and build a system to deliver gas to its customers. Listen now

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    If President Trump's tax agenda goes into effect, taxes for people of all income groups would go down next year, on average. But only a few Alaskans would get the big tax breaks. Listen now

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    Two remote learning students just graduated from a Kodiak College Alutiiq language program. They’re striving to keep the language alive in Port Graham and Tatitlek, two villages where Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, people speak the regional dialect of Chugach Alutiiq.Listen now

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    At least two Alaskans are dead, and another is wounded, after a gunman's rampage at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Many other residents were at the event and fled to safety, sending messages back to family overnight and into Monday. Listen now

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    By next fall, the first batch of University of Alaska Southeast undergraduates are expected to begin a first-of-its-kind scholarship program for Alaska. Listen now

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    This week, Pebble Limited Partnership is expected to publicly unveil the outline for a plan to mine the copper and gold deposit northwest of Iliamna. Listen now

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    The state's ombudsman's office says staff at Spring Creek Correctional Center violated the law in 2013 when they stripped 12 inmates and locked them naked in cold cells without clothing, blankets, or mattresses for up to 12 hours. The ombudsman made recommendations to rectify the situation in a report released last week. Listen now

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    The man at the center of a lawsuit over National Park Service authority to regulate rivers in Alaska parks is reacting to the most recent legal decision in the case. Listen now

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    As property and violent crime continue to increase in Anchorage, the city's police department is internally reorganizing to better respond. Listen now

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