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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Young Apologizes for Suicide Remarks; Is Warmly Received at AFN

Alaska Congressman Don Young angered many of his constituents this week with remarks about suicide at Wasilla High that he later acknowledged were insensitive. Today, he used his annual speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives to apologize.

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Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum

Candidates for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich met on-stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Friday.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

State OKs Flint Hills’ Refinery Cleanup Plan

The cleanup plan announced Monday requires Flint Hills Resources-Alaska, and potential future owners of its North Pole refinery, to continue remediating and removing contaminants from the facility. (Credit KUAC file photo)

State officials have approved a plan proposed by Flint Hills Resources-Alaska to continue an ongoing cleanup of sulfolane and other contaminants that have leaked from its North Pole refinery since the 1970s. The agreement may help improve the chances of Flint Hills eventually selling the refinery, which it closed in May.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Fuel Barge Still Adrift In Beaufort Sea

An unmanned fuel barge adrift in the Beaufort Sea hasn’t run aground yet. A Coast Guard aircraft from Air Station Kodiak got a visual on the small Canadian barge Friday.

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AK: Sea Star Mystery

Taylor White is the aquarium manager at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Since sea star wasting disease hit Sitka a month ago, the aquarium has lost 35 sea stars and now, only two remain in the touch tanks.

A trip to the coast usually means you’re going to see sea stars, but a mysterious disease is killing them along the West Coast. There had been a few reports of sick sea stars in Alaska, but recently in Sitka, the first mass die offs in the state were detected. Scientists in Sitka are tracking the progress.

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Glacier Trekking

Glacier Trekking

A huge proportion of Alaska is covered with ice. A lot more than has towns and cities or anything man made on it. That’s a lot of country to explore, and its truly beautiful, like another world.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Talking with Principal Patsy Shaha

Talking with Principal Patsy Shaha

Patsy Shaha, principal of the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in the Anchorage School District joins host Kathleen McCoy to share stories on how important values, traditions and relationships are woven into the school day.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2pm and 9 pm.

Debate with Candidates for US Senate

Single-term incumbent Mark Begich hits the debate floor alongside Libertarian candidate Mark Fish in a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 p.m.

Libertarian Candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate

Libertarian candidates Carolyn Clift and Mark Fish are running for Governor and the U.S. Senate, respectively. (Photos from the candidate's campaign Facebook pages.)

Libertarians believe citizens should be free to engage in any activity that does not violate the rights of others. Their party wants government out of the way so people can pursue liberty and freedom. How would this translate to elected positions?

APRN: Tuesday, 10/28 at 10:00am

U.S. House Candidate Forrest Dunbar

Forrest Dunbar is the Democratic candidate for U.S. House.

Lifelong Alaskan and political newcomer Forrest Dunbar is young and determined. This Yale Law grad wants to be Alaska’s next Congressman. Dunbar is running as a Democrat. His social policy fits with that party, but he says he is more in line with Republicans on resource development.

APRN: Wednesday, 10/29 at 10:00am

Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens

Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens

Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effect on that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings Wilderness Program as they discuss using the power of the Wilderness to treat kids with emotional and behavioral problems.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Perseverance Theatre’s ‘An Illiad’

Perseverance Theatre’s ‘An Illiad’

At its core, theatre is storytelling and in Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s re-telling of Homer’s The Illiad as An Illiad a poet appears in an empty theatre to tell a story about sacrifice, war and the rage of mankind. Bostin Christopher, as The Poet, and Director Art Rotch visit Stage Talk to tell us the story of this remarkable play being presented by Perseverance Theatre in the Sydney Laurence Theatre October 24th through November 2nd.

KSKA: Friday, Oct. 24, at 2:45 p.m.
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Alaska News Nightly: October 24, 2014

Congressman Young Apologizes For Remarks On Suicide; Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum; Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints; State OKs Flint Hills’ Refinery Cleanup Plan; Is Someone Poisoning Sitka Bears?; AK: Sea Star Mystery; 300 Villages: Hydaburg

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