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As of 10:05 p.m. House District 9 in the Mat-Su is shaping up to be a tight race with incumbent Rep. Eric Feige being outpaced by challenger Bill Colver. In House District 3, where two incumbents are pitted against each other due to redistricting, Tammie Wilson is ahead by about 200 votes, but the race stays tight. More updates to follow. Over in House District 1, it looks like Republican newcomer Greg Bringhurst is pulling away with the win.
The state is a step closer to proving its North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project can work. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority lead Interior Energy Project is aimed at providing gas at about half the cost of heating oil, and officials say they’re honing in on the target.
Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of declining oil production statewide. Today, Alaska voters have the opportunity to repeal the cuts laid out under SB 21. Those voting “yes” on Ballot Measure 1 are voting to repeal the cuts. Those voting “no” are electing to leave the tax reform as it stands under Senate Bill 21.
Current poll numbers are being pulled from the Alaska Division of Elections webpage.
66.9% of precincts reporting.
The Anchorage Assembly passes a revised labor law – and Mayor Sullivan vetoes it. Debates, debates and more debates as election day approaches. The battle over oil taxes continues. Enstar workers strike. The Air Force says Fairbanks is the best location for two F-35 squadrons. The current Congress has a reputation as a do-nothing Congress. Is it when faced with Alaska issues?
KSKA: Friday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Meet two of the candidates running for the GOP nomination for US Senate, Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell on Wednesday, August 13 in Debate for the State. Dan Sullivan was invited but chose not to take part in the debate. The program starts at 7:00 p.m.
You can’t always assume the places you love to recreate will still be accessible for the next generation, especially on the edges of urban Alaska where development happens rapidly. The Matanuska Valley contains some of our favorite places. We’ll discuss the work being done to conserve it by a private non-profit organization, and about fun spots like Bodenburg Butte, the Palmer Hay Flats, and the many other hiking, biking, hunting and fishing areas to enjoy.
KSKA: Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Big changes face Alaska’s students this year, with new standards of what they need to learn, and new tests to find out if they learned it. We are joined by the superintendents of both the Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts to learn about the changes, and the Commissioner of Education to explain the thinking behind them. On the first day of school, hear from Alaska’s top educational leaders, and ask your questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, August 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will brief the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on news from Washington, D.C., that matters to Alaskans. Natural resource development, the state’s economy, health care reform and global climate change are just some of the issues Alaskans face. How are these topics being handled by lawmakers in Washington?
The severe conditions in Alaska prompt a lot of ingenuity, and that’s good because we have plenty of challenges – for instance food security and sanitation. But can Alaskan ingenuity deal with both at the same time? That’s the discussion we’ll have with waste-water gardener Mark Nelson, on the next Talk of Alaska.
APRN: Tuesday, 8/19 at 10:00am
Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and helps prevent and treat obesity. It has some risks but doesn’t cost much. So why don’t more people run? Learn more about the effect running has on your health with Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests.
KSKA: Monday, August 18, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting a season that pays homage to Shakespeare but it’s all (or mostly) a facade. Literally. Tune into Stage Talk this week to join guests Daniel Carlgren, David Edgecombe and Chris Evans as they reveal their upcoming line-up that include zombies, a world gone crazy and cross-dressing lovers. You can “try to remember” but you’ll still have some Doubt.
KSKA: Friday, August 15, at 2:45 p.m.
Modeling Indicates Fairbanks LNG Project is a Go; Federal Requirements Burden Small Medical Practices In Alaska; Troopers Arrest, Charge Teen With Arson For Delta-Area Fires; Air Force Cleans Up Cold War-Era Radio Site In Southeast; King Salmon Trolling Ends On Slow Note; Observations of Kachemak Cranes Paints Detailed Picture; Bluegrass Camp For Kids Goes Busking