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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

3,000 in Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps Under Change to Work Requirement

A June 24th letter from the Division of Public Assistance Director under the Department of Health and Social Services.

Residents across the state told of changes in a June letter detailing work requirements many must meet in order to qualify for benefits longer than three months.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules, For Now

Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules, For Now

The White House and the EPA today released the final version of its rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants. The administration’s Clean Power Plan sets targets that states have to meet and requires them to submit plans detailing how they will acheive them. But Alaska will not have to comply with new mandates, at least not yet.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Murkowski Votes to Move Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill

A bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate today. Sen. Dan Sullivan is a co-sponsor. Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to advance the defunding measure also, but she says she doesn’t want to see Planned Parenthood’s funding removed without an investigation.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Summer work underway at Red Devil Mine in advance of big cleanup

Summer work underway at Red Devil Mine in advance of big cleanup

Crews are sampling water and sediments this summer near the site of the old Red Devil mercury mine in the middle Kuskokwim. It’s work that comes in advance of a large clean up project.

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Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Former NICU Parent Helps Other Families Navigate A Stressful Time

Ginny Shaffer is the Parent Navigator in the NICU at The Children's Hospital at Providence in Anchorage.

Most people working in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit have some type of advanced medical degree. But one employee at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage has a very different set of qualifications. Ginny Shaffer spent more than three months in the NICU as a parent, with her daughter who was born at 23 weeks. Now she helps other parents through one of the most stressful times of their lives as a Parent Navigator.

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Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer

Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer

NBA point guard Derrick Rose was first scouted at his local high school and eventually drafted by his hometown Chicago Bulls. Sixteen-year-old Wallace Ungwiluk is a big fan of Rose — and a point guard too. But basketball could carry the junior from Gambell much farther from home — more than 2,000 miles to Seattle, where he’s been recruited to play for a private high school.

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KSKA Program Schedule: A Fresh Line Up

KSKA Program Schedule: A Fresh Line Up

Starting August 1, KSKA is rolling out a new program schedule, complete with new programs and some of your favorite old programs at new times.

Charles Wohlforth

Wrangell-St. Elias backcountry

Wrangell-St. Elias backcountry

This edition of Outdoor Explorer comes to you from the backcountry of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Earlier in the summer, Charles flew with friends to a mountain pass in the massive, incredibly spectacular Wrangell mountains where they spent an extended weekend on dayhikes in the alpine environment, near the Russell Glacier. We’ll learn about the park, the trip, and how you can do a backcountry adventure in this amazing park.

KSKA: Thursday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The future of Alaska’s megaprojects

The six so called megaprojects that Governor Walker put on hold soon after taking office have already received millions in state and federal funds but would take billions to actually complete. Where would the money come from? If the state stops them completely will the federal money have to be repaid?

APRN: Tuesday, 8/4 at 10:00am

The Origins of Dementia

From National Institute on Aging via Wikimedia Commons

The dementia first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 remains the most common but not the only form of dementia. Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the common dementias, their causes and symptoms, and the newest information that may help prevent their occurrence.

KSKA: Monday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 4:30 p.m.
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The Music Machine

The Music Machine

Seventy-five local young singers and dancers come together in The Music Machine’s 34th anniversary show this August 5-8th at the Discovery Theatre and co-Founder Janet Carr-Campbell along with performer Morgan Cruz drop by the studio this week to talk about all the hard work it takes to put on such an extravaganza.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:45pm

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Arctic Paddling Trips

Arctic Paddling Trips

Rivers are the highways of the North. That’s been true since human beings first arrived in North America, and it is still true across a vast expanse of Alaska and Canada that is practical to cross in the summer by no other means. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about floating these long, remote rivers and the journeys you can make into solitude and into your own mind, as the banks slide quietly by.

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

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2015

3,000 In Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps After Work Requirement Change; Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules; Murkowski Votes to Move Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill; Summer Work Underway at Red Devil Mine in Advance of Big Cleanup; Pregnant Kotlik Woman Loses Child After Assault; Former NICU Parent Helps Others Navigate A Stressful Time; With Subsistence Foods Running Short, Bering Strait Villages Receive A Donation of Halibut; Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer

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