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City to Pursue $485 Million Design Strategy for Port of Anchorage

On top is the current Port of Anchorage configuration, and below is the proposed modification, with a draft depth of -45 feet, and other tweaks. Photo: Anchorage Port Modification Plan.

The mayor’s office announced it has selected a design for the Anchorage Port’s overhaul, setting a blue-print for how the half-billion dollar project will take shape in the years ahead.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Mexican Consulate Readies To Help On Deferred Action Plan

The Mexican government, through it’s consulate in Anchorage, has issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement regarding deferred action on illegal immigrants.

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LNG Project Gets Export Approval

A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee

Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee

A new regional tribal government, new taxes, and a constitutional convention will be considered when theCalista-facilitated Regional Committee meets Monday in Anchorage.

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AK: Eagles Up Close

Photographer James Norman shared this picture of eagles along the Chilkat River. (Photo by James Norman)

Each fall, thousands of bald eagles flock to a stretch of the Chilkat River about 20 miles north of Haines. The birds fly there for a late chum salmon run. It’s thought to be the largest gathering of eagles in the world. Dozens of people travel to witness the raptors each year, filling up almost every hotel room in Haines.

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Village Sewer and Water

It is estimated that one of every three families in village Alaska still do not have a sanitary means of sewage disposal, in spite of hundreds of million dollars poured into rural sanitation. Systems have been installed in 77 percent of villages, but the smaller the village the higher the cost per person. What is the answer to this puzzle?

APRN: Tuesday, 11/25 at 10:00am

Cyrano’s Alexander… just go back to bed

Cyrano’s Alexander… just go back to bed

The popular children’s story of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day comes to the Cyrano’s Theatre Company stage in a musical version by Judith Viorst and Shelly Markham. Nathan M. Swan (Alexander) doesn’t get as far as Australia, but makes his way, along with Director Janet Stoneburner, to the KSKA studios this week to talk about how his day is going. “Alexander” runs November 28th through December 22nd.

KSKA: Friday, Nov. 21, at 2:45 p.m.
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Reports Highlight High Rate of Violence in Alaska

Valeri Davidson (left) and Walt Monegan (middle), talk with host Lori Townsend (right) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Two recent reports highlight the tragically high rate of violence in Alaska. One from the FBI is a revision of how rape is defined in the state. The new definitions have resulted in much higher numbers in a state that already suffers from being the worst in the nation for sexual violence. The second report looks at the impact on Native children from exposure to violence in their homes and communities.

KSKA: Friday, 11/21 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 11/21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 4:30 p.m.

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McCandless and the Ethics of Risk

McCandless and the Ethics of Risk

Why and how we take risks is a constant topic on Outdoor Explorer. On this edition, we take it head on, with Craig Medred, the controversial and outspoken outdoor writer who has often commented on others’ backcountry mishaps. In particular, we’ll be discussing the Chris McCandless story, which is the subject of another new book and a PBS film. The topic is risk, reality, media fantasy, and how they interact. Join us for a lively hour of radio.

KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Dementia: Plight of the Alaska caregivers

A healthy brain next to a brain marked by severe Alzheimer's Disease. Image courtesy of National Institutes of Health.

More than 8,000 Alaskans live with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Filmmaker Mary Katzke tells the stories of five families, and aging experts join us to put this topic in perspective.

KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan: State of the City Address

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan: State of the City Address

Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan delivers his annual State of the City address at an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Hear about public safety, retail expansion, the city’s waterfront plans and more.

KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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The Anchorage International Film Festival

In the dead of winter, film makers from far distant lands come to Alaska because we have a festival. It’s been around for 13 years, and it shows more motion pictures in a week than it is possible for any one human being to see. A look ahead at the program for this year’s Anchorage International Film Festival is just ahead on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 11/18 at 10:00am

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Alaska News Nightly: November 21, 2014

LNG Project Gets Export Approval; Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee; Kennels Protected Under New Mat-Su Ordinance; Another Orphaned Alaska Bear Cub Needs A Home; NOAA Designates Kachemak Bay a Habitat Focus Area; Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal; Listen: What Marriage Means For One Alaska Same-Sex Couple; AK: Eagles Up Close; 300 Villages: South Naknek

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