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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Spending Bill Includes Contract Support Costs

A spending bill advancing in the US Senate includes full funding for Alaska Native health care providers’ contract support costs. That’s an area of native health care that’s been underfunded even though the supreme court has repeatedly ruled in favor of tribes.

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Communications lag rattles relatives after Alaska crash

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down Thursday in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan in southeast Alaska. The shore excursion was sold through Holland America.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Sen. Murkowski Pushes For Tweaks To Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has special provisions for American Indians and Alaska Natives. They’re exempt from the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance, since they’re already entitled to health care through the Indian Health Service.

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

ACLU-Alaska Applauds SCOTUS Marriage Decision

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court today declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. That means the status quo will continue in Alaska, where same-sex marriage was legalized in October.

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Emily Schwing, KUCB - Unalaska

Polar Pioneer drill rig arrives in Dutch Harbor

Polar Pioneer drill rig arrives in Dutch Harbor

The Transocean Polar Pioneer, a drill rig contracted by Royal Dutch Shell, has arrived in Dutch Harbor. The oil company plans to use the port as a hub this summer as part of their exploratory Arctic drilling effort. There’s very little opposition in the tiny Alaskan town in comparison to that in Seattle, where some environmental activists went so far as to chain themselves to one of Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessels last month.

AK: The journey to Bristol Bay’s fishing grounds

AK: The journey to Bristol Bay’s fishing grounds

Every year dozens of boats travel back to Bristol Bay. Some ride on tenders or cargo ships, and some steam themselves around False Pass, a journey of more than 1000 miles that can be treacherous. But about 60 boats, most from Homer and Kodiak, take a different route across the Chigmit Mountains on the Alaska Peninsula. KDLG’s Molly Dischner tagged along with a captain and crew bringing their 32-foot drift boat back to the Bay after a winter of maintenance in Homer.

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Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. Photo: Transom/PRX.

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country — big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. Outdoor Explorer returns next week.

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

Alaska: On the Cusp of Recession?

With oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It’s an uncomfortable question: what will our economy look like without a booming oil sector?

APRN: Tuesday, 6/30 at 10:00am

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

“The Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to privacy and personal safety are real,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss these warnings with the officers of the APD cybercrimes division.

KSKA: Monday, June 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Hip-hop bringing positive change to Anchorage

Hip hop is more than just music and dance. It’s a culture. And for some people in Alaska it’s a way to bring positive change to the community.

KSKA: Friday, 6/26, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 4:30 p.m.
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Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Ten decades of a Centennial and a show for each decade. That’s Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s plan for the summer and she drops by the studio today to let us in on how she came up with the idea and how it’s going to work.

KSKA: Friday, June 26, at 2:45 p.m.
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Raising an Outdoorsy Family

The play group at Point Woronzof in Anchorage.

On the next Outdoor Explorer we explore a different kind of lifestyle – one in which families orient their lives to their outdoor interests rather than to school and community. We’ll talk to folks who have made that leap, and weigh the pros and cons of a radical family investment in your outdoor passions.

KSKA: Thursday, June 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz talks about his plans for the city, and takes your questions. Berkowitz is one week away from inauguration to his three-year term. The campaign focused on public safety and character, but not much else. What are his plans for transportation, quality of life, economic development, taxes? And what do you want to know, as Anchorage begins a new era of leadership?

KSKA: Wednesday, June 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 26, 2015

ACLU-Alaska Applauds SCOTUS Marriage Decision; Efforts Underway to Recover 9 Plane Crash Victims; Budget Cuts Sideline 3 of Alaska’s 11 Ferries; Senator Calls on Governor to Expand Medicaid; How David Holthouse Decided to Out the ‘Bogeyman’; Juneau Soccer Camp Grooms Players for the International Field; AK: The Journey to Bristol Bay’s Fishing Grounds; 49 Voices: Will Ross from Anchorage

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