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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet

The state Division of Elections took some heat this year for publishing an attack ad against Sen. Mark Begich within the pages of the official voter guide. Now, Rep. Les Gara, an Anchorage Democrat, wants to ban partisan ads in the guide, a booklet that’s mailed to every voting household.

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Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau

Kevin Jardell is entering his second legislative session as the City and Borough of Juneau’s lobbyist for state issues. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

The City and Borough of Juneau’s lobbyist for state issues says Alaska’s budget woes may lead to conversations during the upcoming legislative session about tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund.

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Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Ketchikan Assembly Responds to Education Lawsuit Ruling

Ketchikan Assembly Responds to Education Lawsuit Ruling

A Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in its lawsuit against the State of Alaska over the state’s education funding mandate. The Borough Assembly talked about Friday’s ruling during Monday night’s regular meeting, and Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst calls it a “big win” for Ketchikan.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

NMFS Expands Fishing Near Steller Sea Lion Habitat

NMFS Expands Fishing Near Steller Sea Lion Habitat

The National Marine Fisheries Service will re-open fisheries in the Western Aleutian Islands that have been restricted for years to protect a population of Steller sea lions.

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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

When missing person isn’t found, Juneau SEADOGS search for happy ending

Brew helped locate a missing hunter in September. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

At least once a week, 10 handlers and their dogs muck through the mountains, muskegs and forests on and off the beaten paths of Juneau in search of volunteer hiders. It’s practice for SEADOGS, or SE Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search. Local authorities call on the volunteer group several times a year to help out when people go missing.

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Whatever Works: Stories of Odd Jobs, Office Politics and the Things We Do For Money

Whatever Works: Stories of Odd Jobs, Office Politics and the Things We Do For Money

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The east coast has stoops, the south has porches and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories – funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme.

KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Searching The Skies: Remote Alaska During the Cold War

Searching The Skies: Remote Alaska During the Cold War

JBER archaeologist Karlene Leeper speaks about the history of Air Force radar infrastructure in Alaska – how they were distributed across the landscape and how they have changed.

KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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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

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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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Alaska News Nightly: November 25, 2014

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet; Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau; Ketchikan Assembly Responds to Education Lawsuit Ruling; NMFS Expands Fishing Near Steller Sea Lion Habitat; Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade; Calista Shareholders Reconsider Enrolling Descendants; ANSEP tripling enrollment in middle school program; Nome Churches, Nonprofits Keep Sales Tax Exemption; Orphaned Bear Cub Finds Temporary Home At Alaska Zoo; When missing person isn’t found, Juneau SEADOGS search for happy ending

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