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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

With Budget Negotiations Stalled, Republicans Consider Partially Funding Government

A three-quarter vote is needed to access the state’s rainy day fund, and the House’s Democratic minority has made their support conditional on a few priorities, like increased education funding and Medicaid expansion. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate are now considering ways to avoid that vote.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

After Five-Month Break, More National Guard Records Released

The 4142-page file was sent to news organizations at 3p.m. on Friday afternoon. Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News requested the materials nearly a year ago, during the Parnell administration, but were denied access until a superior court judge ruled for their release in October.

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Emily Files, KHNS - Haines

Testing Refusals Hit Haines, Put Star Rating And Funding At Risk

Testing Refusals Hit Haines, Put Star Rating And Funding At Risk

A growing national movement to opt-out of standardized testing has hit the Haines School District hard. In the past six years, only one student has refrained from taking annual tests. But this year, families of 12 students refused the test.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military Moves

US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military Moves

The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they don’t believe council’s work will be disrupted.

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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

The Blind Spot: Beyond No-Man’s Land

At the low end, prevention measures costs the State of Alaska $9 per point of contact. Intensive substance abuse treatment costs $49,502 per person on average. Chart courtesy of the Division of Behavioral Health, DHSS.

In spite of high substance abuse rates across Alaska, state officials and non-profit workers see policy measures are dove-tailing with new evidence that perceptions about drinking are starkly different from realities on the ground.

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AK: The Sitka Sentinel Remains A Family Affair

AK: The Sitka Sentinel Remains A Family Affair

The Sitka Sentinel celebrated its 75th anniversary last year without much fanfare. As many newspapers in big cities have folded or turned into online only operations, the Sentinel steadily churns out five issues a week. The paper is owned and edited by Thad and Sandy Poulson, reporters who arrived in 1969 and are determined to keep the press running.

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Water Taxis to Wilderness

Water Taxis to Wilderness

Coastal communities are the best thresholds to the wilderness for most of us who live in urban Alaska. That’s because a short boat ride can get you from the small boat harbor to a wild beach many, many miles from the nearest road, a place that likely is inaccessible any other way. On today’s show, we’re going to talk about using water taxis and where they can take you for hiking, paddling, or just setting up camp and enjoying incredibly beautiful, biologically rich places.

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

School kids, STEM science and Westchester Lagoon

School kids, STEM science and Westchester Lagoon

School kids from four elementary schools located along Chester Creek have been learning all about that watershed this year, including plenty of science. Join us to hear what they learned about everything from water temperature and pH to microinvertebrates and salmon, as well as the many community partners who made it happen.

KSKA: Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Denali Dinosaurs

Denali Dinosaurs

When people think of Denali National Park, they frequently think of the scenery, mountain, glaciers, and charismatic megafauna. But most people don’t realize that nearly 70 million years ago, Denali was home to the greatest megafauna that has ever walked the earth: an assemblage of dinosaurs that lived year-round in the sub-arctic environment. Join National Park Service geologist Linda Stromquist to find out more about Denali’s dinos and the new understandings they’ve given researchers about the distribution and environment of these animals all across Cretaceous Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

The Blind Spot: Juvenile Justice And Substance Abuse In Young Alaskans.

The Blind Spot: Juvenile Justice And Substance Abuse In Young Alaskans.

Juvenile crime in Anchorage is down, but crimes involving drugs and alcohol is not. Many who work in the juvenile justice system say we’re not catching young people who are getting into trouble soon enough. A new series examines what services are available, how youth are getting help and how they’re helping themselves.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/28 at 10:00am

“The Sum of My Parts” – A Trauma Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

“The Sum of My Parts” – A Trauma Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity  Disorder

Growing up, Olga Trujillo witnessed daily her father’s brutal and terrifying attacks on her mother, and herself suffered constant physical, emotional and sexual abuserom her father, her brothers, and as she grew older, many others outside her family. . Olga has unraveled the impact of violence in her life and has dedicated her life to helping others heal. Please join us as she shares her remarkable story of recovery from severe childhood trauma and dissociative identity disorder.

KSKA: Monday, April 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Starting And Maintaining A Small Business

Today we’ll be talking to some Alaskans who make the business world their beat and we’ll find out how minorities can get some assistance in starting and maintaining a business.

KSKA: Friday, 4/24 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 4:30pm

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Cyrano’s Macbeth

Cyrano’s Macbeth

Mark Robokoff and Paul Schweigert come by Stage Talk today to talk about David Edgecombe’s new production of Shakespeare’s play of ambition, fear and revenge, Macbeth performing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company April 24th through May 17th.

KSKA: Friday, April 24 at 2:45pm

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Alaska News Nightly: April 24, 2015

Republican Lawmakers Looking To Avoid Constitutional Budget Reserve Vote; More National Guard Records Released; The Blind Spot: Beyond No-Man’s Land; Testing Refusals Hit Haines, Put Star Rating And Funding At Risk; Southwest’s Healthy Sea Stars Could Shed Light on Wasting Disease; AK: Small Town Newspaper; 49 Voices: Tom Irons of Homer

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