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State Ferry Union Averts Strike

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. (J Webber/Creative Commons)

Alaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

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Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Appeals Court To Rehear Tongass Exemption Case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement today (Friday) that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

‘You’ve Got To Defend It’ – Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th

Frank Keim treks through fall foliage last month during the Northern Alaska Environmental Center's 18th annual Run for the Refuge. This year, Keim led the center's annual celebration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Denali National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act in the next weeks. A series of events marking the historic conservation legislation is planned.

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Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

NSF Earmarks $1.5M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects

A $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.

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Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

It’s hard not to dream big among the tall mountains and wild sea in Southeast Alaska – especially in Haines where Christy Tengs serves dreamers and misfits alike in her family’s downtown institution, the Pioneer Bar and Bamboo Room. Even she has a dream – to meet the famous person who has inspired her and propelled her to become a star in her hometown.

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Preserving Wild Food

Preserving Wild Food

Fall is in the air and it is time to put up the food you caught and gathered over the summer so it will last you till spring. On the show, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get down to the details about the best ways to butcher, smoke, can, and freeze what you caught and picked over the last few months, and the next few weeks, so that when the snow flies you can taste a little of the summer and make the most of your harvest.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Cold War Secrets

Cold War Secrets

Anchorage played a major role in the Cold War with our large military installations and missile batteries, but did you know spies and counter-spies were working here, too? In advance on a major conference on Cold War history, including espionage, Hometown Alaska looks at what was going on under the surface in our city a generation ago.
KSKA: Wednesday, September 3, at 2 and 9PM

Ballot Measure 4 Debate: Bristol Bay Initiative

Ballot Measure 4 Debate: Bristol Bay Initiative

Ballot Measure 4 would require the Legislature’s approval for any large-scale, metallic sulfide mine plans in Bristol Bay. It’s being put to a vote in November. Alaska Common Ground brings four panelists together to debate what’s being called the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative, two in favor and two opposed.

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

Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

Kaila Del Rosario, 17, is one of three high school students participating in a new job training program at Vigor shipyard.

There are eight thousand fishing vessels registered in Alaska and not enough qualified Alaskans to fill the jobs aboard them or working on them. Everyone knows the state needs to beef up its vocational training resources, but how do we get there? Maritime work-force development is the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska.”

APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m.

GUBERNATORIAL FISHERIES DEBATE

“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” (Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Candidates for Alaska governor will be in Kodiak on August 28 to take part in a unique debate that focuses on a single topic: Alaska’s seafood industry. Airing live on KSKA and statewide from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Hear gubernatorial candidates Sean Parnell, Byron Mallott and Bill Walker talk fish.

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Alaska Edition Friday August 29, 2014

Incumbent Senator Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan resume campaigning. The Division of Elections has revised the election returns. The oil-tax referendum was decided by less than five percent of the vote. What now? The Libertarian candidate for the Senate drops out – the party gets a new candidate. Striking Enstar workers return to the job, Cook Inlet oil production is up. The price of a barrel of North Slope crude is down. The Kodiak Rocket facility launches a rocket in a launch that lasts seconds.

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Cyrano’s Brings “4000 Miles” To The Stage

Cyrano’s Brings “4000 Miles” To The Stage

Cyrano’s Theater Company starts its new season with “4000 Miles,” a story about a young man’s relationship with his grandmother Vera, jokingly dubbed the “token old lady” by actor Linda Benson. Director Krista Schwarting and actor Linda Benson join us in studio to talk more on “4000 Miles.”

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Alaska News Nightly: August 29, 2014

State Ferry Union Averts Strike; Juneau Police Reach Community One Cup Of Coffee At A Time; Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close; Cold, Wet Front Drops 3 Inches of Snow On Deadhorse; ‘You’ve Got To Defend It’ – Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th; NSF Earmarks $1.5M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects; AK: Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear; 300 Villages: Anvik

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