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Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

Meeting in Nome Attempts to Elucidate Arctic Policy Goals

The Alaska Arctic Commission has been working for more than a year and a half to write the state’s first comprehensive arctic policy—a policy the commission hopes will lay out not just Alaska’s future, but America’s future, in the arctic. But with priorities ranging from international to extremely local, Tuesday’s meeting in Nome saw lawmakers, researchers, and coastal representatives still working out just what that policy will be.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Libertarian Senate Candidate To Withdraw, Leaving One Walker On Ballot

Libertarian Senate Candidate To Withdraw, Leaving One Walker On Ballot

There won’t be two Walkers on the November ballot after all. Thom Walker, the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate, announced he was dropping out of the race via Facebook on Wednesday.

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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Judges Weigh Yup’ik Religious Appeal

Judges Weigh Yup’ik Religious Appeal

Three judges with the Alaska Court of appeals are now weighing whether Yup’ik Fishermen, who targeted Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Their attorney based their defense on a 1970s moose-hunting case. The fishermen say state fisheries managers interfered with their religious rights and they want new regulations to insure it won’t happen again.

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Elizabeth Jenkins, APRN Contributor

DOT To Commence Herbicide Spraying In Southeast

The Alaska Department of Transportation plans to spray herbicides on Prince of Wales Island. It will be the first time the DOT has applied herbicides in southeast Alaska since the state eliminated public review requirements in 2013. This has some community members and environmental groups worried about chemicals leaching into nearby habitat.

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Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

Celebrating Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Celebrating Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcohol and drug abuse cost Alaska’s economy more than $1 billion every year. Shame and stigma can make it difficult to get help for substance abuse. But a group of Juneau residents is out to change that. They organized last weekend’s Recovery Fest to celebrate those seeking to overcome addiction.

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Hunter Education

Hunter Education

There’s a lot to know to be a successful hunter or angler, and not everyone learns it from a parent or family friend. That’s especially true for women, who may not have been treated as potential outdoors people as girls. As the fall season begins, we will explore the opportunities for hunter education, including classes created for women, and learn what it is that you really should know.

KSKA: Thursday, August 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Who’s hungry in Alaska?

Who’s hungry in Alaska?

One in seven Alaskans, and one in five children, routinely go hungry in our state. How does Alaska bridge that gap in the food and nutrition network?

KSKA: Wednesday, August 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Mr. BBQ – Steven Raichlen Shares Secrets of Salmon on the Grill

Mr. BBQ – Steven Raichlen Shares Secrets of Salmon on the Grill

This week on Addressing Alaskans, we’re bringing you a special production with BBQ demigod Steve Raichlen. He spent a few days with us in Anchorage this summer sharing his passion for cooking over an open flame. Raichlen sits down for a spicy chat with Alaska Public Media’s Pat Yack while he was here.

KSKA: Tuesday, August 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Coexisting with Wildlife

Coexisting with Wildlife

Wildlife managers always give the same advice – let wildlife stay wild. They say do not feed the animals, do not let your pets go after them, and do not allow them to become habituated to humans. But what if the wildlife comes to you? And your pets?

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APRN: Tuesday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Postpartum Distress: Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Postpartum Distress: Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

The vast majority of new moms will at some point experience disturbing thoughts about their newborn children. These thoughts are extremely difficult — shameful, even, for some women — but they’re also normal. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and international expert Karen Kleiman on the next Line One for a continued discussion on maternal mental health.

KSKA: Monday, August 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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ACT’s “I Hate Hamlet”

ACT’s “I Hate Hamlet”

You think you have roommate problems. How about the ghost of a former actor that swashbuckles with you while reciting Shakespeare? Join Anchorage Community Theatre director Colby Bleicher and actor Jeremy Johnson from Paul Rudnick’s hilarious comedy I Hate Hamlet opening Friday August 22nd and running through September 21st this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday, August, 22, at 2:45 p.m.
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Charles Wohlforth

Matanuska outdoor gems

Matanuska outdoor gems

You can’t always assume the places you love to recreate will still be accessible for the next generation, especially on the edges of urban Alaska where development happens rapidly. The Matanuska Valley contains some of our favorite places. We’ll discuss the work being done to conserve it by a private non-profit organization, and about fun spots like Bodenburg Butte, the Palmer Hay Flats, and the many other hiking, biking, hunting and fishing areas to enjoy.

KSKA: Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Alaska News Nightly: August 27, 2014

Meeting in Nome Attempts to Elucidate Arctic Policy Goals; Libertarian Senate Candidate To Withdraw, Leaving One Walker On Ballot; Judges Weigh Yup’ik Religious Appeal; DOT To Commence Herbicide Spraying In Southeast; Post-Ferguson, APD Stands By Civil Unrest Preparation Plans; Charges Filed In Haines Bear Shootings; Celebrating Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

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