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Archive for January 25th, 2011

Bipartisan Seating Kicks Off Year With Positive Symbolism

Bipartisan Seating Kicks Off Year With Positive Symbolism


Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

Tonight’s State of the Union Address has members of Congress reaching across the aisle and has Alaska’s Congressman attending for the first time in decades.

Senator Lisa Murkowski says her plan… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Changing Oil Tax Top Priority of Legislative Session

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

The governor and many legislators this year have set changing the state’s tax on oil as the top goal for the session. As work gets underway, the focus is on two bills that, basically, do the same… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:22 pm

State Employee Charged with Accepting Unlawful Gratuity

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

A state employee for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been charged with the receipt of an “unlawful gratuity.” Melanie Bakker, 26, allegedly received $100 after conducting a gear inspection on the Northwestern.

According to… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:21 pm

Witnesses Describe Waterman’s Behavior during Trial

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Attorneys for both sides questioned witnesses all morning in the state’s trial against Rachelle Waterman.   Waterman, accused of conspiracy in a murder plot against her mother,  was a Craig high school student when Lauri Waterman’s body was… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:21 pm

Hoonah Bands with Alaska Communities to Heal After Tragic Shooting

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

Nearly five months since a tragic shooting took the lives of Hoonah police officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka, life in the 800 person village is slowly returning to normal. Residents say thanks to the town’s close-knit… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Storm Kills Two Travelers

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethal

A harsh North Storm that hit the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta last weekend killed two travelers. Others lost the trail and were rescued.

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January 25, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Rural Alaska School Districts to Receive Hundreds of Thousands of Federal Dollars

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC and Joaqlin Estus, KNBA- Anchorage

A few rural Alaska school districts and the Norton Sound Health Corporation are getting hundreds of thousands of federal dollars to boost their broadband capabilities and better connect… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Dupre Continues to Solo Climb Denali

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Lonnie Dupre is up against the weather and the clock as he tries to become the first person to solo climb Denali in January. Dupre spent a sixth day in a snow cave at 17,200  feet yesterday. … Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:17 pm
Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks has an Uncle Dennis who fell in love with genealogy and traced her family roots back to the Mayflower. For 20-something Holly, family from the 1600′s is hard to contemplate! But we’ll also talk about the joy of her recent wedding, and… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:06 pm
Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks has an Uncle Dennis who fell in love with genealogy and traced her family roots back to the Mayflower. For 20-something Holly, family from the 1600′s is hard to contemplate! But we’ll also talk about the joy of her recent wedding, and… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 5:23 pm
Kids These Days – Jan 25

Kids These Days – Jan 25

Tuesday, January 25 at 2pm and 7pm

THE VALUE OF MUSIC

Music is good for the brain and it’s good for the soul, that’s why this week we’re celebrating all things musical on Kids These Days! Our guests are Frank Hauser, Director of… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Tuesday at 5 PM: President Obama’s State of the Union Address

NPR News will present extensive coverage of the President’s State of the Union speech, Tuesday, January 25, at 5:00 pm Alaska time.

The coverage will anticipate the overall strategy of the Obama administration in its third year, with an eye to the policies the White… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 12:22 pm
Talk of Alaska: Environmental Writing

Talk of Alaska: Environmental Writing

Nature has always been dramatic in Alaska, but now those dramatic changes are coming faster.  Alaska’s nature writers see this as a challenge, and you can see their response in a pair of recent books – “Early Warming,” and “The Heart of the Sound.”   We’ll… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 9:49 am