Archive for January 25th, 2011
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 to sit with members … Read More
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 thing – they … Read More
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 court documents, Bakker … Read More
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 found incinerated in … Read More
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 nature — and … Read More
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 them to the outside world.… Read More
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 … Read More
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