Alaska Senators No Fans of Iran Deal
Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.
The Obama administration faced a tough crowd this morning as it defended its nuclear agreement with Iran in Congress. Both of Alaska’s senators are among the chorus of lawmakers who say the deal is bad for the U.S.
Psychiatric Facility For Vets Opens In Anchorage
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage
The state’s first and only facility offering acute and long-term psychiatric care for the military held it’s official opening ceremony in Anchorage on Tuesday.
Conservationists Declare Victory in Court’s Tongass Road Ruling
Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – Juneau
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 2003 exemption today that would have made it possible to build roads through the Tongass National Forest.
Jim Johnsen Named New University of Alaska President
Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage
The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Jim Johnsen as the next university president.
Wrangell Doc Found Guilty of Sharing Child Porn
Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau
Former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. After closing arguments in the trial in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, the twelve person jury returned with a verdict after only an hour and a half of deliberations.
Saxman Regains Rural Status
Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan
The Organized Village of Saxman is now officially rural again. The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007.
Dalton Highway Gets A Post-Flood Facelift
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
A contractor is expected to begin work soon building up a portion of the Dalton Highway severely damaged earlier this year by overflow ice and flooding from the Sag River.
Report: Alaska Falls Short on Curbing LBGT Discrimination In The Workplace
Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO – Juneau
The University of California, Los Angeles, published a report last week on employment discrimination in Alaska based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
On Love, Adoption and Raising 3 Kids With FASD
Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau
Not many people wish to raise a child with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. Diane Lohrey is no different. But when she and her husband adopted three children, all later diagnosed with an FASD, they accepted the hardships and the rewards.