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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Judge rules state must comply with National Guard records request

Judge rules state must comply with National Guard records request

An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the governor’s office must start providing documents about the National Guard scandal to Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News. The State has until noon Friday to hand over any related public records they have already identified and a privilege log that explains why they cannot provide other documents.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Governor’s Office Releases Hundreds Of National Guard Documents

Around 1 p.m. today, Governor Sean Parnell’s office turned over nearly 600 pages of emails concerning the administration’s response to misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. The documents come five months after they were originally requested. And one day after a superior court judge ordered the administration to make them available.

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Zach Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Economists Say It’s Too Early To Determine Effects Of Current Low Oil Prices

Crude oil prices are hovering in the $80 range, and in Alaska that brings with it worries over the budget. But economists from either side of the political spectrum have roughly the same take on what’s playing out: it’s too early to tell.

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Dave Bendinger, KDLG - Dillingham

Leroy B. Dick Jr. Murder Trial Next Week in Dillingham

Leroy B. Dick Jr. Murder Trial Next Week in Dillingham

Leroy Blair Dick, Jr., now 44, is expected to be tried on a first degree murder charge before a jury of peers at the Dillingham courthouse next week. Pending further delay, jury selection will begin Monday, November 3.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Fire Investigators Wrap Up Work in Bethel

The aftermath of the fire. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK)

Two investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s office completed their work at the site of the fire that destroyed the new Bethel alcohol treatment center.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

State Senator Lyman Hoffman Explains Endorsement Of U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan

Y-K Delta State Senator Lyman Hoffman surprised some people when he endorsed Republican Dan Sullivan for US Senate. In an interview with KYUK today, Hoffman explained why he took a stance in the high profile race in which Sullivan is seeking Senator Mark Begich’s job.

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Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska

Unalaska Youth Take Part In National Community Planning Month

Laying out neighborhoods isn’t the world’s most glamorous job. But every October, urban planners make an extra effort to get people interested in that work for National Community Planning Month.

In Unalaska, that meant helping some of the town’s youngest residents design a world all their own.

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Dave Bendinger, KDLG - Dillingham

Pebble Files FOIA Lawsuit Against EPA

In October, the Pebble Limited Partnership filed its third lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, this time seeking documents Pebble alleges were not turned over through prior Freedom of Information Act requests. The EPA is moving forward to establish restrictions against water use in Bristol Bay which will likely prevent development of the Pebble deposit.

Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

In Years Prior To Investigation, Chaplains And Parnell Aide Submitted Guard Complaints To Governor’s Top Staff

Parnell’s former military affairs advisor says that when she reached out to the about complaints about the Guard, she was directed to involve the leadership the complaints concerned. She was also told that the Administration had already addressed these types of allegations.

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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Organizations Making Final Push To Encourage Alaska Native Voters

As Election Day nears, Native organizations in Juneau are making one last big push to encourage voters through a Get Out the Native Vote information rally on Saturday.

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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

YKHC Moves Into New Prematernal Home

A facility that has lowered infant and mother morbidity rates in the Y-K Delta has a new home. Bethel’s Prematernal Home has moved to a new building along the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The new Home is three times the size of the old one and has improved amenities for the region’s expectant mothers during the final stage of pregnancy.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak

Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak

Adak Island is home to something you won’t find much of elsewhere in the Aleutians: a herd of caribou, introduced in the 1950s as a hunting option for the naval base. The base has since closed, but the caribou are still there — and lately, some have been striking out for new pastures. It’s got wildlife refuge managers looking to keep a herd from forming where hunters can’t follow.

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Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Report: Second-Growth Logging Can Start Now

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Tongass National Forest officials want the timber industry to log and process fewer old trees. They’re planning a 10- to-15-year transition to harvesting younger forests. Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say it can happen sooner.

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Three Way Race For House 10

A three way race for House District 10 pits Republican incumbent Wes Keller against Democrat newcomer Neal Lacy, and undeclared Roger Purcell.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Alaska Public Media, Alaska Dispatch News Take State To Court Over National Guard Documents

Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News are taking the State to court because the state government has failed to provide documents regarding the National Guard Scandal.

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Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Medicaid Reform Group Hears Passionate Testimony On Proposed Cuts

The State’s Medicaid Reform Advisory Group has met for the last six months in relative obscurity. That changed today (Wednesday) when more than 200 parents, doctors and physical therapists showed up to testify about a list of proposed “innovations” the group hopes will help curtail the growing cost of program. The message the group heard was that the reforms would have huge impacts on the people who rely on Medicaid for health services.

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Getting Down to the Details of Alaska’s Food

A short growing season, limited transportation links, high fuel prices – the list of barriers to strengthening Alaska’s local food system is long. It’s hard to know where to start.

APRN: Tuesday, 11/4 at 10:00am

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The Art of the Murder Mystery

Today: murder. Don’t worry, nobody’s actually getting killed. This week we’re planning a murder mystery party. And for it, I’ve enlisted Elisa Hitchcock and Kimberly Gray. They’ve been hosting murder mystery parties for more than 20 years.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Twin Hills

This week, we’re heading to Twin Hills, near Bristol Bay. William Ilutsik is a grant writer for the village of Twin Hills.

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Alaska News Nightly: October 31, 2014

Governor’s Office Releases Hundreds Of National Guard Documents; Economists Say It’s Too Early To Determine Effects Of Current Low Oil Prices; Leroy B. Dick Jr. Murder Trial Next Week in Dillingham; Fire Investigators Wrap Up Work in Bethel; State Senator Lyman Hoffman Explains Endorsement Of U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan; Unalaska Youth Take Part In National Community Planning Month; AK: Murder; 300 Villages: Twin Hills

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