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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Matanuska River Erosion Continues To Threaten Sutton Homes

Matanuska River Erosion Continues To Threaten Sutton Homes

The dramatic surge of the Matanuska River during the past few days has pushed families from some homes and is continuing to threaten others.

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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

As Subsistence Foods Become Scarce, Kivalina Celebrates A New Store

Kivalina's new store, owned by ANICA, celebrated its opener with hot dogs and hamburgers for all. Photo: Janet Mitchell.

It’s been a festive day in the northwest Arctic community of Kivalina today as residents celebrate the grand opening of a new store. It’s an end to eight months of struggle with limited supplies after Kivalina’s store burned to the ground last December.

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Sockeye Plea… Not Guilty

Sockeye Plea… Not Guilty

Sockeye Wildfire suspects waived arraignment in state court in Palmer on Tuesday.

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Monica Gokey, KSKA - Anchorage

Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement

Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement

At the end of the year, Alaska State Troopers says it will close their post in Girdwood. The town’s quest to court a new source of law enforcement is off to a rocky start.

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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Another member of Anchorage’s homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It’s the sixth such death in the last two weeks.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Wet Weather Gives Wildland Firefighters An Edge

Wet Weather Gives Wildland Firefighters An Edge

The statewide wildfire response that’s been operating at peak for more than a month is ramping down. Wet weather over areas of the interior has calmed many fires.

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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Teachers’ field trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier

Teachers’ field trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier

“Teacher training” usually means spending time in a library with textbooks and PowerPoints. But for 13 Alaska educators last week, it meant hopping on a helicopter, donning crampons and toting an ice ax on top of the Mendenhall Glacier as part of Discovery Southeast’s Teacher Expedition. I was invited to tag along.

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Federal laws have banks turning away marijuana businesses

Federal laws tying marijuana money with money laundering has banks turning away marijuana businesses.

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Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.

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Woman fatally shoots herself outside Seward prison

A woman is dead after corrections officers say they saw her shoot herself in the head when the prison didn’t meet her demands for inmates to be released.

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Division of Elections director resigns at Lt. Governor’s request

Division of Elections director resigns at Lt. Governor’s request

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has asked the state’s Division of Elections director Gail Fenumiai to resign. Claire Richardson is special assistant to Mallott. She says they accepted Fenumiai’s resignation on Friday.

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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Berkowitz Transition Report Draws on Community, Corporate Solutions Alike

Ethan Berkowitz during his inauguration in Anchorage's Town Square Park in July of 2015. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

The Berkowitz Administration released an ambitious set of policy aims for Anchorage over the next three years, many representing a dramatic departure from the last administration’s approach to the same problems.

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

7 Homes Imperiled By Erosion on the Matanuska River

The state Department of Transportation is taking emergency action to start work on protecting the Glenn Highway from Matanuska River waters North of Sutton. State Representative Jim Colver says he viewed the damage from river erosion Monday, and has requested emergency help from DOT.

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John Ryan, KUCB - Unalaska

Dead Fish, Wildlife In Aleutians May Be Victims Of Toxic Algae Outbreak

Dead Fish, Wildlife In Aleutians May Be Victims Of Toxic Algae Outbreak

Scientists have been receiving reports of dead and dying whales, birds and small fish in the Aleutian Islands. They think it might be from toxic algae proliferating, thanks to unusually warm ocean temperatures.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Denali Wolf Hunt Nears Opening Despite Low Population Numbers

Denali Wolf Hunt Nears Opening Despite Low Population Numbers

Wolf hunting season is scheduled to open next month in and around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf numbers. This spring, Park biologists counted fewer than 50 Denali wolves, heightening a long running battle over the popularly viewed animals.

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Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Groups seek halt to POW wolf hunting, logging

Groups seek halt to POW wolf hunting, logging

Citing a state study that shows a sharp decline in the wolf population on Prince of Wales Island and surrounding islands, six conservation groups have asked state and federal officials to take steps to help preserve the remaining animals.

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John Ryan, KUCB - Unalaska

Ex-Senator, Troubled Airline Promise Unalaskans Improved Service

Ex-Senator, Troubled Airline Promise Unalaskans Improved Service

Unalaska got a visit from a former senator on Wednesday. Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich came to town to do some public relations work for Grant Aviation.

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Alaska’s budget woes and the effects on public safety

Budget cuts are creating stress for communities trying to keep their citizens safe with fewer dollars for law enforcement. In a state with staggering statistics for violence and sexual assault, how can municipalities, cities, and villages keep the peace amid jail closures, fewer troopers and local police.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/28 at 10:00am

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AK: An 80-Year Love Affair With Wildflowers Still Blossoms

Eighty years ago Verna Pratt was more comfortable with the violets and buttercups of rural Massachusetts than with people. But her early affection for flowers led her on an unexpected path to notoriety more than 3,000 miles away.

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49 Voices

49 Voices: Verna Haynes of Anchorage

Verna Haynes runs the Anchorage store Obsession Records with her husband Steve. The born-and-raised Alaska couple had almost 20,000 LPs at one point — that’s when they decided they should share their love of vinyl with everyone.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sockeye Fire Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Matanuska River Erosion Continues to Threaten Homes; Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement; Anchorage’s Homeless Community Endures 6th Death in 2 Weeks; Murkowski Fends Off Thorny Add-Ons To Energy Bill; Wet Weather Gives Firefighters The Edge; As Subsistence Foods Become More Scarce, Kivalina Welcomes A New Store; Teachers’ Field Trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier; Watzituya: Naknek’s One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling

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