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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints

Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints

A banner advertising drink specials alongside the AFN logo attracted attention on Thursday, when it was hung up at McGinley’s Pub in sight of the convention entrance.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Young Apologizes for Suicide Remarks; Is Warmly Received at AFN

Alaska Congressman Don Young angered many of his constituents this week with remarks about suicide at Wasilla High that he later acknowledged were insensitive. Today, he used his annual speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives to apologize.

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Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum

Candidates for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich met on-stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Friday.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

State OKs Flint Hills’ Refinery Cleanup Plan

The cleanup plan announced Monday requires Flint Hills Resources-Alaska, and potential future owners of its North Pole refinery, to continue remediating and removing contaminants from the facility. (Credit KUAC file photo)

State officials have approved a plan proposed by Flint Hills Resources-Alaska to continue an ongoing cleanup of sulfolane and other contaminants that have leaked from its North Pole refinery since the 1970s. The agreement may help improve the chances of Flint Hills eventually selling the refinery, which it closed in May.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Fuel Barge Still Adrift In Beaufort Sea

An unmanned fuel barge adrift in the Beaufort Sea hasn’t run aground yet. A Coast Guard aircraft from Air Station Kodiak got a visual on the small Canadian barge Friday.

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Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks

NIH Awards UAF $23.8 Million For New Diversity Program in Biomedical Research

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a $23.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a new ‘Biomedical Learning and Student Training program,’ or BLAST. The new undergraduate program is part of a national effort by NIH to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce.

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Zach Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Fish & Game Revising Wildlife Habitat Management Plans

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is revising management plans for some of the most exceptional areas of wildlife habitat in the state. But critics say that even after an outcry about what’s been called a massive erosion in environmental protection by both the public and the Legislature, little to nothing has been fixed.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Tilton, Wehmhoff Vie For House 12

House District 12 stretches from eastern Anchorage suburbs to semi-rural precincts in the Matanuska Valley. Two first – time candidates will face off on November 4 for the district’s seat in the legislature. They are Republican Cathy Tilton and Democrat Gretchen Wehmhoff.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

McGee, Vazquez vie for open House District 22 seat

Rep. Mia Costello vacated the seat for House District 22 this year when she decided to run for Senate K instead. Neither of the candidates vying for her house seat have served in the legislature before, and their positions have some overlap.

Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Small Fuel Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea

A small, unmanned fuel barge is adrift in the Beaufort Sea and may be heading toward Prudhoe Bay after its tow line snapped in a storm on Monday.

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Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

AFN President Criticizes Gov. Sean Parnell

The head of Alaska’s largest Native organization publicly criticized Gov. Sean Parnell Thursday morning, the opening day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

U.S. Senate Candidates Spar Over Resource Development

U.S. Senate candidates Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan sparred Thursday over who can better move Washington to bring more resource development to Alaska. The Anchorage debate was sponsored by the Resource Development Council and associations representing the state’s oil and gas, mining and logging industries.

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Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

20 Alaska Native Languages Now Official State Languages

Twenty Alaska Native languages are now official languages in the State of Alaska — after Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 216 into law this morning at the Alaska Federation of Native conference.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Third Minto Earthquake Rocks Interior Alaska

There was another strong earthquake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, in the Interior Thursday. A magnitude 5 earthquake at 8:30 a.m. was centered in the Minto area northwest of Fairbanks. There have been no reports of damage, but the quake, the latest in a series in the same area, has drawn concern from seismologists.

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Katarina Sostaric, KSTK - Wrangell

Wrangell Doctor Indicted On Child Porn Charges

A federal grand jury indicted a Wrangell doctor Wednesday on child porn charges. The grand jury charged Wrangell doctor Greg Salard with two felonies for distribution and possession of child pornography.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Unalaska Clinic Shares Ebola Response Plans

Tuesday's meeting on the city's Ebola preparedness drew a standing room-only crowd to City Hall. (Annie Ropeik/KUCB)

Concerns about Ebola are running high in Unalaska. The town’s unique geography and large international workforce have residents wondering how they’d be affected by an outbreak. Local medical providers are trying to calm those fears.

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Libertarian Candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate

Libertarians believe citizens should be free to engage in any activity that does not violate the rights of others. Their party wants government out of the way so people can pursue liberty and freedom. How would this translate to elected positions?

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

U.S. House Candidate Forrest Dunbar

Lifelong Alaskan and political newcomer Forrest Dunbar is young and determined. This Yale Law grad wants to be Alaska’s next Congressman. Dunbar is running as a Democrat. His social policy fits with that party, but he says he is more in line with Republicans on resource development.

APRN: Wednesday, 10/29 at 10:00am

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AK: Sea Star Mystery

A trip to the coast usually means you’re going to see sea stars, but a mysterious disease is killing them along the West Coast. There had been a few reports of sick sea stars in Alaska, but recently in Sitka, the first mass die offs in the state were detected. Scientists in Sitka are tracking the progress.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Hydaburg

This week, we’re heading to Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast. Natasha Peele is city administrator of Hydaburg.

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Alaska News Nightly: October 24, 2014

Congressman Young Apologizes For Remarks On Suicide; Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum; Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints; State OKs Flint Hills’ Refinery Cleanup Plan; Is Someone Poisoning Sitka Bears?; AK: Sea Star Mystery; 300 Villages: Hydaburg

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