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AK: Weaving

Ricky Tagaban holds a Chilkat headband he made. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew, KTOO - Juneau)

It has long been forbidden for men to weave in the Chilkat tradition, but Tlingit artist Ricky Tagaban is an exception. Using techniques practiced for thousands of years, Tagaban creates his trademark iPhone bags, hair clips, and head bands, putting a modern spin on an ancient tradition.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Assembly approves tax abatement for Fairview

Assembly approves tax abatement for Fairview

Anchorage’s Fairview neighborhood now has a new tool to encourage development – a tax abatement incentive. The Assembly voted unanimously to approve the measure on Tuesday night.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Cyclist Death Investigation Underway While Friends Mourn

Three bicyclists have been killed by vehicles in Anchorage this year. The most recent was Fifty-one-year-old Jeff Dusenbury, who was hit by a pickup truck in South Anchorage Saturday. Fellow cyclists are mourning his death and waiting for the outcome of the District Attorney’s investigation.

Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

Denali Climbing Season Ends, Summits Down

Denali climbing season has ended, and the numbers are not impressive. This year had the lowest summit percentage in over 25 years. A number of factors played into the lack of summits.

Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Dipnetters Try Their Luck On The Kenai River

Dipnetters Try Their Luck On The Kenai River

The state’s largest personal use fishery is happening on the Kenai river. Dipnetters from across the state are crowding onto the north and south beaches at the mouth of the river hoping to fill coolers with sockeye salmon.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Services Held for Bethel Woman

Services Held for Bethel Woman

A Bethel woman who had a baby while in a coma, then passed away was laid to rest over the weekend. The young woman was clinically brain dead for most of her pregnancy.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

North Slope Students Inspired by GeoForce

Twenty-six high school students from the North Slope recently completed the third year of UAF’s GeoForce program. The four-year summer program gets students into the field to learn about geology hands-on. They’ve seen glaciers in Alaska, visited the Grand Canyon, and explored volcanoes in the northwest.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Sunday night shoot spree results in no injuries

Left: Markers showing where APD found bullet casings.
Right: Bullet holes in the Anchorage Limo and Sedan vehicle.
Photos courtesy of APD.

Few details are available about Sunday’s 3 am drive-by shooting in Anchorage near 47th Avenue and Arctic Blvd. An Anchorage party bus with 17 people inside was shot 10 times by at least four different guns. Bullets entered through the back window and the body of the 28-passenger vehicle. No one was injured.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Campaign Profile: Sullivan’s “Amazing Credentials”

Campaign Profile: Sullivan’s “Amazing Credentials”

As a candidate for U.S. Senate, Dan Sullivan has a bucket of advantages. He married into an acclaimed Athabascan family. His own family, back in Cleveland, are six-figure donors to Republicans in high places. One of his biggest assets, though, is his resume. But political opponents say his record has thin spots and complain he oversells himself.

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a visit to Dillingham. (Credit Jason Sear)

The EPA has released the details of how they plan to use the Clean Water Act to put in place protections in Bristol Bay from the possible negative impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine.

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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction

The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision today in a long running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights.

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The Associated Press

State Confirms Rabies in Bat in Southeast Alaska

State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in Southeast Alaska.

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Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

Diomede Helicopter Service Resumes

Little Diomede sits on the border of Russia and the United States. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Richard Brahm, August 25 2008.

The helicopter to Diomede is flying today. The first flight to the island took off around 11 o’clock Friday morning after a new contract was formally signed by Erickson Aviation, Kawerak and Federal Department of Transportation officials Thursday.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Governor Signs Bill in Bethel to Ease Autopsy Burden

Governor Parnell signs HB 301, which eases the burdens on families for required autopsies. L to R: Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Zientek, Rep. Bob Herron, Governor Sean Parnell, YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman, and Senator Lyman Hoffman. (Photo by Dean Swope, KYUK - Bethel)

Governor Sean Parnell was in Bethel Thursday to sign a bill intended to help rural families navigate the process of having an autopsy done hundreds of miles away in Anchorage.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Fort Yukon Plans New Landfill to Improve Safety, Facilitate More Recycling

The City of Ft. Yukon plans to build a new landfill. The project is aimed at improving safety and recycling some of the community’s waste stream.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

NASA Testing Arctic Sea Ice Monitoring Technology With High-Flying Ex-Spy Plane

NASA is flying two Airborne Science ER-2 aircraft out of Fairbanks to test equipment to be used to monitor Arctic sea ice. (Credit NASA)

NASA is piloting a mission out of Fairbanks with a specialized plane that can fly high enough to test technology destined for satellite applications.

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The Newly-Named ‘Alaska Dispatch News’

Not very many years ago it was pretty easy to know how the publisher of a newspaper felt about things. All you had to do was look at the editorial
page. But when the Anchorage Daily News was acquired by the Alaska Dispatch, it stopped running its own editorials. Now it is changing its name, and the managers of the Alaska Dispatch News will be taking questions from Alaskans across the state.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/22 at 10:00am

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AK: Weaving

It has long been forbidden for men to weave in the Chilkat tradition, but Tlingit artist Ricky Tagaban is an exception. Using techniques practiced for thousands of years, Tagaban creates his trademark iPhone bags, hair clips, and head bands, putting a modern spin on an ancient tradition.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Dry Creek

This week we’re heading to the tiny Interior village of Dry Creek. Tom Nerbonne runs a saw mill in Dry Creek.

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Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2014

Former Foster Parent Sentenced; Fundraising Reports Released; Canadian Mining Projects Worry Critics; Friends Mourn Friend Killed in Biking Accident; Denali Climbing Season Ends; Dipnetters Converge on Kenai

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