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AK: Curling

Curling stone. (Photo by Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer)

A warmer winter has pushed many Homer residents inside the local ice rink, looking for a blast of cold air and a good winter sport. And curling seems to be just the ticket. It’s a centuries old game that can be played by people young and old, highly athletic or not, by rookies and experienced players alike. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by an open curling night at the rink to find out just what attracts new people to this unique sport and keeps them coming back.

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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Col. Laurie Hummel Named New Adjutant General for the Alaska National Guard

On the 17th floor of the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Walker introduced Retired US Army Col. Laurie Hummel and Retired US Air Force Col. Bob Doehl.

Retired Colonel Laurie Hummel is the first woman to lead the Guard and serve as Commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Bob Doehl will join as her deputy .

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Middle school teachers upset over pay inequities

Anchorage Middle School teachers are upset about pay and workload inequities between elective teachers and core subject teachers and the divisions it’s causing in the schools.

Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Lawmakers Skeptical Of State’s Plan To Buy Fairbanks Natural Gas Utility

Governor Bill Walker’s latest move to advance the state backed Interior Energy Project with the purchase of a private natural gas utility is expected to expand availability and lower the price of gas in Fairbanks.

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Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Lack of Customers Puts CIRI Wind Farm Plans On Hold

Lack of Customers Puts CIRI Wind Farm Plans On Hold

Cook Inlet Region Incorporated has put the second phase of its Fire Island wind farm on hold because of a lack of customers.

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Shaylon Cochran, KDLL - Kenai

Much To Sort Out Before Subsistence Gillnets Hit Kenai, Kasilof

A new federal subsistence fishery rule adds set gillnetting to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. State and federal biologists are concerned the new rule will hamper conservation efforts aimed at preserving king salmon and other fish species in the rivers. But the Ninilchik Traditional Council, which asked for the right to set gillnet, says it can fish responsibly.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

Fairbanks Delays Vote On Air Quality Regulations

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has delayed voting on a package of air quality regulations, following abundant public testimony for and against the ordinance at a hearing Thursday night. The regulations are aimed at cracking down on wood and coal heating systems that chronically pollute neighborhoods, and many of the comments focused on the health impacts.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

In Response To Obama Actions, Senator Goes Seuss

In Response To Obama Actions, Senator Goes Seuss

On Friday, Fairbanks Republican Click Bishop gave a Seussian speech on the federal government’s attitude toward Alaska, and read from a modified version of Green Eggs and Ham, titled “Click on Uncle Sam.”

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Shell Says It Plans Offshore Arctic Drilling This Year

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says the company intends to return to the Chukchi Sea this summer to drill exploratory wells. But CEO Ben van Beurden says Shell still needs permits, among other challenges. “So, will we go ahead? Yes, if we can,” he said at a press conference in London.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Conoco Dials Back Investment in NPR-A

ConocoPhillips Alaska says it is “slowing the pace of investment” in its Greater Moose’s Tooth 1 project, in the northeast corner of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Company president Trond-Erik Johansen says they are “deferring the final investment decision.”

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Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Western Aleutian Steller Sea Lions Potentially Falling Prey To Sleeper Sharks

(Photo courtesy Bruce Wright, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association)

There has been plenty of money spent trying to figure out why the sea lion population in the Western Aleutians is not recovering. But nobody has put much money into studying sharks. The latest data from a study that implanted high-tech tags in the animals suggests that maybe they should.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

National Guard Problems Highlight Outdated Military Code

The way the military code is currently written, a member of the Alaska National Guard can be passed over for promotions or discharged from the service, but they can’t be court-martialed in the way Army troops or Air Force members can.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Common Core Stirs Mat-Su Debate

Common Core, the federally – sponsored education standards adopted by many states, has raised the hackles of some Alaska legislators and some Mat-Su parents.

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Ruth Eddy, KRBD Intern

Earthquake Forecasting At Kayhi

Earthquake Forecasting At Kayhi

Ketchikan High School’s roof has become part of a NASA research experiment that could help scientists eventually predict earthquakes.

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Alaska History Gallery To Get Complete Rebuild

After nearly 30 years, the Anchorage Museum is preparing a complete renovation of one of its most visited areas. The Alaska History Gallery will be taken down at the end of summer 2016 and rebuilt from scratch.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Shishaldin Volcano’s Eruption Hits One-Year Mark

Shishaldin lets off steam on day one of its eruption in January 2014, and again in early December. (Credit: Janet Schaefer/Levi Musselwhite, AVO)

If you’ve taken a PenAir flight between Unalaska and Anchorage in the past year, you’ve been traveling over an erupting volcano.

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Plastic in the Ocean

Birds are now turning up dead on remote beaches with stomachs full of plastic. Certain areas of Alaska’s remote coast are now littered with debris that was carried there by ocean currents. Not only is the amount of this debris growing, but the amount of money available for cleaning it up is far too small.

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AK: Curling

A warmer winter has pushed many Homer residents inside the local ice rink, looking for a blast of cold air and a good winter sport. And curling seems to be just the ticket. It’s a centuries old game that can be played by people young and old, highly athletic or not, by rookies and experienced players alike. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by an open curling night at the rink to find out just what attracts new people to this unique sport and keeps them coming back.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Huslia

This week we’re heading to Huslia, near the Koyukuk river- where there has been no shortage of winter this week. Elsie Vent is the city administrator for the city of Huslia.

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Alaska News Nightly: January 30, 2015

Laurie Hummel Named Alaska National Guard’s Adjutant General; Lawmakers Skeptical Of State’s Plan To Buy Fairbanks Natural Gas Utility; Lack of Customers Puts CIRI Wind Farm Plans On Hold; Much To Sort Out Before Subsistence Gillnets Hit Kenai, Kasilof; Fairbanks Delays Vote On Air Quality Regulations; In Response To Obama Actions, Senator Goes Seuss; AK: Curling; 300 Villages: Huslia

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