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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.

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Thea Card, KDLG - Dillingham

More Mercury Found in Arctic Birds

A new study from the journal “Waterbirds” shows there’s an increasing amount of mercury occurring in birds in Alaska’s arctic coast.

Margaret Friedenauer, KHNS - Haines

Tourist Train Derails in Skagway; Injuries Minor

A tourist train derailed Wednesday afternoon north of Skagway and initial reports stated some passengers received minor injuries. The White Pass Yukon Railroad runs scenic train tours between Skagway and Carcross, Yukon. Railroad president John Finlayson confirmed the derailment and said the company was still investigating the cause. He said did not want to comment on any injuries while passengers were being treated and evaluated.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Canadian Environmental Officials Give OK to Mine NE of Ketchikan

Canadian environmental officials just gave provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan. Their counterparts in British Columbia have done the same.

Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel

New App Out for Cup’ik Language

The Cup’ik language is about to get its biggest audience yet. A new app has been developed to help Cup’ik students learn their language and show it off to the world.

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

DOL Leader: Alaska Model for Job Training

Alaska has model job training and employment programs, according to the head of the U.S. Department of Labor. Earlier this week Secretary Tom Perez visited facilities in Fairbanks and Southcentral Alaska. He said the Alaska Job Corps Center in Palmer stands out. There, young people learn job skills in areas such as accounting, construction, and nursing.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka

Dee Daniels Vocal Jazz Workshop Gets Underway

The Dee Daniels Vocal Jazz Workshop is underway this week in Sitka. For the last two years, Daniels has interrupted her touring and teaching schedule to live at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and coach a half-dozen students of widely-ranging ages and ability.

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.

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 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.

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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 23, 2014

Fishers in Tell State to Stop Commercial Openings; State Releases New Mercury Guidelines; Enstar Hearing Packed; Judge Rules in Set Netting Case; Canadian Environmental Officials Give OK to Mine Near Ketchikan; Arctic Birds Show More Signs of Mercury; Cup’ik Language Gets App; Daniels Leads Jazz Workshop

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