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Zach Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Tennis Courts Re-Appear As the Assembly Approves a $472 Million Budget for Anchorage

With very few amendments or changes made, many members said it was one of the smoothest budget cycles they have been a part of in their time on the Assembly.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Anchorage Residents Demonstrate in Solidarity with Ferguson, MO

People gathered in downtown Anchorage to show their solidarity with the community of Ferguson, Missouri.

About 25 people stood on the corner of C and 7th in downtown Anchorage holding signs reading “Black lives matter” and “His name was Michael Brown.” They gathered to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri. The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August was acquitted earlier this week.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Alaskan writers push to finish a novel in a month

Alaskan writers push to finish a novel in a month

Nearly 500 Alaskans are trying to write a novel this month. An entire novel. They’re participating in November National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide movement aimed at getting people writing. Some of the writers gathered at Anchorage’s Loussac Public Library.

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Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions

Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four new staff members, including an attorney general.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Industry Blames Pirate Fishing as Red King Prices Drop

Industry Blames Pirate Fishing as Red King Prices Drop

The Bering Sea red king crab fleet finished catching 10 million pounds of quota last week — and they’re facing some lackluster prices as the crab goes to market. It could be due to higher catch limits in Alaska and Russia.

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Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

Iditarod Musher Hospitalized After Vehicle Strikes Dog Team

Iditarod Musher Hospitalized After Vehicle Strikes Dog Team

On Tuesday, Iditarod musher Karin Hendrickson was injured when a Talkeetna woman lost control of her vehicle and struck the ATV that Hendrickson’s dog team was pulling.

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Palmer Man Sentenced To 50 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

A Palmer resident has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison on multiple charges of child sexual exploitation. Forty nine year old Robert Earl Cunningham, also known as “Bear” Cunningham and a registered sex offender, will serve the term concurrently with an 88-year state sentence.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Regional Committee Votes to Hold Governance Convention

The Calista-sponsored Regional Committee voted Monday to hold a Governance Convention next year to pursue the possibility of a creating a regional tribal government or making changes to the Association of Village Council Presidents.

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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Decision due soon on ‘distorted’ school texts depicting Native tragedies

The Juneau School District made copies of the controversial texts available for public review. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The Juneau School District will decide next week if four controversial texts will remain part of the elementary school curriculum.

Members and organizations of Juneau’s Alaska Native community raised concerns about texts depicting Alaska Native and Native American experiences, like boarding schools and the Trail of Tears. A cultural specialist calls the texts “inaccurate” and “distorted,” and a school district committee voted to remove the books from the classroom.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

APU Nordic Skier To Compete In World Cup

A cross country skier from Fairbanks is taking on the world’s best. Alaska Pacific University team member Reese Hanneman, who grew up in Fairbanks, will compete for the U.S. Ski Team in World Cup races in Europe over the next month.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Design Challenge encourages innovative solutions for Cabin Fever

Design Challenge encourages innovative solutions for Cabin Fever

As the state is cloaked in darkness and cold, cabin fever starts to set in. But some Alaskans think they can fight winter’s scourge by reinventing the spaces we inhabit. The Alaska Design Forum is hosting a challenge to get community members and designers to reconsider the cabin of the future.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

EPA Regs Hit Fishing Industry, Unless Congress Meets Deadline

Alaska’s fishing industry is watching a deadline approach: Dec. 18. That’s the date tough new EPA regulations apply to commercial fishing boats, unless Congress intervenes.

Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

Sterling Highway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

A crash Tuesday on the Sterling Highway has left one motorist dead and several others injured.

The Associated Press

Iditarod musher hurt in crash with vehicle

A veteran Iditarod musher was struck and injured Tuesday night by a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willow.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet

The state Division of Elections took some heat this year for publishing an attack ad against Sen. Mark Begich within the pages of the official voter guide. Now, Rep. Les Gara, an Anchorage Democrat, wants to ban partisan ads in the guide, a booklet that’s mailed to every voting household.

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Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau

Kevin Jardell is entering his second legislative session as the City and Borough of Juneau’s lobbyist for state issues. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

The City and Borough of Juneau’s lobbyist for state issues says Alaska’s budget woes may lead to conversations during the upcoming legislative session about tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund.

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Village Sewer and Water

It is estimated that one of every three families in village Alaska still do not have a sanitary means of sewage disposal, in spite of hundreds of million dollars poured into rural sanitation. Systems have been installed in 77 percent of villages, but the smaller the village the higher the cost per person. What is the answer to this puzzle?

APRN: Tuesday, 11/25 at 10:00am

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AK: Eagles Up Close

Each fall, thousands of bald eagles flock to a stretch of the Chilkat River about 20 miles north of Haines. The birds fly there for a late chum salmon run. It’s thought to be the largest gathering of eagles in the world. Dozens of people travel to witness the raptors each year, filling up almost every hotel room in Haines.

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300 Villages: South Naknek

This week, we’re heading to the community of South Naknek on Bristol Bay. Lorianne Rawson is the tribal administrator with the native village of South Naknek.

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Alaska News Nightly: November 26, 2014

Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions; Industry Blames Pirate Fishing as Red King Prices Drop; Iditarod Musher Hospitalized After Vehicle Strikes Dog Team; Palmer Man Sentenced To 50 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Charges; Regional Committee Votes to Hold Governance Convention; Decision Due Soon on ‘Distorted’ School Texts Depicting Native Tragedies; APU Nordic Skier To Compete In World Cup; Design Challenge Encourages Innovative Solutions For Cabin Fever; Finding the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

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