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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

“Leave Alaska,” Assault on Property Leaves Sudanese Immigrants in Spenard Concerned

An incident over the weekend has alarmed members of an immigrant community in Anchorage. However, officials are stopping short of labeling it a hate crime.

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Emily Files, KHNS - Haines

Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law

Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law

In Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature.

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Quinton Chandler, KBBI - Homer

Homer Takes First Step Toward Deep Water Dock Expansion

The City of Homer is taking its first step towards a long planned expansion of the city’s deep water dock. Earlier this month, the Homer City Council chose to award R&M Consultants of Anchorage the contract for a study to evaluate the project’s merits.

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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Army Corps Of Engineers Preps For Summer Season

The Army Corp of Engineers are gearing up for the summer season of projects around the state.

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Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg

Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast Trollers

Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast Trollers

Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port now that the winter season has closed. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

‘There’s Nothing Left to Cut’: Fairbanks Assembly Gives School District $800K Boost

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a measure that allows the area school district to keep $800,000 that it would’ve been required to give back to the borough. Assembly members say the action was a small step toward helping the district cope with personnel and program cuts that district officials have proposed to deal with an $11 million state funding shortfall.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

Senate Passes Pot Bill, Without Concentrate Ban

When Alaskans voted to regulate marijuana, a discrepancy was created where possession of small amounts of the drug was legal and where possession of larger amounts meant higher level felonies. The Alaska Senate has passed a bill to bridge the gap. And in the process, they rejected a controversial effort to preemptively ban marijuana concentrates.

Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Legislature Diving Into Anchorage’s Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds

Legislature Diving Into Anchorage’s Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds

Legislators in Juneau heard testimony Friday on why violent crime appears to be rising, and what assistance state law-makers may be able to provide through appropriations.

Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

Alaska Senate Delays Vote On Pot Legislation

The Alaska Senate has delayed a vote on its signature marijuana bill after saying they need more time to consider an amendment that would largely ban concentrates.

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Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Alaskans Testify On Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Bill

Lawmakers took public testimony for the first time Thursday on Governor Bill Walker’s bill to expand Medicaid. The public spoke during the last 30 minutes of the House Health and Social Services committee’s hearing on HB 148.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Murkowski Adds Federal Land Disposal Measure to Budget

Environmentalists are saying a budget amendment authored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski could lead to a plundering of treasured federal landscapes. Murkowski’s amendment on federal land disposals was part of a national budget resolution the Senate passed early this morning. Senators offered hundreds of amendments that don’t have the force of law but often serve symbolic or political purposes.

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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Court of Appeals Affirms Lower Court in Yup’ik Fishermen’s Case

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished during a state closure should be charged. The decision was issued today.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Warm Interior Weather Turns Attention To River Breakup

This week’s warm weather is turning attention to river break up. National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb is tracking the factors that play into ice flowing out.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Round-the-world Bicycle Traveler Stops Over in Fairbanks

Round-the-world Bicycle Traveler Stops Over in Fairbanks

A South African adventurer pedaled a bike into Fairbanks this week, completing the first leg of a journey that will take him around the world twice over 8 years.

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Kristin Leffler, KNOM - Nome

Family of Four Starts 500-mile Trek to Kotzebue

Family of Four Starts 500-mile Trek to Kotzebue

As Iditarod mushers were finishing their 1,000-mile journey, a family of four was just beginning their own trek from under the ceremonial burled arch. Bretwood “Hig” Higman, Erin McKittrick, and their two young kids Katmai and Lituya started their 500-mile trek from Nome to Kotzebue on Friday. Over the next few months, they plan to walk, ski and paddle up the Bering Strait.

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Erin’s Law And Sexual Abuse Awareness

Erin’s Law And Sexual Abuse Awareness

Erin’s Law was recently introduced again in the state legislature. It would mandate all public schools to teach sexual abuse prevention curriculum to all students grades K-12. It also requires education and awareness for teachers.

KSKA: Friday, 3/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 4:30pm

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Alaska’s Housing Issues

Only 10 percent percent of the people in Alaska who experience homelessness are chronically homeless. Families and individuals often become homeless because they lost their jobs or the cost of housing is too high. So what can we do about it?

APRN: Tuesday, 3/31 at 10:00am

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AK: The Middle Ages

Feasts, jousting, and medieval dress are just your average afternoon for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Participants are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and culture of pre-17th century Europe. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver joined the Alaska contingent for its annual Bi-Baronial Collegium in Wasilla and reports it’s about values, family, and finding a place to fit in.

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49 Voices: Dan Distor of Mountain Village

This week we hear from a Filipino high school student who moved to Pilot Station from Texas with his family when he was a first grader. Dan Distor lives in Mountain Village.

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Alaska News Nightly: March 30, 2015

APD Stops Short Of Calling Weekend Vandalism Incident A Hate Crime; Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law; Alaska Senate Rejects Effort To Preemptively Ban Marijuana Concentrates; Report: Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise; Army Corps Of Engineers Preps For Summer Season; Homer Takes First Step Toward Deep Water Dock Expansion; Legislature Diving Into Anchorage’s Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds; Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast Trollers; Indigenous Leaders Adapt Western-Style Government While Retaining Traditional Approaches; ‘There’s Nothing Left to Cut’: Fairbanks Assembly Gives School District $800K Boost

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