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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska Democrats Vote To Support Independent Candidate for Governor

The Central Committee of the Alaska Democratic Party voted Monday evening to support an Independent party ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor comprised of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. Mallot has been the Democratic nominee for Governor but would run as Lieutenant Governor with Walker on the Independent ticket. The vote was 89 to 2.

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Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Mallott, Walker Talk of Joining Forces

The deadline for making candidacy changes for the November general election ballot is tomorrow and talks have reportedly been going between Democrat Gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker about a possible unity ticket. Just how that would be done and what would become of running mates Craig Fleener and Hollis French remains to be seen.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Change Coming to Lower Kuskokwim School District

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen says change is on the horizon for the district with the largest number of rural students in the state.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Freedom Summer Marks 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.

Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Forecasters Keeping Eye Out for an El Nino

Weather forecasters have their eye out for an El Nino this fall and winter. The equatorial Pacific Ocean warming has been observed in its early stages this summer. National Weather Service Alaska region climate science and services manager Rick Thoman is tracking conditions that signal El Nino.

Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

Complaints Filed Against Statewide Public Officials

Three Kenai Peninsula residents have filed complaints with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against statewide public officials for failure to disclose gifts.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka

Heat Pumps Tap Ocean’s Thermal Energy

Heat Pumps Tap Ocean’s Thermal Energy

Using seawater to heat large buildings in Alaska is no longer a pipe dream.

Andy Baker, an engineer with YourCleanEnergy LLC, helped design an ocean-sourced heat pump system for the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward which will pay back the community’s investment in less than nine years — just in fuel savings.

Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Ketchikan Welcomes New US Citizens

Eighteen Ketchikan residents became U.S. citizens a few days ago. The ceremony took place in the courtroom of Ketchikan’s historic downtown federal building.

Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

State Ferry Union Averts Strike

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. (J Webber/Creative Commons)

Alaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

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Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Appeals Court To Rehear Tongass Exemption Case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement today (Friday) that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.

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Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close

Sunday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for comments to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on a policy carrying out a law that would allow tribes to request emergency and major disaster declarations.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Cold, Wet Front Drops 3 Inches of Snow On Deadhorse

A cold front is ushering in wet, chilly conditions across much of the state. The Alaska Department of Transportation reported three inches of snow in Deadhorse earlier this afternoon.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

‘You’ve Got To Defend It’ – Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th

Frank Keim treks through fall foliage last month during the Northern Alaska Environmental Center's 18th annual Run for the Refuge. This year, Keim led the center's annual celebration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Denali National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act in the next weeks. A series of events marking the historic conservation legislation is planned.

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Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

NSF Earmarks $1.5M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects

A $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.

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Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

3 Officials Accused of Failing to Disclose Gifts

Three Kenai Peninsula residents have filed complaints with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against statewide public officials for failure to disclose gifts.


“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” (Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Candidates for Alaska governor will be in Kodiak on August 28 to take part in a unique debate that focuses on a single topic: Alaska’s seafood industry. Airing live on KSKA and statewide from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Hear gubernatorial candidates Sean Parnell, Byron Mallott and Bill Walker talk fish.

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Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

There are eight thousand fishing vessels registered in Alaska and not enough qualified Alaskans to fill the jobs aboard them or working on them. Everyone knows the state needs to beef up its vocational training resources, but how do we get there? Maritime work-force development is the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska.”

APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m.


Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

It’s hard not to dream big among the tall mountains and wild sea in Southeast Alaska – especially in Haines where Christy Tengs serves dreamers and misfits alike in her family’s downtown institution, the Pioneer Bar and Bamboo Room. Even she has a dream – to meet the famous person who has inspired her and propelled her to become a star in her hometown.

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300 Villages: Anvik

This week we’re heading to the Yukon River community of Anvik. William Koso is the mayor of Anvik.

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Alaska News Nightly: September 1, 2014

Mallott, Walker Talk Ticket; Change Coming to Kuskokwim Schools, Freedom Summer Anniversary; Forecasters Watch for El Nino; APOC Complaints Filed; Heat Pumps Tap Ocean’s Energy; New Citizens Ceremony

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