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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Investigation Finds 7 High Schoolers Responsible for Hazing

Investigation Finds 7 High Schoolers Responsible for Hazing

After concluding an investigation into an alleged hazing incident, the Juneau School District has identified seven high school seniors who participated in the paddling of six incoming freshmen. The incident took place shortly after school ended in May.

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Shell Oil Files Exploration Plan for Chukchi Sea

Shell Oil took its first step toward returning to the Arctic on Thursday morning. The company filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Parnell Vetoes A Bill Curbing Record Access

Gov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview — the state’s online criminal records database — of any charge that did not result in a conviction.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate

Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate

Begich emphasized his experience as someone who knows how Congress operates, while Sullivan presented himself as an “outsider” who wants to take Washington on.

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Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

New Study Sheds Light on Peopling of the Arctic

Archaeologists have been arguing for decades about how human beings got to the new world, and genetic research released today deepens the mystery. An article published in “Science” magazine shows that there must have been at least four pulses of migration from Siberia through Alaska since the last Ice Age, and the Yupik and Inupiat people now in Alaska actually replaced an earlier population.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

ENSTAR strike ends without a new contract

The ENSTAR operating employees strike is over, but the workers do not have a new contract. After two and a half weeks, they voted to return to work today.

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Emily Files, KRBD - Ketchikan

PWI School District Finds Success With A 4-Day Week

The Southeast Island School District on Prince of Wales Island encompasses nine small, rural schools. Last year, the district implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday through Thursday schedule this year.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

New Tanana Rec Site Not Thwarted By Rain

It’s been one of the rainiest summer’s on record in Fairbanks, but that hasn’t hampered the debut of new recreation area.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska Mayors Group Rallies Against Pot

The Alaska Conference of Mayors has come out against a ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Mom, Tot Injured In ATV Hit-And-Run

Mom, Tot Injured In ATV Hit-And-Run

A Mountain Village woman was arrested Wednesday after driving an ATV into a woman pushing a toddler in a stroller.

GUBERNATORIAL FISHERIES DEBATE – LIVE TONIGHT AT 7

“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.

Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

Commercial Fishing Winds Down In Lower Cook Inlet

The season is wrapping up in the Southern, Outer, and Kamishak Bay districts. Sockeye returns were not very consistent over the lower Cook Inlet, but pinks did well overall, a Fish and Game biologist says.

Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

Meeting in Nome Attempts to Elucidate Arctic Policy Goals

The Alaska Arctic Commission has been working for more than a year and a half to write the state’s first comprehensive arctic policy—a policy the commission hopes will lay out not just Alaska’s future, but America’s future, in the arctic. But with priorities ranging from international to extremely local, Tuesday’s meeting in Nome saw lawmakers, researchers, and coastal representatives still working out just what that policy will be.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Libertarian Senate Candidate To Withdraw, Leaving One Walker On Ballot

Libertarian Senate Candidate To Withdraw, Leaving One Walker On Ballot

There won’t be two Walkers on the November ballot after all. Thom Walker, the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate, announced he was dropping out of the race via Facebook on Wednesday.

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Margaret Friedenauer, KHNS - Haines

Charges Filed In Haines Bear Shootings

Charges were filed against two Haines men for the shooting brown bears recently in cases that highlight the challenges of bear and humans coexisting.

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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Judges Weigh Yup’ik Religious Appeal

Judges Weigh Yup’ik Religious Appeal

Three judges with the Alaska Court of appeals are now weighing whether Yup’ik Fishermen, who targeted Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Their attorney based their defense on a 1970s moose-hunting case. The fishermen say state fisheries managers interfered with their religious rights and they want new regulations to insure it won’t happen again.

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Coexisting with Wildlife

Wildlife managers always give the same advice – let wildlife stay wild. They say do not feed the animals, do not let your pets go after them, and do not allow them to become habituated to humans. But what if the wildlife comes to you? And your pets?

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APRN: Tuesday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m.

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Juneau Entrepreneurs Bring Basil To the Masses

Its prime time for gardens in Alaska and there are plenty of plants and veggies that thrive this far north. Basil, though, is not one of them – it needs more heat and sun – two things that are especially hard to find in the Southeast rainforest of Juneau. But two local guys have figured out a unique way to bring basil to the masses.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Chitna

This week we’re heading to Chitna, a town of about 125 people on the Copper River. Judy Block is the administrator of the Chitna Traditional Indian Village Council.

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Alaska News Nightly: August 28, 2014

Shell Oil Files Exploration Plan for Chukchi Sea; Parnell Vetoes A Bill Curbing Record Access; Alaska Mayors Group Rallies Against Pot; Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate; New Study Sheds Light On How the Arctic Was Populated; Investigation Finds 7 Juneau High Schoolers Responsible For Hazing; ENSTAR Strike Ends Without A New Contract; Prince Of Wales Island Finds Success With A 4-Day School Week; New Tanana Rec Site Not Thwarted By Rain

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