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Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska

False Pass Forges Ahead With Tidal Power

False Pass Forges Ahead With Tidal Power

The 40-odd residents of False Pass have waited years to find out if their turbulent seas could ever be used as a source of energy. And they may finally have an answer — and a path to renewable power.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

In Snub To Successor, Palin Endorses Walker

After her vice presidential run, Sarah Palin’s seal of approval was coveted by conservative candidates. Now, she’s endorsing against the Republican ticket for the first time in the Alaska governor’s race.

Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Calls For Hearings Into National Guard Misconduct Continue

Another state legislator is demanding hearings into misconduct in the Alaska National Guard.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Wasilla Principal Says Congressman Young Offended Grieving School

The principal of Wasilla High School says Congressman Don Young offended her students at a school assembly yesterday. Young, known for brash talk throughout his four decades in office, spoke to students about suicide and gay marriage in a manner Principal Amy Spargo describes as hurtful.

Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

Tanana Youths Speak Out Against Sexual Assault, Marijuana Legalization

The Tanana 4-H club returned to the Elders and Youth Conference Tuesday, following up on their emotional presentation at last year’s conference. The group’s message is still the same: they don’t always feel safe or cared for and they want that to change, but now they’re also taking a stand against marijuana legalization.

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Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

Begich, Walker/Mallot Are the Early Frontrunners for AFN Endorsement

Alaska’s largest Native organization will vote on candidate endorsements Saturday morning. The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors has drafted two resolutions that will be heard on the final day of the AFN convention in Anchorage.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Debris Lobe Threatens Dalton Highway

Frozen Debris Lobe A along the Dalton Highway
(Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering)

Geology and climate are interacting in the Brooks Range, sending masses of debris down mountains toward the Dalton Highway. One of the moving debris lobes has prompted a plan to relocate the road.

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Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

High Energy Prices Driving Builders, Homebuyers to More Efficient Housing

UAF Professor Tom Marsik, who now teaches at the Bristol Bay Campus, at his home in Dillingham. The 600-square-foot, extremely energy-efficient house has been certified as the world's most airtight house. (Credit KDLG)

As energy prices continue to rise, Alaskan engineers and builders are pushing the envelope in the quest to build ever-more energy-efficient housing. Some of those innovations are making their way into residential construction, as builders look to meet homebuyers’ demand.

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Senate F Race Pits Valley Educator Against Seasoned Legislator

Republican incumbent Bill Stoltze (left) and Democratic challenger Patricia Chesbro (left). (Photos by Josh Edge/APRN)

A new District.. Senate F.. was created with last year’s state redistricting plan, and now two candidates with solid ties to the the area want to represent it in Juneau.

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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska Writer Presents Simple Philosophy On Wildlife

Bill Sherwonit knows a thing or two about Alaska wildlife. The Anchorage based writer has spent decades traipsing through swamps, forging rivers and hiking mountains studying and writing about Alaska’s critters. From the superstars like grizzly bears, moose and caribou to the lowly wood frog. Even shrews and spiders have been given respectful literary treatment. Sherwonit has a simple philosophy about his relationship with wild animals.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Ret. Colonel runs for House District 15, seeks to reduce and realign budget

Candidate Laurie Hummel for House District 15

A political newcomer is vying for the House seat in Anchorage’s district 15, which contains Muldoon and Elmendorf. Retired Army Colonel Laurie Hummel, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Gabrielle LeDoux, who has served in the legislature representing first Kodiak and now district 15. KSKA spoke with Hummel about her campaign. LeDoux did not respond to requests for an interview.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

Three Top National Guard Leaders Fired

Their removal is in response to an investigation by the National Guard Bureau that found a lack of trust in leadership.

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Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

Military Recruiters Banned From Anchorage, Mat-Su Schools

Military recruiters are no longer welcome at Anchorage or Mat-Su schools.

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Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

Federally-Managed Cook Inlet Waters Could Open Up For Oil, Gas Exploration

The federally-managed waters of Cook Inlet could open up for oil and gas exploration in the next few years. Industry interest has spurred the review of sites along the Inlet by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. BOEM held the first of two meet-and-greets yesterday with Peninsula residents to reopen the conversation about the proposed sale. Today, it released its intent to draft an environmental impact statement in support of a potential sale.

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Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Wrangell Doctor Appears In Court Again After Arrest For Child Porn

A Wrangell doctor arrested last week for possessing and distributing child pornography appeared in court again Monday.

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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

After Hazing, Juneau School District Tries To Move Forward

The Juneau School District offices. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

The Juneau School District has spent at least $20,000 investigating and dealing with last May’s hazing incident where seven incoming seniors paddled six incoming freshmen. The district took disciplinary action, which resulted in one student appeal. The school board will decide tonight (Tuesday) behind closed doors what to do with the student grievance. The school district is trying to move forward proactively.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell is in a close race to keep his position as Alaska’s top executive. The state is facing tough issues. Revenue shortfalls mean hard budget questions in the future, and reform is needed in the troubled National Guard. But gasline development may also be on the horizon.

APRN: Tuesday, 10/21 at 10:00am

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Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Walker

Bill Walker wants to be the next Governor of Alaska. Whoever wins will take the job in a tough fiscal environment. Walker is running in a tight race without a party after running as a Republican in the past.

APRN: Wednesday, 10/22 at 10:00am

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AK: Looking Inside

On AK we often travel to wild and strange places and meet the people who live there. Today’s journey is no different, except the place is inside each of us. Earlier this year Sitka had a tarot card reader in residence. The Tarot, it turns out, is mystical — but not magic. Like professional therapy, it’s really about looking into a mirror, as tarot skeptic Robert Woolsey discovers.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Metlakatla

This week we’re heading to Metlakatla, in Southeast Alaska, on Annette Island. Audrey Hudson is the mayor of Metlakatla.

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Alaska News Nightly: October 22, 2014

Wasilla High Principal Says Congressman Young Offended Grieving School; Tanana 4H Members Follow Up On Emotional Presentation; Begich, Walker/Mallot Are the Early Frontrunners for AFN Endorsement; Debris Lobe Threatens Dalton Highway; High Energy Prices Driving Builders, Homebuyers to More Efficient Housing; Senate F Race Pits Valley Educator Against Seasoned Legislator; Alaska Writer Presents Simple Philosophy On Wildlife

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