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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature

With negotiations over the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit still underway, the Alaska House and Senate met in brief and uneventful floor sessions over the weekend. But legislative leaders say there has been some progress on a compromise between the Republican Majority and Democratic Minority.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature

With negotiations over the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit still underway, the Alaska House and Senate met in brief and uneventful floor sessions over the weekend. But legislative leaders say there has been some progress on a compromise between the Republican Majority and Democratic Minority.

Matt Martin, KDLG - Dillingham

IGAP coordinators train on data collection in Dillingham

IGAP coordinators train on data collection in Dillingham

Residents of Togiak, Illiumna, Port Heiden, among others, came to Dillingham for scientific training. It’s part of the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program or IGAP. The researchers are looking to set a baseline data set of water quality and temperature in the region.

Emily Schwing, KUCB - Unalaska

APICDA-owned Fish Company Opens Processor in Washington State

A new fish processor opened its doors in Kent, Washington this spring. It is operated by the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association. Revenue from the processor is expected to help fuel economies in remote communities along the Aleutian chain.

Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Potential Ground Water Contamination

Ground water contamination at Eielson Air Force Base may have spread off the facility. The Air Force has contacted private property owners in the nearby Moose Creek area offering to test well water for presence of a chemical presumed to be from firefighting foam formerly used at the base.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. It begins with one woman’s struggle to get clean in Bethel.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Police Identify Body Found in Bethel Park

A woman found dead in a park in Bethel on Sunday has been identified. Bethel Police Lieutenant Joe Corbett says she was from Bethel.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Sleetmute Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Warrant

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Sleetmute man Friday on a warrant for sexual abuse of a minor. Aniak-based Troopers arrested Sakar N. Zaukar of Sleetmute at his Housing Road residence around 3 p.m.

Quinton Chandler, KBBI - Homer

Researcher Leaves Homer for Studies in the Arctic

Sixteen researchers from the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden will participate in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative. The group will meet in three countries for three different seminars. Each person will join a team to research developments in one of four specific areas: health, water, energy, and infrastructure. Individuals will also make international trips for their specific areas of study.

The Associated Press

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

Aggressive response and the public’s adherence to good fire practices are keeping forest fires down in Alaska despite tinderbox conditions in much of the state.

The Associated Press

Tok man arrested, charged with shooting into sporting store

A Tok man has been jailed after troopers say he fired a gun into a sporting goods store while his wife was locked inside.

The Associated Press

Anchorage man critically injured in motorcycle crash

A 67-year-old motorcycle driver was critically injured and flown to an Anchorage hospital after crashing Saturday morning near Talkeetna.

The Associated Press

Coast Guard, agencies respond to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill in southeastern Cook Inlet. A 116-foot landing craft called Thor’s Hammer was sailing from Seward to Bristol Bay Saturday when it encountered heavy seas.

The Associated Press

Anchorage police seek felon spotted with handgun

Anchorage police are searching for a convicted felon who was spotted Sunday carrying a weapon. Police say they’ve obtained a felony warrant for the arrest of 25-year-old William Jarrett IV.

The Associated Press

Teenage girl falls 70 feet off cliff into Port Valdez

Valdez police are reporting that a 17-year old girl has fallen 70 feet off a cliff into Port Valdez. Police were called to the scene just after 6:30 on Friday night. The teenager had fallen off a cliff near Dock Point Trail and suffered life threatening injuries.

The Associated Press

Alaska troopers investigating unsalvaged bear carcasses

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a case of waste after two black bear carcasses were found without any of the edible meat salvaged.

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Staying safe in bear country

Everywhere is bear country in Alaska, even the urban areas. From encounters on the trails and along fishing streams, to bears raiding trash cans and chicken coops, it’s spring and bears are awake and on the move. How do we keep ourselves and them safe?

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AK: A 12-Year-Old Ambassador

Imagine you arrive in a world where it rains all year round, and daylight swings from 17 hours in summertime to a paltry six in winter. And you’re only seven years old. That’s the situation Jasmine Molina found herself when she first got to Sitka, over 5,000 miles from her native city of Manila in the Philippines. Sitka’s Filipino population has grown substantially in the past five years, but there remains no formal system to help new students transition to school. That is, until Jasmine came to town.

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49 Voices: Jean Aspen of Homer

This week, we’re hearing from Jean Aspen, a writer of wilderness books and a nurse who lives in Homer.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 25, 2015

As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature; Repair Work To Begin On Dalton Highway; Body Found in Bethel Park Identified; Alaska Native Medical Center Starts Construction Of Patient Housing; Tyonek Tribe Grateful For Land Donation; Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Ground Water Contamination; Scientist Maps Spill Potential For Seabirds; Klukwan Seniors Graduate In Class Of Two.

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